Destilerias Aldea SL

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machinmad
Yaxley, UK1,690 contributions
Friendly place ...
Jan 2020
This tiny sugar cane factory is right on the rocky coast, close to sea level. You pass acres of banana plantations on the way down to it. We were shown round the mechanical production line, which has lots of info/history boards, before being treated to the liquor tasting. I thought the production-line was a museum, as the kit was so old, but no, that is the actual kit they use to turn sugar cane into rum, gin and whisky.

They make an amazing variety of blends of all the liqueurs...the honey rum was my favourite and of course you can buy your favourite drinks after sampling the different tastes; prices are very reasonable. The shop guild was very friendly and knowledgeable.

Well worth a visit...
Written February 21, 2020
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Ian Hayle
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Christmas break
Dec 2019
Lovely place to visit anytime of the year. A small island with loads to do and see. The weather is brilliant all year round and the island is not over touristsy. All else to visit over and over again.
Written January 7, 2020
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wendy p
Plymouth, UK679 contributions
An interesting visit
Sep 2019
Whilst on the island, part of our island hopping group had a walk along the cliffs, but two of us unable to manage it, so we were dropped off here to look around and found this destileria, walked in and found another group already here. They turn sugar cane into rum's and we were able to sample some before the others arrived. The old machinery still being used, but no demo's that day. Lots of other things to buy, we bought some small bottles for Christmas presents. Had a little walk around the village which is very hilly, but lovely sea views. Worth a visit if in the area.
Written October 5, 2019
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Henry T
Reading, UK1,608 contributions
Just popped in the shop here...
Jan 2019 • Couples
We were on a walking trip heading through the town here and after arrival we took a wander around town.
There's very little to see in town and this appeared to be the only place popping up on for example Google maps for a way around our apartment so took a look.
There's a good range of rums which if I understood things are made locally.
There's samples of the main variants of white and dark rums to try in the shop, but not the more aged varieties.
The cheaper rums were only available in large bottles so I took away a set of miniatures of the aged rums, I can't say any of them were really outstanding, even the most aged I ended up drinking with a mixer.
Worth a look if you're in the area.
Written February 6, 2019
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Macenceman
Villa de Mazo, Spain94 contributions
Rum still being made in the traditional way.
Mar 2018 • Couples
This traditional distillery is family owned to the fourth generation and has roots going back to Cuba and the distilleries there.
They produce a great range of rum, some very old, I was allowed to see their separate storage and aging deposit with great racks up to the ceiling stacked with barrels full of rum all clearly dated and some marked as "reserva" or "gran reserva".
I was shown round by José hijo (the son of the current owner, José padre, now retired) I was most interested to see the still, a very old copper "alambique" similar to the old stills used for whisky in Scotland. The sugar cane (All grown on the island) is fed into a crusher to extract all the juice which is then sent to the still. All their rum is made from local sugar cane unlike dark rum which is often made from molasses.
In the attached shop area you can taste the products (and buy!!) which range from young white rum to a full range of golden rum from young to grand reserve, they also have rum flavoured with honey, caramel etc
We had my sister in law from Finland with us and she also enjoyed the visit and thought it was very good and interesting to learn all about it.
Written December 17, 2018
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Julia T
Bridgwater, UK70 contributions
A family run rum distillery in a beautiful area. Great personal welcome.
Oct 2018 • Couples
This is a really good distillery visit. We were welcomed and entertained with excellent information about the distillation of rum, before we started our tour. On the tour you see some fascinating historical equipment and you will gain lots of knowledge about rum and the process of making it. The tastings were greatly enjoyable and aromatic.
Written October 31, 2018
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Sckiwi1984
Leeds, UK134 contributions
Great rum!
Jul 2018 • Friends
Visited this little distillery on a day tour and it was a little treat!
Some great white and dark rums of various ages.
Two flavoured runs really stood out - the banana and caramel ones. Only €8 each for 700mls (you can find these slightly cheaper on the island but only a €1 or so).
A little presentation given about the making of the rum too.
Written July 22, 2018
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Marion W
Seattle, WA739 contributions
wonderful rum taste testing opportunity
Apr 2018 • Couples
it was great fun to try the various delicious flavors and learn about the process. We wound up buying one of the smaller bottles to take home. Although we're normally not rum drinkers this stuff was just so delicious. The store does also have wonderful jam varieties and a number of other things for purchase. You can spend a fair amount of time here.
The Aldea distillery is really a boutique rum 'shop' that figured out how to create a turn around following the closure of the family business, Manuel’s son Carmelo moved to La Palma from Madeira taking the Aldea rum brand with him and in 1960 his son, José Manuel, established the family business once again, overlooking the tiny harbour of Espindóla in San Andrés y Sauces where it still stands today.
Unlike most rum factories, they start with sugar cane rather than molasses.
Written April 26, 2018
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David M
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Fascinating insight into making Rum on the island of La Palma
Jan 2018 • Couples
About 30+ of us were on a Tour of North of the Island and we spent 40 minutes touring this small Rum plant with some excellent tasting of Rum (different flavours and ages.) I had the 25 year old rum last and this was amazingly good! The 8 year old rum was delicious and we bought a bottle to take back to the UK. Thoroughly enjoyed the experience and recommend this small family owned business.
Written January 21, 2018
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jilltim
Cutar, Spain256 contributions
Wow, great rum
Sep 2017 • Couples
We stopped here on part of an Island tour. Just loved the banana rum and would have purchased some if we were not leaving that day and traveling light. We did not do a tour of the distillery, just tried some of the different rums, a small charge for each but it was worth that cost.
Written October 8, 2017
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