Many of those who visit Gran Canaria and come to spend their holidays with us at Dunas Hotels & Resorts do so looking forward to relax, sun, and beach. Many others, come to the island wanting to discover its history and culture.
Today, we are going to discover the history of one of the great protagonists of Gran Canaria ‘s gastronomy: the Arehucas rum. It is a typical product of the island, and everyone who values liquors and the long relaxing Mediterranean conversation after lunch tries when they come to Dunas Hotels & Resorts.
But Arehucas rum is not just a drink. It is part of Gran Canaria. It's history, it's culture.
The distillery of Arehucas is an authentic temple of rum and an international reference of the culture of this spirit.
It was founded in 1884 but it was in 1935 when it began its exclusive rum brewing. Its cellar is the oldest in Europe.
Arehucas rum is a top-quality product. Just a short distance from the distillery in Arucas, there are three hectares of ecologically grown cane. This makes it even more special, a truly authentic product.
Would you like to find out more about the Arehucas distillery? Go on a guided tour! A visit to the Arehucas Distillery is a great experience for the senses.
The Arehucas distillery is a special place with clear aromas of spirits, wood, and history. During the visit you’ll learn about the production process and bottling of this drink, which it is and has been the protagonist of many tables where family gatherings and many other events are held.
The Arehucas distillery combines tradition and state-of-the-art technology. Its sugarcane plantation, harvest, treatment, and processing are done with outmost delicacy.
Here, the work of the staff is very important, and makes the Arehucas rum an even more reliable product. The state-of-the-art equipment processes the raw material into the final product.
Thanks to their team work, machinery, and the great organization behind the Arehucas distillery, three and a half million bottles of rum are dispatched every year.
Throughout the years, the Arehucas distillery has welcomed many visitors. Not only tourists and the locals of the island of Gran Canaria, but also leading personalities related to all kinds of activities. When you visit the distillery, you’ll see its exhibition of autographed barrels, since at the Arehucas distillery not only the rum is appreciated, but everything behind its walls.
Please note the following information to visit Arehucas distillery while you stay at Dunas Hotels & Resorts:
Visiting hours Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bank Holidays it’s closed.
Entrance fee €2.5 (children free)
Guided tours are offered in Spanish, English and German (and, according to availability, in Polish and French). It is not necessary to make a prior appointment.
The tour ends with a rum-tasting and other liqueur made by Destilerías Arehucas.
Contact telephone number: (+34) 928.624.900
Address: Era de San Pedro, 2 (Arucas, Gran Canaria)
For further information, please visit: www.arehucas.es
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