DOC Rum from Venezuela

The Denomination of Controlled Origin or DOC Rum of Venezuela was granted to the Fund for the Promotion of Rum of Venezuela (Fonpronven) since 2003, being ratified in 2019. This denomination recognizes the particularities of rum from Venezuela, while protecting to the producers of the South American country.

Summary

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  • 1 What is a controlled designation of origin or DOC?
  • 2 What are the peculiarities of rum from Venezuela?
  • 3 Who grants the DOC Ron de Venezuela?
  • 4 What rums are part of the DOC Ron de Venezuela?
  • 5 References

What is a controlled designation of origin or DOC?

DOC refers to a country or region that is used to name a product, whether agricultural or food. A controlled designation of origin implies that these products have a quality and characteristics that are largely due to the characteristics of that region or country. The DOC also ensures that this name is only carried by the products that, in fact, were produced in that region, thus protecting producers from those who want to take advantage of the good reputation of local products.

What are the peculiarities of rum from Venezuela?

The Rum from Venezuela is widely recognized internationally. Crops of sugar cane in the South American country enjoy warm weather, sunshine all year and heavy rains that favor the concentration of sucrose . The country’s own characteristics also favor that alcohol aging is a faster process than in other regions.

Who grants the DOC Ron de Venezuela?

The Denomination of Origin Ron de Venezuela was granted in 2003 by the Autonomous Intellectual Property Service (Sapi) of Venezuela according to Resolution No. 798. In 2019 in an act called “Our rum for the world” held at the H otel Ávila Caracas was ratified by DOC Ron de Venezuela.

What rums are part of the DOC Ron de Venezuela?

The DOC Ron de Venezuela was granted to companies that are part of the Fund for the Promotion of Rum of Venezuela (Fonpronven), including:

  • Santa Teresa
  • Santa Teresa
  • United distilleries
  • Centro Licorero Industrial Complex
  • Carúpano distillery
  • Veroes Distillery
  • Rums of the Caribbean
  • Corporación Alcoholes del Caribe
  • Alcogas y Añejos Monagas
  • Bravo Industries
  • Celiveca
  • Alnova
  • Diageo Venezuela

These companies market brands such as:

  • Cellars 1800
  • Cacique
  • Calazan
  • Carúpano
  • Diplomatic
  • Stellar
  • Ocumare
  • Pampero
  • Chimera
  • Old Oak
  • Santa Teresa
  • Veroes

Every year, the rums of Venezuela win prizes in the main international competitions.

 

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