Heritage in a Bottle

Luisita Rum draws its unique flavors from the rich, volcanic soil surrounding the estate. We distill the essence of the land in every bottle we produce, while uplifting the surrounding community.

Stewards of the land

The pioneering steward of the area was the first Marques de Comillas of Spain, who founded the Tabacalera company and established the estate in 1881, naming it after his beloved wife, Luisa.

Tobacco was originally grown on the land; however, Tarlac’s climate was not suited to this crop. The estate switched to sugarcane. The Central Azucarera de Tarlac was incorporated in 1927, becoming the first and only remaining integrated sugar mill in the Philippines.

In 1958, the estate was passed to a Filipino family, bringing in a new generation of stewards. The family’s passion for farming stems from an instilled sense of stewardship for the land and community.

Luisita Rum is likewise committed to elevating the land’s bounty. Every bottle of rum is a celebration of the people and land, adding value to the sugar and sweetening the future of the estate.

Our soil-to-bottle approach

Being a single-estate rum, every step of the production process is done on the estate, from harvesting the sugarcane, to distilling, ageing, and bottling the final product. By keeping everything in-house, we showcase the meticulous craftsmanship required in each step.

Our homegrown yeast and proprietary blend of molasses create our signature caramelized banana note during fermentation. We then distill it in our copper-plated columns. The original copper plates from 1927, with its clever design, give the right amount of congeners for a distillate true to the Luisita style.

The desire to grow better sugarcane drives the rum production process, as every step can be traced back to the soil. Our stewardship of the land pushes us to marry sustainable farming practices with innovative spirit production.

Our Roots

Tarlac, Philippines

Tarlac is home to Luisita Rum. This landlocked province has a unique microclimate, with pronounced wet and dry seasons, making it an ideal region for sugarcane farming and rum ageing.