Nov 24, 2014
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Posts tagged: pitorro

Canita To Go: ‘Puerto Rican Moonshine’ Goes Mainstream With PitoRico

Words by Jesse Serwer–

Pito-Rico-Rum

The National Puerto Rican Day Parade in New York City (see highlights from yesterday’s edition here) is about as close as you can get to experiencing the “51st state” without leaving the continental U.S. One element of Puerto Rican culture you’re not likely to find on the parade route, though, is pitorro—Puerto Rico’s answer to moonshine and bush rum.

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Ron-NYC: Tirado Rum Brings Puerto Rican Moonshine to NY

Words by Jesse Serwer—

Tirado Distillery

New York City has become home to a thriving spirits business in recent years but this renaissance for the most part has not included rum. Recently, however, a local doctor of Puerto Rican heritage, Renee Hernandez, opened the first distillery in the Bronx since prohibition. And, though Hernandez’s company, Tirado, also makes three types of whiskeys and a maple liqueur, it specializes in pitorro, or canita—fruit-infused, Puerto Rican moonshine rum. The story of Tirado, which launched in 2011, is told in an article in Thursday’s New York Times, which you can read here.

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