Panamanian Rum Expands US Distribution

The distilled spirits producer, Varela Hermanos, SA, signed a distribution agreement to expand into the US market.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

The agreement announced during the Wine and Spirits Wholesalers of America convention, held in Orlando, Florida, was signed between the Panamanian subsidiary of the company in Miami, Varela Imports, Inc. and Van Gogh Imports.

The Pa-digital.com.pa website printed comments from the executive vice president of Varela Hermanos, Luis J. Varela Jr.: "The US market offers vast growth potential and our alliance with Van Gogh Imports will allow us to expand Ron Abuelo distribution in this important market. We can also continue with our plan for growth abroad."



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Panama Rum Production up 32%

November 2010

As of August 4 million 18 thousand liters of rum were produced, 32.1% more than the same period of 2009.

According to the Comptroller General's Office, production in August 2010 reached the highest growth since 2007 when it reported growth of 21.5%.

Prensa.com reports, "This relates to the aggressive export plan of the two main factories of this product, though in recent years independent producers have joined.

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