Don Q Cristal Rum (Destilería Serrallés, Ponce, Puerto Rico) - Don Q is the most popular rum brand in Puerto Rico, and has been in production since 1932 in a distillery started in 1865 by the Serrallés family. Most of their rums seem aimed at the lower end of the market, but the Cristal has some quite nice characteristics, for such an inexpensive rum. (via boozenik.com)
Pitorro is Puerto Rican moonshine. An artisan rum produced by distilling sugar cane, and with a higher alcohol content than legal rum. Pitorro is traditionally cured and aged by adding fruits (coconut, pineapple, tamarind, strawberries) and letting the mixture sit or buried for several months. Pitorro in Puerto Rico is consumed during the Holiday season (November trough February).
Partial list of current Puerto Rican rums Admiral Nelson Spiced Rum Bacardi - the best selling brand worldwide Boca Chica Rum Club Caribe (created to offset the losses from Captain Morgan moving to the Virgin Islands) Don Q - the topselling rum brand in Puerto Rico Palo Viejo Pitorro Coquí Ron Cañita Cura'o (Extra Strength) Ron de Castillo Ron del Barrilito Ron Llave Ron Rico Trigo Reserva Añeja