A Clean Finish
The Don Q Rum in your glass is renowned for its clean finish; the way we make rum has a clean finish, too.
With an enthusiasm rivaled only by our passion for quality, we’ve invested significant time, knowledge, and resources making our distillery one of the cleanest and greenest in the spirits industry.
Not only do we reap the benefits of real energy return and useful post-production materials, we get to do what’s best for the people and wildlife of our lovely island, Puerto Rico.
We approach sustainability as the challenge of finding ecologically responsible solutions within the context of an economically viable enterprise. Our waste reclamation program not only allows us to maximize our production capacity, it provides valuable energy return and cost reductions in the form of Biogas, electricity, service water, and industrial products that we can sell to other businesses. All this while we do what’s best for the vibrant ecosphere of Puerto Rico and the Caribbean Sea.
Don Q is a pioneer among spirits producers when it comes to clean business practices. The process we use to clean up our waste did not exist until we invested millions of dollars and significant time and brainpower. It was a steep learning curve to connect a series of self-contained processes into an innovative cycle of waste treatment and energy harvest. In fact, our work is now being emulated by a number of other spirits producers, and may prove applicable even to other industries. Sadly however, most other rum producers in the Caribbean dump raw or partially treated waste directly into the ocean or into surface water, endangering these fragile ecosystems.