Destilería Unidas S.A DistilleryDestilería Unidas S.A Distillery

Distillery
Founded in 1959
The current distillery located near Barquisimeto, Venezuela dates from 1959 and was built by a company called Licorerías Unidas S.A. (LUSA), which was created by Seagram's International Ltd and local Rum producers.

Seagram's was the major shareholder with 51% of the shares and the key international brands. LUSA started operating at the end of the year 1959.

Before that, there was a small distillery producing local Spirits since 1945 but nothing compared to the distillery that was built after, in terms of size and distillation systems.

LUSA ran from 1959 to 2002, then it became Destilerías Unidas S.A. (DUSA). The name of the company changed when the distillery (and 5 brands, among which is Diplomático) was purchased by its current owners the Ballesteros, Díaz, Curbelo and Arispe families.

DUSA means "United Distillers," a name that reflects the company's core know-how. The distillery continues to produce Rum for both the home market and export, along with Vodka, Gin, Brandy and Liqueurs amongst other things.

The facility is exceptional well kitted out with a multi-column, continuous distillation system, batch kettle and pot stills for the Rum alone. Along with large pot stills for making Whiskey, and a pot still for making Gin.

Aging warehouses are located nearby. The facility also has its own bottling line.
 
 

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Distillery Details

  • Country
    Venezuela
  • Established
    1959
  • Owner
    Destilería Unidas S.A.
  • Visitor Center
    Yes
  • Address
    Destilería Unidas S.A, Highway Barquisimeto-Acarigua, Km 44, Industrial Plant. Sector La Miel. Lara. CP 3015, Venezuela
  • Phone
    +58 251 7105100
  • Website
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As well as making the globally popular Diplomático brand, the facility also makes Gin, Vodka, Whiskey, Brandy and various Liqueurs.
 
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