I seem to be on a bit of a Venezuelan kick lately. That might sound weird on a rum site, but the truth of the matter is that the nation of Venezuela seems to be producing a heck of a lot of good rum, and Santa Teresa is no exception.
In 1796 the Santa Teresa Hacienda was established by the Count of Tovar y Blanco after being given the land by the king of Spain. 100 years later, new owner Gustavo Vollmer Ribas began producing rum on the hacienda. The Santa Teresa 1796 was created in 1996 to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the hacienda’s creation.