Ron La Progresiva
Women master blenders craft La Progresiva from spirits grown in the red soil of Ciego de Ávila, central Cuba, where rum has been produced since 1577, at Bodega Vigia outside Havana. Vigia rums were originally reserved as gifts for visiting heads of state and the seal remains a mark of Cuban quality.
The word Vigia means “lookout” or “viewpoint”, and it was in Finca Vigía, next door to Bodega Vigia, that Ernest Hemingway wrote some of his greatest works, overlooking Havana and the sparkling Florida Straits. Today, the Vigia seal adorns every bottle of La Progresiva, honed by Bodega Vigia’s women master blenders into the dry, classically Cuban style that Hemingway loved so much.