A MAN OF MANY TALENTS
48-year-old Miguel Montes de Oca seems to have a solution for every problem. His main mission at the San Jose de las Lajas distillery is to look after the ageing of the rums and the aguardientes.
Always surrounded by thousands of barrels he enjoys the silence and quietness of the ageing cellars. He is all versatility; he could make a living in various ways since he is a massage therapist, paramedic, physiotherapist and martial arts expert. He also has a diploma certifying him as an intermediate graduate in veterinary medicine. At University, he taught practical classes of artificial insemination.
Of peasant origin, he is also a member of the Cuban Association of Animal Production and he is very passionate about animals, especially horses.
However, there is a craft he loves most: bartending, he is a total magician when it comes to the preparation of cocktails like the Cuban classics: Mojito and Daiquiri, as well as the ones of his own creation in which he uses Havana Club 7.