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Information about Destileria Limtauco Museum

4.8
93 Google reviews
Type
Museum
Location
No. 477 San Juan de Letran, Intramuros, Manila, 1002 Metro Manila, Philippines
Distance From City Center
0.6 km
Family Friendly
Yes
Average rating
4.8
Number of reviews
93

Destelaria Limtuaco


The Destileria Limtuaco Museum is the oldest existing distellery in the Philippines. It has
been in the country for almost 40 years, and is one of the most iconic spots in Intramuros.

History
The Limtuaco museum is a product of its company's 166 year history. It was originally
made for private collection alone and can only be visited by friends and family.
Everything changed, when it was eventually made available to the public. With its
numerous collections, the Destileria Limtuaco is also well known for its profucts,
specifically: the White Castle Whiskey, along with the Napoleon VSOP Brandy, and the
Sioktong Herbal Wine. When the Japanese arrived in the country during the World War
II, Genaral Douglas McArthur demanded all local distelleries to scrap their inventories to
keep the invaders away from consuming their local products. Most distilleries did not
comply with the order, thinking that they would profit more. However the Destelaria
Limtuaco company's head and master blender in the name of James Limpe did not follow
the order and dumped his products. As a result, the Japanese military forces imprisoned
him.


What to See
The Destileria Limtuaco Museum is divided into a number of general groups, which
include a small distillery that showcases the process and production of whiskeys and
other liquors; a wide collection of liquors which were originally acquired during ting the
spanish colonization; a number of items from the founders;   a gift shop. There is also an
interactive area where old promotional commercials, calendars and items are displayed,
one example includes female models wearing red bikinis while riding a white horse, an
iconic represntation of their Desteleria Limtuaco's infamous White Castle Whisky. 
One activity that is loved by most visitors is the museum's alcohol tasting, where guests
enjoy as they consume a little of Limtuaco's iconic liquors.