Harvest and Grinding of the Sugarcane technique – Motril’s Ron in Spain
Country of the crafting: Spain
Region of the crafting: Andalucía
Town of the crafting: Motril
Type of the crafting: Others
1. Geographic Area
This activity is now known internationally, but the original Area is Motril.
Motril is a town situated in the south of the province of Granada, near the sea. It’s located there for many reasons but one of the main reason is because the climate, the mediterranean climate. It helps also the poduction of the ron, because the temperature favors it.
2. Craft characteristics
This activity has many processes and technique s to do to get the famous Motril’s Ron, an alcoholic drink. It’s an elaborate process because the used materials come from the nature (sugarcane) and it’s not easy to find it in a good condition, further when the sugarcane it’s available they have to follow many processes to get finally the Motril’s Ron.
3. The technique
The technique used consist of processing sugar canes. Once the sugarcane it’s get, they’ve to grind it to obtain the sugar juice. Later the juice is purified and it’s filtered and heated with the process called “crystallisation”. the result of the process is like a “syrup” called in spanish melaza. After all the product suffer a fermentation between 24-30 hours. Finally the ageing period starts.
4. Used Materials
The used materials are principally the sugarcane that it has to be obtained in big quantities to have the most benefits possible. And also there are essentials tools to ease the work of the people like the ax, a sugarcane pressed residue, a big funnel and a bottling tape.
In the 1963 a man called Francisco Montero who lived in Motril (a village of
Granada) dared and said that he was going to create a Ron, very strange but which would taste amazing. His idea was known around many countries like Madrid, Thailand and around the world. and now, in the actuality it’s produced around Europe and it’s very famous.
6. Youtube Videos
Here we have two videos:
-The first one it’s a woman explaining the business plan:
– the second one is a guided tour around the Rons building business:
Here we have some photos that represent this business:
And here there are some of the news where Motril’s Ron has been mentioned