Like its neighbours, Barbados and Cuba, the Dominican Republic is known for its rum. If a fan of rum, you would also know that the Dominican Republic produces some of the best rum since it’s a sugar cane producing paradise. The history of rum in the Dominican Republic dates back to the days of Christopher Columbus and this colonisation of the island. Well-known Dominican Republic spirit brands include Brugal, Barcelo and Bermudez. The most popular way Dominicans drink their rum is neat or with ice and cola.