In 1904, in the north of Peru, the Hacienda Agrícola de Chiclayo was founded in Chiclayo, a small settlement between the sea and the mountains known as the "city of friendship". Here, a group of farmers joined together to trade their own sugar, and to this end they built, with great personal sacrifice, a small refinery.
In 1922, the Peruvian landowner family Piera de Castillo, whose boss was Don Rolando, bought the hacienda, the refinery and the vast sugar cane plantation from the Gutiérrez family. While there was a lot of raw material, the technology was elementary. The lack of technical knowledge meant that sugar cane and all its potential could not be fully exploited. The workforce, coming from the local inhabitants around the hacienda, was also poorly trained.
In 1933 Don Rolando sent his eldest son Augusto to study chemical engineering at the University of Cambridge. In the summer of 1938 a ship destined for Peru left London, carrying the precious cylinder mill for sugar and a Scottish column still for distillation.
1950 was an unforgettable year for the young Augusto Piera de Castillo: Ron Millonario was officially born.
The rum was the fruit of hard work, but since few could afford to taste it, it acquired the name "por los millionarios", in recognition of that exclusive club of individuals wealthy enough to buy its spirit and enjoy its unique charm.
In search of new products, Fabio Rossi landed in Peru in 2004 and discovered a warm, rich and pleasant to drink product. He had stumbled upon a real treasure from Peru. The continuous trust of the Rossi brothers in the products has begun to bear fruit. Increasingly appreciated by experts from all over the world, Millonario can be counted among the best.