Mask Requirement (updated 18 Apr 2022)
😷 Masks are not required, neither indoors (with some execptions) nor outdoors. Masks are recommended in indoor situations where you cannot be certain of the vaccination status of other people
😷 Masks are required inside airports, per Federal/CDC mandates
😷 Masks are required at events/activities where 1000 or more people are gathered, effective 18 Apr 2022
😷 Masks are required indoors in places like hospitals, emergency rooms, nursing homes, medical offices, health centers, clinics, labs, pharmacies, and on public transportation (including taxis and buses). The Department of Health may make masks mandetory in other situations where their use is deemed necessary.
😷 Owners and operators of public and private establishments may, at their discretion, implement health measures that they deem necessary - including requiring the use of masks.
📄 These changes go into effect 10 Mar 2022, per Executive Order EO-2022-019
Restaurants, Bars & other Food Establishments (updated 08 Mar 2022)
👪 The capacity limit has been removed, as has the requirment to check for vaccination card or negative test result
😷 Owners and operators of public and private establishments may, at their discretion, implement health measures that they deem necessary - including requiring the use of masks, and screening for vaccination status or negative test results
📄 These changes go into effect 10 Mar 2022, per Executive Order EO-2022-019
Hotels, Resorts & other Lodging (updated 08 Mar 2022)
👪 The requirment to check for vaccination card or negative test result has been eliminated
😷 Owners and operators of public and private establishments may, at their discretion, implement health measures that they deem necessary - including requiring the use of masks, and screening for vaccination status or negative test results
📄 These changes go into effect 10 Mar 2022, per Executive Order EO-2022-019
Tours & Excursions (updated 08 Mar 2022)
⛵ Tour operators may require proof of vaccination or negative test results to participate. Check with the operator to make sure you have what they require.
Events, Stadiums & Theaters (updated 18 Apr 2022)
👪 The capacity limit has been removed, as has the requirement to wear a mask (if less than 1000 people are gathered)
😷 Masks are required at events/activities where 1000 or more people are gathered, effective 18 Apr 2022
🏟️ All attendees at group activities of 1000 or more people at facilities that encourage crowding — indoor or outdoor — must show proof of vaccination with booster (if eligible), OR negative test (molecular or antigen) results of test administered by an authorized health provider no more than 72 hours prior to arrival at the event. Facilities include theaters, amphitheaters, stadiums, conference and activity centers, and any other place where events are held. Effective 10 Mar 2022, per executive order EO-2022-019 and administrative order OA-2022-533
😷 Owners and operators of public and private establishments may, at their discretion, implement health measures that they deem necessary - including requiring the use of masks, and screening for vaccination status or negative test results
📄 These changes go into effect 10 Mar 2022, per Executive Order EO-2022-019
Cruise Ship Passengers (updated 08 Mar 2022)
🚢 All cruise ship passengers and crew who wish to disembark in Puerto Rico must be fully vaccinated, OR must have a negative molecular or antigen COVID test performed within 48 hours before disembarking in PR. All passengers and crew who test positive, or have been in close contact to someone who has tested positive, will not be permitted to disembark in Puerto Rico, regarless of vaccination status.
Air Travelers Arriving in Puerto Rico (updated 08 Mar 2022)
📄 The requirement to complete the travel declaration has been eliminated for ALL travelers arriving in Puerto Rico
✈️ DOMESTIC TRAVELERS (effective 10 Mar 2022, per EO-2022-019)
• The requirement to present a vaccination card or negative test results has been eliminated for DOMESTIC travelers
✈️ INTERNATIONAL TRAVELERS (effective 06 Dec 2021, per CDC)
• All INTERNATIONAL air passengers, regardless of vaccination status, must show (before boarding flight to the US) a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 1 day before travel to the US. This applies to all travelers, 2 years old and up, flying from INTERNATIONAL (outside of the US) destinations. Flights between Puerto Rico and the States are domestic flights, so this does not apply to travelers arriving in Puerto Rico from the States.

Learn About Rum Making at Scryer Rum in Old San Juan

I love Old San Juan for so many reasons, and now we have found another reason – the Scryer Rum Bar & Barrelhouse! This cute little bar is more than that, it is actually part of the aging facility for Scryer Rum. They offer a quick, educational tour with tastings, they make some great drinks, and they also have a fun roof-top dining experience. Check it out!

Scryer Rum

We went for a tour last week. They were offering two tours per day, and we opted for the early tour. The place has a cool, relaxed, and vintage vibe to it. You can chill out on the couches or at the bar, our at the tables/chairs off to the side. You will notice the aging barrels right there across from the bar.

Our tour was conducted by one of the owners (Garrett), a nice guy from Ireland who specialized in making whiskey. In 2015, he and his college friend Derek decided they could join their talents, create a business, and produce some great fine spirits (a delicious sipping rum). Hurricane Maria was the force that moved them to Puerto Rico. They started Scryer Rum at Derek’s family farm in Sabana Grande, making pot-stilled rum from molasses, and aging it in port and sherry barrels.

Scryer Rum

After time, they needed a store front close to the action, so they decided Old San Juan would fit their style. And the rest is history! They now do the finishing aging, mixing, hand bottling, and hand labeling right in the Old San Juan location. The distillation, and much of the initial aging, is done off site.

The tour is short (maybe 35 minutes), but interesting and personal. A small area means small tour! They are aging the rum for 5 years, finishing the aging in port and sherry barrels (separately), and the final product is a mixture of the two. Garrett explained the history of Scryer Rum, the rum-making process, and what makes their rum them different and unique.

Scryer Rum

We tasted three rums. The first we tasted was from their first batch of bottled (finished) rum. The other two were drawn directly from the barrels — one aged in used port barrels, and the other aged in old sherry barrels. They were all very were very different, which was very interesting. The rum is bottled, and labeled by hand, with love. You can tell how excited Garrett is about making the rum, and sharing the experience with others.

Scryer Rum

Since it was still early, the restaurant was not open yet, so we will have to go back again to enjoy that. But we went upstairs to see the rooftop area. The stairway is decorated with the original small pot still, and other equipment they used as they were just starting. The bar has a really interesting menu of rum cocktails (using Scryer Rum of course!), but they have a other drinks available too. The bartenders are pros! Scryer Rum is only available in Puerto Rico at this time, so stop in and buy a unique, handcrafted rum to take home with you.

Scryer Rum

Details

Tours cost $15 per person, and last about 30-45 minutes.

Their hours are Wednesday to Sunday from 12 noon to 1am (for the bar), and 5pm to 12 midnight (for the kitchen).

You can visit the Scryer Rum web site for more information or to book at tour. You can visit their Facebook page for more information.

Scryer Rum is located at 259 Calle de Tetuan in Old San Juan, just a few blocks up from the #3 and #4 cruise ship piers.

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