The Central Province of Villa Clara is also the birthplace of César Martí, a key figure in the world of Cuban rum and one of the island’s ten Maestros Roneros. Growing up in sugarcane fields that stretched “as far as the eye could see”, he learnt his craft from his grandparents and maternal family who, having worked in the sugar industry, passed on to him generations of know-how. Therefore, César Martí dedicated his career to the pursuit of the utmost quality in Cuban rum. Learning from the best after studying physics and engineering, César Martí was mentored by Cuba’s first Maestro Ronero. Under his watch, not only did Martí become Cuba’s youngest Maestro Ronero, but he achieved this status in just nine years, an unmatched feat to this day.