Collage of archival photos featuring Emilio Picariello.

Alberta's Untold Story of Rum Running

Romero Rum is built on a rich and mostly untold history of rum running during Prohibition from the Blairmore Hotel in the Crowsnest Pass through the mountain passes of Alberta, B.C. and the U.S. Pacific Northwest.

Our Story
A collage of photos featuring Romero's distillery equipment and a bottle of sugarcane spirit.

Continuing The Tradition

Although Romero Distilling Co. stays on the right side of the law, we do continue one of Emilio's traditions of giving back to our local community through staff volunteer efforts and ongoing contributions to local charities.

Our premium rums are exceptional and truly Canadian.

Meet The Team
  • San Francisco World Spirits Competition - Gold Medal

    Gold Medal

    Dark Rum Gold Medal at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition

  • San Francisco World Spirits Competition - Silver Medal

    Silver Medal

    Amber Rum Silver Medal at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition

  • Alberta Beverage Awards - Judges' Selection

    Alberta Beverage Awards

    Of all the products registered yours showed incredibly well, so much so that I’m happy to be the bearer of good news. Please shout it from the rooftops!

    The winning products from the 2020 ABAs will appear in the October issue of Culinaire, and results will also be listed on

    Judges’ Selection 830114: Romero Sugarcane Spirit