• From the Pacific Daily News of Guam
ANIGUA, Guam -- Valentino Perez knows first-hand what a tricky art distilling alcohol can be. The owner of Guam's Own distillery, Perez has spent months perfecting the recipe for rum and whiskey.
"There's a ton of technical knowledge involved," says Perez, whose Guam's Own products have been on retail shelves since March.
A former financial analyst and commercial banker, Perez decided to put business and science skills -- he has an undergraduate degree in engineering and a master's in business -- to work.
"I have a good history in chemistry and physics," says Perez. "And that coupled with the fact that I used to brew beer back in college, made the learning curve extremely short."
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