Don Facundo Bacardi Masso emigrated to Cuba from Spain in 1830. Arriving as a wine merchant he set up as a grocer in the 1840s and was experimenting with distillation by 1852 trying to improve the quality of the local rum by trying various technical experiments in distillation and ageing. As a result of these experiments Facundo decided to use ... Read More »
Released in autumn 2011, Bacardi Oakheart is a spiced rum-based spirit and is so-called because some of the rums are matured in ex-bourbon oak casks. Notes of brown sugar, honey and burnt vanilla custard with a short, lightly cinnamony finish.
A flavoured rum based spirit from Bacardi combining strawberry with up-and-coming superfood Dragon Fruit, a weird looking beast with spiky pink and green skin that hides lightly coloured fresh pulp studded with crunchy black seeds.
Bacardi Superior Rum is now available at a higher strength of 44.5%. The best-selling spirit brand worldwide, enjoyed in more than 170 countries. Bacardi Carta Blanca was created in 1862 and is still, remarkably, a family-controlled brand.
A bottling of Bacardi Superior Rum. This was bottled in Mexico, one of the places the Bacardi family moved the operation to after escaping from Castro's Cuba in the 1960s. We estimate this was bottled in the 1980s.