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 »
One of the oldest bottles of Bacardi we've ever come across, we believe this to date from around a century ago, when Bacardi was still made in Cuba by Don Facundo's sons and Fidel Castro was still a twinkle in his father's eye. A bottle from only a few years after the invention of the Daiquiri, this is an important artifact in rum history.
An incredible 1930s bottle of pre-Castro Bacardi Gold aka Carta de Oro, produced in Cuba before Fidel took over and decided he wanted the distillery for himself, forcing the family to flee to the US. A knee-tremblingly historic bottle.