Since 1965 they have been making Bacardi rum at the Bacardi & Company Limited distillery on New Providence and proud to say that BACARDI rum is the only rum produced locally in the Bahamas and that it was the first major product to be exported from the Bahamas. At the New Providence facility, they perform all phases of rum production, from fermentation and distillation to aging, blending and bottling. BACARDI & Company Limited currently exports the equivalent of seven million standard cases of rum to Europe per year. They continually invest in and improve their 61-acre New Providence facility, adding new buildings, equipment and cutting-edge technology. These improvements allow them to increase production of their high quality Bacardi products, which in turn boosts the economy of the Bahamas.
In front of the original Bacardi factory in Santiago de Cuba sits a small patch of earth where four decades ago, a 98-year-old old coconut palm once stood. The palm was not merely a decorative element - in fact, plans for the factorys expansion were altered just to accommodate the palms seniority. El Coco, as the palm continues to be referred to by the Bacardi family, has its own history. It was the subject of a correspondence between the BACARDI brothers, Facundo and Emilio. In a letter dated February 28th 1915, Facundo writes from New York to his brother Emilio in Santiago, who has previously informed him that despite the expansion of the factory, El Coco would be saved. In 1959, the Cuban totalitarian regime began to deny liberties and after 98 years of vigilance, the beloved Coconut palm began to wither and die. Sure enough, six months after its death, on October 14, 1960, the totalitarian regime illegally seized the Company and all its assets, including the small patch of green earth. No coconut palm was planted in el Cocos place as the Family fled their island nation with just the clothes on their backs. In Santiago a popular legend stated, The BacardiCompany in Cuba will survive just as long as el Coco lives. Outside of Cuba, Family members, Executives and Employees continue the BACARDI tradition of planting Coconut palms wherever there is a vacant patch of earth. While the original site in Santiago remains under totalitarian control, as does the entire island, three things are for sure: one day, hopefully not too far away, a new coconut palm will be planted in Santiago de Cuba. This palm will be planted in the same patch of green earth where Facundo Bacardi planted the coconut palm in 1862. The palm will be planted by BACARDI family members and will stand as a testament to the faithful palm, lovingly known as el Coco.
BACARDÍ CARTA BLANCA INSPIRED A COCKTAIL REVOLUTION AS THE FIRST MIXABLE RUM.
PREMIUM RUM COLLECTION
BACARDÍ AÑEJO CUATRO RUM
Enjoy notes of mild vanilla, toasted oak, clove and honey with a smooth finish.
Vanila and cinnamon
Dark honey and clove
Toffee and oak
BACARDÍ RESERVA OCHO RUM
BACARDÍ Reserva Ocho is a complex golden rum with a deep, layered and mellow flavour of dried fruits, spices and oaky vanilla.
Dried apricot and banana leaf
Oak and spices
Expansive and well-rounded
BACARDÍ GRAN RESERVA DIEZ RUM
Discover bright notes of stone fruits, banana and pear balanced with caramelized vanilla and oak.
Almond and peach
Banana, pear and vanilla
Pineapple and cinnamon
THE PERFECT BACARDI COCKTAIL FOR ANY TIME OF DAY.
Whether it's tall and fruity or short and sour, we've got a drink for everyone. So savour the flavours of the season with a BACARDI cocktail to celebrate good times.
- 50ml BACARDÍ Carta Blanca rum
- 25ml Lime Juice
- 12 Fresh Mint Leaves
- 2 tsp Fine Sugar
- 25ml Soda Water
- Mint Sprig Garnish
Squeeze lime wedges into a collins glass. Gently press together the limes & sugar. Bruise mint leaves by clapping them between your palms, rub them on the rim of the glass and drop into the glass. Half fill the glass with ice and addBACARDÍ Carta Blanca rum and stir. op with soda water and garnish with sprig of mint.
BACARDÍ & COLA
- 50 ml BACARDÍ Carta Blanca Rum
- 100 ml Cola
Fill a highball glass with Ice (to taste) cubes. Pour in the BACARDÍ Carta Blanca rum and Cola in a glass. Squeeze in the Lime Wedge, then gently stir and serve.
- 50ml BACARDÍ Carta Blanca Rum
- 25ml Lime Juice
- 2 tsp Extra Fine Sugar
Place sugar and freshly pressed lime juice into a cocktail shaker and stir until the sugar has dissolved. Then pour in the BACARDÍ Carta Blanca rum and fill the shaker with half-cubed ice, followed by some half-crushed ice. Place the lid on the shaker and shake vigorously until thoroughly chilled. Finally, strain through a fine tea strainer into a chilled coupette. Garnish with a mint leaf.