The Marriage of Vanilla and Spice.
One can’t talk about Bacardi Rum without mentioning the Bacardi family. They first started producing Rum in Cuba in 1862. In the years that followed since, they have faced everything from revolution to wild parties in Havana during the American prohibition.
When Emilio Bacardí Moreau refused to support Spanish government and fought for the independence of Cuba, he was imprisoned and exiled. But when he later returned to Cuba, he became the first freely-elected mayor of Santiago de Cuba.
In the 1960s, Cuban revolution led to Bacardis leaving Cuba. Family members moved to the United States and distillery settled in the island of Puerto Rico.
Under the protection of the bat, which is a symbol of good fortune, they started rebuilding what they left behind in Cuba. Today the seventh generation of Bacardi family is pursuing perfection in the Rum-making.
Bacardi Oakheart is their only spiced Rum and it’s well worth your attention. Aged in charred oak barrels and topped with a secret blend of spices, it’s a sweet & spicy combination that will blow you away in a simple Oak & Coke (we’ve seen it happen), but will also work good neat.