Bacardi DistilleryBacardi Distillery

Distillery
Founded in 1862
Currently the largest Rum producer in the world, with distilleries in Puerto Rico (where they also have a large visitor center) and Mexico, along with numerous other facilities across the globe.

Bacardi Limited is still family owned and along with the core Rum business, it also owns some 200+ other brands including Leblon, Grey Goose, Martini, Dewar’s, and Bombay Sapphire.

The company was founded in 1862 by Don Facundo Bacardí Massó in Santiago de Cuba.

The Castro lead revolution meant that the Bacardi family left Cuba in 1960, and whilst they had already started production outside of Cuba, the confiscation of the original facility required a significant period of rebuilding.

Whilst not all the key production details (such as using a specific yeast strain for fermentation, continuous column distillation, and charcoal filtration for color stripping the aged distillate), can be said to have been created by the company. 

They very well may have been responsible for some firsts for Rum production, and have certainly been widely adopted by Bacardi’s competitors.
 
 
 
 

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Distillery Details

  • Country
    Puerto Rico
  • Established
    1862
  • Owner
    Independent
  • Visitor Center
    Yes
  • Address
    Bacardi, Cataño, 00949, Puerto Rico
  • Phone
    +1 878 788 8400
  • Website
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Facundo and his brother José established the original Santiago de Cuba distillery in 1862. Fruit bats occupied the rafters of the building. This served as the inspiration for the Bacardi bat logo. For those who were illiterate, a widespread phenomena in the 19th century, the bat logo became an easily recognizable symbol.  

Don Facundo Bacardí Massó actually purchased the very first Rum distillery for 3500 pesos.
 
 
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Drinks from Bacardi

Average rating: 7.9/10 (721 votes)

Bacardi Apple Spirit
7.9/10
Bacardi Oro
9.4/10
Bacardi Elixir Liqueur
9.2/10
Bacardi Pineapple Fusion
8.1/10
Bacardi Dragonberry
6.6/10
Bacardi 151
8.7/10
Bacardi Razz
Spirit
10/10
Bacardi Torched Cherry
9.3/10
Bacardi Gold
5.7/10