In 1862, Facundo Bacardi bought an old, tin-roofed distillery near the Santiago de Cuba harbour. There he created the spirit that would define the world’s standard for quality rum, smoother and more drinkable than any before. Today, his original recipe continues to be a family secret. Fortunately, it’s been passed down through six generations of master blenders. Bacardi is the world’s first refined rum. It is double filtered through charcoal for smoothness and aged in natural white oak for character.
Clear, pale golden in colour. The bouquet shows restrained butterscotch, toffee and muscovado sugar with light oak. Rich ‘burnt’ palate with hints of charcoal, vanilla, toffee, fudge, dry walnut and citrus fruit. Faint top notes of what I describe as Bacardi’s distinctive mushroom/blue cheese soup. Citrus and fudge on a clean finish.