Bacardi

BEST of the BEST 2014 | Leisure | Spirits: Facundo Paraíso

When members of the Bacardi family drink rum, they drink only the best examples selected from private reserves in their company’s cellars. Although such occasions are typically of an intimate nature, on February 4, 2012, at a gathering to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the founding of the largest privately held spirits company in the […]

Summer 2012 Host’s Guide: The Back Room

Ron Bacardí de Maestros de Ron Vintage MMXII  Eight former Bacardí master blenders—all of them descendants of Bacardí founder Don Facundo Bacardí Massó—contributed to this special-edition rum, which commemorates Bacardí’s 150th anniversary. It was in 1862 that Don Massó—after refining his techniques for charcoal filtration, blending, and barrel aging—established his distillery in Santiago de Cuba, […]

Bacardi Toasts 150 Years and Seven Generations

Founded in Santiago de Cuba in 1862 by Don Facundo Bacardí Massó and with its distillery now relocated in Puerto Rico, Bacardi has become the largest privately held, family-owned spirits company in the world. To commemorate its 150th anniversary, it took 20 years and eight former Bacardi master blenders—all descendants of Bacardi founder Don Massó—to […]