Tour the distillery Casa Barcardi for an enlightening discovery of the famed rum’s history, production and characteristics, all of which have elevated it to a legendary status.
After departing from the pier, you will soon arrive at Casa Bacardi, a beautiful Art Deco building where the enormously popular Bacardi rum is distilled. You might recognize the bat emblem on the front gate and throughout Casa Bacardi. It has been the company logo ever since the first distillery opened in a building that had fruit bats in the rafters.
Spanish immigrant Don Facundo Barcardí Massó founded the company in Cuba in 1830, but it was moved to Puerto Rico in the 1960s when the Cuban revolution intensified. Today, Bacardi is the world’s premier rum and your tour will explain many of the reasons.
As you walk through Casa Bacardi, you will learn about rum-making processes such as wood barreling, aging and finishing. You will also have the opportunity to participate in interactive exhibits and hear the attributes of the various rums.
Barcardi Carta Negra is a black rum developed in heavily charred oak barrels, while the Carta Blanca is known for being smooth and subtle. Bacardi also distills a spicy Carta Fuego rum and a complex Gran Reserve with notes of butterscotch and dried fruit.
The mixology demonstration is another highlight, as you will learn how to mix popular drinks such as a mojito and a Bacardi Mismo, another easy-drinking cocktail.
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Note: Tour admission includes a commemorative Bacardi cup drink. Participants must be at least 18 years to sample alcoholic beverages.
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Tours with this activity level involve walking over relatively level terrain, possibly some cobblestone, gravel, or a few steps. Comfortable shoes are recommended.
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