My husband loves rum. LOVES RUM, like he can’t get enough of it. I, on the other hand, am not it’s best friend. Let’s just say we’ve experienced too many college nights together.
And instead of showing you some incriminating pictures of myself, I’ll start with a photo of some of the different types of rum we saw on our tour.
However, when I was given the choice to wait at the airport for 5+ hours or take a free tour of the Bacardi Rum Factory in Puerto Rico, you know what this girl picked. That’s right- off to the rum factory it was. With my parents. And my sister. And some others we met along the way. This was sure to get silly. And that it did. (But not sillier than the butts and booze experience at Senor Frogs…)
So what’s with the bat, Bacardi’s iconic logo? We learned that the inspiration for this interesting blood sucking logo comes from the fact that the first distillery had fruit bats lurching around the structures rafters. This was actually located in Cuba, the story which originally started in 1862.
All of the secrets are not given away (bummer!), including the process for fermentation, distillation, aging, and blending. Guess I can’t go home and attempt to ferment my own products.
The Bacardi Bartender showed us how to make three famous drinks (all Bacardi originials): the Cuba Libre (also more commonly known as Rum and Coke), the daiquiri, and the mojito. No samples here unfortunately 🙁