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Since this week I am continuing the Puerto Rico theme, I thought I would chose the Bacardi rum factory for “travel Tuesday”.
In 1862 Facundo Bacardi Masso and his brother Jose set up shop in Cuba refining rum and selling it, using a process with much more accuracy and quality then other rum distillers at the time. Bats lived in the rafters and Facundo felt they were good luck so they became part of the company's logo. On October 15th 1960 Castro confiscated all the business’s assets so the factory was moved to Puerto Rico.
The factory tour is about fifty minutes and includes a brief movie, tales from a tour guide about the history of Bacardi and the specifics about rum and its properties. There is also a short mixing demonstration, and two FREE DRINKS!
If you’re visiting Puerto Rico, a tour of the Bacardi facility is a perfect way to get out of the heat, learn about the love affair between rum and limes, enjoy a few cocktails, and relax.