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Thursday, July 23, 2015
Bacardi Snaps Up Leblon Cachaca and Banks Rum
The Bermuda-based company has held a
minority stake in Leblon Cachaca since 2008,
announcing today that a deal to
acquire the remaining shares in the brand had been completed.It follows a rash of acquisitions by the
producer, which only this week announced its acquisition of
premium rum brand Banks Rum.
Cachaça is a distilled spirit made from
sugarcane juice, also known as aguardente. Leblon, described as a “premium
artisanal cachaça”, is produced at Maison Leblon in Minas Gerais, Brazil’s
Malandrakis, senior alcoholic drinks analyst at Euromonitor International,
predicted that cachaça, “fighting old prejudices”, would become a
key spirits trend of 2015, shifting from “commodity status to aspirational
also has expanded its portfolio of super-premium rums with the acquisition of
Banks Rum.Banks was founded in 2008 by
Arnaud de Trabuc, former CEO of Angostura Group and president of Cognac
producer Thomas Hine & Company, of Geneva, Switzerland.
The brand is inspired by the travels of
18th-century British explorer and botanist Sir Joseph Banks and is made by
blending rums from up to seven different origins including Trinidad, Jamaica,
Guyana, Barbados, Panama, Guatemala and Java.de Trabuc’s previous position as former managing director of the
Caribbean region for Premier Wines & Spirits gave him the “unique ability
to source rums from otherwise competing islands”.
Bank’s composition is a closely guarded
secret with final blends aged in previously used Bourbon barrels.It is currently available in the US,
Germany, United Kingdom, France, Japan, Portugal, Russia, Switzerland, Denmark
and Singapore.Banks currently sells
6,000 cases annually and has a portfolio which includes Banks 5-Island Rum,
Banks 7 Golden Age Blend and various limited editions.