Friday, July 17, 2015
A visit to Santiago de Cuba wouldn’t be complete without a visit the Santiago de Cuba Rum Factory to taste some of their excellent rums. The former Bacardi factory is the place where this wonderful rum is produced today. The old factory still looks much the same as it did when it was nationalized back in the early sixties. Still located across the street from the train yard and is still using the pure waters from the Santiago de Cuba water aquifer.
This is rum that from the first sip to the long lasting smooth and flavorful finish will leave you with a huge smile on your face. The oaky and spicy aroma leads you into the first sip that fills the palate with a very lightly sweet fruity and lightly peppery flavor. The flavor slowly fades to a finish that keeps on going for such a long time. I can sit and sip this rum all evening long and it never loses its appeal.
When the Cuban rums come to the states either the 11 or the 12 anos expressions are among the ones you want to have at the top of your list. All of the rums that come from Santiago de Cuba are very wonderful in their flavor, aroma and appearance. I can’t recommend these any higher.