Monday, December 9, 2013

Where is the Facundo?

     I am really getting excited about getting our first bottle of Facundo Rum at the Rum Bar here in Key West.   Premier Distributing tells me it is now in stock at the warehouse, but it hasn't reached us yet.   I'll order it again today, and hopefully it will make the truck this Wednesday.  

Bacardi Building, Havana, Cuba

     This is one of the most exciting new rum to come out this year,  one that all of us at the Rum Bar have been waiting for since being given the opportunity to sample it back in April in Miami.   I can say with out a doubt, you really don't want to miss the opportunity to try this one when it arrives.  

     This is set of rums that would have made Don Facundo Bacardi Masso very proud.  It was in his honor and the feeling that it was time for the Bacardi Family to assemble a line of ultra premium rums to represent the company and the 150 plus years of heritage of the company.  

Facundo Bacardi, Manny Oliver and the Staff for Facundo Rum
     These are some of the family reserves that have been maintained in the Bahamas for many years and put together under the watchful hands of Facundo Bacardi,  Master Blender, Manny Oliver and his staff.  This was a very secret project that took several years of work and tastings to allow Manny Oliver to put the final blends for these fine sipping rums together.    Many of my fellow members of the International RumXP group and I were asked to be a part of the tasting and evaluating of some of the blends over the past couple of years.  It was an honor to be asked and given a chance to be one of the first to taste the final products back in April.  

     I'm hoping that this week will be the week when it arrives, we have a number of people in town now that are looking forward to getting their first opportunity to sip these very special rums.  ;o)