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Casa Bacardi

Sunday, 23 February, 2014

Facundo Bacardí Massó was born in Sitges in Catalonia in 1814, and emigrated to Cuba in 1830, where he began distilling rum. Three innovations led to fame and fortune: He filtered his rum through charcoal, which removed impurities; he isolated a strain of yeast that continues to gives Bacardi its taste profile, and he aged his distillate in white oak barrels, which created the world’s first clear or “white” rum.

To make a Cuba Libre cocktail, fill a highball glass with ice cubes and squeeze in the juice of two lime wedges. Add Bacardi and top with Coca-Cola. Stir gently. ¡Salud y amor y tiempo para disfrutarlo!

Casa Bacardi

Fifteen men on a dead man’s chest
Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum
Drink and the devil had done for the rest
Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum.
We wrapped ’em all in a mains’l tight
With twice ten turns of a hawser’s bight
And we heaved ’em over and out of sight,
With a Yo-Heave-Ho! and a fare-you-well
And a sudden plunge in the sullen swell
Ten fathoms deep on the road to hell,
Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum!


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