150th anniversary

Bacardi is celebrating 150 years of bringing people together.

Bacardi was founded in Santiago de Cuba on February 4, 1862, when Don Facundo Bacardí Massó purchased a small distillery. After years of experimenting, Bacardi revolutionized the spirits industry by pioneering and developing many rum-making standards.

December 13, 2012

Bacardi Celebrates Culmination of Its Milestone 150th Anniversary with Time Capsule to be Opened in 50 Years

Historic birthday celebrated and embraced by millions around the world; sets stage for continued growth

Hamilton, Bermuda, December 13, 2012 -- Bacardi Limited caps off the yearlong celebration of its 150th anniversary with the creation of a commemorative time capsule to symbolize the unity, passion and pioneering spirit of Bacardi-the Company, family and iconic rum brand. The time capsule acts as a living snapshot of the Company in 2012 and also carries messages from current-day employees to Bacardi employees of 2062-50 years from now-to honor the enduring Bacardi legacy when it is opened on its 200th anniversary.

2012 Celebration

To celebrate 150 years of bringing people together, family-owned Bacardi Limited, the largest privately held spirits company in the world, is commemorating the founding of Bacardi the company and its iconic BACARDÍ rum brand with a yearlong celebration in 2012.

Our Global Operations

We stand for quality and passion. Since our foundation we have been committing ourselves to inspire demanding consumers and customers with unique brands and premium services. This is the legacy of our founder, Don Facundo Bacardí Massó.

Explore how Bacardi Limited is celebrating.

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150th Bacardi Time Capsule in 2012

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12 BACARDÍ Rum Holiday Cocktail Recipes

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Bacardi Celebrates
Global Success

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BACARDÍ – 150 Years
of Great Parties

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Memorable BACARDÍ Rum Holiday Ads

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Vintage BACARDÍ Rum Holiday Cocktail Recipes

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Facundo Bacardi on 550+ Awards

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Gold Medals at Historic World's Fairs

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Bacardi - The Family,
Company & Brand

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The World’s Most Awarded Spirit

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The Greening of BACARDI Rum

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Toasting the Spirit of Freedom

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Enjoy a BACARDÍ Cuba Libre Cocktail

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Awards on Every Bottle of BACARDÍ Rum

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Timeline of “First Awards” for BACARDÍ Rum

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Global Spirits Competition Wins for BACARDÍ Rum

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Green Efforts in Every Drop of BACARDÍ Rum

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Craftsmanship Secrets of BACARDÍ Rum

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Legendary Cocktails

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Bacardi celebrates 150th birthday

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150 Years of the Bacardi Archive

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A toast to 150 Years of
BACARDI Rum

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Watch our BACARDI
facts

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150 Corporate
Responsibility Facts

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Legendary BACARDI
Rum Cocktails

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View Bacardi Cocktail
Ruling Advertisements.

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Bacardi celebrates
consumer rights

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Rum Craftmanship

Limited-Edition BACARDI Rum Decanter

To honor 150 years of Bacardi rum-making expertise and craftsmanship, eight Maestros de Ron (Master Blenders), all Bacardí family members, have combined their extraordinary talents to create a very special, limited-edition BACARDI Rum—Ron BACARDÍ® de Maestros de Ron, Vintage, MMXII. A blend of the finest rums laid to rest in oak barrels over the last 20 years and finished in 60-year-old oak barrels, the vintage blend is presented in a hand-blown 500ml crystal decanter housed in a leather case and retails for US$2,000. Truly limited, only 200 decanters are available for purchase at a select group of international airports and premium retail establishments around the world.

Bacardi celebrates rum-making art
Fine art of BACARDI MMXII Vintage
Limited Edition Fact Sheet

Orginal BACARDI Cuba Libre

Recipe:
2 parts: BACARDI® Superior Rum
4 parts: COCA-COLA ® (bottled)
2: Lime Wedges

Glass:
Highball/Collins Glass
Garnish:
Lime Wedge

Method:
Fill a Highball glass with cubed ice. Squeeze & drop a fresh lime wedge into the glass. Pour in BACARDI Superior Rum and top with chilled COCA-COLA®, ideally bottled. Stir gently. One of the world’s favorite cocktails, a simple, perfectly balanced mix. The squeeze of the lime makes all the difference. Do this first, over the ice, then add the BACARDI Superior Rum.

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