Established in Santiago de Cuba in 1862, BACARDÍ rum is the world’s favorite and most awarded rum.

The strong product portfolio includes BACARDÍ Superior, recognized the world over as the premium rum that inspired the cocktails that we know and love today.

Its light taste and unique balance meant that it could be mixed with light flavours such as mint and lime without dominating nor disappearing in them. The result was a new style of light, clean, crisp and refreshing cocktails such as the Original Mojito and Daiquirí.

On February 4, 1862, Don Facundo Bacardi Massó purchased the first BACARDÍ rum distillery on El Matadero Street, in the town of Santiago de Cuba, for 3.500 pesos. Here, he pioneered a new way of making rum that would set the standards for future rum production.

The result was a new style of light, clean, crisp and refreshing cocktails such as the Authentic BACARDÍ Mojito, Original BACARDÍ Daiquirí, and the Original BACARDÍ Cuba Libre.

Don Facundo realised that early rums were crude and harsh and not fit for the cultivated palettes of Cuba’s emerging middle classes. He set out to create a locally produced spirit that was as sophisticated as the finest Cognacs. To do this he worked hard to control every step of the rum making process and introduced techniques which he observed in the production of European spirits as well as creating a couple of his own.

He began with the highest quality ingredients including a unique strain of yeast which he found growing in the sugarcane fields outside Santiago de Cuba. This proprietary strain of yeast became known as 'La Levadura BACARDI' and continues to be used exclusively to provide BACARDÍ Rum with its unique flavour profile.

In order to create a light and well balanced rum, Don Facundo distilled two separate spirits. The first was known as 'aguardiente', a characterful rum with a distinct flavour and aroma that provides the backbone for BACARDÍ; the second he distilled several times to produce a lighter and more delicate spirit called 'redestilado'.

By pioneering charcoal filtration and purposeful ageing in rum, he created tools that our Maestros de Ron BACARDÍ (Master Blenders) continue to use today to create a range of perfectly balanced rums; each with its own interpretation of the BACARDÍ flavour profile. These include BACARDÍ Superior, a light, floral and fruity white rum ideal for mixing; BACARDÍ Gold, a rich golden rum with soft vanilla, spice and oak notes, and BACARDÍ 8 Años, a deep and mellow rum aged for a minimum of eight years, which remained the sole preserve of the BacardÍ family for seven generations.

Eight generations of Don Facundo’s family have sustained his innovative spirit to produce BACARDÍ, the most awarded rum in the world.


Visitor center

Casa BACARDÍ Visitor Center

Cataño, Puerto Rico

Casa BACARDÍ Puerto Rico invites you to our waterfront home in Puerto Rico. Enjoy beautiful views and architecture while you explore more than 150 years of craft, cocktails and heritage at the world’s largest premium rum distillery. Discover why BACARDÍ is "the rum of kings, and the king of rums.“

For more information, please visit or call +1.787.788.8400

Visitor Information

From San Juan, take Highway 22 West to the Cataño exit, road 165. Our windmills are visible on the right about a mile from the exit off of road 165 at KM 2.6. Take the exit, turn right at the end of the ramp. Casa BACARDÍ is your first left


Casa BACARDÍ Puerto Rico offers guided tours to discover how we make BACARDÍ rum and our family owned company’s history of craft and innovation.

You can select from the Historical Tour, Rum Tasting Tour or Mixology Tour. All include a welcome drink and commemorative cup to keep.

This is a premium spirits experience and all guests must be over 18 years of age.

Please see for all tour options and details.

Hours of Operation


Tuesday – Friday
First tour at 9:00am; the last tour starts at 4:30pm.

Saturday & Sunday
First tour at 12 noon; the last tour starts at 4:30pm.

Visitor center

Casa BACARDÍ Sitges Visitor Center

Sitges, Barcelona, Spain.

Casa Bacardi is a permanent visitor center located in Sitges, the birthplace of
D. Facundo Bacardi Massó.

The visitor Center is in the historic Mercat Vell (old market) a modernist building constructed in 1890 by the architect Gaieta Buigas, in the old city center of Sitges next to the City Council Building.

Casa Bacardi offers the visitors the experience of delving inside the history of Sitges and its relationship with the Bacardi Family, as well as learning about the rum making process, at the end of the tour, visitors will have the chance to learn how to make their own Original Bacardi Cocktail, with a professional Barmen.

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Visitor Information

The village of Sitges is located 35km. south of Barcelona, around 45 minutes by car.
Trains will arrive directly from Barcelona to Sitges.


Opening Hours:

Friday to Saturday from 12am to 8pm.
(last tour at 7:45pm)
Monday to Thursday under request.
Tours are only for 30 people max.
English tours Saturday and Sunday at 5:15 pm or under request.
Bacardi employees free entrance, price per person 8€

Please see the web for more information regarding timetable tours.

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