Bacardi

by Lynn March. 31, 2010 5245 views

In San Juan, we took a tour at the Bacardi Factory. Inside where they show you how they use to make the rum…it's top secret and no photography is allowed. I'm not much of a drinker but at the end of the tour we received two free drinks and I chose coconut rum and a mojito. DELICIOUS!!!

Facundo Bacardí, a wine merchant, was born in Sitges, Catalonia, Spain in 1814 and emigrated to Cuba in 1830. During this period, rum was cheaply made and not considered a refined drink, one rarely sold in upscale taverns. Facundo began attempting to “tame” rum. After experimenting with several techniques he hit upon filtering the rum through charcoal, which removed impurities. Moving from the experimental stage to a more commercial endeavor, he and his brother José set up shop in a Santiago de Cuba distillery they bought in 1862; that distillery housed a still made of copper and cast iron, and was in a building in whose rafters lived fruit bats. The abundance of bats on the ceilings is what inspired the Bacardi Bat logo. Revenue US $5.5 billion (2007)

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Susan 7 years ago

Love this set - didn't realize that the Bacardi label included bats!

7 years ago Edited
Brian 7 years, 1 month ago

Very cool set. Love the first one

7 years, 1 month ago Edited
Maiken 7 years, 1 month ago

Oh-la-la, very unusual and funny composition!
Great!

7 years, 1 month ago Edited
Robin 7 years, 1 month ago

Those were cool shots. Im not much of a drinker either but those pictures makes you want to drink one! lol

7 years, 1 month ago Edited
Jumiella 7 years, 1 month ago

Great reportage! Beautiful pictures and description!

7 years, 1 month ago Edited
Tahasin Ahmed 7 years, 1 month ago

awesome..mind blowing..great..keep it on

7 years, 1 month ago Edited
Nancy 7 years, 1 month ago

Fascinating post!! #1 and #8 are awesome:-)) Well done!

7 years, 1 month ago Edited
Nurul 7 years, 1 month ago

interesting set as always..! love the color.. loe no.6 the most.. :))

7 years, 1 month ago Edited
Amir Pedram 7 years, 1 month ago

wow

7 years, 1 month ago Edited
Neil 7 years, 1 month ago

Have a friend that has taken the "Tour" ! Said it was "Great", glad you had a good time ! Great Shots !! cd

7 years, 1 month ago Edited
Azrin Abdullah 7 years, 1 month ago

Great compositions & lightings on all!
Bacardi could use #6 for their ad :)

7 years, 1 month ago Edited
Jose 7 years, 1 month ago

cool post,
1, 2, 3 are my favs, and ya i like bacardi tooo

7 years, 1 month ago Edited
Ricardo 7 years, 1 month ago

1# is really amazing!
I loved it ;)
Also I like bacardi!!:):)

7 years, 1 month ago Edited
Tomie Poodle 7 years, 1 month ago

great set! pic1 is awesome!

7 years, 1 month ago Edited
Ted Mayer 7 years, 1 month ago

Absolutely magnificent photos, great set. I love the first shot!

7 years, 1 month ago Edited
Jennye 7 years, 1 month ago

fantastic set Lynn!!!......and great drink choices! :))

7 years, 1 month ago Edited
Brenda Nelson 7 years, 1 month ago

Very cool shots, Lynn! Who knew those bottles would photograph so well? Think of all the people who only drink them!!! (Great post!)

7 years, 1 month ago Edited
Sara G 7 years, 1 month ago

Well, I learn something every day on PB! Love #2, cool shots..now I want a rum and coke :-)

7 years, 1 month ago Edited
Marsha 7 years, 1 month ago

Fantastic, colorful....and interesting post, Lynn!! Light and colors are spectacular :))))

7 years, 1 month ago Edited
Finbarr 7 years, 1 month ago

Awesome shots !!

7 years, 1 month ago Edited
Larry Nelson 7 years, 1 month ago

Really excellent exposures, Lynn!

7 years, 1 month ago Edited
Clickpen 7 years, 1 month ago

Lovely photos, thanks for showing us there.

7 years, 1 month ago Edited
Sandra Vermeulen 7 years, 1 month ago

The I prefer first two in this tasteful set.
Very good pictures,
but I did not expected something else from you. ;o)

7 years, 1 month ago Edited
Kaitlyn 7 years, 1 month ago

Nice post! I like #6.

7 years, 1 month ago Edited
Bogdan Telea 7 years, 1 month ago

Ooh, the first one is so great, fabulous!

7 years, 1 month ago Edited
Pandka 7 years, 1 month ago

First is extraordinary! Beautiful set!

7 years, 1 month ago Edited
Milton Jacob 7 years, 1 month ago

stunning post. and how wonderful the first one is!! i was reminded of Pisa tower XD.

btw. became a Bacardi agent?! LOL

7 years, 1 month ago Edited
Yokai 7 years, 1 month ago

Interesting theme! I like #1 the best!!

7 years, 1 month ago Edited
Kauphem 7 years, 1 month ago

I am a Bacardi FAn :)

7 years, 1 month ago Edited
Giancarlo Fosci 7 years, 1 month ago

very interesting shoot

7 years, 1 month ago Edited
Gonia 7 years, 1 month ago

very pretty! 1st one make great impression,the BW is really great!I supppose you've made pictures and then you drank.

7 years, 1 month ago Edited
Ray 7 years, 1 month ago

Nice colors. I never associated the bat with Bacardis. I'm not much of a drinker either. Had you waited to do your photos after the drinks, your rum column would have looked like The Tower of Pisa.

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