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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

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

      2010.04.25 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Robin

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

      2010.04.06 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Nurul

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

      2010.04.03 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Neil

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

      2010.04.03 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Brenda Nelson

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

      2010.04.02 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Sara G

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

      2010.04.02 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Marsha

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

      2010.04.01 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Sandra Vermeulen

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

      2010.04.01 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Milton Jacob

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

      btw. became a Bacardi agent?! LOL

      2010.04.01 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Gonia

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

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    • # Ray

      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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