A stalwart offering blended from rums aged between 7 and 23 years, and finished in sherry casks for a month or more. Vanilla and brown sugar dominate the nose, followed quickly by an exquisite dried fruit character on the palate. The texture is viscous and laden with hints of fig, cloves, and peppery spice. The finish showcases the smoky oak nicely with hints of vanilla and orange peel to round it out. Surely one of the most well-rounded sipping rums you’ll have in your collection.
The history of rum cannot be written without at least a few chapters dedicated to Don Facundo Bacardi Masso. In the early 1860s Cuban rum was a crude and low-quality spirit. Facundo changed all of that. The spirit he and his partners created was more refined, benefiting from better distillation methods, aging in oak barrels, and a lot of trial-and-error. These Facundo rums produced in the Bahamas pay homage to the man that started it all. This collection was made using one of the world's largest private reserves of more than 300 rum blends and was created to showcase the artistry of making rum. Rumor has it this is the only time these will be released in the US. Needless to say, we got our hands on as much as we could.