The FACUNDO Rum Collection is the first-ever collection of four aged sipping rums from Bacardi, to be enjoyed over time, allowing one to savor each moment and to fully discover all that each blend has to offer. The FACUNDO Rum Collection is a tribute to Bacardi founder Don Facundo Bacardi Masso and his relentless pursuit of producing rums of unsurpassed quality and refinement. Sipping rum is a Bacardi family tradition, passed down from generation to generation.  Now, with The FACUNDO Rum Collection, connoisseurs everywhere can share in this revered tradition as rum is elevated to an art form.

 

The FACUNDO Rum Collection is a Master Series of the most exquisite and extraordinary aged rums from the private Bacardi Family reserves, the largest and most extensive of its kind in the world.  These rums embody the art of rum-making and more than 150 years of Bacardi family artistry and rum mastery. They are hand-selected, aged in an authentic style (in the tropics for up to 23 years), true to Bacardi and the founder and will be in limited release each year. Throughout the years, each Master Blender has added his own expertise to the wealth of knowledge passed down from generation to generation; it is under this expert influence that the FACUNDO Rum Collection was created, and will now be shared with the world.

 

The FACUNDO Rum Collection comprises the rarest and most exquisite, extraordinary rums from the Bacardi Family private reserves. In celebrating the 150th Anniversary of Bacardi recently, the family decided the time was right to share them with the world. In creating the FACUNDO Rum Collection, Global Master Blender, Manny Oliver, began with a blend of 200-300 rums to select those to include in this series.

 

The four-bottle collection was designed to be sipped in a progression of occasions, each to suit various moments of celebration and reflection. So, whether out celebrating with friends, relaxing at home, or marking one of life’s most extraordinary moments, the Facundo Rum Collection has the perfect complement. Each of the four members of the FACUNDO Rum Collection offers its own distinct flavor and style and includes:

 

NEO

 

One of the oldest lightest rums available on the market today, NEO is a perfectly balanced blend of medium-to heavy-bodied rums carbon-filtered after aging to remove any color. Once the aging process is complete, the rums are filtered over activated carbon to remove any color. NEO is best sipped neat, on the rocks or in a cocktail.

 

Distinguishing Notes:

 

  • Aroma: Oaky aroma with hints of almond and floral notes.
  • Taste: Smooth with sweet notes. Clean, balanced finish.
  • Color: Sheer blonde.
  • Age: 1 – 8 years of age.

 

Price: $45

 

Eximo

 

Eximo features a blend of medium-to heavy-bodied rums aged in fine oak barrels.  Eximo is the only of the four rums that is blended before aging – a process which relies on the Master Blender to expertly tailor the flavor and aroma balance before Nature’s contribution through aging – 10 years in advance. This is a living testament to the artistry of the Master Blender, and the knowledge passed down through each Master Blender before him. Maturing in white oak barrels for more than a decade allows for a smooth, rich finish. Eximo is best enjoyed neat or on the rocks.

 

Distinguishing Notes:

 

  • Aroma: Nuances of vanilla, toffee, honey and caramel with subtle notes of bittersweet chocolate.
  • Taste: Smooth with notes of walnuts and vanilla harmonized to perfection. Round and buttery texture with silky overtones. Long, rich finish with lingering notes of vanilla.
  • Color: Clear golden oak.
  • Age: 10 – 12 years of age.

 

Price: $60

 

Exquisito

 

Exquisito is a medium-to heavy-bodied rum crafted with carefully selected blends of product and aged in oak barrels. Some of these rums have been individually filtered over activated carbon before aging. After the aging process, the rums are blended, transferred and stored in sherry casks to rest for a minimum of 1 month; the result is a bold, yet delicately balanced rum. Exquisito combines the fruitier notes of its 7 year-old rums with the smokier and spicier notes of its 23 year-old rums, each bringing its own distinct aromas and taste to this smooth, silky blend. Exquisito should be served neat or poured over a sphere of ice.

 

Distinguishing Notes:

 

  • Aroma: Bold and yet delicately balanced with nuances of walnut and butterscotch
  • Taste: Warm, lingering aftertaste reminiscent of raisins and toasted nuts
  • Color: Light cherrywood.
  • Age: 7 – 23 years of age.

 

Price: $90

 

Paraiso

 

Paraiso features a unique blend of Bacardi’s finest and most distinguished rums in the private Bacardi Family Reserves, individually filtered over activated carbon before aging. After aging, Paraiso rums are married in French casks for a minimum of 1 month. Paraiso is the ultimate sipping rum. Paraiso is best poured into a snifter, served neat and sipped slowly.

 

Distinguishing Notes:

 

  • Aroma: Vanilla, almond, toasty oak with rich silk overtones.
  • Taste: Smooth and mellow with a rich and long sweet-fruity, caramel finish.
  • Color: Deep amber color.
  • Age: Up to 23 years of age in white oak barrels (highest concentration of the oldest and finest rums of the Collection).

 

Price: $250

 

Distribution

 

You can find the FACUNDO Rum Collection at top restaurants, bars and high end liquor stores in Miami and New York, including J&G Grill (Miami), Juvia (Miami), Zuma (Miami), SLS Hotel South Beach (Miami), Fontainebleau Miami Beach (Miami), Top Hat Wine & Spirits 2 (Miami), Portofino Wine Bank (Miami), Gotham Wine & Liquors (New York), Philippe Liquors (New York), American Cut (New York), Del Posto (New York) and The Flatiron Room (New York).

 

Awards and Recognition

 

The FACUNDO Rum Collection continues to receive prestigious honors and accolades from high-profile consumer and trade media, as well as distinguished spirits competitions, cementing its position as the premier luxury sipping rum collection. The 2014 San Francisco World Spirits Competition awarded FACUNDO Exquisito Best Aged Rum and a Double Gold Medal, signifying a unanimous vote by the judges that the spirit is of superlative and world-class distinction.

 

For more information, please visit www.facundorum.com.

 

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