Rum can be made in any country that grows sugar cane, but Barbados is thought to be the original home of rum. Each country or Caribbean island produces a different style of rum, from clear and light Cuban style rums to fuller Navy dark rums, with every golden hue in between.
Rum is generally made from molasses, the treacle left over from sugar production, and is associated with the navy and shipping trade that transported sugar to Europe; in fact, the phrase 'Limeys' refers to the fact that the British Navy preferred to take their daily tot (half a pint of rum!) with lime. This penchant for lime also unknowingly reduced scurvy and helped keep the British Navy supreme!
After 23 years of experimentation, Don Facundo Bacardi set the standard for all future premium white rum. Established in 1862, Bacardi Rum became the world's first premium aged white rum. Don Facundo combined the best of dark spirits production techniques (ageing and blending) with his pioneering charcoal filtration process to create a balanced mixing rum that was used by cocktail pioneers as the principle ingredient in the Mojito. Despite Bacardi and Coke being the world's most asked for branded spirit and mixer combination, its unique flavour is also great served over ice with a squeeze of lime and a mixer of your choice.
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|Bacardi Superior||17145||6 x 70cl||£13.49||£80.94||view product|