This premium Bacardi Black Rum presents itself as full-bodied and reflects many facets of tropical fruit such as caramelized pineapple and ripe bananas. The taste of prunes can also be discovered which are covered by a hint of elegant vanilla beans and bring forth an interesting, sweetish aroma in the finish of the rich Bacardi Black Rum, which is also known as Bacardi Carta Negra. In addition the senses are served fine tones of liquorice and molasses. Overall a particularly pure smoky finish and its full intensity unfolds when served on ice. To ensure quality, Bacardi Limited has opted for a blend of aged Rums with an at least 4 years resting period in American white oak. Only after this period is the valuable aroma of burnt oak barrels transmitted to its optimum. Prior to the so-called maturity phase, maestros de Ron Bacardi charcoal filters the spirit once according to the family recipe, which is strictly followed to ensure the unique pleasure of the Bacardi Black Rum. In 1862 the Spanish emigrant Don Facundo Bacardi Masso and his brother José founded a small Distillery called Bacardi y Compañía Santiaga de Cuba. Bat were living under the roof of the distillery and the striking appearance of the now-famous and iconic logo depict the image of a bat. When Fidel Castro came into power after the Cuban revolution in 1959, the entire Bacardi business assets in Cuba were confiscated. The Bacardi family decided to flee from Cuba and the company was rebuild. The new distilleries were established in the Bahamas, Canada and Brazil. In the 1970s the company grew rapidly and new factories in Spain and Panama were built. Bacardi spread into all corners of the world and has become a large international company. The head office is in Hamilton Bermuda and is the world's largest spirits maker. Bacardi currently, approximately sells 250 million bottles worldwide and employs more than 6000 people. In summary, the smooth, full-bodied Bacardi Black Rum is perfectly balanced due to its ripe bananas, caramelized pineapple and elegant vanilla. These components provide not only a mellow, warm, fruity taste but also guarantees the harmony of a tasty tropical feeling which will remind you of summer, beach and sunshine. You should preferably enjoy the versatile Bacardi Black Rum pure or on ice, and in your favorite long drink thanks to its unique character. The dark Rum is also very special in cocktails like the Lemon Cola Cooler. Mix the Rum with lemon juice, triple sec, sugar syrup, and cola, pour over ice and garnish with a slice of lemon and enjoy. The molasses based Bacardi Black Rum won a gold medal in the dark Rum category in 2009 in the converted Ministry of Rum Tasting Competition.