Bacardi Carta Negra is aged for up to 3 years in heavily toasted oak barrels and then softened with a secret selection of coals.
Bacardi Carta Negra is a medium-bodied black rum, expertly blended by the Maestros de Ron Bacardi for up to 3 years using rum developed in heavily charred oak barrels and then shaped through a secret blend of charcoals.
Sweet, tropical fruit, buttery caramel and vanilla notes give way to a smoky liquorice and molasses finish.
Don Facundo Bacardi Massó was born in October 1814 in Sitges, Spain. 15 years later he immigrated with his brothers to the colony of Cuba, specifically to the port city Santiago.
Don Facundo Bacardi
It was in Santiago where, after years of laborious experimentation, Don Facundo created his world-famous BACARDI rums, and in 1862, founded Bacardi y Compañía. In that same year two symbols were born: the emblem of Bacardi's "Murciélago" and the "Coco", a coconut tree planted by his son Facundo M. Bacardi. During the first decades of the new Company's life, a revolution took place in rum production, as Don Facundo created the world's first light rum, along with his carefully aged rums. These innovations earned his company the title of "Los Maestros del Ron" (The Masters of Rum).
During the next century the Bacardi Company experienced many changes due to the founding of Cuba as a country, the political participation of members of the family in the government, the creation of a rum distribution/exportation company in New York, and a new distillery in Mexico and Puerto Rico.
October 14th, 1960: After 98 years of existence in Cuba, the new totalitarian regime confiscated the Cuban assets of the Bacardi Company S.A. and the Bacardi family, together with hundreds of other citizens, were exiled from the island. Although exiled, members of the family started to reconstruct the company. During the 1960s Pepín Bosch, president of the company, constructed new production facilities in Brazil, the Bahamas and Canada to meet the growing demand of Bacardi rums. He also transferred Bacardi Imports from New York to Miami.
During the 1970s the business continued growing with new facilities in Spain and Panama, and an office building in Bermuda.
As the business grew a member of the Bacardi family was always present to assure that Don Facundo Bacardi’s charcoal ripening and ageing techniques were strictly adhered to. The family expanded the company to reach even more of the world and successfully made Bacardi an international liquor brand.