Skip to main content

On The Rum: Facundo by Bacardi

facundo rum will melt heart manual template 940x600
Image used with permission by copyright holder
Still shivering from those on-and-off polar vortexes? We have something that just might warm you right up. Facundo Rum. It’s a new, high-end sipping rum from Bacardi.

Forget the mojito’s for a moment and wait until the weather allows – because The Facundo Rum Collection is designed to stand on its own.

This is the first collection (four aged sipping rums to choose from) from the private Bacardi family reserve.

Where did they get that name? The collection is a tribute to Bacardi founder Don Facundo Bacardi Masso. We hope that’s enough history for one day. Sipping rum is a tradition passed down from generation to generation – and now you can start a tradition of your own.

Before you start warming up – here a few basics to know about the four different collections named: Neo, Eximo, Exquisito, and Paraiso.

Neo- It means new. Crafted by blending aged reserves – filtered to remove color, but not complexity.

Eximo- This means “to free” – a combination of rums (each aged 10 years) with a fine mix of medium and full-bodied flavors. The mixture is left in white oak barrels and left untouched – maturing for more than a decade.

Exquisito – You got it, it means exquisite. Crafted from a handcrafted blend of rums, with ages that range from 7 to 23 years of age. The rum then rests in sherry casks.

Then there is Paraiso – Paradise. The company’s oldest and finest rums  – aged 23 years. This mixture rests in French XO (extra old) casks. This results in smooth rum with a deep amber color.

Next time you see a flurry on your weather app, just pour a Facundo neat, warm up, and let someone else worry about the next snowpocalypse.

Stefan Doyno
Former Digital Trends Contributor
Stefan Doyno is a two-time Emmy-winning television producer who has worked for various shows at ABC News, including Good…
Celebrate National Daiquiri Day by enjoying this classic rum cocktail
Diplomático suggests a traditional or mango version of the Daiquiri
national daiquiri day diplomatico rum

Today, June 19, is the lesser known holiday of National Daiquiri Day. And while when you hear the word daiquiri your mind might go straight to sweet, fruity, slushy strawberry drinks casually knocked back on a beach, this is in fact a classic rum cocktail that's worth making at home to enjoy the flavors of rum.

With a simple combination of rum, lime juice, and sugar, this drink in its classic form has more in common with a gin gimlet than a strawberry slushie. And because of its simplicity, it's a great way to explore the nuances of different types of rum. So if you have a bottle of rum at the back of your home bar that you're not sure what to do with, or if you want to pick up a nice bottle of rum and try some experimenting with it, then the daiquiri is a great choice of cocktail to start with.

Read more
Black Tot rum shares details of its new 2024 release
black tot rum 2024 1

Black Tot Rum, a brand based in London, has announced the details of its latest limited release -- a Master Blender's Reserve for 2024. The annual release uses the same blend for its base, but each year different additions are blended in to create a unique flavor experience.

“For this new release, we wanted to focus on the warmth and fruit of rums from Barbados, which has given us a foundation of juicy pineapple, lime and sweet melon,” said master blender Oliver Chilton.

Read more
A new premium rum blended from rums from the Caribbean and Latin America
palm republic rum image 2

A new premium rum is being released, backed by Eric Winter -- the actor  starring on ABC's The Rookie. Palm Republic rum will come in both an aged and silver form, having been developed over the last two years to create a unique blend of flavors from across the Caribbean and Latin America.

"To me this is not just another celebrity spirit, this is a passion of mine for the past 20 years," said Winter. "I fell in love with rum when I went on my first trip to Puerto Rico with my now wife Roselyn Sanchez. It was then that I started to appreciate all of the different nuances premium rum had to offer. I mean this when I say it, the real star here is our unique blend of rum that is Palm Republic! As it should be. It's what today's consumer deserves in this flooded market of celebrity spirits."

Read more