Family-owned Bacardi Limited officially marks the 150th anniversary of the founding of the company and its Bacardi rum brand on Feb. 4 with activities around the world.
The company is celebrating its growth from a small distillery founded by Don Facundo Bacardi Masso in Santiago de Cuba in 1862 to what is now the world’s leading privately owned spirits company.
Consumers around the world celebrate with classic, great tasting Bacardi rum cocktails at one-of-a-kind birthday parties and other Bacardi-themed events while the Bacardi family marks this historic milestone with its largest reunion ever, says the company.
As part of its yearlong anniversary celebration, Bacardi launches themed promotions, opens a historical exhibition in Italy, and rolls out a $2,000 limited-edition super-premium blend from the Bacardi family Maestros de Ron (Master Blenders).
“This is an extraordinary milestone to celebrate, as the passion and entrepreneurial spirit shown by my great-great grandfather in Santiago de Cuba a century and a half ago gave birth to exceptional rum,” says Facundo L. Bacardi, chairman of Bacardi Limited and fifth generation family member.
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Founded on Feb. 4, 1862, and family-owned for the past seven generations, Bacardi now employs nearly 6,000 people, manufactures its brands at 27 facilities in 16 markets on four continents, and sells in more than 150 countries.
In the picture above: Sculptor Helena Bacardi, Gov. Fortuño and Bacardi executives unveil bust of founder Don Facundo Bacardí Massó as part of the 150th anniversary family celebration in Puerto Rico.
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