Monday June 1, 2020

Rum, revolution and architecture

The Bacardi family may have lost touch with its Cuban roots, but the rum it is producing is still revolutionary

15th April, 2018
Adolfo Comas-Bacardi: the family still leads the world in innovative rum production Pic: Marc O’sullivan

‘No, I haven’t been,” says Adolfo Comas-Barcadi, of visiting Cuba. “We’ll go back there when it’s free.” Comas-Bacardi is a sixth generation member of the Bacardi family, owners of the Bacardi Group, the world’s largest family-owned spirits company.

The company was founded in Cuba in 1862 by Don Facundo Bacardi, and the country was home to the Bacardi family for generations. All changed...

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