Do you like Piña Coladas? Or Daiquiris shaken and strained? Well, you’re in luck: today is #NationalRumDay. But we’re celebrating like it’s International Rum Day. After all, the majority of rums you see on the shelves today are produced in the Caribbean and Latin America. For centuries, family-owned distilleries—like Santa Teresa 1796 in Venezuela, as well as The Real HAVANA CLUB and BACARDÍ, originally in Cuba—have mastered the art of fermenting molasses into premium, aged rum.
But BACARDÍ has also mastered another key ingredient: time. Rum’s flavor profile transforms as it matures, creating different optimal drinking conditions based on age. BACARDÍ Añejo Cuatro, for example, takes on notes of vanilla as it ages in the barrel for more than four years—making it perfect for mixing. Older dark aged rums—like BACARDÍ Reserva Ocho (aged more than eight years) or Gran Reserva Diez (aged more than ten years)—take on fruity and oaky notes, and are often best experienced on their own; you can think of them as an alternative to whiskey. Whether you’re enjoying an elevated cocktail or sipping straight up, celebrate rum’s biggest day with a premium selection from BACARDÍ, Santa Teresa 1796 and The Real HAVANA CLUB.