Bacardi Distillery: Puerto Rico

Wherever I travel, I always enjoy visiting distilleries, breweries, wineries, etc. I like to tell people that I’m a liquor enthusiast (and not a functioning alcoholic). Haha. But seriously, these places always provide an interesting look into local culture and history. That was certainly the case at Casa Bacardi distillery in Puerto Rico.

Casa Bacardi Distillery in Puerto Rico
gorgeous location
Bacardi mojitos with extra mint

As soon as you arrive, they place a mojito in your hand (pretty much). It was certainly one of the best mojitos I’ve ever had – and we got to keep the glasses!

Drinking Bacardi mojitos at the distillery in Puerto Rico wearing a white blouse and headscarf and wooden circular earrings
sipping mojitos
Drinking Bacardi mojitos at the distillery in Puerto Rico wearing a white blouse and headscarf and wooden circular earrings
The Bacardi rum bar at the distillery in Puerto Rico

While waiting for our tour to begin, we enjoyed sipping on the mojitos under this shaded area. The only downside to visiting the Bacardi distillery was the long Uber over from Old San Juan. This drink was much needed afterwards.

checking in to the Bacardi rum tour
Casa Bacardi distillery building in Puerto Rico
biggest rum factory in the world
Casa Bacardi distillery and factory in Puerto Rico
largest rum distillery in the world in Puerto Rico
rum factory tour bus
the tour bus

The tour driver took us on a short tour of the grounds before we headed inside to the main educational centre. Here you can also take mixology classes and do tastings (we opted just for the basic guided tour).

blue and white tile wall mural
Bacardi rum bat symbol
Inside Casa Bacardi with rum bat in a water fountain
an iconic symbol

I was surprised at how much I learned about rum in general. I’m much more of a whiskey girl, so this was my first time at a rum distillery.

old fashioned desk in a museum with family portraits
inside rum museum with 19th century artifacts

The buildings were beautiful. The tour phenomenal. I definitely gained a new appreciation for Bacardi!

1920s rum bar with glass
Bacardi special reserve limited edition bottles in Puerto Rico
a final stop at the gift shop
museum hallway with wall murals and chandelier

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