Bacardi Rum Distillery Tour in Puerto Rico
As you guys know Danyelle and I celebrated our birthdays in Puerto Rico! Our birthdays are a day apart, so we thought what better way to celebrate our then by laying on the beaches of Puerto Rico. We spent 4 glorious days relaxing, drinking and doing absolutely nothing. Which is very rare for the both of us. While in Puerto Rico we decided we wanted to see and try new things; Danyelle and I are all about experiences so we jumped at the opportunity to get a tour of the Bacardi Rum Distillery in Puerto Rico. We took a cab from our La Concha Resort and headed over to the distillery.
When we arrived we were greeted by the host and given 2 free drink tickets, tours run every 20-30 minutes so we had a little time on our hands. So, we headed to the bar! I mean, when it Rome do what the Romans do…or in this case when in Puerto Rico… We had the opportunity try different Bacardi Rum flavors or try the Bacardi Punch. I decided to try the Bacardi Punch and boy was it love at first sip. That punch is what dreams are made of…seriously! Soon it was time to go on our tour, we hopped on the tram and off to Bacardi land we went. Our tour guide was amazing, as he took us in and out of the buildings he gave us a brief history on Bacardi Rum and how the brand got started. We learned things about Bacardi we never knew going back to when the Bacardi family started the brand back in Cuba.
Next we headed got a peak at how rum is made, though you don’t get an actual tour of the distillery. Think more like a Bacardi Rum Museum Tour versus a distillery tour. So if you are looking to go behind the scenes of a real distillery that was not an option on this tour. We got a chance to look at some of the Bacardi Family memorabilia and then we headed into a quick session with the Bacardi Mixologist. After his session we were allowed to sample more rum. The tour lasted about an hour and at the end you are able to take pictures to email yourself or upload on social media. The tour ended at the Bacardi Rum gift shop where you are able to purchase any and all things Bacardi.
All in all, Danyelle and I had a blast! Not only did we have fun but we learned something new. And by the way did I fell to mention the tour was free! Yes, free…. Tell me what is better than free Bacardi! If you plan on going to Puerto Rico and you have an hour to spare, I most definitely suggest checking out the Barcardi Rum tour.