Sip rum in a celebrated San Juan distillery that offers a variety of tours that explain the processes of making the immensely popular spirit.
Casa Bacardi has been nicknamed the “Cathedral of Rum.” The impressive attraction earns the title. Here, the world-famous Bacardi company give visitors a glimpse into the world of rum distilling. Join one of several daily tours that go into the history of making rum in the Caribbean. End your visit with a tasting session.
Get a sense of the history of Bacardi in the San Juan base. The company was established in Cuba in 1830. They set up their Puerto Rican branch in 1936 on the site where the distillery still stands. Bacardi today produces 100,000 gallons of rum every 24 hours and provides significant business and income to Puerto Rico.
Join one of the tours guiding you through the story of Bacardi. Historical tours take you around the visitor center and include a commemorative glass and a welcome cocktail. Non-alcoholic refreshments are also available for children. Sample the products of the distillery in the tasting tour, where you can try out a variety of the company’s best rums.
Learn to be a cocktail mixer on a mixology tour, which includes the journey around the visitor center and distilling rooms. On this tour, you can discover how to prepare a mojito or daiquiri like one of the professionals. Enjoy drinking it afterward, of course.
End your day in the on-site restaurant. Expert chefs prepare classic Caribbean dishes and an array of seafood specialties. Be sure to accompany your meal with a Bacardi cocktail.
In the distillery store, fill up a bottle of Bacardi’s Special Reserve Rum straight from one of the barrels. Pour it from the sherry cask into a personalized bottle for a tasty souvenir of your day.
Casa Bacardi is located in the Cataño region of San Juan, west of the city center. Drive here in about 20 minutes from Luis Muñoz Marin International Airport or take a local bus to avoid driving. The distillery tours are available every day of the week and can be booked online in advance.