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Cycling in Cuba today......(6 posts)

Cycling in Cuba today......african
Sep 20, 2002 10:11 AM
And I mean today with the hurricane and all going on he he he......

Viva bacardi rum er Che .....
re: Cycling in Cuba today......Dave Hickey
Sep 20, 2002 10:49 AM
Bacardi rum is Puerto Rican
rumafrican
Sep 20, 2002 11:48 AM
Now I stand corrected but surely bacardi was originally Cuban but when Fidel and co. took over many companies lost their businesses and bacardi resettled in P. Rico...??

Anyway great with coke at a party....

Ahhh just found it here.....

In 1829 Don Facundo Bacardi Masso emigrated from Spain to Santiago, Cuba, bringing with him an inventive mind and a love for drinking. Immediately he discovered that the drinks, namely the rum that was popular on the island, was of a dark, rich, almost overwhelming nature.
More about bacardi (interesting for Friday)african
Sep 20, 2002 11:51 AM
From 1960 onwards the Bacardi company's growth was nothing short of remarkable. Having had left Cuba, the Family built new facilities in the Bahamas, Canada, the United States, and Spain. By the mid 1970's, BACARDI rum had become the largest selling premium spirits brand in the United States and shortly thereafter in the world.

In the 1990's the Bacardi company was consolidated into Bacardi Limited with its headquarters in Hamilton, Bermuda. The Company also launched BACARDI Limón, one of the most successful new premium spirits brand of all time. During the nineties Bacardi Limited also embarked on the most monumental steps forward in its history by acquiring MARTINI vermouth, DEWAR'S scotch whiskey, and BOMBAY SAPPHIRE gin. These purchases propelled Bacardi Limited to the position of one of the top five spirits companies in the world.

Today, Bacardi Limited remains the only major privately held Spirits Company, with more than 6,000 dedicated employees, and sales in excess of 60 million cases per year in 170 nations. After six generations of Don Facundo's descendants being directly involved in the business, Bacardi takes pride in its position as the producer of "The world's great rums since 1862."
re: Cycling in Cuba today......netso
Sep 20, 2002 10:54 AM
My cousin is VP @ Bacardi in Puerto Rico. However, most Cubans wish they were Puerto Ricans. Viva Boriqua!
re: Cycling in Cuba today......Chainstay
Sep 20, 2002 3:34 PM
I believe you are trying to make a political point from thin air. There has certainly has been no published research. Defections receive publicity but many people immigrate to other countries, to live there, not to be one of them. I have met many Cubans and they are proud of their country.