Since 1965 they have been making Bacardi rum at the Bacardi & Company Limited distillery on New Providence and proud to say that Bacardi rum is the only rum produced locally in the Bahamas and that it was the first major product to be exported from the Bahamas.
At the New Providence facility, they perform all phases of rum production, from fermentation and distillation to ageing, blending and bottling. Bacardi & Company Limited currently exports the equivalent of seven million standard cases of rum to Europe per year. They continually invest in and improve their 61-acre New Providence facility, adding new buildings, equipment and cutting-edge technology. These improvements allow them to increase production of their high quality Bacardi products, which in turn boosts the economy of the Bahamas.
In front of the original Bacardi factory in Santiago de Cuba sits a small patch of earth where four decades ago, a 98-year-old old coconut palm once stood. The palm was not merely a decorative element in fact, plans for the factory's expansion were altered just to accommodate the palm's seniority.