150 Years and Still Going Strong: How Bacardi Rum Is Made

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Using Blackstrap Molasses

Bacardi uses blackstrap molasses to make its rum. Years ago the molasses was sourced from local sugar cane, but in the 1980s the sugar cane in Puerto Rico dried up. Nowadays, scouts are sent around the world to places like Fiji, Hawaii, and Brazil to find the best molasses for use in Bacardi rum. 

Victoria Kabakian