Hosted by Café la Trova’s very own, Julio Cabrera and FACUNDO brand ambassador, Ken Navarro, guests learned tips and tricks of the trade and how to create two signature FACUNDO Rum Collection cocktails, giving them a taste of luxury rums from the Bacardi family’s private reserves. Café La Trova is a classic 1950’s Cuban Bar & Restaurant with an authentic Cantinero style from Julio Cabrera and food by Chef Michelle Bernstein, located on Calle Ocho.
FACUNDO NEO is a perfectly balanced blend of medium to heavy bodied rums aged up to 8 years. Once the aging process is complete, the rums are filtered over activated carbon to remove any color, resulting in a sheer blonde hued rum. FACUNDO NEO is best sipped on the rocks or in a new twist of the classic Negroni cocktail. Sure to be your new go-to white rum, FACUNDO NEO is as easy to sip as it is to mix in elegant and adventurous rum cocktails.
FACUNDO EXIMO features a blend of medium to heavy bodied dark rums aged in fine oak barrels between 10 and 12 years. FACUNDO EXIMO is the only of the four rums that is blended before aging – a process which relies on the Master Blender to expertly tailor the flavor and aroma balance before Nature’s contribution through the aging process. Maturing in white oak barrels for more than a decade allows for a smooth, rich finish. FACUNDO EXIMO is best enjoyed on the rocks or in an elevated classic cocktail such as a Manhattan or Old Fashioned. Highly awarded and highly mixable, FACUNDO EXIMO is essential for rum aficionados and budding at-home bartenders alike.
FACUNDO EXQUISITO is a bold dark rum blend which marries younger rums aged 7 years and matured rums aged 23 years aged in oak barrels and finished in sherry casks. After the aging process, the rums are blended, transferred and stored in sherry casks to rest for a minimum of one month, resulting in a bold, yet delicately balanced rum. FACUNDO EXQUISITO combines the fruitier notes of its 7 year-old rums with the smokier and spicier notes of its 23 year-old rums, each bringing its own distinct aromas and taste to this smooth, silky blend. FACUNDO EXQUISITO is best savored neat to experience all the nuanced flavors the liquid has to offer.
FACUNDO PARAISO, a triumph in the art of rum making, is a blend of dark rums aged up to 23 years that is filtered over activated carbon and then rested in French (XO) casks for a minimum of one month. PARAISO is the ultimate deep amber colored sipping rum, and the most mature rum of the FACUNDO Rum Collection. FACUNDO PARAISO is best poured into a snifter, served neat and sipped slowly.