FACUNDO Rum Collection partnered with the exclusive New World Symphony private membership club to invite their members to a private rum sampling of the four marques of the super-premium FACUNDO Rum Collection in celebration of the membership club’s 30th anniversary season. The rooftop lounge at Miami Beach hot-spot, Juvia provided perfect backdrop to set FACUNDO, an extraordinary Collection that evokes elegance, glamour, and luxury elevating rum to an art form.
Guests were greeted by poised FACUNDO spokes-models and offered elevated spins on classic cocktails the NEO White Negroni and EXIMO Old Fashioned. Rum lovers also had the unique opportunity to taste FACUNDO Rums neat: FACUNDO NEO – 8 years aged light rum, FACUNDO EXIMO – 10 years aged blended dark rum, FACUNDO EXQUISITO – 7 to 23 years aged balanced dark rum, and FACUNDO PARAISO – 23 years aged dark rum rested in XO casks.
Chef Sonny Oh artfully paired passed canapes to each of the four expressions, which included salmon sashimi with Nashi pear, tuna croquettes, Hamachi sashimi with spicy espuma, concluding with a mini tarte tatin as a sweet ending. The food pairings were created to enhance the flavor profiles of the rums and were served in progression with the marques of the Collection. An attentive audience of New World Symphony members were treated to a heartfelt recounting of the FACUNDO origin story by rum specialist, Giovanny Gutierrez.