Once reserved for those visiting Bacardi's locations in Puerto Rico, the Bahamas and a few select islands in the Caribbean, Bacardi Reserva Limitada is now found closer to home...at a price less the airfare. It was initially released in 2003 to celebrate the inauguration of the Bacardi Visitors Centre in Cataño, Puerto Rico. Its origin stems from the quality craftsmanship of Bacardi's Maestro de Ron (Master of Rum), Luis Planas. He hand selected and created a personal blend for the Bacardi family to honor the founder, Don Facundo Bacardi Massó. Hence the name "Founder's Blend". Last fall, the Bacardi bat flew north and brought this family jewel to the USA in limited quantities totaling 6000 bottles! Will there be more available? Future shipments remain uncertain. The bottle design may look similar to that of the Bacardi 8, but it clearly differentiates itself in caliber and cost. It retails for $110 per bottle in Seattle, WA and is now available at store #96 in the University District. Although within reach, one should read its name literally. Bacardi Reserva Limitada is limited in number and reserved for those who act fast. Last I counted, less than ten bottles remain locally.
Cheers to the University District location for bringing in another premium rum!