In true Latino style, it was during a grand 150th Anniversary party in Puerto Rico that the decision was made to dip into Bacardi’s extensive and rare private rum reserve, to launch the ultra premium Facundo Rum Collection. The project has been under development secretly for the past few years and has resulted in four sipping rums under the Facundo name, each crafted from the family’s reserves of 300 variants of rums. Neo ($45) is one of the oldest light rums available in the market, aged up to eight years. Eximo ($60) is aged 10 years in oak barrels and is the only one of the collection that was blended before aging. Exquisito ($90), made with a blend of seven to 23 year-old rums, was stored in sherry casks and has a very limited quantity due to evaporation during extensive aging. Paraíso ($250) is a blend of the private reserves’ finest rums, aged 15 to 23 years. After aging, the rums are finished in French cognac barrels. Previously enjoyed only by family members, the limited release collection (1,500 cases total) is available in New York and Miami, and will likely disappear quickly and there’s no telling when the family will open its reserves again. Savor a sip of the good life, while you can.