NEO means ”new,” referring to the reinvention of light rum. This irresistibly alluring rum is crafted by blending light-to medium-bodied rums aged in oak barrels from 1 to 8 years. The young rums impart brightness and youth, while the older reserve gives Facundo Neo Bahamas Rum a smoothness and a well-rounded nature never seen before in a light rum. After ageing, the rums that comprise Facundo Neo Bahamas Rum are carefully filtered to remove color but not the other components contributed by the barrel. The embossed Art-Deco inspiration on the Facundo Neo Bahamas Rum bottle is reminiscent of the nude reliefs on our Edificio Bacardi in Havana.
Wine Enthusiast – 90 points.
Ultimate Beverage Challenge – 91 points.
NOSE: Sugar cane sweetness, fruity and woody, with subtle hints of almond and floral notes.
PALATE: Light, sweet, marshmallow and almond.
FINISH: Medium to short, clean, balanced.