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The History of Plastic Straws

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Jacob Briars, Bacardi’s global brand ambassador, shares why plastic straws were originally created and why they are no longer serving the same purpose in society. Join the Bacardi No (Plastic) Straws Pledge and commit to adding "no plastic straw, please" to your every drink order.

Bacardi Debuts Women’s Empowerment Series in Houston

The inaugural February 12 summit brought hospitality industry leaders together at Hotel ZaZa to promote women’s leadership.
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By Abby Ledoux

“Two words have motivated entire movements,” said Dana Cowin, former editor-in-chief of Food & Wine Magazine, pointing to #MeToo and #TimesUp, most recently. “I watched the power of those two words, and I thought, ‘what are my two words?’”

For Cowin, they changed to keep pace with her age, career, and general outlook on life. Eventually, “I want” became “I will,” a chant she led a room full of women in on February 12 at Hotel ZaZa.

Bacardi Supports "Miami Is Not Plastic" Campaign Launch

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Bacardi came out to support the “Miami Is Not Plastic” launch event, an initiative to inspire hospitality businesses in the Miami area to reduce single-use disposable plastics in an effort to help keep our oceans clean. Local politicians, hospitality leaders, eco-friendly vendors, charitable organizations, and about 300 guests – including many Bacardi employees and business partners - came out to show their support.

Miami is Not Plastic

Rusty Pelican introduces initiative to reduce single use disposable plastic
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The #MiamiIsNotPlastic campaign – a joint effort between Key Biscayne Florida’s iconic waterfront restaurant Rusty Pelican, its neighboring sister restaurant Whisky Joe’s, and the Rickenbacker Marina – officially kicked off in January 2018.  Conceived by Pallava Goenka, Regional Managing Director of Specialty Restaurants Corporation (SRC) which operates Rusty Pelican and Whisky Joe’s, in partnership with the Rickenbacker Marina, the initiative, which draws attention to plastic pollution caused by single use plastic, has drawn the interest o

SWA the Latest to Take Stand Against Plastic Straws

by Lauren Eads
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The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) has announced that it will be phasing out plastic straws across all its operations, and will be urging its members to do the same, following in the footsteps of Bacardi, Pernod Ricard and Diageo.

Bacardi was among the first to call time on plastic straws and stirrers, banning their use across its events in 2016 in an effort to reduce waste as part of its ‘Good Spirited’ campaign.

How Have Devastating Hurricanes Affected Rum?

by Tom Bruce-Gardyne
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After one of the most destructive hurricane seasons on record, Caribbean rum producers may have to prepare for worse to come. The Spirits Business speaks to some of the biggest players in the region.

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After one of the most destructive hurricane seasons on record, Caribbean rum producers may have to prepare for worse to come. The Spirits Business speaks to some of the biggest players in the region.

Bombay Sapphire's Laverstoke Mill is a Sustainable Marvel

by Rupert Watkins
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Hidden in leafy Hampshire, the Bombay Sapphire distillery at Laverstoke is a sustainable marvel and the gin brand seeks to push our drinking habits in the same direction

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Hidden in leafy Hampshire, the Bombay Sapphire distillery at Laverstoke is a sustainable marvel and the gin brand seeks to push our drinking habits in the same direction

How Businesses in Puerto Rico are Recovering After Maria

By Lizzie O'Leary
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The Bacardi rum plant was back up and running less than two weeks after Maria. Good news for the place that produces 80 percent of Bacardi's rum and employs 300 people. The company has paid its employees throughout hurricane recovery. 

"We got some comments from our primos [workers] saying 'coming to Bacardi to work it's like a bubble, because you forget all that's going on around,'" Class said. "But then people told me 'at four I get depressed because I have to go back to the reality of no power, no hot water, no food.'"

Casa BACARDÍ Visitor Center Re-Opens in Puerto Rico

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CATAÑO, Puerto Rico, and HAMILTON, Bermuda, November 6, 2017 /3BL Media/ — Casa BACARDÍ visitor center, one of Puerto Rico’s top tourism attractions, is pleased to announce it has reopened as of November 1. While the Casa BACARDÍ campus suffered minor damage during Hurricane Maria, the largest premium rum distillery in the world is leading the charge in recovery and rebuilding. The landscaping is showing signs of recovery and the views of the El Morro Fort and San Juan Bay are as spectacular as ever.

Casa Bacardi Tour Guides Help at Puerto Rico Shelters

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What have our tour guides been doing while the Casa Bacardi visitor center in Puerto Rico has been closed? They've been receiving visitors to the Emergency Stop & Go shelters as part of #BacardiContigo. Thanks to Christian for sharing what this has meant to him. Cheers to his passion, dedication and commitment!

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