Better know what you're in for when you drink Bacardi. The bottle contains revolutions. In 1862 they took a harsh, unrefined spirit and turned it into the smooth, delicious liquor you drink today, a transformation that took ten years. But Bacardi was just getting a taste of upheaval. The Bacardi family was a staunch supporter of Cuba's fight for independence from Spain. Despite putting their business on the line for their beliefs, Bacardi survived the fight for freedom…until their property was seized during yet another revolution in the 1960s. Naturally they remained resilient, starting over in America and becoming one of the most popular rums in the world.