Available during the Rum Day event in 2016 (Aug 16th - Sep 20th).
Facundo Bacardí IEdit
|Facundo Bacardí I|
|Ships:||Sailing ( 1)|
|1||Under Caribbean sun|
Welcome to Cuba, captain! The island of fine cigars and strong rum. Come, let's enjoy a tasty meal and I will introduce myself.
|2||I am Facundo|
I have made my home here after I left Spain. I just opened a new shop in Santiago. I could use a partner to help me get started. I am still missing some equipment.
I want to concentrate on selling traditional products like rum and sugar. I have already bought enough goods, just help me build a few more shelves to place the wares on.
My brother Magin has a general store with everything we might need. So if you don't know where to obtain some items, just go to him. He surely has the right bottles too.
My family hid in the cellar and thankfully nobody is hurt. But the earthquake has disturbed the walls of my shop. We have to make some repairs before we can open up again.
Seems more troubles appeared. A cholera plague has broken out in the city. Send some men to take care of the store for me. I can't risk getting my family infected.
|7||We must be careful|
With the sickness in town I am afraid to buy food for me and my family here. Could you go and catch some fresh fish out on the sea?
The sickness is spreading. I better take my family back to Spain for a while. Let's pack our things into crates and go. I will leave the shop in the hands of my brother.
|9||One year later...|
I think it's time to return. The cholera must be gone by now. We are merchants but with so many pirates in the Caribbean we should have some weapons on us.
|10||What is this?|
The store is closed and deserted. Go to my brother's shop and ask him what has happened. While you are there take some bottles of rum. I have a feeling I will need them.
|11||Let's start over|
With the epidemic in town the business got quite bad and my brother had to close the shop. We will have to start over. Let me think about our options over a hot meal.
My wife inherited a house not long ago. If we renovate it we could use it to start a new shop. There is a tenant Mr. Boutellier at the moment. I will speak with him.
Mr. Boutellier has an interesting idea. Distilling our own rum in the old house. He has some experience with it. Let's send him some men to help with the equipment.
The distillation equipment is from Mr. Boutellier. It's a bit old but still functional. We can start with that. We are almost ready just get some barrels for the final product.
|15||All set up|
We can start the production as soon as we get the ingredients. There is lots of good sugar cane on Cuba. I believe my brother Magin sells some in his shop too.
The first tries were not very successful. It's no better than the usual harsh stuff you can get anywhere. We need something special. Maybe a new equipment would help.
If we use a special kind of yeast it could give the spirit the right flavor. I know where to find what we need. But it will cost us not just money but precious stones too.
The new yeast surely helped the rum become more refined. Come, taste it for yourself! But be careful, it's strong stuff. Better eat something first.
|19||The right audience|
The more opinions we have, the better. Bring some sailors from the harbor to sample our product. I am sure they will be happy for this opportunity.
|20||Feedback was good|
We are on the right track but still far from finished. Let's try to remove the impurities by filtering it with charcoal. We must be careful not to remove the fine taste.
We need to experiment a bit. Let's try some new ingredients. I will take care of that, you bring more sugar cane. We have already used up all of our supplies.
Neighbors have been complaining. We should probably move the distillery away from the residential area. I have seen a suitable warehouse at the outskirts of the town.
|23||It's not the same|
I have been wondering how to improve the distillation process. How about we use a pot still instead of a column still? I have a feeling it will be much better.
A friend has gifted us a palm tree sapling. My son Emilio planted it in front of the distillery, it should bring us prosperity. We have to at least invite him for dinner.
A quality rum needs to be aged not just drunk straight from the still. We will store the liquor in oak barrels which should result in a smoother taste and golden color.
A few months have passed and I think it's ready. This is the rum that will be known all around the world. Let's fill a few bottles with it and try to sell it in town.
|27||Prepare for party!|
We will present our new rum at a small party at our home. I have invited merchants and influential people in town. You can call some of your friends too.
|28||Rum of the bat|
Seeing the bats living under the roof of our distillery gave me an idea. Every product needs it's own mark and logo. Let's imprint a picture of a bat on our bottles.
|29||One more thing|
Let's build a larger storage near the distillery where we can put the barrels with rum that still needs to mature. After that we can start the production for real.
|30||Time for a drink|
We made it. Come drink with me. Nothing beats drinking nice rum while sitting on the terrace in the shade of a palm tree. Bring something to eat too.
Facundo Bacardí IIEdit
|Facundo Bacardí II|
|Ships:||Sailing ( 1)|
|Complete:||Facundo Bacardí I|
Our rum is selling well. People love it. We should expand beyond the borders of Cuba. Let's build a ship which can sail out with our rum into the world.
Our rum may be perfect but we need to develop new products to keep the demand steady. Go and ask our customers what we could do to improve.
You can drink our rum straight but it would be also perfect in mixed drinks. We will try something new. Let's use a fruit we have plentiful here on Cuba - the coconuts.
The rum is well liked also outside of Cuba. We will need to build a new distillery to cover all the demand. We could open the second factory in Bermudas.
The quality of rum must not decline. That's why we will build the distillation apparatus ourselves to fit exactly all our needs. Now go and get the materials for it.
Before we open the new distillery I want to make a banquet to present our company. We will also offer the new drink I am still working on. You take care of the catering.
We will need some tables and chairs for the banquet. Pick something nice to impress our guests. Leave the decorations to my wife. She will love to take care of this task.
While you have been busy with our new distillery I have come up with a delicious drink. I call it the Piña Colada. Bring me more coconuts so I can make you some.
|9||Please the people|
How about we build a small bar near the distillery where we will serve our rum and cocktails mixed from it? I am sure a lot of people would like that.
Just complete the fence around the outskirts and the new distillery will be ready for the grand opening. Then we can enjoy a glass of rum to celebrate our success.