Bacardi Reserva Limitada Available in the U.S. for the First Time

Bacardi has announced the U.S. release of its exclusive Bacardi Reserva Limitada rum, on sale this fall at select bars, restaurants, and fine spirits retailers across the country. Previously, this rare, award-winning reserve was only available in limited release in Puerto Rico, the Bahamas, the Cayman Islands and Aruba. The Reserva Limitada (aka the “Founder’s Blend”) was originally created by the Bacardi Maestro de Ron (Rum Master) as a personal blend for the Bacardi family, in honor of founder Don Facundo Bacardi Massó. It was first released to the public in 2003, to celebrate the opening of the Visitors Center at the Bacardi distillery.

Joaquin Bacardi III, head of the company’s business operations in Puerto Rico, says that the Reserva Limitada “was created to commemorate the patriarch of our family. Until now, to get a bottle, U.S. rum lovers had to travel to our distillery in Puerto Rico or one of just three other Caribbean islands. It’s fulfilling we can now bring this truly exceptional spirit to rum connoisseurs in the United States.”

The Reserva Limitada (40% ABV) is a blend of rums rested from 10 to 16 years in lightly-charred American white oak barrels. The creation of Bacardi Maestro de Ron Luis Planas is described as “a deep golden-hued rum with dark reddish undertones and a character symbolized by exquisite aromas of vanilla, oak and dried fruits that possesses a rich, smooth taste and velvety finish.” The Reserva Limitada is individually bottled, numbered and hand-sealed with a cork finish.

Initially, just 1000 cases (six 750ml bottles per case) of Bacardi Reserva Limitada will be available in the United States. Additional quantities are expected to be released to the U.S. in the future, based on availability. The suggested retail price of the Reserva Limitada is $110.00.

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  1. angelique on April 12, 2011 at 5:11 am

    I bought a bottle numbered 30305 in Puerto Rico a couple of years ago. It is in perfect condition. I would be interested in selling it…just not sure how to do so legally. Anyone got ideas?

  2. Shana on April 13, 2011 at 2:08 pm

    Hej angelique, i’m very interested in buying ur bottle. My boyfriend is a big collector of bacardi bottles and i would love to give him a reserva limitada as a birthdaypresent. I’m hoping you are willing to sell it to me. Can you contact me on [email protected] to discuss this more? thanks xx

  3. Randy on December 7, 2011 at 10:51 am

    Bought this for a great friend that has always been there for me. This is something that makes a great gift for someone who has everything. I asked a friend of mine to bring a bottle back from PR to give as a gift and now I wish I had got two. One for him and one for me to keep for myself. I like the idea of collecting Bacardi bottles as Shana wrote above. Thanks to the PR Ministry for allowing this to come to the USA mainland.

  4. Albert on March 7, 2012 at 8:28 pm

    I to bought a bottle numbered 46012 in Puerto Rico a couple of years ago. It is in perfect condition. I also would be interested in selling it…just not sure how to do so legally. Anyone got ideas?

  5. John on August 10, 2012 at 4:00 pm

    I also bought a bottle in Puerto Rico in 2006. Serial Number 22339, and comes with the box. Bottle is in perfect condition, box in very good condition. Let me know if interested…

  6. fatman on August 28, 2012 at 9:18 am

    got a bottle myself, not sure if i wanna open it or not, im not a collector so not sure of the sig. of serial # let me know if and why i should keep or not open. thanks

  7. Nelson on November 6, 2012 at 3:17 pm

    I also bought a bottle in Puerto Rico in 2010. I drank it all!!! Very smooth.

  8. Urbano on November 18, 2012 at 10:10 am

    I bought one bottle in 2003, when Bacardi launch the bottle to inagurated the welcome center. Those days i worked like a provate contractor in Bacardi Co. In Uerto Rico and i saw when the rum was btling manually. I decide to get one, they selled the bottles in the begining without box and the Serial Numbers of the very first boxes was in hand writting with a sharpie. Mi Serial Number is 1800 or 1899 one of those i really cant identify if are zeros or nines. Another friend if mine bougt another bottle hand writed too. I just want to know how much Is the appraisal of my bottle and of course my friend wants to know too the bottle is unopened, percecr condition, no fade colors etc. If someone know or recomended me what i need to do for appraise the bottle, will be deeply apreciate. I want to sorry about my English in from PR, moved to Georgia a few years ago and im still in the learning process.

  9. Urbano on November 18, 2012 at 10:19 am

    Wow.. I just posted without check the spelling, is terrible lol…. Sorry again. Any question about the bottles are welcomes. The price of the bottle in 2003 was $45 i cant believe that i saw bottles sold at $200 on Ebay. But with a higher serial number and not like mine hand made.

  10. Victor on December 9, 2012 at 12:48 pm

    I just bought bottle #00131700 in PR for$73.00. Worth every penny!

  11. Gabby on February 28, 2013 at 5:17 pm

    I had a couples of years ago when my sister brought some from Puerto Rico…but last time I remember Puerto Rico is part of the U.S.A HELLO

  12. Karen Burch on March 29, 2013 at 5:28 pm

    I just left San Juan with a bottle of Barcardi Reserva Limitada # L12271J600 0609. The price has gone up to $85.00 at the Bacardi factory. I enjoyed the the tour emorously as well as the samples.. This rum is truly the cognac of all rums.

  13. Grant on April 6, 2013 at 8:14 am

    If anyone has one and is close to DC/Northern Virginia, I’d be interested in buying. I can get them for $110 so if it’s not less than that or if it’s not a low SN, don’t bother contacting me. Urbano, I may be interested in an early SN one if you have it still. My email is [email protected]. I will be in El Paso from April 15 to May 22 if anyone in that area has one for sale.

  14. Mpdeluxe on April 16, 2013 at 12:48 pm

    How much would you pay for # 20841?

  15. Paul on June 3, 2013 at 12:25 pm

    My wife and I just came back from Puerto Rico. Bought 2 bottles at the airport for $79.95 ea. I have them put away for a very special occasion.

  16. Ben on July 8, 2013 at 6:07 am

    Just came back with a bottle from the distillery in PR. It’s been staring at me ever since I got home from the airport. Not sure of the serial number but I plan to drink enough of it that I can’t read it anyways. Cheers!

  17. Nides on August 3, 2013 at 5:37 am

    I have one bottle bought in Bacardi Puerto Rico during our vacation bottle # 12919. How much do you think it cost now ?

  18. Will on September 23, 2013 at 2:11 pm

    How much would any one pay for a bottle number 4041. I bought it in P.R in 2002.

  19. Brian on November 30, 2013 at 5:17 pm

    My wife and I went on the Bacardi Distillery tour in Canton, PR. I tasted several of the rums there and wanted the best they had for a sipping rum….Reserva Limitada is by far the best rum I have tasted to date. The boxed bottle corked and sealed was engraved and a certificate issued with the bottle at the Factory package store. The rum was delicious!!! $93 at the factory, $78 in duty free shop in the San Juan airport but no engraving or certificate. About $110 in the states in Central Florida, but may be a bit cheaper in Miami.

  20. Ernie on December 14, 2013 at 1:39 pm

    Got bottle #44470 plan on opening it July 4th 2014

  21. Les on December 22, 2013 at 10:38 am

    Have bottle number 17121, in a white box from the Bacardi visitor center in Puerto Rico. Bought it about 6 years ago. I like rum. Should I sell it, or sip it with friends? Just how good does it taste?

  22. Bob on January 26, 2015 at 11:58 am

    I have 2 bottles. Numbers 00080393 and 00081112.
    I don’t drink. How can I get rid of them?

  23. John on January 29, 2015 at 12:18 pm

    Les – You should sip it with friends. I could not convince my wife to let my buy a bottle on our recent trip to Puerto Rico, but I did buy a glass of it during the Bacardi tour and it was wonderful.