UNH Hosts Bacardí Global Ambassador David Cid
The Hospitality and Tourism Management Department at the University of New Haven (UNH) once again welcomed special guest speaker David Cid of Bacardí USA to the department’s rum appreciation class, “Rum: Colonies to Bacardí,” on April 12, 2016. Cid, Global Ambassador of Rum and Cane Spirits for Bacardí USA, presented the history and production of rum to the students in what has become an annual visit to the department. Cid encouraged the students to taste two different types of molasses, the sugar cane processing derivative from which most rum is produced, touting it as a “superfood.” Following the presentation, he conducted a guided rum tasting, complete with sensory evaluation techniques. The flight consisted of Bacardí Superior, Bacardí Black, Bacardí 8 Años, and Leblon Cachaça.