Obama Eases Special Limits On Cuban Products, From Drugs To Rum And Cigars --- An official displays a limited edition Cohiba 50 cigar, one of 2,000 made for the 50th anniversary of the Cuban brand, on the opening day of the annual Havana Cigar Festival in Havana, Cuba, in February. 2016.10
Emilio's brothers, Facundo and José, and his brother-in-law Henri (Don Enrique) Schueg, remained in Cuba with the difficult task of sustaining the company during a period of war. The women in the family were exiled in Kingston, Jamaica. After the Cuban War of Independence and the US occupation of Cuba, "The Original Cuba Libre" and the Daiquiri were both born with Bacardi rum. In 1899 US General Leonard Wood appointed Emilio Bacardí Mayor of Santiago de Cuba.