Bacardi has launched a marketing push behind its namesake rum brand that pays homage to its Cuban roots.

The “Vivimos” campaign opened last week with a TV and online spot, Bacardi said on Friday (24 May). The ad, which can be viewed above, shows how events such as Cuba's fight for independence from Spain helped shape the brand.

It features the Cuba Libra cocktail - Bacardi rum, cola and lime - which Bacardi says was created by American soldiers in Havana celebrating the end of the Spanish-American War in 1900.

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