The first Bacardi Store has opened on Bay Street in downtown Nassau, Bahamas yesterday (31 July).

The concept store, owned and operated by the Bacardi Nassau-based distributor Bristol Group of Companies, features the Bacardi portfolio of products at duty-free prices and branded accessories.

The opening featured the international launch of Bacardi Reserva Limitada, produced in Puerto Rico.

"For many years, I have dreamed of being an active participant in the revitalisation of Nassau and in particular Bay Street," said Juan Bacardi, owner of Bristol Group of Companies. "I am very excited to lead the charge of the revitalisation of the Bay Street business and tourist districts with such a high-end offering. With the clout of the Bacardi name and its international appeal, we're confident this store will serve as a 'gateway' to the east end of Bay Street."

Other products in the Bacardi portfolio, including Grey Goose vodka, Bombay Sapphire gin, Dewar's Scotch whisky and Cazadores Tequila, will also be available in the store.

The two-storey, 3,300 square feet themed retail outlet will be open six days a week from 9am until 6pm and managed by Bahamian-owned and operated Bristol, the Bahamian distributor of Bacardi rums.