This caged window is a liquor store of sorts. The sign reads you can buy rum by the botella (bottle), media (half bottle) or a shot. Purchasing rum in Havana was not always this primitive. Facundo Bacardí Massó and his brother José founded a distillery in Santiago de Cuba in 1862. The fruit bats living in their warehouse where the inspiration for the company’s logo. Near this window is the Bacardi Building, a marvelous Art Deco design created in 1930. It was once Havana’s tallest structure. The company fled to the Bahamas in 1957. Since then, it has become the world’s largest family spirits company.