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Paid | iTunes Aired: 2/4/2012

Season 5, Episode 5
The mojito, the rum and Coke and the daiquiri - made legendary with the help of one of the world's most popular rums - Bacardi. For 150 years, the Bacardi family has worked on perfecting its unique blending process to create a one-of-a-kind flavor. We'll travel to San Juan, Puerto Rico, where family tradition and technology meet to create one of the most popular premium rums. The main distillery produces more than 200 million bottles of rum a year, using the same formula and aging techniques that were used in the original batch 150 years ago. Bacardi's special process includes extracting alcohol from molasses, fermentation, distillation and the charcoal mellowing of the rum, which is filtering the rum to reach a smooth texture. But to be sure it is the best, Bacardi brings in its master blender to ensure that each bottle of rum tastes the same.

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Paid | iTunes Aired: 1/14/2012

Season 5, Episode 3
The Mack Titan has over 10 tons of chrome and steel, packing 605 horsepower and a 200-ton towing capacity. This new truck is built right here in the U.S. at Mack's 1 million-square-foot factory in Macungie, Pa. With a high level of customization, nearly every truck that rolls off the line is different. This makes automating the production process nearly impossible, so the work on the Titan is done almost entirely by hand. Manning several assembly lines and production facilities, this factory is powered by old-fashioned sweat and elbow grease. While many companies have switched to automated painting, Mack still paints all vehicles by hand. And all parts, including the monstrous engine, are inspected to ensure they meet Mack standards before installation occurs. When the final product drives off the production line, the Titan will tackle some of the toughest jobs in the trucking industry.

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Paid | Amazon Instant Video Aired: 3/25/2010

Season 3, Episode 7
Go behind the scenes as Ultimate Factories explores manufacturing goliaths and brings to life some of the greatest one-of-a-kind factories in the world.

Free | Xfinity Posted: 6/9/2012

One of the most sophisticated jets in the world is manufactured in pieces from four different European countries.

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