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I tried the Bacardi Facundo Exima side by side with the Bacardi Reserva Limitada. I really struggled to pick a winner.
This has notes of honey, caramel, oak, and some bourbon. This was just a tad sweeter (neither were really that sweet, however). I think they both tasted fairly similar overall (no surprise since both are Bacardi products).
Overall I prefer the taste of this over the Limitada, and this is certainly the better value. But it was close. Shortly after I tried this, I tried the Facundo Exquisito, and I think that's a really nice step up.
I really like this one - had almost no expectations going in, but seriously good.
Nutty nose with woody caramel tones. Initial shock of spice dissipates incredibly quickly to result in a smooth long finish. Almost a poprock feel after a few seconds - quite interesting. Lots of brown sugar comes through - fans of dry whisky rums may think it’s too sweet.
It’s dedinitely strong, sip with some caution. I didn’t find it was better after adding a few drops of water - just go full in neat and enjoy!
I have come to learn that Bacardi actually does make some delicious rums that are made to be sipped. Eximo is most definitely one of those rums. No sweetness at all, dried fruits, a hint of tobacco and lots of depth and character with a pleathora of different flavors. This is a very complex rum and it is overall a very nicely done rum. Goo'oood stuff Maynard! And you better say you like it neat or else you might wanna put on your pantyhose..
Fantastic rum for the price. One of the best rums at the $70 price range. It will not disappoint. It is a little stronger in taste than the Facundo Exquisito which is my number 1 pick by far in rum, however if you let is sit in ice for a few minutes it looses some to its strength. If you like strong rums, this is one of the best at an affordable price. The bottle is beautiful and classy. It make the perfect gift for a good friend.
Do not use for mixed drinks, it is too good for that.
A friend brought this over in our ongoing bottle war. Excellent sipping rum, nice flavor and a little bit of sweetness.
Smooth dark rum with a slow, late heat to it. Has a nice deep molasses flavors with a long finish. A tad of spice to it and I think I'm tasting a touch of raisin, but very subtle. Easy to drink and has a nice warming effect. Great for a cool evening. A little high in price...at the current going rate (~$70) in my neighborhood, I'd opt for a bottle of Zafra or Santa Teresa 1796 which are close in qualubut half the price.
This rum really surprised me. I got it as a present for father's day. The first sip I took made me feel like I got the wrong present! But after letting it rest for a while, it really gave me a good good feeling! What a sweet rum with quite some burn.
I received this as a gift
Very very nice rum
The interesting thing for me is the subtle note of honey
I enjoyed this a lot
I finally got my hands on a bottle of this 10 year old super premium rum from Bacardi for $75 US. Their Gran Reserva Diez 10 year old that I recently rated as a 7 inspired me to give this one a try. The aroma and taste and finish just floored me to instantly rate it as an 8. As you can tell, I am speechless! However, it is not quite worth rating as a 9 or 10, but definitely better than a 7. Most of my reviews wind up as a 7 or 6, and that is with advice from fellow reviewers. This one just overwhelms the senses in a really good way! I also could have never dreamed that a Bacardi product could beat the pants off of El Dorado 21.
Now that my wheels are turning upstairs, this thought needs to be tried out. Since this one is also the same age as the Gran Reserva Diez that is about half the price, I need to buy another bottle of that one to compare side by side. As usual, I will update my review as to the results at a later date.
Update 2 days later: As promised, I tested this one side by side against it's 10 year old Gran Reserva Diez from Bacardi. All they have in common is being the same age. They are not even the same color or pedigree. So yes, this Facundo Eximo is worth twice the price of the Bacardi Gran Reserva Diez.
Not too sweet but smooth and flavorful. But of a nice bite to it as well.
A bit harsh, with a strong raw woodiness, almost like a resin.
This rum is a brandy drinker's rum with its fruity and spicy flavors
Facundo Eximo is a smooth rum with a bit of afterburn, but there are no clear flavors to taste and you will always get that familiar Bacardi undertone. There are easily over 50 smoother rums with much better price quality than the Facundo Eximo.
Not as smooth for my usual taste but a good tipple all the same!
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Terrific vanilla notes that linger on the tongue. Nice nose with hints of caramel.
Nice and smooth. Can use more time, but overall very pleasant.
This one has a nice bottle.. But i belive that you should have it there.. It has a good taste.. But not good enough to zip.. And as i drinkirum there is many cheaper that would do the trick.. The color is nice.. The smell is pleasant.. But thin.. And have a hint of ethanol.. The teste i low on sugar. Almost like a burbon.. And the finish fades away awful quick.. Another year in the drum would probably do the rum some good.
This is a Bacardi product from their higher end Facundo line. It was offered during the last 30 - 45 mins of First Midwest Rum Fest in Louisville held in December 2014. It's only available in San Francisco, Miami and New York City. Smooth, complex and moderately sweet. Definitely a sipper and I thoroughly enjoyed it.