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A mysterious new rum from the Dominican Republic. For a new brand on the market this one is my pick for Rookie of the Year. At less than $30 for a bottle it is a bargain. It comes in 5, 8, and 12 Year old versions in a stylish bottle. The version I tried was the 12 Year old and it's very good. Nice blend of vanilla, caramel, oak and traces of spice from aging in bourbon barrels. Sweet and smooth. Estimated sugar is 20 GPL. I found it to be an excellent sipping rum but it didn't last long as friends scooped it up for mixed drinks.
Try it, you won't be disappointed.


My neighbor knows I like rum on the rocks. We stopped over to check out his new motorcycle and I got a taste. Never heard of this one but I was quite pleased. Not quite my favorite taste, but quite smooth. I like it

Picked this up while on vaca in Key West, FL. Bought this one based on the bottle, which I do more often than I should admit (what can I say, i'm a sucker for packaging). 12 year, copper stills, oak aged from the DR though, not exactly shabby. All info garnered from the bottle. Relatively new, not much of an internet presence.

On the nose I was immediately excited. Sweet, but a subtlety that hinted at depth of character. Bright and sweet. Ok, not ready for another Zaya. Tell me there's more.

Initial taste had a slight burn i wasn't quite expecting. Molasses and oak. The foundation. Vanilla. Sweet yes, but not sticky, fruity sweet.

But the finish! It lingers. It builds. I expected less, it gave me more. Like a hidden bit of wasabi on my yellowtail sashimi. A sip left me satisfied for longer than I expected. One sip was satisfying, complete. But of course who would stop there?

I'm going to enjoy drinking this rum.

Anytime I see a 12 year old rum for

I finally got up the courage to buy a bottle of this rum after not having success with it's younger brother, their 8 year old. The aroma on this one is rather nondescript and so are the flavors on my tongue. The after taste is where it goes wrong. It is rather bitter and woody. Imagine when you soak wood chips in a bowl of water the day before you plan to use those wet chips on the meat smoker. Now imagine tasting some of that brown water the next day. This gives you an idea of the unpleasant after taste of this one. I will hand it to this one that there is no Bacoo banana taste or extra sweetening. This could be used to tone down some of those sugar bombs. I paid $27 for my bottle in Florida and then found it at another nearby store for $23. I won't be buying this one again.

I bought this because I had never seen it and it was affordable. What a happy accident! This is a delicious dark caramel rum. I tend to drink mine straight so I don’t have any mixing recommendations for it. I drink it room temperature and straight up. I really can’t believe the flavor for the price. A superior Rum for my taste. Good vanilla and hints of spice.

Ended up at a liquor store near the beach that's nicknamed "Pig Liquor" for the pig statue in front. Not expecting much, but discovered the Bacoo (along with some losing lottery tix). Strong, but a nice oak flavor. Preferred it straight to mixed. A 6.5 on my scale.

N: brown sugar, wood... and meringue! That's a new one! Some chocolate comes out later too!
P: Soft, but not weak! All the flavors from your usual Dominican profile are there, along with a definite sweetness.
F: Wood, normal rumminess, and a little fruit coming out too.
In a lot of ways this is a really normal, good rum, but with just enough of it's own character here and there to bump it into the "really nice" category! Solid rum, certainly no complaints here!

It is hard to beat a 12 yr. agricole for under $30, $26.99 to be precise. It taste like a quality spirit, with a dark color and decent finish. It's not overly sweet like el dorado or diplomatico or super dry like seale's and mount gay. My only criticism is there is a little rum funkiness. Maybe a 7 but definitely an 8 considering the price.

This really is a great rum to nose in the glass. Oak and wood spices provide a nice backdrop for the sweet baking spices (vanilla, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves) and rich molasses that rises into the breezes above the glass. There are hints of spicy orange peel, and fresh citrus fruit which appear and disappear within the aroma.

Deep dark brown sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, cloves and hints of orange peel and citrus fruit lay upon a foundation of oak and wood spices. Rich tobacco accents the flavour and some luscious dark fruit. The overall flavour is sweet but not overwhelmingly so, and a soft nuttiness lies under the other flavours giving the rum just a hint of bitterness which offsets that sweetness nicely.
Good stuff ...I’ve not seen it very often but it’s tasty and well worth having in a collection of quality rum

What I truly love about this rum is how I seem to like it just a little more every time I pour another glass. The flavours remain rich and strong but never cloying.

Didnt know what to expect, glad I had low expectations - made the reality that much better.

Molasses and oak on the nose for me. Great dark color and thick syrupy juice.

Flavor profile starts off with butter amd then melds into caramel and cocoa with a light oak finish. The taste lingers a bit for me, a little leathery on the aftertaste but not overpowering. Maybe a hint of some burnt sugar in there.

Overall, a solid drink at a great value.

Had this straight very good rum
Got for under 30 not overly sweet
Good rum good price.

Overall Ok, but it seemed to be spiced, which i did not expect. Its not overly sweet. It would be better mixed and i was looking for a sipper.

If you like Pampero Aniversario, you will love this one. A suggestion for a blind test. Pour Pampero Aniversario into one glass and Bacoo 12 year old into the other glass. You will not be able to distinguish which is which. Very smooth flavor, caramel and vanilla on the nose and hardly any burn. Spectacular value on top of a great flavor profile.


Wow. Tastes like comparable $40-50 rums. I got it for $24, well well worth it. If you can find it you'll make this your go to rum. It's great. If it was $40+ I'd waste time explaining it's flavor more. Give it a whirl little fella


There are three Bacoo rums available...the 5-year, the 8-year, and the 12-year. Since I have a bottle of each I am going to review all three today. They have a website ( which contains the legend of the Bacoo along with various information concerning the company.

As with the 5-year & 8-year Bacoo rums the aroma in the snifter is quite nice. Still a bit sweet with other more noticeable complex aromas which I cannot specifically identify. The amber color is deeper than both the 5-year and 8-year rums. Just as with the 5-year and 8-year swirling it in my snifter reveals good legs.

I was expecting something better than what is delivered with this rum. The extra aging merely reveals the sugaring. It too feels a little oily on the tongue and has distinct butterscotch and vanilla flavors. As with the others is some oak flavor via tannin in the wood barrels. A mild burn in the throat but nothing harsh.

As far as rums go and at $30 a bottle I cannot, in good conscience, recommend this rum. Granted it is not a bad rum but the extra aging exposes the sugaring which detracts from the product quite a bit. For $30 there are many rums that are better.

Bacoo is a nice smooth, slightly sweet rum. It's not overly sweet, and has a slight oaky flavor while avoiding a harsh afterburn. It's an overall balanced rum that's an easy buy for those after work occasions. I recommend it for a try.

Started my rum tasting experiences with this and I was impressed. Sipped straight and It was very good.

These guys should be charging $20-25 more a bottle than they are. Buy this fantastic rum up before they realize it! I wholeheartedly agree with the gentleman below who nominated this rum as the rookie of the year!

This hits all the right notes. It's like a cross between Appleton 12 and Zacapa 23. It makes a great sipper though I wasn't as impressed with it as a mixer.

Definitely give this a try.