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Bacardi 1873 Ron Solera is a golden rum aged up to three years in charred oak barrels. As the name suggests, the Solera system is used to produce this rum, which mixes new batches of rum with older batches each year.
"1873" represents the year of the Virginius Affair, the name of a captured American ship that resulted in a remarkable international diplomacy for peace between the US and Spain during the Ten Years' War.
This was the smokiest rum I have ever had. Wasn't great, but better than most Bacardi products. No flavour or bite on the swallow, smoke was in the aftertaste.
This was actually an interesting rum. Good flavor and no "after bite".
This rum is very strong. Wouldnt sip it, just mix it.
I usually go for a spiced rum like Kraken for a simple Cuba Libre, but this rum fits in very nicely! Milder taste than a white rum, and I wouldn't sip it straight, but as for a mixer, very good
A great mixing rum that isn't harsh and oh so smooth. While not overly flavorful, the mellowness is the appeal to me.
Would buying it more for the nice looking bottle than for the rum.
This tastes a lot cheaper than the Ocho, has a very cheap solera touch to it that takes away from it being a developed rum. Mixer only.
Very smooth, definitely a sipper. Nice vanilla and fruit notes with a little bit of honey.
Actually not bad..dry..not to strong..light charred flavor. .its a very good mixer with coke..Its the second bacardi product I like..also like oakheart
Muy bueno sabor intenso va bien combinado uno de los mejores bacardis
Nice drink, but missing something. Great color and smell.
Awesome presentation and bottle. However very offputing by aroma alone. Best used as a mixer. No more than a 1:3 ratio. At that rate though, there are a lot cheaper tolerable rums. But if money isn't an option I'd choose this as a mixer.
Not much to say about this rum. The aroma is alcohol astringency and the flavor is unremarkable with a strong burn. To be used as a mixer. Has a bit of unpleasant funkiness to it and leaves a bitter aftertaste in my mouth. Helps to drown it in Coke Zero.
Not bad for cocktails, but nothing special. Sure better than Reserva!
It should be good. You would think that for all Bacardi does in rum that this should be more.
Really good molasses flavor balanced by slight firiness.
Not a typical Bacardi offering. The flavor lends itself to coke zero, but does have a strong after taste when sipped. Overall not too bad
A drop of water lessons the alcohol burn.
Found it had too much fire for me. Using it as a mixer.
A smooth balanced rum with a clean lightly sweet finish and little burn.
Nicer smooth rum
A very good mixer. Try pairing it with Bacardi Superior to get a little more flavor into your cocktails. The Next Great Shake by Shingo Gokan is a great example.
Very good mixer
Bacardi Ron Solera 1873 rum review By Warren Bobrow via Foodista