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Bacardi Gold rum is manufactured in Puerto Rico where it is distilled from fermented molasses. It is then filtered through charcoal and aged in charred oak barrels for between 1 and 2 years. Unlike Bacardi Superior, Bacardi Gold is only filtered once.
Bacardi's official logo, a fruit bat, dates to 1862 when founder Don Facundo Bacardi found fruit bats living in rafters of the building he bought to house the distillery. Bats are considered an omen of good luck in Cuba and have emblazoned Bacardi rum bottles ever since.
This an ok rum, but it's very plain compared to most other rums. Smell isn't great; a hint of vanilla over alcohol, and the taste is also ordinary for a rum - it's also alcohol with a small hint of vanilla. Pretty easy drinking at 40%abv, but there's much better out there.
Dont even consider drinking this neat, it will burn from entering your mouth to down the throat. Strong vanilla and harsh alcohol is revealed when smelling this. In cola its only okay but still foul compared to some other rums at this price range (around 17$). I cant really say much good about this rum because of the price either. Sometimes you can "switch rums" meaning if you drink 2 or 3 rum beverages by that point you cant taste the full quality of the better rums because your taste buds are numb from the alcohol so you switch to the cheap stuff. Problem is this stuff really isnt even that cheap!
-Strong alcohol and some vanilla smell
-Drinking you only get the burn
-Expensive for what it is
-Not a very competitive buy
-Doesnt even make a good Rum and cola
Better than the white Lable one, but still: Do not drink Bacardi, as long as any other Rum is available.
Was my go-to for Cuba Libres till recently. Great for mixing, adds a subtle flavor to the mixers, not exactly a sipping rum...
A step above white, but compared to other gold rums, it's not good, but like the white, very affordable.
Like serving tap water over spring Water. Too harsh to really enjoy anything. Probably the most overproduced rum in the world. As a result, poor quality.
Wenn man schon mal Black getrunken hat, braucht man Gold auch nicht mehr probieren.
Don't remember how much i payed but i am sure i could get something cheaper and better.
You'll be good as long as you mix it. Fun to try this one instead of more cliche rums.
This rum just reinforced me in dislike for this brand - plain taste and harsh alco...
Only a mixer for me. Would never consider drinking this neat or on ice.
This should be illegal to drink in most countries, states and provinces....
Not much to really say about this one other than had it a time or two or a bazillion.
Suitable rum for drinks..with cola and ice, maybe ?
For a bacardi rum this one is not the worst. Therefore my rating of 5. Only good with coke.
Warning: I didn't try this rum straight.
I bought this bottle just once when I was desperate for something to mix with Coke in my Las Vegas hotel room to save money before going out. That is the only context in which I tried it.
I thought it was surprisingly good, probably better than any rum and Coke I have been served at a bar. I can't comment on the flavor profiles besides the hint of wood/age I detected, but if you're going to waste rum by dumping it in Coke (without even a lime), I think this is a good bet. However, I would never dream of drinking it straight or using it in any sort of tiki drink.
za rum kolu dobar ali ne pretjerano, standardni alkoholni okus, bez puno arome
Available in 375ml so when I have people over who never bring anything this is what hey get. Very affordable and not too bad as a mixer. I'll drink with juice. Or for a flashback, Hawaiian Punch.
This rum is simply not good. I imagine it’s made for homeless and alcoholics.
"Although I've gotten somewhat used to the burning sensation and distinct vodka-esque gasoline taste in rum and cokes everywhere that better rums are simply unavailable, I have to place this one at the very bottom of my list. It's like a bad lover that you keep going back to because there just isn't anyone else around- better than nothing, familiar, but it leaves a bad aftertaste. Gold is only marginally better." Well this is the gold. I drank it in high school with red bull and would like to keep those bad memories in the past.
Harsh and one-dimensional; not for drinking straight yet more expensive than other adequate mixer level rums.
Do yourself a favor... don't buy this. Get kraken... get MALIBU for all I care
There are so many better sipping and mixing rums. This is their gold. This is flat notes with a little aroma. Buy Plantation 25th anniversary. Forget about cost. Mix or sip The aroma alone is worth it. Life is short.
I picked this up by mistake. I like spiced rums. Oh God. I needed to put the first shot down the sink because of no enjoyment. After a second try, in earnest, sent that down the sink too. Tastes like something filtered through a sock (as far as I can imagine since i've truthfully never drank something filtered through a sock). I still have the rest of the bottle so anybody want it? Maybe i'll kill ants outside the house this summer with it. Or light the grill. ...oh god.
Bacardi Gold rum review by The Pirate King
Bacardi Gold Rum review by the Ultimate Rum Guide