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Bacardi Gold rum

Bacardi Gold

Puerto Rico | Gold

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.

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Posted about 4 years ago by Michael Loggies from Netherlands with 51 ratings

Rum is a bit better for mixing with cola (cuba libre) than superior.

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Posted over 4 years ago by Derek Harris from United States with 31 ratings

Overall, as an available gold rum, I suppose it is fine, however with Mount Gay eclipse as an option, this isn't worth the second look. Harsh and poorly developed flavors.

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Posted over 4 years ago by Romain from United Kingdom with 17 ratings

Ok to mix in binds specially for Cuba libres or mojito. This is where it tastes good. The taste is ok and not too strong in cocktails. I always prefer Bacardi rums for cocktails rather than captain Morgan

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Posted almost 5 years ago by Reddew from United States with 53 ratings

I just don't like this rum. I bought it once, and barely drank any of it. I will likely never finish this bottle off. I don't like it even mixed.

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Posted almost 5 years ago by cK from Canada with 60 ratings

Only really fit for mixing when the flavour is highly masked.

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Posted almost 5 years ago by Falcon91Wolvrn03 (PREMIUM) from United States with 436 ratings

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.

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Posted about 5 years ago by Nicholas Miller from United States with 75 ratings

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

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Posted about 5 years ago by Hedonist from Germany with 59 ratings

Better than the white Lable one, but still: Do not drink Bacardi, as long as any other Rum is available.

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Posted over 5 years ago by Eanousa from United States with 54 ratings

Was my go-to for Cuba Libres till recently. Great for mixing, adds a subtle flavor to the mixers, not exactly a sipping rum...

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Posted over 5 years ago by Joshua Cook from Canada with 13 ratings

A step above white, but compared to other gold rums, it's not good, but like the white, very affordable.

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Posted over 6 years ago by Kevin from United States with 18 ratings

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.