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Launched in 2011, Bacardi Oakheart is the newest addition to the extensive Bacardi collection.
This spiced rum is aged for 1 to 2 years, filtered using a proprietary process, and then flavored with various spices including maple, nutmeg, cinnamon and honey.
Bacardi Oakheart took over two years to name and more than 2700 names were considered. The winner, Oakheart, is a reference to the charred American white oak barrels that house the rum while it ages.
Way too much vanilla in this rum which impacts the rum taste so much that you might forget you're drinking rum.
I gotta say, I don't hate this stuff. If you're just mixing it with coke, it's kind of sugary garbage. But if you use it to add some character to an overly dry, or bland rum, it's quite satisfactory (5/1 ratio - shitty rum/oakheart + coke). Worth having a bottle on hand in case of emergency.
It is very enjoyable. Better than Morgans Spiced and Sailor Jerrys. Not a patch on Foursquares though
Such an overbearing artificial flavor. Pure rubbing alcohol when poured, molasses aroma only after. Skip this and all other Bacardi products.
In my limited experience, Oakheart has a lot of the characteristics that made me switch to darker rums- character, flavor complexity, sweetness, spiciness. More sophisticated pallets might say its too sweet, but i really enjoy it! Goes especially good with diet pepsi, which might help with the sweetness complaints.
To sweet and has nothing to do with good rum. It tastes too sweet even in cocktails. You should pass this.
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Surprisingly smooth for a rum of this price range but ultimately to sweet with the vanilla overpowering all other flavours,
I get this a lot for Christmas presents, cheap but is fine fodder. :)
I like the Oakheart only with Coke .
straight it is not possible to drink .
I tried this on a recent cruise during a liquor tasting and was impressed, not expecting much from a Bacardi variety. I drank it straight up and thought it was pleasantly smooth with little burn. It had a nice flavor, although I did not detect the spiced flavor. It was inexpensive and in a pinch, I would buy it. I initially gave it a 7 but the fact that it is only 35% alcohol, I had to knock it down to a 6.
Was not impressed with this at all. It's hard to describe the taste, but it was not a good thing. I would use this a a mixer only.
Another rum-like "spirit drink" from Bacardi, not as sweet as the Spiced Golden but still tasting more like vodka with sugar & colorant than a real rum. Few notes of barrel, overall good only for mixing and quite drinkable, but far from being anything to remember.
This was drinkable but harsh for only 35%! In a bind this is something I could drink but will never buy it again.
Young and harsh but what else did i expect, that said its fine to be mixed. As for the taste neat, its raw green wood, some generic and slightly sickly sweetness followed by unidentifiable spices
with a not unpleasant aftertaste. I might buy it again sometime.
This might make a pretty good Cuba Libre, but it's not the best expression of spiced rum. There are simply no defining characteristics.
Bacardi's attempt at spiced rum is ok at a push - but Kraken or Sailor Jerry takes this to the cleaners for taste - mass market appeal for BMW or audi drivers who shop at next or think Ben Sherman is a quality brand!
This is my second choice for spiced rum.....Very smooth and sweet...
Good spicy nose, and amber color. I recommend only for rum and coke.
Not really the kind of rum that I prefer. Works ok with pepsi. Not straight or on the rocks
My Favorite brand, but not my favorite recipe. One drink or two...really sweet.
Bacardi Oakheart rum review by The Ultimate Rum Shack