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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.
Nice aroma, easy drinking, probably aimed more at people who like mixers. Still very pleasant though.
The overly oaked taste in this rum makes it feel like it is a guy who is 5 foot 4 inches pushing the coach to be a power forward. It just does not make the cut. I handed the bottle to a buddy after failing to stomach a single rum and coke from it. It tries too hard and stills falls short.
Now this is a decent Bacardi Spiced Rum... not the greatest, but it's got a really unique flavor that really smooths out that Bacardi-Burn, sweetens the rum and makes this one a great option for a regular rum-and-coke with a little flare. It's "ok" to drink straight, but certainly not meant for that. I'd put this along the lines of what Jim Beam black is to Bourbon... which is to say that it's a good option if your thirst needs to be quenched before payday.
Bacardi's stuff is usually reputed to be quite sweet, and this is no exception but the spicy notes in this push through and even it out. Sure, it's a little weak for some on the alcohol-%-scale at only 35, but this stuff has a spicy character & bite that cuts through a Coke & lime, with ice, nicely! Cinnamon & sugar are at the forefront, as far as taste goes. I'd bet it's another one that'd be good in my eggnog at Christmas! Good stuff.
Overly spiced and poorly flavored. For those of you who drown your rum in Coke, welcome to Heaven. For those of you who actually enjoy drinking rum, this stuff will make you weep. Gak.
The name of this rum is appropriate. Oak dominates the nose. There's also honey, vanilla, and maple. Taste is similar. A bit overly flavored and artificial tasting. I'm not sure if the oak flavor is even real.
Still, an ok rum that goes down easy at only 35%abv.
my overal opinion regarding spiced rums isnt that good, IMO they taste like they try to fake being a anejo or a reserva, and oakheart is no exception
Chemical and synthetic tastes of 'spice' and 'oak' in an attempt to win market share from
Captain Morgan. If you like spiced rum you'd get a much better result buying any supermarket own label white rum, throwing in a stick of cinnamon, vanilla pod or whatever you like and leaving it in a dark place for two months (no cheat tasting before then!)
Surprisingly not a bad sipping rum - smooth and favourable!
I'm not a big spiced rum fan, but I was pleasantly surprised when my brother brought a bottle to a recent gathering. I liked it enough to buy a bottle of my own when I got back home. My wife likes it too, so we'll keep it on hand for the foreseeable future.
Alkohol: 35 %
Aroma: Hřejivě kořenitá vůně, skořice, med, příjemný dotek dřeva, lehký závan kůže, javorový sirup, vanilkový lusk. (84 b)
Chuť: První dojem při poválení po jazyku je výrazně nasládlý, tělo je spíš tenké, ale chuť pak přechází do celkem intenzívní kořenitosti ( Vánoční směs koření) a vanilky. Nic komplexního v chuti nehledejte, je to rum jednoduchý, ale ne nevýrazný. (82 b)
Shrnutí: Ve své cenové třídě (litrovka už od asi 315,- Kč) mě docela překvapil svou výrazností, navíc je prostě od začátku jasné, že pijete rum.
If you want a great tasting rum and cola here's what i use
First taste straight up: smooth with blend of vanilla a cinnamon, better than most other spiced rums I've tried. Then tried with Coke Zero & lime which was tasty. Not a big fan of spiced rum but this one is fairly good. Could probably sip in a pinch. Most bars have very limited rum choices but this one is sometimes available so glad to know about it.
Great spiced Rum smooth finish and as rums go great price for the flavour
Even though this is a spiced rum, it's fairly light. Definitely very smooth and has plenty of flavor. The oak is there, but not overpowering. Good rum to have around.
I am currently trying this out (because of this site). i wasn't expecting much since I am not overly fond of Bacardi. However, I would go as far to say this is the most flavorful Bacardi I have had. There is a distinct sweet and smoked flavor to it and goes excellent with apple juice.
A store near where I live bought 100 cases, after a year they sent back 85 cases. That says something to me. Doesn't mix well. Plus they don't even let you into the distillery in PR for a tour unlike all of the distilleries in the States. Very Bad move in my mind, waste of time, don't do the tour unless you like to sit in a room and watch a 8 min video on how rum is made. I can watch Modern Marvels and get more info that this tour.
A very good spiced rum. It tastes great with cola. Bacardi took their game up a notch with this one.
The Bacardi Oakheart is a very sweet spiced rum with a strong vanilla taste.
So this new spiced contestant for me is smack bang in the middle of the park. A good few are much better (Elements 8, Chairmans etc), but it certainly, for me beats the usual suspects sitting in most bars (Morgans, New Sailor Jerry etc) You get the usual from a spiced with honey and vanilla leading the way with cinnamon, pepper and maple hinting in the background.
Honestly, for the price point, I don’t hate it. It’s very brown sugar and vanilla in a standard way. Definitely steps up a cocktail a bit. I’d recommend it overall because it would appeal to most people
Gives a little extra smokiness to your usual Bacardi spiced. Pretty nice in soda. Not meant to be tried alone though.
For the price of it, this is a really nice rum and easily recpmenable. Even better without a mixer
Bacardi Oakheart rum review by The Ultimate Rum Shack