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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.
Easily consumable in a bind
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!)
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.
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