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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
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.
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.
"Bacardi Oakheart rum review by The Ultimate Rum Shack"
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