Strain into a cocktail glass 3 drops Fees Cocktail Bitters Almond and vanilla ride along with hints of brown sugar spice and cinnamon. These droplets slowly drop small skinny legs down the inside of the glass. I sipped it along side the Mastro De Ron when conducting that review. Bacardi is now the largest family owned spirits company in the world. The Bacardi family moved important trademarks out of Cuba, and using a Bacardi owned plant built in Puerto Rico, were able to continue to build their company. Named 'Bacardi Oro' after the Spanish word for 'gold', this rum was first produced in 1862. This post may contain affiliate links. Hey sales of this rum might even help subsidise the “better” Bacardi offerings such as 8 anos and Reserva. This style of bottle is designed to be easy to grab, easy to pour and of course easy to store on the bar shelf. In the Bottle 4/5. Probably, on this blog and one of my other Bacardi reviews amongst other places. Along with Bacardi Superior White Rum, this spirit forms the backbone of Bacardi’s portfolio of brands which includes more than 200 different labels. Faint top notes of what I describe as Bacardi's distinctive mushroom/blue cheese yeast. Because the rum is filtered through charcoal, I speculate that the amber hue I see is a reflection of caramel colouring added to achieve a consistent colour profile for the rum. This copyright protection not only exists in North America, but extends to other countries as well. This charcoal filtration will help to blunt some of the harsh flavour characteristics of a young rum. Very loosely we may put my scores into terms that you may be familiar with on a Gold, Silver, and  Bronze medal  scale as follows: 70 – 79.5    Bronze Medal (Recommended only as a mixer) A nice picture of the 750 ml Bacardi Gold Rum is shown to the left. I’ve drank more than enough Bacardi Superior to know that sipping is not a good idea. Add a Lime Slice for garnish. Bacardi Gold is blended from 14 different rums aged one-to-two years to produce a rum with a more pronounced flavour profile than Bacardi Superior. Create a free website or blog at WordPress.com. This means that the producer of original work is automatically granted copyright protection. Bacardi Superior Rum is the original Bacardi rum, dating back to 1862 when Don Facundo Bacardi Massó purchased his first rum distillery in Cuba. Until 2000, it also operated distilleries in Malaga... For every gallon of rum Bacardi produces, five gallons of organic waste material are generated. Along with Bacardi Superior White Rum, this spirit forms the backbone of Bacardi’s portfolio of brands which includes more than 200 different labels. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! Let’s be honest a lot of people who drink Bacardi probably don’t even know its rum they probably just think its well errrm Bacardi! I decided to feature a new winter daiquiri as my suggested serving for the Bacardi Gold (see below). It’s a mixing rum and any pretence of anything else is frankly just plain stupid. Bacardi’s most expensive bottle typically peaks around $29.99. Learn how your comment data is processed. Premium WordPress Plugins, Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window), Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window), Captain Morgan Black Label Jamaica Rum 73%. Gold or pale rums have a darker hue than clear rums and have hints of more vanilla, almond, and citrus notes because of the aging process. Bacardi Superior, Bacardi Gold and Bacardi Black all come roughly the same bottle. Bacardi Gold is a well crafted amber rum. dash Maraschino liqueur I’ve said it before but I do like the way Bacardi presents it products. Review: Bacardi Gold Rum   79/100 These original works may not be copied or reused in any way whatsoever without the permission of the author, Chip Dykstra. My actual 375 ml sample bottle is shown along with my suggested cocktail at he bottom of my review. 2/3 oz sugar syrup Ask for a rum and coke and many places won’t even ask what you want and just serve a Bacardi and Coke. All of this sounds quite pleasant, however it would be disingenuous to consider the Bacardi Gold rum a sipper of any caliber as there is a buildup of both heat and astringency as we sip. 70-74    Now we have a fair mixing rum or whisky. Copyright © 2020 thefatrumpirate.com. There’s probably not a lot to be said about Bacardi that hasn’t been said before. The story of Bacardi starts with Facundo Bacardi Massó, the son of an illiterate bricklayer who grew up close to the har... Bacardi operates distilleries in Puerto Rico, Mexico and India. Bacardi Gold is blended from 14 different rums aged one-to-two years to produce a rum with a more pronounced flavour profile than Bacardi Superior. Some folks hate it, some like it. Restrained butterscotch, toffee and muscovado sugar with light oak. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. forms the backbone of Bacardi’s portfolio of brands which includes more than 200, Follow The Rum Howler Blog on WordPress.com. It’s probably of more interest to a mixologist or bartender. In 1862, Facundo Bacardi and his brother José bought the Santiago de Cuba Distillery and began to distill what would become the most popular commercial rum in the world. a review by Chip Dykstra (Aka Arctic Wolf) 1/2 oz fresh squeezed Lemon Juice I found the rum worked well in both daiquiri style cocktails and in the Cuba Libre’ for the which the rum is famous. Being honest it isn’t something any serious “rum” lover is going to get excited about. I often think of Bacardi Superior as “sweet vodka” a relatively inoffensive yet very sweet mixer. My Final Score is out of 100 and you may (loosely) interpret the score as follows: 0-25     A spirit with a rating this low would actually kill you. I don’t know how much sugar is in this rum but it is very, very sweet. It was on completing a review of Lemon Hart White Rum that I realised I hadn’t actually reviewed Bacardi Superior. When poured into my glencairn glass, the rum demonstrates a light amber colour, and when I tilt that glass and twirl it I see I a thin film of liquid with many small droplets forming at the top of the crest. Thus, all of the work produced on this blog is protected by copyright, including all of the pictures and all of the articles. 50 -59  You are safe to drink this…but you shouldn’t. Bacardi Superior, Bacardi Gold and Bacardi Black all come roughly the same bottle. Review – Bacardi Superior Rum. The Black bat logo on the label brings attention to the Bacardi brand and makes it immediately recognizable on the store shelf. It is the brilliant Dog Star which is the inspiration for my delicious winter daiquiri creation. 26-49   Depending upon your fortitude you might actually survive this. A nice picture of the 750 ml Bacardi Gold Rum is shown to the left. The Bacardi Superior comes in, well a standard Bacardi bottle complete with bat logo, gold medals and the “Case Fundada En Cuba estd 1862” which any Bacardi aficionado will recognise. 95.5+            Platinum Award (Highest Recommendation). When I bring the rum to my nose I sense light butterscotch aromas mingling with banana peel and citrus (lemon and orange) zest. If you are interested in comparing more scores, here is a link to my other published Rum Reviews. (I will still primarily mix cocktails) All Rights Reserved. I designed my recommended cocktail during the cold days of January when the bright star Sirius (the brightest star in the night sky) was prominent in the southern night sky. The palate is left heated with peppery bits of cinnamon spice and zesty orange peel. On that mixing front, the Bacardi Gold seems to want to tug me in two directions. 2 1/2  oz Bacardi Gold Rum If you wish to look beyond this spirit and try to make it something else then you are looking at the wrong drink. Is there anyone on the planet with even the vaguest interest in rum (or just drink in general) who wouldn’t recognise Bacardi? However bits of soothing menthol and lightly sweet butterscotch linger as well. I think if you knock this you’re kind of missing the point. I’d had the pictures taken and reviewed a few other of Bacardi products but somehow I’d totally forgotten to review their flagship offering. The Bacardi Superior comes in, well a standard Bacardi bottle complete with bat logo, gold medals and the “Case Fundada En Cuba estd 1862” which any Bacardi aficionado will recognise.