Rum Howler 2016 Top 50 Mixing Rums Countdown #23 – Bacardi Oakheart
Posted by Arctic Wolf on December 2, 2016
Bacardi’s Oakheart Smooth Spiced Rum is one of those rare spiced spirits which shows firm signs of age in the glass. It is produced from a blend of column distilled rums which have been matured in charred oak barrels. This aged rum is then spiced to reach a flavour profile which walks the path of a vanilla accented by fragrant spices the combination of which is meant to compliment the aged rum but not to dominate it.
“… I mixed a standard Spiced Rum and Cola with lots of ice. I have to admit that this relatively simple bar drink really surprised me. The spice really ‘popped’ on my palate with flavours of cinnamon, and baking spices making a very positive impression in the cola. In fact, I found myself mixing my Oakheart and Cola frequently over the next several days, and each time I was more impressed than the last …”
In mixed cocktails, the Bacardi Oakheart shines, and it seems each time I sample the spiced rum I became more impressed. This spirit has character which only comes from the time spent in an oak barrel, and this aged character adds real depth to cocktails and bar drinks.
Stay tuned for more mixing rum revelations as I will be adding to this list each day until Christmas Eve.
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