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#Top100Rums of 2017 – #83 Bacardi Oakheart Spiced Rum

Posted by Arctic Wolf on September 30, 2017

Bacardi’s Oakheart Original Spiced Rum is one of those spirits which shows firm signs of its age in the glass. It is produced from a blend of column distilled rums which have been aged 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.

Here is a link to my full review:

Review: Bacardi Oakheart Spiced Rum

“… When I allowed the glass to breathe, the vanilla notes deepened. I also begin to sense some maple in those breezes above my glass and the baking spices have firmed up with more obvious impressions of nutmeg and cinnamon …”


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2 Responses to “#Top100Rums of 2017 – #83 Bacardi Oakheart Spiced Rum”

  1. Simon Colwell said

    Hi Chip

    Do you know for how long the Bacardi Oakheart has been aged ? I believe that here in Australia a spirit has to have been aged for a minimum of two years in wood before it can be legally sold as “rum” yet I notice on the bottle of Oakheart I’ve just purchased that it does not mention the word ‘rum’ anywhere on any of the front or back labels. It only refers to “Bacardi Spirit”.


    • Sorry Simon, but I know absolutely nothing about Austrailia’s labeling requirements, so I do not know whether your Oakheart is different from the one sold in Canada which is definitely labelled as a Spiced Rum. I also do not know how long the current Oakheart is aged. Definately more than one year, but that’s all I can say.

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