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Posts Tagged ‘Bacardi Gold Rum’

Review: Bacardi Gold Rum

Posted by Arctic Wolf on January 27, 2016

Bacardi GoldIn 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. Using a method of charcoal filtering, and oak barrel aging  along with a still of copper and cast iron, Facundo Bacardi created a smoother more refined version of the locally made rum. His smoother version of the spirit became local favourite, and over time, an international sensation.

The Bacardi Gold Rum is  produced using column still distillation and oak barrel aging (for one to two years). The final rum is further ‘shaped’ by filtering the aged rum through a secret blend of charcoal. This charcoal filtration helps to blunt some of the harsh flavour characteristics of a young rum. Along with Bacardi Superior White Rum, this spirit forms the backbone of Bacardi’s portfolio of brands which includes more than 200 different labels.

Here is a link to my latest review:

Review: Bacardi Gold Rum

“… The rum translates well from nose to palate. Leading out is a soft butterscotch flavour melded with banana and orange peel with a smattering of oak, cardamom and ginger spices following. Almond and vanilla ride along with hints of brown sugar spice and cinnamon …”

Please enjoy the review!


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Cocktail Hour: The Dog Star Daiquiri

Posted by Arctic Wolf on January 26, 2016

In mid to late January, if you look upwards to the southern sky at about 11:30 in the evening, you will see the mighty constellation Orion dominating starry landscape. Taurus the Bull is above the Mighty Hunter to his right, and Gemini is also above him, but the twins are to his left. The major stars of the Nimrod are Betelgeuse and Bellatrix which serve as his shoulders; Rigel and Saiph which serve as his knees;  and Mintaka, Alnilam, and Alnitak, the three belt stars, shining brightly like sparkling yellow-white gemstones. These belt stars are, at this particular time aligned almost vertically in the sky.

If you follow the belt line down towards the horizon and just a little to the to the left, you will find the most magnificent twinkling star in the winter sky, the blue-white giant star, Sirius, also known as the Dog Star.

Dog StarIt is that brilliant Dog Star (located directly below the belt stars of Orion) which is the inspiration for my delicious winter daiquiri creation:

The Dog Star Daiquiri

2 1/2  oz Bacardi Gold Rum
1/2 oz fresh squeezed Lemon Juice
1/2 oz fresh squeezed Lime Juice
1/2 oz fresh squeezed Grapefruit Juice
1/2 oz sugar syrup (more or less to taste)
dash Maraschino liqueur
3 drops Fees Cocktail Bitters
Lime slice

Add the Bacardi rum, and the rest of the ingredients into a metal cocktail shaker with ice
Shake until the sides of the shaker frost
Strain into a cocktail glass
Add a Lime Slice for garnish

And of course enjoy responsibly!

If  you are interested in more of my original cocktail recipes, please click this link (Cocktails and Recipes) for more of my mixed drink recipes!

Note: My new review for Bacardi Gold Rum publishes tomorrow.

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