Bacardi Oakheart Rum 341 photo copyright Cheri LoughlinSmooth Spiced Rum straight from the HEART of charred OAK barrels for a hint of smokiness. Represents “strength, adventure and authenticity of character.”

70 Proof / 35% alcohol

Suggested Retail Price: $12 to $16 price range / 750ml bottle

Availability: Widely available

Bacardi Oakheart Rum Tasting Notes

Bacard and Coke photo copyright Cheri LoughlinColor: Amber

Aroma: Vanilla heavy. Toasted marshmallow. Brown sugar sweetness. Faint hint of pecan.

Tasted Neat: Perfectly roasted marshmallow flavor without the charred campfire edges. Lingering vanilla. Cinnamon roll goodness over the tongue. Moderate sweetness.

I like this very much. Definitely would sip this neat or on the rocks.

Mouth Feel: Slightly thin.

Comparable Spirit: There are many spiced rums on the market. All a little varied in their spice and vanilla notes. Compare a few of these rums yourself and discover a few spiced rum cocktails in the process.

Possible Uses, Pairings and / or Cocktails:

Billed as a contender for “the” go-to aged rum for Rum & Coke (Oak & Coke). As to cocktails, the Bacardi website only links Bacardi Oakheart with Rum & Coke, chilled shot and on the rocks pour. I think it might also add flavor depth to the Rum Runner or Mai Tai cocktails.

What cocktail would you use Bacardi Oakheart in?

Review sample courtesy representatives of Bacardi

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Review: Bacardi Oakheart Rum