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Bacardi 1873 Ron Solera is a golden rum aged up to three years in charred oak barrels. As the name suggests, the Solera system is used to produce this rum, which mixes new batches of rum with older batches each year.
"1873" represents the year of the Virginius Affair, the name of a captured American ship that resulted in a remarkable international diplomacy for peace between the US and Spain during the Ten Years' War.
Everything i look for in a sipper...
Had the smell of good Tennessee Whiskey... Smooth to the palette with a warm , smokey finish... A soothingly delicious companion to a cabin fireplace
He aroma is amazing for a rum a that price the taste is so sweet, it just go down the throat easy love it
A great mixing rum that isn't harsh and oh so smooth. While not overly flavorful, the mellowness is the appeal to me.
A fantastic bottle, dark and rich with molasses and vanilla.
Muy bueno sabor intenso va bien combinado uno de los mejores bacardis
Very smooth, definitely a sipper. Nice vanilla and fruit notes with a little bit of honey.
A drop of water lessons the alcohol burn.
A friend of mine took this for me from mexico and i loved it! Sadly not available here! But i recomment trying it if you can get one!
A smooth balanced rum with a clean lightly sweet finish and little burn.
A blend of rums aged in charred oak barrels using the solera method where rums aged from 1-3 years are joined together to produce a flavorful rum. Woody, smoky and fruity are words to describe this entry level sipper. Priced around $25, this rum is one of two rums produced by Bacardi that offer a nice deviation from their other standard rum line. The Bacardi 8 and solera 1873 can be enjoyed neat or mixed.
Awesome presentation and bottle. However very offputing by aroma alone. Best used as a mixer. No more than a 1:3 ratio. At that rate though, there are a lot cheaper tolerable rums. But if money isn't an option I'd choose this as a mixer.
In the 80`s & 90`s was too popular in Mexico, its a good rum for the Cubas Libres but too sweet!
I usually go for a spiced rum like Kraken for a simple Cuba Libre, but this rum fits in very nicely! Milder taste than a white rum, and I wouldn't sip it straight, but as for a mixer, very good
Nice drink, but missing something. Great color and smell.
Deep flavor but not aged. Ok on the rocks but only as a standby
Really good molasses flavor balanced by slight firiness.
The initial taste is ridiculously smooth... no burn and soft flavor until a pleasant dry, spicy complexity starts to build and accumulate as you progress to the finish. A little bit of funk, but noticeable molasses notes and smokey oak. With ice, or a little water, a bittersweet dark-chocolate flavor emerges and lingers on the finish. I bought it for $20, but have found it for lower. how could you complain? A good one for the shelf, as it continues to change the minds of those that believe Bacardi is no good.
This was the smokiest rum I have ever had. Wasn't great, but better than most Bacardi products. No flavour or bite on the swallow, smoke was in the aftertaste.
This was actually an interesting rum. Good flavor and no "after bite".
Nicer smooth rum
I got this one on sale today for only $15, which was hard to pass up. The dark colored glass on the bottle hides the orange rum inside. The aroma is of oak and fruit, with no legs in the snifter. It probably has little or no added sugar. The taste is smooth, but that after taste has quite a burn because the oldest rum in this solera ageing is only three years old. For those of you familiar with my other reviews, you very seldom hear me complain about an after burn. This after burn is quite pronounced, but I could get used to it. I would therefore consider this one as a good mixer. Adding an ice cube opens up the flavors, but does not kill the burn. An update will be posted as this rum ages in the bottle, and I would expect the same results down the line.
Update April 9, 2019: The burn is now gone with only 9 ounces left in the bottle. However, the heavy oak flavors now dominate and even come through with a half and half mixture of cola. If you like strong oak flavors, then you will love this one. If not, then stay away from this one. My rating remains the same.
Good enough for mixing when you are on a tight budget.
My only reference at the moment is Bacardi Ocho. In comparisson, Solera is much stronger, and definitely not for sipping. But when mixed (particularly for Cubas), it has an almost sweet flavor. I did not feel the oak at all, to be honest, but it's good nevertheless. I always have a bottle in stock for when I feel like having a strong drink.
To be honest, I'd take an Ocho over Solera, anytime.
Bacardi Ron Solera 1873 rum review By Warren Bobrow via Foodista