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Bacardi Gold rum is manufactured in Puerto Rico where it is distilled from fermented molasses. It is then filtered through charcoal and aged in charred oak barrels for between 1 and 2 years. Unlike Bacardi Superior, Bacardi Gold is only filtered once.
Bacardi's official logo, a fruit bat, dates to 1862 when founder Don Facundo Bacardi found fruit bats living in rafters of the building he bought to house the distillery. Bats are considered an omen of good luck in Cuba and have emblazoned Bacardi rum bottles ever since.
There's only one way to drink this. What it was made for. Cuba libres. Aka rum and coke. Be sure to add plenty of lime. Don't know why all the bad reviews. It was made for a specific purpose. GAI. (Get after it)
This is very bad rum for drinking straight. If you're going to drown it in cola or mixers, why not buy a better mixing rum (e.g. something by El Dorado or Flor de Cana or Seale) and watch your drinking life improve. Also, you'll attract better friends.
Mixer only as most Bacardi rums are. Mixes easily with cola which masks most flavors
Its better than their white or the oakheart. I bought it to taste it, and that is all I did with it and then put it back on the bottom shelve behind everything.
I do not really like Bacardi. Something tastes off about it. The only thing this is good for is mixing with coke or fruit juices, bet even then you get a glimmer of the taste.
Ok to mix in binds specially for Cuba libres or mojito. This is where it tastes good. The taste is ok and not too strong in cocktails. I always prefer Bacardi rums for cocktails rather than captain Morgan
Was my go-to for Cuba Libres till recently. Great for mixing, adds a subtle flavor to the mixers, not exactly a sipping rum...
A step above white, but compared to other gold rums, it's not good, but like the white, very affordable.
A step above engine degreaser. Strong alcohol aroma and taste...almost confused it with a whiskey.
Not very good.
This rum is a mixer only, nothing special about it.
Never seem to like Bacardi very much, not exactly sure why but underwhelming every time.
So many good rums out there that there is no reason to buy this one.
On the nose: freakin terrible, almost sickening with strong notes of gasoline and detergent. Not nice.
In the mouth: Strong burn, some notes of coconut and sugar cane but not a nice experience. Definitely not suitable for sipping. Not even good for mixing as the bad taste contaminates the cocktail with unpleasant notes. Very overpriced. Absolutely not recommended.
RomJones does not approve.
Love it, drink it every weekend. Its not the best but always reliable.
I just like this one with a coke as a Cuba Libre. It drinks nice and easy and it's way better than the superior.
Horrible stuff. Why is this the standard well rum? No wonder more Americans don't like rum.
too simple in comparison with others gold rums, only for mixing
Cheap fix for mixing with soda not much else i would use this rum for
Ok so there is no way you would use this as a sipper but thats not how its marketed. Assessed as just as what its meant to be this is a good middle of the road mixer thats perfect for a party. It mixes well and has no outstanding personal notes that get in the way of that use. For the dollars there are hundreds of better rums. Cant see the extreme ratings on either side a 1 2, 9 or 10 says to me that you need to try a few more rums to see what bad and good really are. 5 for me
A decent rum for making cocktails. Not my cup of tea for sipping
This tastes not very well. Oakheart is much better.
it is an ok rum but it needs something, i tend to add a little bit of cinnamon for some extra flavor. it your a fan of spiced rum stay away from this one, very dry.
Bacardi Gold is not a neat sipper since the alcohol flavor and taste is too strong and the burn is just nasty. Go with the Bacardi Oakheart over this one, mix it with Coke and you will be happy with the decision.
With the plethora of decent rums out there comparable in price to the Bacardi Gold, you could do much better. I just have a hard time seeking out a rum that can be shelved in supermarkets, high end tiki bars, diners and family owned restaurants as their high tier rum of choice. Yuk...come on! Education, education, read articles, liquor articles boasting so many other alternatives to the Bacardi crap. They don't take the fine time to make an optimal product, rather, they are all for making the stuff as quickly to fill the shelves while quality become the less important characteristic.
It's a mixer all the way but a good one at that. Numerous cocktails await this one.
Bacardi Gold rum review by The Pirate King
Bacardi Gold Rum review by the Ultimate Rum Guide