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Launched in 2011, Bacardi Oakheart is the newest addition to the extensive Bacardi collection.
This spiced rum is aged for 1 to 2 years, filtered using a proprietary process, and then flavored with various spices including maple, nutmeg, cinnamon and honey.
Bacardi Oakheart took over two years to name and more than 2700 names were considered. The winner, Oakheart, is a reference to the charred American white oak barrels that house the rum while it ages.
I picked this turd up after a Bacardi sales person toted the quality ingredients at the local liquor store. "It's got Madagascar vanilla!" Well shit, all vanilla comes from Madagascar, it's the only flippin thing that country produces other than conflict diamonds and warlords. I wouldn't feed this garbage to my neighbors dog... And believe me I tried.
This is the best spiced rum in this price level category I've ever tasted. Available almost anywhere, reasonable price and far better taste than other marketing heavily supported competition.
This bottle is a nice addition to the Spiced Rum world.
It tastes very good with cola, there's a nice vanilla flavour, but perhaps a little bit to sweet and perhaps not spiced enough to make it very interesting.
On the other hand with a little bit of lemon it gets close to a nice refreshing memory of Summer times. Cheers!
To share with friends!
Oak and Coke, very nice any time of the day ☺
Like advertised, brown sugar, vanilla, honey notes
Actually surprised that it was fairly drinkable neat. Indeed the flavoring is obvious, and overpowering on the vanilla, but there is a balancing hint of oaky spices on the finish which puts this product above fx. the kraken in my book. It's very sweet and as expected, there is virtually no aftertaste. The thing about a product like this though, is that I find it to sweet to mix, and inadequate as a sipper. Premium rum have made a booze snob of me. Tried this one out of curiosity on a random encounter.
picked up a bottle of Bacardi Oakheart and tried it first straight, then with ice & coke. Very good both ways. I would definately buy it again.
With my hatred to Bacardí itself and it's inferior basic rums, I actually enjoyed this one, when it came to market. With price tag around up to 7 EUR for bottle, it was awesome spiced rum around. The sweet spicy nutmeg cinnamon taste was unbeatable then. But now, with tag 10 EUR and up you can get much better bottles. Not with that intense sweet taste, but with actually better rum. Sometimes I miss Oakenheart, on the rocks, or with cola. But not that much to go and buy a bottle. Still, if you want to get easy reachable spiced rum, and not burn your intestines with Morgan's, but you're still too much wuss to get at least Sailor Jerry, this is excellent choice.
Nice aroma, easy drinking, probably aimed more at people who like mixers. Still very pleasant though.
Now this is a decent Bacardi Spiced Rum... not the greatest, but it's got a really unique flavor that really smooths out that Bacardi-Burn, sweetens the rum and makes this one a great option for a regular rum-and-coke with a little flare. It's "ok" to drink straight, but certainly not meant for that. I'd put this along the lines of what Jim Beam black is to Bourbon... which is to say that it's a good option if your thirst needs to be quenched before payday.
This is truly made for coke, then it really tastes good and smells good as well. I have one anytime.
If you want a great tasting rum and cola here's what i use
Great spiced Rum smooth finish and as rums go great price for the flavour
The Bacardi Oakheart is a very sweet spiced rum with a strong vanilla taste.
I don't always drink spiced rum but when I do this would be one
Better than an unaged rum, but there are far better ones to pick.
Oakheart was one of the first that got me interested in rum. I think I liked it because it wasn't harsh. So I bought another bottle recently to try....very distinct vanilla and brown sugar finishes, I recommend mixing with coke and if you are having several make it coke zero because it is sweet. Keep sampling!
No character. I think it was designed for drinks. With Sprite you can tastes the cherry flavour. It makes an ok drink.
Lots of spice on this one, makes me think of Christmas with each swig... Good bang for the buck..
Not a bad rum but seems to be a more expensive version of Captain Morgan to me. Good with coke but not the best for sipping
Nice oakie aroma, rather smooth taste with a slight bite, best enjoyed with cola, a drop of ice and a spritz of lime juice.
Not one to sip but great with Coke. Similar to others of this type
Got this for Christmas as a gift, I find it too strong drinking it straight and smells strong, however, its only 37%. It is a standard supermarket Rum
I drank lots of this mixed with cola, it's far better than captain Morgans.
Bacardi Oakheart rum review by The Ultimate Rum Shack