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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.
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.
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.
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!
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Oak and Coke, very nice any time of the day ☺
Like advertised, brown sugar, vanilla, honey notes
This is truly made for coke, then it really tastes good and smells good as well. I have one anytime.
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.
I don't always drink spiced rum but when I do this would be one
This rum has a bit more of an oaky flavor with strong vanilla undertones. A good rum for those coke nights.
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.
Rum should not taste like melted margarine as does this Bicardi Oakheart. There's almost a little bit of rum flavor in there but trying to enjoy a glass while searching for it underneath all that butter flavor is not worth it. Just my opinion mind you. I eventually finished the 750ml bottle instead of putting it down the sink but can't say I'm proud of that. Some of you seem to like Oakheart so maybe my tastes for spiced rum like Kraken and Sailor Jerry is what I want, but these are kinda' strong over-proofs. Okay. Goodbye now.
Unsippable, like gasoline in a desert. Mixing damn well with a cola is its saving grace
The smell is very aromatic to caramel and oak. Alcohol you don smell so strong.
The first sip is soft and you feel the spices in your mouth with a small aftertaste of alcohol thats is covert with to much of caramel.
Overall a oke rum but for me to spiced and to sweet.
What is there to say really that hasn't already been said for this rum? Bacardi Oakheart is a fine rum for the price. I bought this one out of curiosity hearing good things, and in my location in LA for the great price of a measly $11 I couldn't lose. It's a good economical rum, it tastes of the sweat oak barrel, a bit of honey, as well i get other flavors such as a taste of coffee at the end. However it does come with a bit of alcohol burn initially but over the duration of drinking it. most of it fades but still a bit lingers, i assume some of it is due to the charring the barrel which as advertised gives this rum its smoky flavor. Overall If you're short on cash and need some rum in your life you should pick this up/
Приятно и душевно пить. Не выдающийся напиток, но хороший средний вариант
Perfect for a rum and coke. Wouldn't bother trying it straight.
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.
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 like spiced rums, and had higher hopes for this one. Sweet on the nose like apricot and overripe banana, there's an oily mouth feel with a syrupy sweetness. It's drinkable in a rum and coke, but not something you would drink straight or feature in a cocktail.
Nice rum, enjoyed it with coke. Didnt like it with any other mixes.
I was surprised how easy this is to sip straight. It is very sweet, not too spicey and at 35% it is very easily sipped. If you are looking for a quality aged rum, this is not for you. Mixed with coke, it is sweet with a vanilla taste. Very different than Captain Morgan which is spicey and not for sipping.
Bacardi Oakheart rum review by The Ultimate Rum Shack