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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.
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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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.
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.
Perfect for a rum and coke. Wouldn't bother trying it straight.
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
Oakheart is probably the best spiced rum for this value.
Ok maybe I am biased because I don't really like spiced rums...but I'd go for Captain Morgan anytime instead of this if I really wanted spiced rum.
The first taste is bearable but the second sip gives a neverending taste of all the bad tastes that will come...
After I have tried the Bacardi 8, Bacardi and this one I must say this is the one I like best from their distillery. It even works for sipping.
But it is not to fine to also be used in a drink. It is not a very complex rum but more a simple one. Not to bitter not to bland but in no way an awesome rum. Easy going is the best I can say.
It's very good at its price. I enjoyed it. Wasnt a favorite but id definitely give it another try if i was in the mood. Definitely on the sweeter side of things i believe. Has a oak flavor as well. Hints the name. If youre looking to try simething new this is definitely not a bad rum to give a try!
Only for mixing with coke. Cant find anything enjoyable to drink it standalone.
Rum for mixing i would say .nothing on dark matter or even rumbullion but still drinkable .vanilla .caramel
I enjoyed this rum but mixed it with cola. As a spiced rum there are others that I would pick ahead of this one. Captain Morgan Private Stock was superior for me.
Certainly not the best spiced I have tried. Vanilla is prominent and too sweet.
Its commercial stuff.Bacardi stays with the mixing only option.Godd with cola or in another mixing drinks.
Use ice to drink it straight.Its a good value rum.For me the best from Bacardi.
Bacardi Oakheart rum review by The Ultimate Rum Shack