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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 can't give enough praise to this Bacardi variety. I don't usually like the brand and this particular rum is in a lower tier price segment, but the flavour is well balanced, the rum is smooth, fruity and yet leaves a rich, warm aftertaste that begs for another sip.
It works straight up or with coke, and is definitely not a special occasion rum, but a most excellent everyday drink.
I tried this on a recent cruise during a liquor tasting and was impressed, not expecting much from a Bacardi variety. I drank it straight up and thought it was pleasantly smooth with little burn. It had a nice flavor, although I did not detect the spiced flavor. It was inexpensive and in a pinch, I would buy it. I initially gave it a 7 but the fact that it is only 35% alcohol, I had to knock it down to a 6.
Was not impressed with this at all. It's hard to describe the taste, but it was not a good thing. I would use this a a mixer only.
Another rum-like "spirit drink" from Bacardi, not as sweet as the Spiced Golden but still tasting more like vodka with sugar & colorant than a real rum. Few notes of barrel, overall good only for mixing and quite drinkable, but far from being anything to remember.
This was drinkable but harsh for only 35%! In a bind this is something I could drink but will never buy it again.
Young and harsh but what else did i expect, that said its fine to be mixed. As for the taste neat, its raw green wood, some generic and slightly sickly sweetness followed by unidentifiable spices
with a not unpleasant aftertaste. I might buy it again sometime.
This might make a pretty good Cuba Libre, but it's not the best expression of spiced rum. There are simply no defining characteristics.
Bacardi's attempt at spiced rum is ok at a push - but Kraken or Sailor Jerry takes this to the cleaners for taste - mass market appeal for BMW or audi drivers who shop at next or think Ben Sherman is a quality brand!
This is my second choice for spiced rum.....Very smooth and sweet...
Good spicy nose, and amber color. I recommend only for rum and coke.
Not really the kind of rum that I prefer. Works ok with pepsi. Not straight or on the rocks
My Favorite brand, but not my favorite recipe. One drink or two...really sweet.
Very spiced rum
Most Bacardi offerings (IMO) are decent, middle of the road rated designed to please the masses. Rarely special, but always satisfying. I found Oakheart tasty enough as a mixer.
I stumbled across Oakheart on Kangaroo Island over he new year and choose it for my NYE drink. Drank some neat, some with some lime & dry - its a different spiced rum to what I am used to bit more of a smoky feel and has a bit more bite compared to your Captain Morgan's. I enjoyed it, if you like spiced rums I think you will too. Added bonus was I drink a lot, and had no headache the next day, coincidence? Or something more mysterious?!
Good rum with rich vanilla and caramel taste.
Very rich body with strong vanilla taste with caramel tones and a very apparent Oaktree spicy taste.
Enduring aftertaste, a real Southern Delight
Considering this rum falls under the Bacardi umbrella, it's surprisingly tasty and authentic. Not too much spice either, which means you can drink more than one glass without it being sickly sweet!
I was disappointed at the same time it was what I expected. A weak poorly flavored imitation of a good spiced rum
A pretty smooth spiced rum. Mixes great with ginger ale for a tasty cocktail
Seems to be all over the place at the moment and it's a worthy contender against the usual Spiced Rum suspects like Morgan's Spiced as and Sailor Jerry's. Strong flavour, good with cola.
Not a bad spiced rum, quite unique in its overpowering oaky and smokiness with very little burn. Neat it is reminisent of a bourbon such as jack daniels. This rum mixes well with cola and fruit juice, however the oaky aftertones do shine through and somewhat overpower the cola. This rum will not be for everyone however, it tastes like less of a spiced rum and more of a oak aged rum.
For the price it is not a bad spirit, and the mottled glass on the bottle makes it stand out from other bottles at the same price. I give this a 6 out of 10 because it is quite a versitile drink, but unless you are a big fan of the smoky oakyness after a few drinks you may find the taste somewhat bland. For the price its a great mixer but not a fantastic sipper.
This is a nicely balanced spiced rum. It is not too sweet, mixes prefectly with Coke or can even be drank neat. It has a nice hint of smokiness and a slight vanilla twist.
"Bacardi Oakheart rum review by The Ultimate Rum Shack"