BACARDÍ Dark Rums

BACARDÍ dark rums range from deep red, rich brown and even black in color – our darkest being BACARDÍ Carta Negra Rum. They’re aged longer than gold rums, also known as amber rum, like our rich and smooth BACARDÍ Carta Oro Rum – great for mixing up a storm in gold rum cocktails. While the darker color indicates a more intense flavor profile, our dark rums are also delicious as mixers for dark rum cocktails, black rum drinks, dark rum drinks, and are also gorgeously rich when used in cooking and baking – like in our luscious Rum Cake.

BACARDÍ CARTA ORO

BACARDÍ Carta Oro rum brings together rich, soothing flavours like vanilla, buttery caramel, toasted almond and sweet banana notes balanced by the warm zest of orange peel and a light, oaky finish.

BACARDÍ CARTA NEGRA

BACARDÍ Carta Negra rum is a medium-bodied black rum, crafted with passion by the Maestros de Ron BACARDÍ. A journey that begins with sweet, tropical fruit, buttery caramel and vanilla notes and ends with a smoky liquorice and molasses finish.

BACARDI CARTA NEGRA RUM 700ml Glass Bottle

BACARDÍ AÑEJO CUATRO

A blend of rums aged for a minimum of four years under the Caribbean sun, BACARDÍ Añejo Cuatro has a unique taste and a soft, golden color.

BACARDÍ RESERVA OCHO RUM

BACARDÍ Ocho, or known to its fans as BACARDÍ 8 is, unsurprisingly, aged eight years. Inspired by a family recipe from 1862, BACARDÍ Reserva Ocho is known as The Family Reserve.

BACARDÍ GRAN RESERVA DIEZ

Expertly blended. Barrel-aged for a minimum of ten years under the Caribbean sun.
Then filtered through charcoal for a smooth finish.

BACARDI GRAN RESERVA DIEZ RUM Glass Bottle
BACARDI GRAN RESERVA DIEZ RUM Glass Bottle

BACARDÍ GRAN RESERVA LIMITADA

A blend of rare rum reserves results in dry vanilla and dark fruit notes that lead into a long, oaky, smooth finish.

BACARDI LIMITADA RUM 750ml Glass Bottle & LIMITADA NEAT
BACARDI LIMITADA RUM Glass Bottle
WHY DO BACARDÍ DARK RUMS TASTE DIFFERENT TO OTHER DARK RUMS?

Don Facundo, the founder of BACARDÍ, was the first to purposely age his rum
bases to develop specific flavor profiles to blend together (a process that had been
commonly used in European dark spirits such as whiskies and brandies). This resulted
in a BACARDÍ rum house style that is very well-balanced and light within its category.

WHAT DOES WELL-BALANCED RUM MEAN?

Within each BACARDÍ rum variant, there is no single dominant flavor
note that overpowers the others.

WHAT DOES LIGHTNESS MEAN?

The BACARDÍ house style produces rum variants that are lighter, sophisticated,
elegant, and easier to drink than other rums in their category. BACARDÍ’s darkest
rum, for example, BACARDÍ Black, is a bold and intensely flavored rum with a medium to heavy body, however it is much lighter in flavor than most other black rums.

What is the difference between dark, gold and white rum?

Rum is a wonderfully complex and diverse spirit. Color can give us clues about time spent aging or the flavors that might be found within. Dark can be bold, sweet (or dry) and even smoky, gold is rich and soothing, and white is smooth, subtle and often refreshing.
But color can be misleading. The best way to truly understand a rum is to taste it for yourself.

WHAT IS AGED RUM?

Rum can be aged anywhere from one year upwards. Aging rum can add additional complexity to its flavor and mouthfeel.

BARREL-AGING RUMS

While the rum bases age inside the oak barrels, they develop flavor, aroma, color and smoothness.

Flavored by the oak

As the rum bases mature, they are absorbed into the wood and the natural flavor compounds in the wood transform the tasting notes to include vanilla, oak, caramel, smoke, spices, tobacco, chocolate.

TASTING NOTES

Rum bases react with each other and create new flavors
Fruit notes become richer and darker. Fresh fruit such as grape, apple, banana and apricot transform into raisin, prune, dark cherry, date and fig. Soft white nut flavors, such as coconut, almond and marzipan, become deeper and more robust turning into toasted nuts, hazelnuts or walnuts.

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