BACARDÍ DARK RUMS
Our dark rums range from deep red, rich brown and even black in color –
our darkest being Bacardi Black Rum. They’re aged longer than gold rums, also known as amber rum, like our rich and smooth BACARDÍ Gold 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 – try our lucious Rum Cake.
OUR PREMIUM DARK RUMS
BACARDÍ Ocho, or known to its fans as ‘Bacardi 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.
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.
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 Carta Negra, is a bold and intensely flavored rum with a
medium to heavy body, however it is much lighter in flavor than most other black
While the rum bases age inside the oak barrels, they develop flavor, aroma, color and
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.
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.
DARK RUMS FAQS
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. For new palates, we’d suggest starting with one of our younger rums – aged under the Caribbean sun for four years:
WHAT IS AGED RUM?
Rum can be aged anywhere from one year upwards. Aging rum can add additional complexity to its flavor and mouthfeel. Our rare, premium dark rums are aged under the Caribbean sun and are ideal for sipping neat.
BACARDÍ DARK RUM COCKTAILS
Create intense experiences with BACARDÍ Black in your glass. Spice it up or keep it neat, any combination will be one to savor.
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WHAT IS WHITE RUM?
White rum is usually a light-bodied variant with a soft, sweet taste. It’s often used in
light refreshing cocktails, especially favorites, like the Mojito and Daiquiri.