Country: Puerto Rico
Alcohol: 40% (80 proof)
Price: $11-$14 (750 mL)
The light amber color in the bottle looks promising, but
sadly when poured it's a bit thin, tastes a little cheap and is
unltimately a little uninviting.
its own the soft molasses and spice aroma is not bad, but once
the sucker hits your lips, it's all downhill. It's harsh - not
quite 'mellow and smooth' as the label would have you believe.
Also, the Bacardi Gold has no specific flavors except maybe the standard
staples of molasses and
wood, overpowered by a general alcohol taste.
burn carries down your throat where it finds a soft seat in your
belly and sets the stage for what I can only imagine would a be
a noteworthy hangover.
Neat and on
the rocks, not surprisingly, are horrible and is it quickly
becomes evident that this is the kind of rum that is not meant
to be consumed by itself. All of this is actually a little
surprising, given Bacardi's reputation and dominence in the Rum
Despite Bacardi Gold being such a standard
in frat house rum and cokes (I know it was a staple of my liquid
diet once upon a time), I don't think it even cooperates that
well with sodas. In our own taste testing we tried it with
a vairety of sodas (Coke, Pepsi, Dr. Pepper, Dublin Dr. Pepper,
etc) and yet were were still unable to find a successful
In mixed drinks where it can blend with other
spirits, such as Zombies, it's fine. Though overall, even for
party drinks, there are better options at around the same price
(Example: Flor de Caņa Gold).