Country: Puerto Rico
Aged: Unknown, likely 0-6 months
Alcohol: 35% (70 proof)
Price: $12-$16 (750 mL)
The initial aroma of Bacardi Razz is of strong, rich raspberry
and black currant with maybe a bit of cherry. If I were
blindfolded, I might mistake the smell for IHOP's boysenberry
pancake syrup instead of a rum.
At first impression, this rum tastes a bit
like bubblegum and it's not as smooth as I was expecting
considering the thoughts of candy and pancakes.
masked by the overpowering berry flavor, there's a soft slightly
buttery finish with the medium heat. Mixed with 7-Up or as added
flavor in mixed drinks (particularly frozen drinks, like
daquiris), this rum can actually be
fairly tasty. Definitely a bottle meant for mass consumption at
parties and summer barbecues.
Bacardi Razz is steep and balanced and the aromatic and full
result bursts on the tongue and pleases the palate.
Hardly the sipping rum I would recommend toasting with as you
pass the equator for the first time (That would be
Gosling's Family Reserve
Old Rum), but Bacardi Razz is a great choice for blendign up
batches of foo-foo drinks for your 4th of July BBQ.