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Bacardi Gold Rum – Price, Drink Recipes and Alternatives

Bacardi Gold (or Carta Oro) rum is an amber colored rum that is slightly more aromatic than Bacardi White rum. It has 40% alcohol content and costs around US$ 12.49 for 750 ml.

Carta Oro has notes of nuts, vanilla and oak, as well has hints of plum and apricot. These notes are successfully complemented by a complex aroma containing shades of vanilla, caramel and oak.

The production of Bacardi Carta Oro is dominated by the maturation period of up to 3 years in charred white oak barrels. Its smooth taste results from filtration through natural charcoal. Combine this with a low price point, and that makes the golden rum is very popular with bartenders for mixing cocktails

How to drink Bacardi Gold Rum

The Bacardi Gold is ideal for mixing all kinds of long drinks and cocktails such as Cuba Libre or El Presidente. An overview of other cocktails and their recipes can be found below.

We do not recommend drinking Bacardi Gold neat as there are far better rums available for sipping.

Drinks with Bacardi Gold

Bacardi gold rum can be used to make the following cocktails. It is possible that some of these recipes favor other rums over Bacardi. We suggest that you click through to read our recommendations to judge what suits you best.

1. Cuba Libre

A simple Havana rum cocktail that was invented a long time ago and is known by almost everyone. With this long drink based on rum, cola and lime, the American soldiers toasted their victory after the Spanish-American War.
>> Cuba Libre Recipe

2. Gold Fashioned – Old Fashioned with Bacardi

This cocktail was a creation of Faye Chen during the Bacardi Legacy Cocktail competition. It is a take on the classic Old Fashioned cocktail with simple ingredients like Bacardi Oro rum (50 ml), honey water (25 ml in 1:1 ratio) and a dash of Angostura bitters. Simply pour over a block of ice in an old fashioned tumbler and enjoy!

3. El Presidente

El Presidente is one of the cocktail classics and can be enjoyed very well as an after-dinner drink. The semi-sweet cocktail originally comes from Cuba. Its popularity with a Cuban president made this delicious cocktail a hit among the Cuban upper class.

4. Mojito

Everyone knows the Mojito cocktail. What you may not know is that the Mojito became famous primarily through Ernest Hemingway. Its simplicity and taste make it an all time favorite among the masses. And you can make it in a range of fruity flavors like pineapple, raspberry, strawberry, passion-fruit, etc.

5. Daiquiri with honey

Daiquiri is yet another classic sour cocktail based on rum. It is simple like the Mojito, consisting of only the rum, lemon juice and sugar syrup. But if you replace sugar syrup with honey and some orange juice, you get the Honeysuckle Daiquiri.

6. Zombie

The Zombie is a strong cocktail made from several types of rum and fruit juices. Most people know this cocktail due to its high alcohol content. While this is true, the Zombie is also a complex cocktail that has 2 or 3 types of rum, 2 or 3 types of fruit juices and bitters in it. If made well, this classic tastes remarkably good.
Best Zombie Recipes

Taste and Smell

The aroma of Bacardi Gold Rum is gentle and fruity. Its taste is strongly characterized by wild, fresh apricots and sweet vanilla. This sweetness is complemented and balanced by delicate oak notes. This makes it a pleasantly balanced rum that is simple and yet impressive. 

Towards the finish, you can taste soft notes of walnut that optimally round off the enjoyment. The Bacardi Gold Rum is best enjoyed in cocktails.

mojito cocktail standing on a table on a beach in the afternoon

How is Bacardi Gold Made?

The main Bacardi rum factory is located in San Juan (Puerto Rico). Sugarcane pieces are crushed to extract their juice. The juice is refined to take out the sugar crystals, leaving behind molasses, which forms the starting material to make the rum. Fermentation takes place together with water, followed by a parallel distillation process, in which heavy and light distillates are obtained. 

The so-called Aguardiente with an alcohol content of 60 to 70 percent and Redestilado with an alcohol content of over 90 percent are then stored separately in charred ex-bourbon barrels made from American white oak. They include barrels used to make Jack Daniel’s whiskey.

After the maturation period, the master blenders create the rum from the various distillates. For refinement, Bacardi uses filtration through charcoal, for which a mix of different tropical woods is used. This is how it gets its beautiful color and high purity.

The rum goes into the bottle with color and an alcohol content of 40 percent. More information on the brand and rums made by Bacardi can be found at our Bacardi overview page.

Read more: How do you make rum?

Replacement Rums for Bacardi Gold

There are several alternatives to Bacardi Gold rum on the market. We list down the three great gold rums we adore.

1. Cockspur Fine Rum Five Star

Cockspur Fine Rum Five Star is a very balanced rum with a lively citrus note and vanilla that is typical of Barbados. It matures for at least two years and has a light amber color. This rum’s somewhat tangy taste contains notes of vanilla and a hint of citrus and ginger. Cockspur Fine Rum is wonderful for mixing as it brings its subtle characteristics to each cocktail.

2. Chairman’s Reserve Rum

Chairman’s Reserve Rum is a multiple award winning rum from St. Lucia. It matures for 5 years on average in American Oak barrels that previously stored whiskeys from Jim Beam, Jack Daniels and Buffalo Trace. It has the rich aroma of honey-sweet fruits and vanilla. And its soft, balanced taste contains notes of raisins and spices, blown with tobacco.

3. Doorly’s 5 Years Gold Rum 40.0%

The Doorly’s 5 Years Gold Rum comes from Barbados. It matures for 5 years in ex-bourbon barrels made of American white oak. Due to the high temperature during storage, the rum quickly takes on flavors and color from the wood. It has aromas of fresh fruit and vanilla and the taste bears notes of exotic fruits, sweet honey and some ginger. This rum is mostly used for mixing, but some may enjoy it neat as well.

Bacardi Gold Price

Seller InformationLocationOffer DescriptionPrice and Size
Universal Fine Wine & SpiritsHoliday, FL
USA
Bacardi Gold Rum 200mlUSD 4.99 / 750ml
Total Wine & More, Sacramento ArdenSacramento, CA
USA
Bacardi Gold, Gold Rum, Puerto RicoUSD 16.49 / 1.75ltr
Total Wine & More, S. Las Vegas BlvdLas Vegas, NV
USA
Bacardi Gold, Gold Rum, Puerto RicoUSD 16.99 / 1.75ltr
Total Wine & More, BellevueBellevue, WA
USA
Bacardi Gold, Gold Rum, Puerto RicoUSD 16.99 / 1.75ltr
Mission Wine & SpiritsLos Angeles, CA
USA
Bacardi Gold 1.75LUSD 17.95 / 1.75ltr
Remedy Wine & SpiritsGlendale, CA
USA
BACARDI RUM GOLD 1.75LIUSD 17.99 / 1.75ltr
B-21Tarpon Springs, FL
USA
Bacardi Gold Rum, Catano, Puerto RicoUSD 18.99 / 1.75ltr
Total Wine & More, MilleniaOrlando, FL
USA
Bacardi Gold, Gold Rum, Puerto RicoUSD 18.99 / 1.75ltr
Lueken's Wine & SpiritsDunedin, FL
USA
Bacardi Gold Rum 1.75LUSD 18.99 / 1.75ltr
Vine RepublicMountainside, NJ
USA
Bacardi Gold RumUSD 19.18 / 1.75ltr
Stirling Fine WinesStirling, NJ
USA
Bacardi Gold RumUSD 19.19 / 1.75ltr
Checkers LiquorsMiami, FL
USA
Bacardi GoldUSD 19.98 / 1.75ltr
Shop-Rite Wines & Spirits of ChesterChester, NJ
USA
Bacardi Amber, Puerto RicoUSD 19.99 / 1.75ltr
Lynnway LiquorsLynn, MA
USA
Bacardi - Gold Rum Puerto Rico (1.75L)USD 19.99 / 1.75ltr
Castle Wine & SpiritsWestport, CT
USA
Bacardi Rum Gold, Puerto RicoUSD 19.99 / 1.75ltr
International Wine ShopWestport, CT
USA
Bacardi Rum Gold, Puerto RicoUSD 19.99 / 1.75ltr
Arlington Wine & LiquorPoughkeepsie, NY
USA
Bacardi - Rum Gold (1.75L)USD 19.99 / 1.75ltr
Wines N Liquor OutletWaterbury, CT
USA
Bacardi Rum Gold, Puerto RicoUSD 19.99 / 1.75ltr
Buy-Rite Jersey CityJersey City, NJ
USA
Bacardi - Amber Rum (1.75L)USD 19.99 / 1.75ltr
Best Wine & Spirit 21Manhasset, NY
USA
Bacardi - Gold Rum Puerto Rico (1.75L)USD 19.99 / 1.75ltr
Calvert WoodleyWashington, DC
USA
Bacardi - Rum Amber (1.75L)USD 19.99 / 1.75ltr
Central Wine MerchantsFlemington, NJ
USA
Bacardi - Gold Rum Puerto Rico (1.75L)USD 19.99 / 1.75ltr
Hi-Time Wine CellarsCosta Mesa, CA
USA
BACARDI GOLD RUM 1.75LUSD 19.99 / 1.75ltr
Universal Fine Wine & SpiritsHoliday, FL
USA
Bacardi Gold Rum 375mlUSD 8.99 / 750ml
Total Wine & More, BellevueBellevue, WA
USA
Bacardi Gold, Gold Rum, Puerto RicoUSD 8.99 / 750ml
Wollaston Wines & SpiritsQuincy, MA
USA
Bacardi Rum Gold, Puerto RicoUSD 20.99 / 1.75ltr
Mid Valley Wine & LiquorNewburgh, NY
USA
Bacardi - Gold Rum (1.75L)USD 20.99 / 1.75ltr
Allendale Wine ShoppeAllendale, NJ
USA
Bacardi Gold RumUSD 21.09 / 1.75ltr
Lisa's Liquor BarnRochester, NY
USA
Bacardi Gold Rum 1.75LUSD 21.96 / 1.75ltr
Passion VinesSomers Point, NJ
USA
Bacardi - Gold Rum Puerto Rico (1.75L)USD 21.99 / 1.75ltr
West Trenton Fine WinesTrenton, NJ
USA
Bacardi Rum Gold, Puerto RicoUSD 21.99 / 1.75ltr
Varmax Liquor PantryPort Chester, NY
USA
Bacardi - Gold Rum (1.75L)USD 21.99 / 1.75ltr
Total Wine & More, BellevueBellevue, WA
USA
Bacardi Gold, Gold Rum, Puerto RicoUSD 12.99 / 1ltr
Skyview Wine and SpiritsBronx, NY
USA
Bacardi Rum Gold, Puerto RicoUSD 22.95 / 1.75ltr
Chan's Wine WorldDestin, FL
USA
Bacardi - Gold Rum Puerto Rico (1.75L)USD 22.99 / 1.75ltr
Schneiders of Capitol HillWashington, DC
USA
Bacardi GoldUSD 22.99 / 1.75ltr
Chan's Wine WorldDestin, FL
USA
Bacardi - Gold Rum Puerto RicoUSD 9.98 / 750ml
Glendale LiquorGlendale, CA
USA
Bacardi gold rum 750mlUSD 9.99 / 750ml
Remedy Wine & SpiritsGlendale, CA
USA
BACARDI RUM GOLD 750MLUSD 9.99 / 750ml
Total Wine & More, S. Las Vegas BlvdLas Vegas, NV
USA
Bacardi Gold, Gold Rum, Puerto RicoUSD 9.99 / 750ml
Total Wine & More, Sacramento ArdenSacramento, CA
USA
Bacardi Gold, Gold Rum, Puerto RicoUSD 9.99 / 750ml
White StarBrooklyn, NY
USA
Bacardi Rum Gold, Puerto RicoUSD 23.99 / 1.75ltr
Lueken's Wine & SpiritsDunedin, FL
USA
Bacardi Gold Rum 750mlUSD 10.49 / 750ml
Total Wine & More, MilleniaOrlando, FL
USA
Bacardi Gold, Gold Rum, Puerto RicoUSD 10.49 / 750ml
Michael Towne Wines & SpiritsBrooklyn, NY
USA
Bacardi Rum Gold, Puerto RicoUSD 24.99 / 1.75ltr
Mission Wine & SpiritsLos Angeles, CA
USA
Bacardi Gold 750mlUSD 10.95 / 750ml
Hi-Time Wine CellarsCosta Mesa, CA
USA
BACARDI GOLD RUM 750MLUSD 10.99 / 750ml
Prime Wine & LiquorSuffolk, NY
USA
Bacardi - Gold Rum Puerto Rico (1.75L)USD 25.99 / 1.75ltr
America's Wine ShopNew York, NY
USA
Bacardi - Gold Rum Puerto Rico (1.75L)USD 26.99 / 1.75ltr
Kahn's Fine Wines & SpiritsIndianapolis, IN
USA
Bacardi Rum GoldUSD 26.99 / 1.75ltr