The price of Bacardi Rum is about $12.49 for a 750ml bottle of its Carta Blanca (white) rum. This is a classic white or light rum that is totally transparent. Bacardi Carta Blanca rum contains 40% alcohol. It has a mild flavor which is dominated by notes of fruit, almond and vanilla. When drinking this rum, shades of pepper and caramel appear in the background, but there is almost no aftertaste.
For at least the past 60 years, Bacardi has been the most popular rum brands in the world.
Among the giants of the alcohol industry, Bacardi is in fourth place, behind only Diageo (also owns Tanquery Gin and Captain Morgan), Pernod Ricard (also own Monkey 47 and Beefeater gins) and United Spirits in terms of alcohol sales. The founder of the company, Senor Facundo Bacardi, has developed a technology for making light Caribbean rum, which connoisseurs on all continents know and love.
Bacardi Rum Price
The price of Bacardi white rum is around $12.49 for a 750ml bottle, which is half that of Kraken rum. But it is similar to the prices of Captain Morgan rum and Malibu rum. Below is a list of costs of various Bacardi rums.
|Bacardi Superior (aka Carta Blanca)||750ml||$12.49|
|Bacardi Superior (aka Carta Blanca)||1L||$18.49|
|Bacardi Superior (aka Carta Blanca)||1.75L||$22.49|
|Bacardi Maestro De Ron||750ml||$23.99|
|Bacardi 8 Anos||750ml||$26.49|
The Bacardi range of colors can be divided into three parts:
- Bacardi’s white rum “Superior”, formerly called Bacardi “Carta Blanca” has a transparent color
- Black rum Bacardi “Black”, which used to be called Bacardi “Carta Negra”, has a rich honey brown color
- Bacardi “Gold” has a bright golden hue
- The light Bacardi line has a range of colors from light honey to rich amber
The aroma of fruit prevails in all types of Bacardi rum, but only a few have notes of spice or caramel , for example, Bacardi “Oakheart” and Bacardi “1873 Solera”.
Each of the Bacardi rum lines has a mild flavor. The most pronounced fruit bouquet is present in the dark Bacardi “Black”. In the light types of this rum and in Bacardi “Gold” the taste of the fruit is slightly less pronounced . And in white, it is so weakly expressed that this became the reason for its exclusive use in the preparation of cocktails.
As for the aftertaste, Bacardi White practically does not have it. Light and golden Bacardi leave a fruity gamut of aftertaste, and in black it is clearly expressed by astringency of spices and saturated fruits.
Types of Bacardi Rum
- Bacardi Carta Blanca (Superior) – colorless transparent rum (40%). The drink has been produced since 1862 according to a recipe created by Facundo Bacardi. Rum has a light aroma of vanilla and oak, suitable for any cocktails;
- Bacardi Carta Oro (Gold) – golden rum (40%) with vanilla-caramel flavor. The taste of banana, orange peel and milk iris smoothly turns into a warm aftertaste with an astringent note of burnt oak;
- Bacardi Carta Negra (Black) is a dark amber-colored rum (40%) with a caramel-vanilla flavor and mixed with tropical fruit notes. In the aftertaste, a shade of molasses is felt;
- Bacardi Añejo – red-brown rum (40%) 6 years old. Its soft fruity-nutty flavor is complemented by oak bitterness;
- Bacardi 1873 Solera is a 3-year-old dark amber rum (40%), prepared according to an old recipe. Due to the very mild taste, it is recommended to serve the drink as a digestif. They drink it in small sips, savoring it like brandy;
- Bacardi Gran Reserva 8 Años is an 8-year-old rum of red amber color (40%). The taste is interwoven with shades of plum, apricot, vanilla and nutmeg;
- Bacardi Gran Reserva Maestro de Ron – colorless transparent rum of double exposure (40%) with a touch of pear, red currant, honey and walnut;
- Bacardi 151 ° – a rum of saturated golden color with a strength of 75.5%. The drink is fragrant with vanilla and oak, leaving a pleasant fruity aftertaste. It is recommended to breed rum with water;
- Bacardi OakHeart is a spicy amber-colored rum (35%) with the aroma of burnt oak and dried fruits. The velvety taste is gradually revealed by halftones of honey, vanilla and maple syrup;
- Bacardi OakHeart Smoked Cinnamon – OakHeart rum with a cinnamon and smoke flavor;
- Bacardi OakHeart Bacardi Cold Brew Cola – OakHeart rum with a touch of cola;
- Bacardi OakHeart Bacardi Cherry Stout – OakHeart rum with a smack of smoke, cherry and malt;
- Bacardi Limon – colorless transparent rum (35%) with lemon flavor;
- Bacardi Raspberry – rum (35%) with raspberry flavor;
- Bacardi Coconut – rum (35%) with coconut flavor;
- Bacardi Tangerine – rum (35%) with the taste of tangerine (fruit of the citrus family);
- Bacardi Orange – rum (35%) with orange flavor;
- Bacardi Mango – rum (35%) with a taste of mango;
- Bacardi Grapefruit – rum (35%) with grapefruit flavor;
- Bacardi Dragonberry – rum (35%) with the taste of pitaya (dragon pear);
- Bacardi Pina Colada;
- Bacardi Pina Colada Light;
- Bacardi Mojito;
- Bacardi Mojito Light.
Drinks similar to Bacardi Rum
The following brands are similar to rums in the Bacardi line
- Bacardi Superior White Rum or Carta Blanca – Matusalem, Caney, Havana Club, Santiago de Cuba
- Gold Bacardi Gold or Carta Oro – Angostura 5 Years Gold, Proof Spiced Rum and Captain Morgan
- Bacardi Black or Carta Negra – Havana Club 7 Years and Ron Zacapa Centenario.
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How is Bacardi Rum Made
Bacardi Rum is made according to old customs and recipes, which are kept secret by the owners of the company and are transmitted only from generation to generation.
Sugarcane is harvested from the plantations exclusively by hand in order avoid rotted or dry stems. Bacardi uses only the carefully chosen lower part of sugarcane, where the largest amount of sugar accumulates during ripening. An additional test of sugarcane, before sending it to the factory for further processing, is usually carried out by women. It’s known that only women are able to perform a monotonous, boring job more carefully, unlike men, who often lack endurance is such monotonous tasks.
It is thanks to such care that Bacardi rum has been of high quality from the very beginning. Manual labor is also used in the factories of the company where Bacardi rum is produced. Despite the rapid development of modern technologies, the workshops here are not automated, and all processes are monitored by people, not computers.
After harvesting, the sugarcane goes to the factory, where it is thoroughly cleaned of debris and chopped into small pieces with a special heavy ax. Then the resulting slurry is sent under pressure in order to get the juice, which in the future becomes Bacardi rum.
The resulting juice is distilled several times through special environmentally friendly filters and poured into huge distillers, which are made exclusively of copper. Only copper can make the distillation process continuous and uniform. In addition, this metal has long been famous for the fact that it has the property of disinfecting the liquid and rid it of various harmful microbes.
It is thanks to such care and sensitive control of specialists that we get delicious Bacardi rum with a unique taste and aroma.
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How did Bacardi get its Bat Label
Where did the bat on the Bacardi rum label come from? In the aboriginal occultism a bat is a symbol of health, luck and family well-being. Or at least that was told by Facundo Bacardi, the founding father of this brand to his wife, who was struck by the huge number of large bats that lived in the Bacardi factory.
This trademark is considered one of the most recognizable and expensive in the world.
The Bacardi House is still managed by members of this family. For certain reasons, its production facilities were forced to leave Cuba. Nowadays, the production of Bacardi Superior and its other rums is established in Mexico and Puerto Rico.
The climate in these countries is similar to Cuban. High temperatures and humidity allow the drink to mature quickly. For the production of rum, only American white oak is used. The barrels are burned from the inside, which gives the drink a unique taste.
As originally done in 1862, Bacardi rum still undergoes double filtration through coal before aging and after blending. This guarantees the characteristic softness and special purity of the rum, especially the Bacardi Superior rum. Therefore, this brand, like no other, is excellent for mixing cocktails.