Bacardi turns 150 this year (2012) and as part of the celebrations it has added a spiced rum to its rum family. The Bacardi family’s Master-Blenders spent five years developing Oakheart to ensure they got the recipe just right and trialled it in key UK regions before launching it nationally this month.
What does it taste like?
Straight from the heart of charred oak barrels, BACARDI OAKHEART is a smooth, oaky spirit with a hint of smokiness. The unique velvet-like smoothness means it tastes great on its own or mixed with coke.
How is it made?
Bacardi’s Master-Distillers use a unique blending process that begins with the mellowing of rums in charred, American, white oak barrels to give the base an oaky flavour. Once they have created this perfect base they add a range of expertly chosen flavours, including cinnamon, nutmeg and honey before filtering the liquid to ensure that only the highest quality rum makes it into the famous BACARDI bottles. The result? An exceptional spiced rum spirit drink that brings a new twist to the spiced spirit drink category.
Bacardi Oakheart Cocktail Recipes:
The Smoking Rum
50ml Bacardi Oakheart rum
50ml Apple Juice
50ml Ginger Beer
squeeze fresh Lime Juice
Build in a highball over ice, garnish with a wedge of lime
Two Smoking Barrels
37.5ml Bacardi Oakheart rum
10ml Southern Comfort
25ml Apple Juice
Pour over ice, stir to mix
Promised Root Cocktail
45 ml Bacardi Oakheart Rum
1 tablespoon Coffee Liqueur (I really adore Illyquore Coffee Liqueur)
Top up with Root Beer about 45 ml
Stir all in a glass with ice. Add a squirt or two of Maple Syrup.
The glass should be dipped in cinnamon and orange sugar after wiping the rim with lemon juice.