With its largest rum distillery set up in Puerto Rico, Bacardi is the world’s largest privately-owned liquor company.
They initially started producing rum but have since evolved into producing more products, such as gin, scotch, vodka, and other spirits, rocketing ahead of over 200 brands in the worldwide market.
Bacardi offers us a wide range of selections according to the occasion. They have their lighter rums which are globally loved by cocktail enthusiasts, such as those who love a refreshing Mojito or Daiquiri.
Their darker rums owe their complexity in flavor and character to a longer aging period. From mixed drinks to neat sipping, Bacardi has all sorts of drinks to make your drinking experience the best one yet.
According to the company, around 6 million Original Bacardi Cuba Libre cocktails are enjoyed around the world daily.
The feel and texture of Bacardi rum are considered one of the finest among those with cultivated and sophisticated palettes.
With their exclusive strain of yeast that they refer to as ‘La Levadura Bacardi,’ this brand continues to win hearts all around the world with its unique flavor profile.
The Making of Bacardi
The sweet flavor of this rum gives away the main ingredient used in its making: sugarcane. While their sugarcane is sourced from all over the world, they have consistently maintained the quality of their product over the years.
The molasses from sugarcane are mixed with water and Bacardi’s patent yeast, followed by a fermentation process of over 30 hours. These closed fermentation tanks give Bacardi its signature flavor and character.
The distilled mixture of molasses is infused with banana, caramel, molasses flavor, nutmeg, white pepper spices, and vanilla and is aged for long periods to give Bacardi its renowned taste and smell of alcohol. The aging process takes place in charred oak barrels, which essentially gives the rum its smoky flavor.
A different aging period is adopted for every variety offered under the Bacardi brand name, from a minimum of one year to a maximum of 10.
They are available in many forms, ranging from superior white to premium aged. These also include the variants clear, pale dark, black, and navy.
Common Bacardi Prices List
Unlike other rum brands, such as the Malibu, Sailor Jerry, Kraken, etc., the Bacardi liquor is relatively affordable.
It is very unusual for a bottle of rum priced as low as around $12 to deliver the elite flavor that Bacardi does. The longer the rum is aged, the more expensive it is in the market.
The regular Bacardi is distilled to a 70-80 proof, with the Bacardi 151 being distilled to a proof of 151 (75.5 percent alcohol).
The latter is enlisted as the top 10 strongest alcoholic drinks from around the world. This high-quality rum is known for its high alcohol content and extraordinarily unmatched taste.
|Bacardi Superior||750 ml||from US $11.99 – $12.99||80|
|1 L||from US $16.99 – $19.99||80|
|1.75 L||from US $19.99 – $24.99||80|
|Bacardi Spiced||750 ml||from US $11.00||80|
|Bacardi Black||750 ml||from US $11.99 – $12.99||80|
|Bacardi Gold||750 ml||from US $11.99 – $12.99||80|
|Bacardi Banana||750 ml||from US $11.99 – $14.99||70|
|Bacardi Coconut||750 ml||from US $11.99 – $14.99||70|
|Bacardi Limon||750 ml||from US $11.99 – $14.99||70|
|Bacardi Pineapple||750 ml||from US $11.99 – $14.99||70|
|Bacardi Raspberry||750 ml||from US $11.99 – $14.99||70|
|Bacardi Anejo Cuatro||750 ml||from US $21.00||80|
|Bacardi Rum Solera||750 ml||from US $21.00||80|
|Bacardi Anejo||750 ml||from US $22.00||80|
|Bacardi Maestro De Ron||750 ml||from US $22.99 – $24.99||80|
|Bacardi 8 Anos||750 ml||from US $22.99 – $29.99||80|
|Bacardi 151||750 ml||from US $23.99 – $25.99||151|
|Bacardi Reserva Ocho||750 ml||from US $29.00||80|
|Bacardi Gran Reserva Diez||750 ml||from US $40.00||80|
|Bacardi Gran Reserva Limitada||750 ml||from US $109.00||80|
What to mix with Bacardi
This liquor can be sipped neat, on rocks, or in any mixed drinks. While the premium variants of Bacardi, such as the Bacardi Reserva Ocho, Bacardi Gran Reserva Diez, and the Bacardi Gran Reserva Limitada are best consumed on their own, the rest can be enjoyed with your favorite soda, fruit juice, lemon wedges, etc.
Bacardi & Cola
Combine 2 oz. Bacardi Carta Blanca Rum with 4 oz. Cola in a highball glass filled with ice and serve.
Bacardi Cookie Crusher
In a large punch bowl, add an entire 750 ml bottle of Bacardi Coconut flavored Rum with 13 crushed chocolate crème cookies. Leave the mixture for around 3 hours so the cookie flavor infuses in the rum.
Strain it through a cheesecloth and funnel it back into the bottle. Serve chilled in a tall glass and enjoy.
Add 2 oz. Bacardi Carta Blanca Rum, 1 oz. freshly squeezed lime juice, and 2 tsp. extra fine sugar in a shaker and shake well until all the sugar is dissolved. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and enjoy.
Add 1.5 oz. Bacardi Limon Flavored Rum to 3 oz. Lemonade in a highball glass filled with ice. Stir well and garnish with a lemon wheel.
Combine 2 oz. Bacardi Carta Blanca Rum, 1 oz. soda water, 1 oz. freshly squeezed lime juice, and 2 tsp. extra fine sugar, in a Collins glass with 12 muddled mint leaves. Garnish with a sprig of mint leaves and serve chilled.
Bacardi Raspberry Mojito
Muddle 3 raspberries, 4 lime wedges, 2 tsp fine grain sugar, and 12 mint leaves in a highball glass. Add 2 oz. Bacardi Raspberry Rum along with ice cubes to the highball glass and top with club soda. Garnish with a lime wedge.
Coco Colada Spritz
Add 2.5 oz. Bacardi Coconut flavored Rum, 3 oz. Soda Water 1 oz. Pineapple juice, 0.75 oz. freshly squeezed lemon juice, and 0.5 oz. pineapple syrup in a highball glass filled with ice.
Stir well and garnish with coconut flakes and/or a lemon wedge.
Add 2 oz. Bacardi Anejo Cuatro Rum and 4 oz. Soda Water in a highball glass with ice. Stir well and serve.
Combine 1.5 oz. Bacardi Anejo Cuatro Rum, 1 oz. Ruby Red Grapefruit Juice, 1 oz. St. Germain Elderflower Liquor, and 1 oz. Tonic water in a shaker with ice.
Shake well and strain into a Collins glass. Garnish with a sprig of fresh mint leaves and serve chilled.
Mix 2 oz. Bacardi Carta Oro Rum, 4 oz. Cola, and 0.5 oz. freshly squeezed lime juice in a tall glass filled halfway with ice. Garnish with a lime wedge.
Add 2 oz. Bacardi Carta Negra Rum, 2 oz. Orange juice, 1.5 oz. Bacardi Carta Blanca Rum, 1 oz. freshly squeezed lime juice, 1 oz. passionfruit syrup, and 1 tsp. Grenadine syrup in a shaker with ice and shake vigorously.
Strain into a hurricane glass and garnish with orange wheels and a maraschino cherry.
Add 1.5 oz. Bacardi Carta Negra Rum, 1.5 oz. Pineapple Juice, 1 oz. simple syrup, 1 oz. lime juice, and 0.5 oz. Martini Bitter Vermouth with ice in a shaker and shake vigorously.
Strain into an old-fashioned glass with crushed ice and garnish with thinly sliced pineapple.
Mix 2 oz. Bacardi Carta Blanca Rum with 4 oz. Ginger Beer in a highball glass filled with ice and serve.
Combine 2 oz. Bacardi Carta Negra Rum, 4 oz. Ginger Beer, 1 oz. freshly squeezed lime juice, and 3 dashes of Angostura Bitters in a tall glass. Stir well and serve chilled with a little ginger root garnish.
In a highball glass filled with ice, build 2 oz. Bacardi Limon Flavored Rum, 1 oz. Finest Call Pina Colada Mix, 3 oz. Ginger Beer, and 1-2 dashes of Bittermens Hellfire Bitters. Stir gently and serve chilled.
Raspberry & Sonic
Build 1.5 oz. Bacardi Raspberry Rum, 2.5 oz. soda water, and 2.5 oz. tonic water in a highball glass with ice. Stir gently and serve.
Bacardi Classic Cocktail
Add 2 oz. Bacardi Light Rum, 0.5 oz. lime juice, and 0.5 oz. Grenadine in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a lime wheel.
Is Bacardi Vegan?
Their products comply with the requirements set for qualifying for a vegan product. None of the Bacardi Rum variants contain ingredients of animal origin or derivatives of animal products, such as bee products, poultry, fish, dairy, eggs, etc.
All the flavorings added to their products are certified vegan. Hence, Bacardi is safe to consume for those on a vegetarian or vegan diet.
Is Bacardi Gluten-free?
The company confirms that all of its products, other than Bacardi Silver, are gluten-free. The unflavored Bacardi rums are completely safe to consume for those with a gluten allergy or Coeliac disease.