Bacardi Oakheart is labeled as a “smooth” spiced rum, and true to its name it’s a lot softer, smoother, and tamer than most of the other spiced rums we’ve tried. As with many of Bacardi’s rums, Oakheart feels like it was born with Coca-Cola in mind. It works fantastically in a Coke with just enough vanilla and spice to be noticeable but not too much to be overpowering. Oakheart is also exceptionally clean for 70 proof – you can stick your nose deep in the glass without any fumes, and there’s no burn or bite with this rum.
Bacardi Oakheart Spiced Rum falls neatly in line with Bacardi’s other products. While it’s a spiced rum, the spice is a role player to the other soft and slightly sweet flavors in the rum. For a Rum and Coke or Cuba Libre, we still prefer using Bacardi Gold, but for imbibers who want a hint of spice in their Coke, Oakheart does the trick nicely.
The most famous white Rum in the world, Bacardi is sold in over 100 countries and used in countless cocktails. A light and clean spirit, Bacardi is filtered through charcoal for purity and aged in white oak for character.