Bacardí 1873 Solera Rum

Gold Rum

Bacardí // Puerto Rico

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2 out of 5 stars
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This is a rum aged up to 3 years in charred oak barrels. Its name, 1873, commemorates the year of an international incident between the US, the UK, and Spain who were in control of Cuba at the time. The Virginius Affair, as it was known, referred to the Virginius--an American-owned ship that was delivering contraband and arms to the Cuban rebels--which was captured by the Spanish. The Spaniards court-martialed and executed 53 crew members and passengers which included American civilians and British subjects. This is meant to honor those that perished.

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  • Gold Rum
    Rum that is often aged, but can also just have caramel-coloring added to provide color. No specific type or size barrel required. No set time required for aging for most countries with a few exceptions.
  • Cask Type
    charred oak

Tasting Notes

"The rum's aroma has a strong astringent and charred oak note and is otherwise unremarkable. On the palate there is harsh medicinal wash along with cherry, caramel, charcoal and raw oak that lingers in a long astringent finish."

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