Bacardí Black Rum
Bacardí // Puerto Rico
Bacardí Black rum is made from a blend of molasses-based, column still rums aged between one and three years in oak barrels that have been given a heavy char. The rum is then filtered through charcoal for additional flavor. The bottle depicts Emilio Bacardí, second generation owner of Bacardí who was a freedom fighter for Cuba and became the first freely-elected Mayor of Santiago de Cuba in 1899.
Dark RumAKA Black Rum. Usually aged (but not always) and has additional caramel-coloring added to provide the dark/black color. Some are distilled from blackstrap molasses. No specific type or size barrel required for aging nor is there a set time required for aging in most countries with a few exceptions.
"Aromas are not very forthright; what little you’ll find in the rum are some whiffs of charcoal and burnt sugar. The palate is sugary, with notes of cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla, dill, coconut and coffee. As with the other two expressions in this series, there is a distinct burn of rubbing alcohol in the finish that would make it challenging to sip neat."