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      18.02.2013 21:11

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      Versatile and tasty

      As a big fan of rum and coke, I drank Bacardi throughout most of my student days. Frequently found on supermarket offers, a 1 litre bottle can be purchased for around £16-£18. As with most rums, there is a white blend and a dark blend. The white blend is crystal clear in colour and comes in an iconic bottle which is instantly recognisable by the logo. I wouldn't normally drink Bacardi neat as I would find it too strong however once mixed with coke or lemonade; it creates a lovely sweet taste and smooth texture. It is strong at 40% proof however it does not have the burning sensation which comes with so many other spirits and it is very easy to drink several of these with ease. There is a lot of variety on the market with regard to rum now and I would have to say that white Bacardi for me, is a staple rum. There are nicer rums out there but if you are not a connoisseur and simply want a sweet drink at a reasonable price then this product is perfect.

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      11.02.2013 12:02
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      A lovely versatile spirit

      I don't drink much these days, for various reasons, but when we had some Bacardi left over from a cake I'd attempted to make (I say "attempted" because it was a disaster), I sipped my way through the rest of the small bottle on the odd occasion I felt like I needed to wind down after a hard day.

      Bacardi originated in 1862, and is considered to be the most superior choice of rum. When I bought this, I compared prices with the supermarket's own brand, and decided for the difference in price it wasn't worth risking the lower quality rum, as I always associate rum with Bacardi with it being a safe bet. The packaging is very simple but elegant, with a slightly green tinted bottle displaying the clear contents, and the "1862" logo etched into the glass in a raised manner.

      Bacardi rum is clear in colour, and can be mixed with the same sort of mixers you might put with vodka. My favourite mixer is coke, but I will also drink it with lemonade, or if there's more than one of us drinking Bacardi I sometimes make a Bacardi Mojito out of it by mixing with a slice of lime, mint leaves, caster sugar, soda water and crushed ice. This is particularly enjoyable in the summer, as it's really refreshing without being too heavy. It's a very versatile drink which can be enjoyed in a number of different ways depending on personal taste.

      The taste of Bacardi is difficult to describe. I find it quite a strong tasting spirit, and it's quite sharp and a little bitter in my opinion. It's a very smooth drink, which is very easy to drink with mixers, but I'd struggle to drink it by itself because it's so strong. According to the product description, the drink contains "impressions of vanilla and subtle aromas of almonds and tropical fruits". I must admit, I don't really detect any of these things, except for maybe the vanilla. However, I would describe it as a dry but smooth drink, which are also words used on the Bacardi website, so with this I do agree. Although it's strong to drink on its own, with a mixer it is strong enough to taste, yet not too strong to overpower the drink, which is the perfect balance for me because I like to know I'm drinking alcohol without pulling a face after every sip. This means I don't overdo it because if I couldn't taste it (like with vodka), I'd probably end up drinking far too much!

      Bacardi is 37.5% ABV, which is obviously strong as it's a spirit and should be consumed in moderation. It's not really a drink I get drunk off, because with spirits I'll only drink the odd one here and there when I feel the need to wind down. One or two of these will do the trick, whereas if I was drinking wine to wind down I'd end up drinking the entire bottle! So, it does have a nice relaxing effect which doesn't take long to kick in.

      Price wise, you can expect to pay around £19 for a litre, £17.50 for 70 cl, or £7.50 for 35 cl (prices taken from tesco.com). I recently paid £7 for a 35cl bottle in Morrisons, so obviously you can get offers if you shop around. A lovely relaxing drink, to be consumed in moderation.

      (Review may also appear on Ciao under the username Gingerkitty)

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      15.10.2012 22:27
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      Where has all the rum gone?

      Bacardi is one of a few drinks that I switch between when I'm out drinking with friends; I occasionally also buy it from supermarkets and off licenses, although this is becoming increasingly rare. There are a number of positives about Bacardi as a drink.

      Firstly the taste is quite nice; it's fairly inoffensive and is quite bland in comparison to dark rums, and I would usually choose a dark rum over this but that is just a case of personal preference. It's a nice drink. It is also versatile; it is a key ingredient in some cocktails and can also be mixed with cola or other soft drinks. This versatility is very appealing; although it is less common in cocktails than, for example, vodka, it is still used sometimes and can even replace vodka for more interesting variants.

      Another bonus is that it is widely available. Bacardi is stocked in most supermarkets and often available at pubs and bars. This means it is useful as a drink to acquire a taste for as you can just resort to it when you fancy a rum. The packaging is sleek, smart and distinctive; the branding for Bacardi has created a relatively distinctive image which is easily recognisable.

      However, as I've already mentioned, it is a lot more bland than other rums and I wouldn't choose it over Captain Morgan's or Sailor Jerry's if I'm drinking purely for taste reasons. If I'm on a night out where I want to get drunk but don't want the hangover that vodka entails, Bacardi is a great option.

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      15.10.2012 00:19
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      A taste of Cuba on those hot summer evenings

      Most guys I hung around with started out on beer when they were younger, my dad wasn't a beer drinker, so I like to think I started out with a little bit more sophistication than the other kids I knew, my dads drink of choice was Bacardi and Coke.

      ==Product==

      Bacardi is a mild white rum that has been produced in Cuba since 1862, and it has an abv of 37%(75 proof). The bottle is very distinctive with a silhouette of a Mexican Free-Tailed Bat with gold bone structure as it's main logo(All Bacardi products have this icon on their bottles and it stems from fruit bats that lived in the first Bacardi distillery).

      Bacardi is the largest selling brand of rum worldwide, it's colourless and due to this I have often got it mixed up when buying this along with vodka and cokes for people at a bar, especially when I've already had a few Bacardis (Very lethal combination in my early years of drinking it, and also the reason why I changed from drinking Bacardi to vodka, to save the hassle). Bacardi also has a hint of vanilla about it in my opinion.

      There are so many cocktails you can make with Bacardi and the most popular one is a Cuba Libre, translated it means "Free Cuba", it is simply made with 2 parts Barcardi, 4 parts Coca-Cola(it has to be "the real thing"), 2 lime wedges and ice. It's a nice refreshing drink, and as I write this I can taste its sweet flavours. Another popular Bacardi cocktail is The Mojito, mixing the mild flavour of Bacardi with mint leaves, fresh cut lime, sugar and soda water, nice on a hot summers afternoon.

      The price of a bottle of Bacardi varies depending on the size of the bottle, and there are 6 different sizes ranging from 50ml at approx £2.00 to 1Lt £25.00.

      ==Verdict==

      I haven't drank Bacardi for a few years and writing this review is making me yearn for that taste again, I mean I didn't stop drinking it because I went off it, I because it was easier than getting my drinks mixed up. If you like Bacardi Breezers you will love Bacardi and some of the cocktails you can make with it, it's a fantastic drink for sitting relaxing in the sun and is very thirst quenching.

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        29.08.2011 18:42
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        Highly recommended!

        I have a history with Bacardi (in the best way one can possibly have a history with any alcoholic drink!). My great grandma drunk it, my granddad drunk it (it skipped a generation with my mum) and now I drink it. Don't worry, I wasn't hooked on it as a toddler or anything but on my eighteenth birthday the first drink my granddad bought me was a Bacardi and Coke and the love affair commenced.

        So maybe my like of the drink is genetic but the taste is genuinely good. I occasionally drink it on its own and, while kicky, I don't think it is particularly sickly and it doesn't give me the post-drink shudder most spirits do.

        However, where I believe Bacardi really comes into its own is when mixed with other drinks. Bacardi obviously realised this truth because they have brought out several versions of Bacardi mixed-with-something. The most popular range I guess are Bacardi Breezers which involves the rum mixed with a range of sweet juices, but you can make just as good drinks on your own. Bacardi goes with pretty much anything including Coke (my favourite), lemonade, cranberry and a variety of other drinks. It goes very well in rum-based cocktails and I even once made Bacardi jelly.

        Bacardi on-its-own comes in a variety of sizes and prices. It is widely available from bars, pubs, supermarkets and off-licences. Highly recommended!

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        22.10.2010 14:36
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        A great drink

        ==Bacardi Rum==

        This classic alcoholic drink really can not be imitated as I have found out by trying many different makes of the white rum. more recently having found out the pleasure of drinking Mojitos, I needed to buy some more white rum and decided to try and buy a cheaper version of the classic Bacardi drink from Lidl. Unfortunately the rum tasted so foul that I had to go out to Morrison's and buy a bottle of Bacardi Rum.

        Now the cheap bottle I purchased in Lidl was only £7 and the bottle of proper Bacardi cost well over double this. However the superior taste is really worth paying out that extra amount.

        The proper Bacardi rum still has a nice rum like taste but definitely has more of a smoother bite rather than a corrosive type burn that the cheaper version had.

        Bacardi white rum is really quite a versatile drink as there are so many different types of cocktails that can be made from the drink. Alternatively you could just mix it with your favourite fizzy pop such a coke to make a really tasty alcoholic beverage!

        I have to say that that most of my Bacardi white rum has gone into making Mojito Cocktails and i am nearing the end of my bottle. Because it is such a popular and versatile drink, I always like to have some stocking up my drinks cupboard so I shall be buying another bottle. At the moment, I notice that a one litre bottle of this Bacardi white rum is on a special offer in Tesco's for £15 per bottle. This is a fairly god saving so I shall probably buy two bottles. Mainly because I am a hoarder too!

        A really quite delicious drink that is versatile but cannot be substituted!

        I think a score of 5 out of 5 stars and a high recommendation.

        Many thanks for taking the time to read.

        I do hope that this has been of some help/interest to you.

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          29.10.2008 13:56
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          Bacardi is the premium of the White Rum. It is the brand name and in my view the best. With other White Rum manufacturers they can sometimes taste quite pungent and catch you at the back of the throat, This Bacardi, although the same strenght just tastes a bit smoother.

          You can buy this

          5cl bottle, roughly £1.60
          20cl bottle, roughly £4
          35cl bottle, roughly £8
          70cl bottle, roughly £14
          1 litre bottle, roughly £16

          The content in this is 38% volume, which is average for a spirit. The liquid is clear, but I think has a slight tiny green-ish tinge to it. It's very hard to describe the taste of this, apart from strong and burn your throat.

          Often around this time of year you can get a 70cl bottle for £10 and most supermarkets sell it for this price.

          Bacardi have also got the mixer drink out called Bacardi breezers, which is Bacardi mixed with fruit juices.

          All the bottles are see though and also have a slight green tinge to them. I've seen a few 35cl bottles that were plastic and that seemed odd out of a plastic bottle instead of glass!

          This is my favourite spirit and can be easily mixed with a lot of juice.

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            11.08.2007 22:57
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            White Spirit which is not vodka.

            Ok so anyone that knows me will know that I happen to be a confirmed vodka genie (for the uninitiated I drink far too much of the stuff and on occasion have been found drinking the end of the bottle as 'sensible' people are waking up).
            But on my dads return from holiday he came bearing gifts, 3 bottles of vodka and one of bacardi, good for a change think's I.
            So I have my night off to enjoy so I open my freezer the first bottle to hand is the bacardi so why the hell not, lets have a change. (Its followed out by a large tub of Ben and Jerry's).

            As anyone who knows how to enjoy a drink will know you must have ice in your glass first then follow it with spirit and mixer, so in goes the ice (about half a glass full) follow it with the bacardi, whoops slightly too much maybe (just enough to make the ice float) and then in goes the lemonade. Yum!!!!

            Ahh forgot how much i enjoy the flavour of bacardi when I'm used to the flavourlessness (is that a word?) of the average vodka.

            So lets pour another.

            Ok the bottle I'm rather too rapidly draining is the typical 1 litre. White labels on the frosted greenish glass (the frosting is condensation but it sounds good), with bacardi written on it between the labels and 1862 above the labels.

            The main label is white with the gold and red circle containing the black bat trademark. The rest of the label simply says barcardi superior, original white run and pictures of the awards that the brand has won. The second label at the bottom of the bottle give you the alcohol content 37.5% the size of the bottle 1 litre and says casa fundada en cuba (if my spanish is correct house founded in cuba), est 1862. On this particular bottle there is a label on the back but its in portugese so i have no idea what it says.

            OK time to try the bacardi with something different, ahh fresh oj, yp that tastes good, hmm maybe with apple juice, up thats good too, not too great with just lime but lime and lemonade is good too. Not quite drunk enough to consider it neat yet maybe I'll have to add that in later, although I prefer my rum mixed.

            The taste of the bacardi with the lemonade, I'm really not sure how to describe it, its certainly distinct theres no mistaking that its rum in there, and a fairly pleasant aftertaste. It is sweeter than a vodka based drink which means that the flavour can get overpowering and rather unpleasant after too much (I am at that stage just now, hows my typing I think I got most of the errors!) Still cant describe the actual taste, maybe its better if you try it yourself.

            I remember that my first experience of bacardi was in breezers, sadly i felt the need to consume many of these get very drunk and (i think) make a fool of myself although my friends were all much more drunk than I (amazing I could out drink them at the age of 14, when theyre all adults, my capacity for alcohol still amazes and scares me and is a very big reason I rarely drink in excess these days) but I soon left the sweet alcopops behind, I just didn't enjoy them outside clubs even then I'd rather have something else but safety compels me to bottles.

            For as long as I can remember my drinks cupboard has contained a bottle of bacardi even when I choose not to drink it I would never consider not having it, the only white rum to come close is havana club, and that is made in the original barcardi distillery in Cuba. Most people will fall in to one of two or three camps, vodka people, rum people and whiskey people, I am a vodak girl but can appreciate the occasional rum.
            A 70cl bottle of bacardi costs £11.48 or a litre £15.98 at tesco.

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              18.09.2002 20:08
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              Not my favourite spirit but for some reason they don't sell Malibu in the off licence by me. So bacardi it had to be, the classic glass bottle with its white lid and label. The packaging is nothing special but it's plain, simple and instantly recognisable. Bacardi is a white rum which has been produced in Cuba for over 100 years. It's nice alone, with various mixers or cocktails, as well as being the main content of the popular girly night out drink of flavoured bacardi breezers (the lime one is nicest). I became partial to Bacardi when working in Spain a few summers ago, where a tumbler of 'cardicoke' was the equivalent of about a pound. Sadly, in the UK, a measure of bacardi in the pub will cost in the region of £1.50-£2.50, while bottles are avaliable in various sizes in the off licence and supermarket. You can get even bigger and cheaper ones in duty free. My bottle is 35cl and cost about £6, and is plenty to get me lashed, as well as a friend or willing male if I was in the mood for a bit of corruption. I've usually been in a drunken state after encountering this product, so an unusually sober Pussyatty will weigh up the goods now (and polish off the bottle after posting this op!) Bacardi is a clear, slightly syrupy liquid. The odour it gives off sits somewhere between medicine, cleaning products and fruit. Sounds really pleasant, I know, but it's not a very strong smell and not an unpleasant one (although not as nice as the coconut hues of malibu). It is however, one of those smells that will haunt you forever if you have a bad experience with this substance, so take it easy or a mere whiff of bacardi will send you rushing for the nearest toilet, as it does for a friend of mine. It's 37.5% alcohol so be careful drinking this, especially when pouring your own measures (which if you're like me, are ever so much more generous than pub measures). It's nice with coke, orangeade or lemonade as well
              as any fruit juices. Most people either like Bacardi or can't stand it. I'm not fussed, but then I'll drink anything as long as the effect is good and it doesn't taste like paintstripper (or gin). You wouldn't exactly call be the conissuer or alcohol. I never drink bacardi when I go out, because it's too expensive and the 25mls wouldn't get a gerbil tipsy, but it's nice to have a bottle in the drinks cupboard (make that the drinks shed on second thoughts!). Bacardi does not seem to create a specific type of drunkenness, at least not in my experience. If I drink it whilst getting ready to go out, it gets me in the mood, making me giggly, hyper and basically a silly moo. If I drink it sitting down, relaxing, it makes me more chatty and warms the cockles of my heart. A truly versatile product, the taste is not too overpowering so you can create all kinds of concoctions with it. It's still not much to write home about though. Got to go now, got to get through the rest of my bottle and I'll update about the hangover tomorrow. From what I remember, bacardi doesn't give a bad hangover, maybe because it's a clear drink hence less additives. Maybe just because I'm a sprightly young thing who only really gets hangovers that last an hour (don't you hate me now?)

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                09.01.2002 18:04
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                My favourite tipple if I am to drink spirits is gin preferably mixed with grapefruit juice, but here I am about to tell you about my second favourite - Bacardi. This is a spirit that I would never drink neat and so, if I was buying it for myself, I would buy the supermarket own brand of white rum, as it tastes exactly the same once the mixer has been added. Bacardi itself costs £6.99 for 35cl, £10.85 for 70cl and £14.96 for a litre, when you compare this to Tesco's own brand, which costs £8.19 for 70cl and £11.29 for a litre you can see there's quite a saving to be made. This opinion is about Bacardi for the simple reason that my last two bottles of white rum have both been presents and have actually been Bacardi. The Bacardi itself comes in a recognisable clear bottle with the bat logo imprinted into the glass across the base of the neck of the bottle. It has a white cap also bearing the same logo and the label also has the distinctive red bat logo, so there's no danger of mistaking it for something else then! It is a standard spirit in that it is 37.5% alcohol by volume. Bacardi was 'born' when Facundo Bacardi bought his first old tin roofed distillery back in 1862, in Santiago de Cuba harbour. The original recipe is still used today and it continues to be a family secret passing down from generation to generation. It is filtered twice through charcoal to give it the smooth taste that we have come to associate with Bacardi and is then aged in barrels made from natural white oak to give it character. The result of this is a light dry spirit with an aromatic fragrance and a subtle, almost spicy taste. Oh dear - I find it SO difficult to describe a taste in words! You'll just have to try it for yourself if you want to know what it tastes like! Bacardi is now imported from Nassau and distributed in the UK by: Westbay Distributors Limited West Bay Road Southampto
                n SO15 1DT You can write to the above address to receive a free recipe booklet for Bacardi rum. I don't need the recipe booklet, as I know how I like my Bacardi and that is mixed with Diet Coke straight from the fridge, and served as along drink. I am a traditionalist where this particular spirit is concerned. The only other things that I would ever add are ice cubes and a slice of lemon. Bacardi also have their own website at www.bacardi.com Bacardi is also used as the base of one of the most popular of the Alco pops - Bacardi Breezer - which comes in a variety of flavours including cranberry, lemon and orange, and currently costs £1.19 per bottle at Tesco's. I'm not very keen on these myself and have no need to 'pose' in the nightclub so I'll stick to my Bacardi and coke, thanks! Cheers!

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                  14.10.2001 04:59
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                  Bacardi makes you excited about the whole idea of 'having a drink' - not that I'm some kind of alcoholic (hic!), but its just so flippin gorgeous that I could be if I wasn't so well in control (I wish). It is the most wonderful spirit ever created, and mixed with Coke (diet of course) it's sooooo tastey. Theres NO substitute comes even close! That cheapo white rum alternative isn't a patch - in fact it is not even slightly resembling 'the' only white rum with a real good kick to it. Go to a pub without it on the shelf and you can bet the pubs generally empty anyway - go to a party and take a bottle and watch how quickly it disappears. In fact I just brought the biggest bottle you can imagine back off my hols with me and I'm going off to get one right now - but I'll be back in a little while to see what you think - whats your favourite tipple? This may well be updated shortly... talk soon, :f)

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                    22.06.2001 20:27

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                    the best drink i have ever had. - Advantages: tastes good, good value for money - Disadvantages: not too good to have with a meal

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                    03.06.2001 21:31
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                    Bacardi Carta Blanca -------------------- I recently wrote an opinion on Captain Morgan Spiced Rum but the most popular and largest selling Rum in the world today is Bacardi. Originally founded by Don Facundo Bacardi in 1862 in Santiago de Cuba, today Bacardi is headquartered in Hamilton, Bermuda. It is the world's largest privately held, family-owned spirits company. Bacardi is the producer of the world's great BACARDI rums. Selling in excess of twenty million cases per year and BACARDI rum is the globe's number one international premium selling spirit. I usually have mine with Coke and a slice of lime and the difference with this drink compared to other's is its smoothness. It's very easy on you and is also a very versatile drink. A favourite receipe which I learn't from a magazine and which I have occasionally is: 1-1/2 oz. Bacardi Carta Blanca (Light Rum) 1 oz. Lime Juice 1/2 teaspoon Sugar 1/2 oz. Grenadine Mix all together, stir well and use lots of ice. Bacardi Carta Blanca goes for around PDS12.00 for a 70cl bottle. Give it a try.

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                    27.04.2001 02:34
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                    For me this must me one of the tastiest spirits I have ever drank (and I’ve had a few) I first tried it on holiday a couple of years ago. And I was totally shocked I didn't think I would like it but instead I feel in love with the smooth taste. No only that you can mix this with very many other drinks for example bacardi and coke and a pinch of lime, bacardi and orange, bacardi in a pint glass with half a lager and lime in the top (looks like mud but tastes great) bacardi, peach schnapps’, orange juice and lemonade and so on It’s also I drink that go's well with all types of food. Also to watch out are thing like bacardi breezers and rigo's Since that holiday I have been a big fan of this drink. And i don't think i have ever had a hang over form drinking large amount's of this ,try it you never know you might like it.

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                    Classic Bacardi rum. An original recipe since 1862, Bacardi Carta Blanca Rum was the first aged white rum thanks to the active charcoal filtration method pioneered by Don Facundo Bacardi. It is this filtration process, as well as its ageing for at least 18 months in charred white American oak barrels, that provides Bacardi Carta Blanca Rum with its distinctive smoothness.