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Anyone who knows me knows that I like a drink however up until recently Bacardi has somehow managed to pass me by unsampled unless we're talking about Bacardi Breezers which I do like!
I never bought me a bottle of this, my step dad did. I don't where he got the idea from to buy me it or why but I have been having the odd tipple here and there of it and have to admit I now rather like it and I even drink it in pubs and so on now!
The packaging of this is a long glass bottle with screw on/off cap to the top of it and on the front of it we are clearly told what it is and who it is by on the front of it and that it has a volume of 37.5 and is 100cl and then on the back label we are told that this sized bottle has 37.5 UK units within it and contact details for the manufacturer are given
Well the drink is clear and with no bubbles in it, you can mix it (I like it with Coke or Orange) and with or without ice.....anyway you want to really is fine by me!
Bacardi is a rum and a smooth tasting one this is. I am not a fan usually of rum though this is really nice though quite strong in taste and in fragrance. It isn't a heavy rum though like the dark rums and is naturally sweetened and full of a rum flavour but like I say it isn't heavy though be careful it is really alcoholic of course....just look at the units it contains.
This is called Superior and it really is. Smooth and tasty, you can drink it, cook with it and use it as base for punch! Great stuff!
Widely available in all good off licences and supermarkets as well as clubs and bars, my bottle cost my stepdad around the £18.00 mark.
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I have tried many spirits over the years and always hae enjoyed types of rum. Everyone has heard of bacardi rum! but is it any good? I have to say I have always had mixed opinions on bacardi superior. I have always had a bottle of this stuff in the cupbaord and once in a while it comes out. I recently purcahsed a one Litre bottle which was on offer for just under £15. This was a bargain. Bacardi is a white rum which is rather strong on the percentage side, It is 37.%. This means you will recieve a headache if you excessively drink it! I will now go into further details on bacardi and give my opinions.
The size of bacardi bottles does vary from 500ml to 1 litre. I usually purchase the larger bottles as it saves you money in the long run as you get more drink for your money. Usually a bottle of 1 Litre bacardi superior is £18 or there abouts. It is rather expesnive, but your paying for the brand and the high alcohol content per bottle. There have been many times I have seen this product on offer. I suggest you never pay full price and have a little shop around as more often than not you can find this at a discounted price or on offer. I do not think I have ever purchased a bottle of bacardi at full price. I love a bargain and hate spending more than I have too on something thats over priced!
What is it like?:
Bacardi Superior rum has a very strong taste which a lot of people do not like. Many of my friends and family refuse to drink bacardi. I have always liked the taste, but very diluted is how I like it. I usually have bacardi as a mixer with some coke! I always have a lot of coke with it as I feel the full taste isnt very nice. I have tried bacardi neat before and it made me feel very sick and almost put me off bacardi for life! Bacardi can be mixed with so many things. It can also be used in some cocktails. I think Rum is a drink that you need to make your own mind up on. I personally enjoy it in small doses. Bacardi is the nicest white rum I have tried. I have tried Tesco value white rum many times and find it doesnt compete agains't Bacardi white rum at all. I am definately a fan Of this drink. But only in small go's!
This spirit is one you need to try to see if you like. Its taste is very different to other spirits and it has a kick to it. Drink in moderation as too much can give you a very bad headache (which I found out not long ago and I regret badly!!) I am going to give this product a 4 star rating. I believe it to be good, but I can easily drink too much. I recommend that you give this a try if you haven't already, its worth a go.
Thanks for reading my review on Bacardi Superior Rum! I hope it helped you out. Please drink responsibly!
Jlaker1992 - Josh Laker
This definitely my drink. I have been drinking this for over ten years (not constantly). I have read some other reviews on bacardi which all point out how strong this drink is. Yes it is strong and I never drink it straight. I drink it with diet coke mainly. The only way i can describe it is that when mixed with coke it has a very delicate sweet flavour that is a little like Jack Daniels but very subtle I think you have to have good taste buds to enjoy this drink.
I think you either love it or hate it. The smell of the stuff itself is very strong, paint stripper strong! I have it in a tall glass, two fingers of bacardi and fill to the top with coke and loads of ice. So refreshing on a hot summers day. It does have a sting to it if you have it too strong.
My fella doesn't like Bacardi and coke the only way he will drink it is mixed with fresh orange and pineapple juice, I love this too but find it very sickly.
Things like Bacardi are great for mixing with cocktails as you can mix it with absolutely everything, also if drinking with diet coke you don't have to worry about calories like you would with sweeter drinks like alcho-pops.
By far my favourite tipple and no matter how many cheaper alternatives I have tried they just can't meet the high standard set by bacardi.
Bacardi is an extremely strong alcoholic spirit from Cuba. It is a clear rum. For my personal tastes it is far too strong. I find it difficult to describe it's taste because it is so strong that it is difficult to actually taste anything other than pure alcohol!
I prefer sweeter alcoholic drinks and ones that actually taste of something like whiskey, mmm... Jack Daniels! However, if someone does not have any alcohol that I want and it would be rude not to drink then I can tolerate it with coke, but I do like it to be quite weak - well as weak as it can be. This really is a very strong drink. In fact, it is so strong, it is amazing that it does not actually taste of anything!
It tends to cost the same as whiskey and vodka in the pub. At an off license or in the supermarket you can find much cheaper brands of white rum. It is hard for me to say that it is worth paying the extra for Bacardi because I really do not think it is anything special and as there is hardly any taste, you might as well opt for a cheaper version.
But bear in mind this review is coming from someone who does not often drink spirits and is not a huge fan of strong alcohol - therefore maybe I cannot taste the subtleties of this more expensive brand of white rum
There are some mysteries in this world which will never be explained. Such as, why is there only ONE monopolies and mergers commission? If olive oil is made out of real olives and vegetable oil is made of out real vegetables, is baby oil made out of real babies?
But for me, the real stumper is this...why is Bacardi rum so popular? Not just in this country but all over the world.
The drink itself comes from Cuba. "Bacardi" is one of the top 3 recognised brands in the world (Coca-cola and Microsoft, beating it respectively). The drink is nothing more than a white rum. Doesn't sound exciting, does it? A White rum. Colourless, practically odourless (just a hint of coconut) and tasteless. A near perfect spike in someone's drink. It's not really all that exciting. Malibu has a much sweeter taste and is lower in alcohol (which means you can pace yourself better), but it is nowhere near as popular as the Bacardi collossus.
I'm being a bit heavy-handed here. Bacardi rum isn't THAT bad. It's OK. A bit bland, a reasonable price and complements coke quite well. Neat, Barcardi is very smooth and could easily be drunk on it's own (please bear in mind that a drink is at its most potent when drunk neat!). I suppose the reason why Bacardi is so popular is because it is a break from normal vodka and coke. Bacardi normally costs about £1.60 a 35ml shot, though this can vary from pub to club.
Bacardi, if they are completely honest with themselves, shot to fame in the late 90's when they introduce the first alcopops by a big brand, the Bacardi breezer. People don't even say the name "Bacardi" anymore it's just "Breezer, please". But this doesn't make any sense, the reason that Barcardi Breezers were so popular is that you COULDN'T taste the Bacardi!
Barardi Breezers are an OK drink. You'll find that they are normally the cheaper alternative to the other alcopop brand like Smirnoff Ice and WKD's. They come in Cranberry, Lemon (their attempt to take some of Smirnoff Ice's market!), orange, Lime, pineapple and watermelon. They normally cost around £2.70 to £3 a bottle (275ml). I personally, wouldn't recommend them at all; because all it is, is an alcoholic fruit juice with no definitive flavour (Unlike, WKD original and Blue).
Bacardi on the whole is drink I would recommend to people who want a change from normal vodka and coke as Bacardi has a slight flavour to it whilst still retaining it's "Odourless" tag. The only problem is, go into any off-licence or shop and you will see similar bottles of white rum for half the price which taste the same. But funnily enough, on the optic range at your local pub or club you'll only see Bacardi there, in terms of the "white rum" market. This could go a long way to explaining why Barcardi is so popular. But taste-wise? Stick to vodka, it's much cheaper...
Interesting fact: Have you ever noticed the small bat sign on a Bacardi branded product? Wonder what it's there for? Back in the 1800's in Cuba, illiteracy rates were extremely high among adults. So Bacardi, had a problem on their hands, "How do you impress a brand, without resorting to words or letters?". Meanwhile, down in the refinery, a colony of bats took up residence there. No matter how hard they tried to get rid of them, the bats wouldn't leave. Eventually, these bats became the trademark of Bacardi. How? Well, if the people couldn't read the bottle, they would certainly notice the picture of a bat and, therefore, know that it was Bacardi rum they were buying; and that's why the bat on a Bacardi product became their trademark!
P.P.S This review has been cross posted in www.ciao.co.uk