Rum - Silver

Bacardí Superior White Rum [Formerly Superior Light Rum]

From: Puerto Rico Liquor Review Category: Silver Rum

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Tier 1
This is a Tier 1 score in the Rum category. It means the spirit has won the highest recommendation at least once and probably many times.
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Awards

San Francisco World Spirits Competition

  • 2009
  • 2016

Beverage Testing Institute

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Wine Enthusiast

  • 2012
  • 2016

Proof66 Notes

This is the ubiquitous rum featured in just about every bar in the world. It is a rite of passage for every college student. The Bacardi Light is aged for a minimum of 12 months in oak and then filtered to remove color and the heavier oak flavors providing it a light flavor.

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This bottle has 25 ratings and 25 reviews.
Irishman Irishman (323)
Rating: 1.9 (2016-10-16)
Bacardi White is required to be used in a "rum & [insert mixer here]". We did a ratio test to see what volume of different mixers we needed to drown out the harsh burn of this rum in order to make it drinkable. At 8:1 mixer to rum, it starts to get better, but in order to really enjoy it, you need a 12:1 ratio. The good thing? It's cheap and you can make gallons of 12:1 cocktails for all day block or tailgate parties. Otherwise, this isn't good rum.
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Armadillo7 Armadillo7 (-18)
Rating: 4.0 (2016-10-15)
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Tango Tango (121)
Rating: 2.0 (2016-10-13)
Bacardi White is bold white rum. It is the kind of white rum that you make a very good rum cake. The nose is vanilla, citrus ,and caramel ending with citrus and vanilla . The entry is oily with vanilla and caramel ending with citrus and vanilla. It is good only straight or as cooking rum.Bacardi White is not a mixing rum.
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Kinaner Kinaner (27)
Rating: 4.0 (2015-12-02)
Not terrible in my opinion, for a cheap mixer it's good. Works great with coke.
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ericdrinksliquor ericdrinksliquor (44)
Rating: 1.0 (2015-04-14)
Gross. So many better mixing rums.
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lpy89 lpy89 (201)
Rating: 3.0 (2015-04-09)
Despite having rather harsher burn than many other light rums, bacardi is perfectly acceptable mixer. This smells like an artificial pineapple, suntan lotion and shaving cream smell (or whatever you wanna call it, im pretty sure you all know what im talking about). For some reason though, this is the rum i prefer to mix my mojitos with compared to other smoother white rums with more character.
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DrP DrP (23)
Rating: 3.0 (2015-03-05)
3.3/5 The standard rum for any bar. It's better than most light rums and works well in any rum driven cocktail. The taste is not nearly as hot as many "young" spirits due to the oak aging, but the flavor can disappear in some drinks.
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derkerderr derkerderr (73)
Rating: 4.0 (2014-01-27)
I agree with the last reviewer. It is good for making mixed drinks. I don't drink light rum expecting to be blown away. It's inexpensive, it's not offensive, it gets the job done.
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cloughtower cloughtower (19)
Rating: 4.0 (2013-12-22)
Great for what it's made for: mixed drinks.
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NeatPour NeatPour (340)
Rating: 2.0 (2013-08-16)
I've only had this straight & I'll never do that again. Not for me... I'd rather sip a cruzan single barrel neat that mess around with this or it's counterparts that swim in soda.
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conditionZero conditionZero (16)
Rating: 2.0 (2013-08-07)
I always keep a bottle of this on hand for guests who wish to defile their rum by mixing it with coke. I would not, however, waste the juice of a good lime on this.
2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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flintquatch flintquatch (211)
Rating: 3.0 (2013-07-29)
Definitely a baseline mixing rum. For its purpose you cant beat the price. Abandon hope of complexity and sipping though
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dontheduck dontheduck (9)
Rating: 5.0 (2013-07-05)
Straight out the freezer...
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Dakota Dakota (132)
Rating: 3.0 (2013-06-13)
Medium quality rum.
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Therion Therion (19)
Rating: 5.0 (2013-01-31)
I love Bacardi, not because it's genuinely a pleasure to drink, but because when mixed you can barely tell it is there. It's not a rum to be savoured, it's not a rum to be sipped, it is one of the best ways of enjoying the effects of alcohol without the sometimes off-putting tastes of wood aging or artificial flavourings offered in the likes of vodka. One of the first drinks I could stand drinking a whole bottle of before I could afford to replace it, always nice to have some on hand even if you do not drink it yourself.
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monkeyxx monkeyxx (47)
Rating: 4.0 (2012-11-16)
this stinky rum smells and tastes like a skunk, mixed with poison, or cancerous smoke in a bottle in liquid form (somehow, who knows??) but for $20...don't ask hard questions.  The Cruzan makes a fine buttery smooth showing, but, disappears in a drink.  I like the Bacardi for its rude, smokey nature.  A fine rum, to me, has a burnt kind of taste.  This one's like...burnt to a dead cremation, but, at least it's in there, so--I like it!!  For a few dollars less the Castillo is the same taste but less pungent for those with milder palletes.  From the same company.  It's stinky water with a kick.  What's not to love?
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TheSippingLife TheSippingLife (135)
Rating: 2.0 (2011-03-25)
Just good enough to be considered a rum, but this is a mixer only. Practically tasteless, its only good point is its general smoothness. Not a sipping spirit at all.
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Snabb Snabb (2)
Rating: 1.0 (2010-10-11)
Horrid. There's a distinctive taste that Bacardi rums have, whether light or dark, and it turns my stomach. Spend a couple more bucks and try Flor De Cana. Or, for that matter, spend a couple bucks less and try St. Elmo. Either is vastly superior (no pun intended).
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Two Wheeler Two Wheeler (11)
Rating: 2.0 (2008-11-29)
No taste when it's mixed with egg nog.
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The Bared The Bared (11)
Rating: 3.0 (2008-11-29)
Ribald!
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Master Horn Master Horn (11)
Rating: 3.0 (2008-11-29)
No flavor but smooth.
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Phizbin Phizbin (362)
Rating: 3.0 (2008-11-29)
Nice flavor... goes down thin. I regard this as a baseline rum.
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Librarian Librarian (7)
Rating: 2.0 (2008-11-29)
Slightly less mild than other rums.
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Madam Horn Madam Horn (6)
Rating: 4.0 (2008-11-29)
Yum! Consistent warmth as it goes down.
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Rugby God Rugby God (7)
Rating: 2.0 (2008-11-29)
Mild... similar to other rums. Not distinctive.
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