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Bacaradi Solera is the original, light-bodied, single barreled sipping rum. A blend of a very rich distillate that is aged for up to three years in newly charred and carefully selected oak casks; it's blended to achieve characteristic Bacardi smoothness.
I tried to find information about it on the Bacardi site but it is probably only available in some markets since I found no information at all about it there.
Smell: Sweet with something I couldn't really identify. I recognised it but couldn't figure out what it was. Really annoying...
Taste: Sweet but a lot of alcoholic bite. This is a low end sipper or a mixer. I took a few sips and then first added lime then ice to see if it got any better. It didn't. I never tried it with coca-cola since I don't drink soft drinks anymore.
I tried this in a restaurant in Lazaro Cardenas in Mexico. I am very happy that i didn't buy a bottle since this is a really bad sipping rum. This is still young at 3 years and I would guess it has not been stored in small barrels either. I wonder if the sweetness is added or comes from the casks...
I rate this at 2/5 where 5 is best. I will never buy it to sip it, but if I find it at a good price I might buy a bottle and use as a mixing rum. The Havana Club 3 Ãnos is still a better buy in this age category I think.