Review: Bacardi Anejo Cuatro Rum
Bacardi Anejo Cuatro Rum was just released. If Bacardi Anejo sounds familiar it is. Bacardi Anejo was produced from a recipe dating back to 1862 and aged up to three years before bottling. As the name would imply Bacardi Anejo Cuatro is a rum that has been aged a minimum four years in oak barrels. Bacardi includes some 5 and 6 year old rum in this blend. As a comparison Bacardi Superior is aged for a minimum one year with some of the rum aged up to three years before blending. Bacardi Cuatro is part of a lineup that includes Ocho 8 year old, and Limitada, a rum aged up to 16 years. Gran Reserva Diez, a 10 year old rum will soon join this lineup.Bacardi Cuatro pours to an apricot color. The aroma is oak, tobacco, brown sugar, and vanilla. The sweet sugar cane syrup entry is joined by vanilla, orchard fruit. cinnamon, and caramel. The bittersweet fade has vanilla, burnt caramel, apricot, and oak, before finishing warm and dry with a warm peppery sting, tobacco, and char taste. I would describe the overall taste as sweet, maybe a little too sweet for my personal taste, but I have no doubt Bacardi Cuatro will mix well in cocktails.