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Bacardi Reserva Limitada - Rum Review

A Family Affair

Bacardi Reserva Limitada

Almost 150 years ago, in Santiago de Cuba, Bacardi founder Don Facundo Bacardi began producing the light-bodied, smooth rum that is now one of the best-selling and most awarded rums on the market. Now, Bacardi is introducing the newest addition to the family’s successful brand: Bacardi Reserva Limitada.

What started as a blend for the Bacardi family has spread to Puerto Rico, the Bahamas, the Cayman Islands, Aruba, and finally, the United States. Until now, the rare reserve was only available in scarce quantities, but will be distributed through bars, restaurants and fine wine and spirits retail outlets in select U.S. cities. Initially, just 1,000 cases (six 750ml bottles per case) will be available, with more to be released based on availability.

David Córdoba at La Descarga
It’s no secret that Bacardi has long been an inspiration for cocktails, including the Mojito and the Daiquirí. Mixologist David Córdoba has taken that inspiration a step further with his cocktail recipe book, “Arte de Cocteles,” offering 140 pages of Bacardi concoctions — from legacy cocktails to classic and contemporary renditions. He has even crafted some to include Bacardi’s Reserva blend. 

Bacardi Reserva Limitada is a combination of the finest Bacardi rums rested in lightly-charred American white oak barrels for ten to sixteen years. The deep golden-hued rum with dark reddish undertones provides a rich, smooth taste with the flavors of vanilla, oak and dried fruits and a velvety finish.

Price: $110
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San Miguel cocktail featuring Bacardi rum, recipe by David Córdoba

from "Arte de Cocteles"
San Miguel

1 part Bacardi Gold Rum
2/5 part Fernet Branca
2/5 part Yerba Mate
3/5 part freshly-squeezed lemon juice
3/5 part sugar syrup
1/5 part orange blossom water

Place all of the ingredients into a shaker, add ice and shake briefly and vigorously. Double strain into a glass full of cubed ice. 

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