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Bacardi Razz

Category: Infused
Country: Puerto Rico
Aged: Unknown, likely 0-6 months
Alcohol: 35% (70 proof)
Availability: Everywhere
Price: $12-$16 (750 mL)
Rating: Two stars

The Review:
The initial aroma of Bacardi Razz is of strong, rich raspberry and black currant with maybe a bit of cherry. If I were blindfolded, I might mistake the smell for IHOP's boysenberry pancake syrup instead of a rum.

At first impression, this rum tastes a bit like bubblegum and it's not as smooth as I was expecting considering the thoughts of candy and pancakes.

Though mostly masked by the overpowering berry flavor, there's a soft slightly buttery finish with the medium heat. Mixed with 7-Up or as added flavor in mixed drinks (particularly frozen drinks, like daquiris), this rum can actually be fairly tasty. Definitely a bottle meant for mass consumption at parties and summer barbecues.

Bacardi Razz is steep and balanced and the aromatic and full result bursts on the tongue and pleases the palate.

Hardly the sipping rum I would recommend toasting with as you pass the equator for the first time (That would be Gosling's Family Reserve Old Rum), but Bacardi Razz is a great choice for blendign up batches of foo-foo drinks for your 4th of July BBQ.

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