Originally posted: 12/2/2009 @ therumtrader.blogspot.com
Bacardi Select RUM is 80 proof (40% alcohol). It has a dark carmel appearance with medium legs. In the bottle, this RUM has a pleasant, mossy, carmel, smokey aroma. The smell has a light detection of alcohol and is a bit fruity (hints of orange).
Over Ice: Bacardi Select blends in a smokey, mossy, almost burnt aroma. Unfortunetly the alcohol smell increases dramatically. Taste straight over ice produces a great deal of alcohol burn which is quite harsh. However, I did notice a mix of carmel and fruit after taste once the burn subsided. But let me be clear, the burn is hot and thus not good.
With Coke Zero: Sweet and tasty. This is how to drink Bacardi Select RUM! This mix definetly enhances the carmel flavor and adds to the sweetness of the Coke Zero. Really, it is almost like they distilled this RUM specifically to make Cuba Libre with it. I like this much more than over ice.
Final score: 6.5 out of 10
Do they still make Bacardi Select Dark Rum 1862 and if so were can I buy it I live in Farmington, mo. 63640 thanks
I apologize for not responding earlier to your question. Yes, Barcardi Select Dark is still available. If you cannot find it locally then I encourage you to ask your favorite spirits retailer if they can order it for you. It might still be available but is no longer stocked on the shelves. Remember each state has its own distribution network which add and drop brands and expressions regularly so it might no longer be available in Missouri.
I found it really inexpensively online; see the Hi-Times Wine link below). Hi-Times, as well as others, ship to most states but you will need to verify that they ship to MO.