Bacardi has announced a new Reserva Ocho Sherry Cask Finish, the first instalment of a five-year aged rum series.
The new series will run through to 2025, with the cask finish changing each year based on the type of barrel used for the additional ageing.
Reserva Ocho has been aged in American oak barrels for eight to 12 years and finished in an Oloroso sherry cask for just over two months. Bacardi says the additional few months allows the blend to take on a “sweet, smooth velvety texture with notes of caramel, vanilla and orange, along with hints of walnuts and almonds”.
“We could not be more thrilled for the launch of Bacardi Reserva Ocho Sherry Cask Finish to add to our Premium portfolio for a limited time. This is our first innovation for the Premium range since the portfolio first launched in 2018, and we are excited to introduce four more innovations over the course of the next four years,” said Lisa Pfenning, VP of Bacardi for North America.
“We have seen an increased popularity in Premium rums throughout the years, namely sipping rums, and we hope our rum enthusiasts will appreciate the care and craftsmanship that has gone into blending the Reserva Cask Finish series – which will add new layers of beautiful and bold flavours to our smooth aged rums. Not only will the taste appeal to rum drinkers, but we believe that whiskey drinkers will find themselves reaching for a bottle of Bacardi Reserva Ocho Sherry Cask Finish as well.”
Reserva Ocho is available in 750ml bottles with a 40% ABV and an RRP of $32.99. The new spirit will be available online and in US stores nationwide from September.
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