Color: Light golden amber. Given that the rum is quite young and charcoal filtered, the color might result from caramel coloring added to provide a consistent hue.
Nose: Light and pleasant notes of pineapple, toffee, and hints of oak, along with a fair amount of alcohol
Palate: Mild, with vanilla and light tropical fruit notes (pineapple, banana, coconut), along with a slightly harsh astringency, which could come from the charcoal used in filtration or from insufficient aging—Bacardí Gold is less than two years old.
Finish: The oak and char linger in the back of the throat long after the sweeter flavors have faded.