Bacardi Rum Price Guide 2020

An Introduction to Bacardi

A Brief History

Bacardi was founded in 1862 by the Bacardi family in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba. Founded specifically by Facuno Bacardi Masso, who was a Spanish wine merchant, he moved to Cuba and began producing white rum. Bacardi is a brand of rum that has gone through many fascinating shifts and changes throughout history, including the prohibition period in the United States and the Cuban Revolution.

Today, Bacardi Limited is one of the largest privately-owned spirits company in the world. Beneath the label of Bacardi, there are nearly two hundred different sub-brands and labels. Bacardi has masterfully perfected the art of distilling and producing rum, which is evident in their spirit’s smooth finish and deep flavors. Very much a drink of the people, Bacardi’s rums are inexpensive without sacrificing quality.

Bacardi Rum Prices

Common Bacardi Rum Prices

Type

Size

Price

Proof

Bacardi Superior

750ml

$11.99 - $12.99

80

1L

$16.99 - $19.99

80

1.75L

$19.99 - $24.99

80

Bacardi Gold

750ml

$11.99 - $12.99

80

Bacardi Black

750ml

$11.99 - $12.99

80

Bacardi Maestro De Ron

750ml

$22.99 - $24.99

80

Bacardi 8 Anos

750ml

$22.99 - $29.99

80

Bacardi 151

750ml

$23.99 - $25.99

151

Bacardi Banana

750ml

$11.99 - $14.99

70

Bacardi Limon

750ml

$11.99 - $14.99

70

Bacardi Raspberry

750ml

$11.99 - $14.99

70

Bacardi Coconut

750ml

$11.99 - $14.99

70

Bacardi Pineapple

750ml

$11.99 - $14.99

70

Prices Compared to Other Rum Brands

Kraken

In terms of prices, Kraken and Bacardi offer their rums at very similar prices. However, it should be noted that Kraken specializes specifically in black spiced rum, which offers an entirely different rum drinking experience. Bacardi does offer a black rum, Bacardi Black, but mostly have a wide range of fruit-infused rums that are a lot lighter in taste. If you’re a rum drinker looking for something light and not so intense, Bacardi’s rums may be a more suitable option for you.

Malibu

Malibu offers their products for a very similar price range to products from Bacardi. A 750ml bottle of Malibu Coconut retails between $19.99-$22.99. Bacardi’s most expensive bottle typically peaks around $29.99. Malibu is another rum brand that offers a wide range of flavors, making it the most similar to Bacardi. The primary difference between the two brands is that Bacardi has been producing rum for a much longer time, and their long history and experience definitely comes through in the quality of their rum.

Captain Morgan

Captain Morgan is another well-known brand of rum. They produce a wide range of rum, from white to spiced. In terms of prices, Captain Morgan is very comparable to the prices offered by Bacardi. On average, a 750ml bottle of Captain Morgan Black Spiced Rum retails for roughly $23.99, comparable to Bacardi’s 8 Anos, which typically retails between $22.99 - $29.99.

Common Recipes: What To Mix With Bacardi

Raspberry Rum Mule

Raspberry Rum Mule

  • 2 oz Bacardi Superior
  • 0.5 oz Lime Juice
  • 1 tsp Agave Nectar (or Simple Syrup)
  • 5-10 Raspberries
  • Ginger Beer
  • Rosemary to Garnish

Directions: This drink is definitely sweet (and maybe a little sour), which is perfect for those wanting to mix a rum cocktail. Not only is this drink beautiful to look at, but it blends perfectly with Bacardi rum. In a cocktail shaker, mix all of the ingredients in over fresh ice. Shake very well so that the flavors have a chance to combine. In a tall glass over fresh ice, pour in the contents and top up with ginger beer. Be sure to garnish with a small sprig of rosemary to bring the whole thing together!

Dark and Stormy

  • 2 oz Bacardi Gold
  • 3 oz Ginger Beer
  • 0.5 oz Lime Juice
  • Lime Wedges to Garnish

Directions: The Dark and Stormy is a classic rum cocktail that you should definitely give a try. As an added bonus, this drink is super simple to make. In a tall glass, simply pour in the ingredients over cubed ice. Give the contents a bit of a stir and then garnish with a fresh lime wedge for an extra hit of citrus! This drink is great to have at any backyard BBQ or lazy day on your front porch.

The Minty Mojito

  • 1.5 oz Bacardi Superior
  • Fresh Mint Leaves
  • Lime Wedges
  • 2 tbsp White Sugar
  • 1.5 cup Club Soda

Directions: Mojitos are a classic drink for a reason. They’re light, they’re minty, and they perfectly compliment the flavor of rum. In a shaker, muddle the mint leaves and a lime wedge to release their essential oils. Add ice and the remaining ingredients before shaking well. Pour the cocktail into a tall glass and top up with the club soda. This drink is light and refreshing, so it’s perfect if you’re not looking for the heavy taste of rum or if you’re just looking to cool down on a hot day.