BACARDI Oakheart Wins Best Tasting Spiced Rum Over Captain Morgan Original Spiced Rum

Premier BACARDI Spirit Dominates Category Leader In National Taste Test

Nov 09, 2015, 06:00 ET from BACARDI USA

CORAL GABLES, Fla., Nov. 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Captain's ship has officially sailed. BACARDI Oakheart Spiced Rum® has won against Captain Morgan Original Spiced Rum®, as the result of a national taste test. This month, BACARDI unveiled a new brand campaign igniting a cannon of excitement across the country in celebration. With a strong focus on male comradery, BACARDI Oakheart encourages consumers in key markets to bench the captain and join the Brotherhood of Oakheart.

Taking a bold and smart approach with a new campaign, "All In, All Heart", Oakheart takes aim at the Captain with witty, clever slogans including "Bench the Captain," and sports centric creative including "The Best Part of Gameday, Isn't Always the Game." Targeted at millennial male consumers, the campaign represents some of the first work from BBDO and OMD, the new global creative agency partners for the Bacardi portfolio of brands.

"Since its launch back in 2011, Oakheart has significantly grown, organically, to become one of the top-selling spiced rums in the market," said Fabio di Giammarco, Global Vice President, BACARDI rums. "It's now our time to showcase our leadership in the category. We attribute our success to the affirmative feedback received from our consumers and proudly claim our title today as the better tasting spiced rum over Captain Morgan Original Spiced Rum."

The Oakheart Taste Test took place between August 21August 29, 2015. This was a nationwide taste test comparing the taste of Oakheart Spiced Rum and Captain Morgan Original Spiced Rum as consumed "neat" (that is, with no ice or mixers) by consumers. The results of the nationwide taste test conducted by an independent, third party research company demonstrate that consumers prefer the taste of Oakheart Spiced Rum over Captain Morgan Original Spiced Rum by a statistically significant margin.

BACARDI Oakheart spiced rum is expertly crafted by Maestros de Ron BACARDI from heavily charred oak barrels to give it a unique, smoky flavor before being filtered through charcoal, and then finished by adding a secret blend of spices. BACARDI Oakheart is available nationwide starting at $14.99.

About BACARDI Rums 
In 1862, BACARDI revolutionized the spirits industry when founder Don Facundo Bacardi Masso began producing his remarkable light-bodied, smooth rum. The unique taste of BACARDI inspired cocktail pioneers to invent some of the world's most famous drink recipes including the Mojito, the Daiquiri, the Cuba Libre, the Pina Colada, and the Presidente. BACARDI Superior rum has won more than 550 awards for quality and taste making it the world's most awarded rum. Today, BACARDI is produced mainly in Puerto Rico, following the production legacy set forth by Don Facundo Bacardi Masso – crafted in a five-step distillation process, mellowed in American white oak barrels, and filtered five times for unparalleled quality and smoothness.

The BACARDI® brand is part of the portfolio of Bacardi Limited, headquartered in Hamilton, Bermuda. Bacardi Limited refers to the Bacardi group of companies, including Bacardi International Limited.

©2015. BACARDI, the bat device and oakheart device ARE TRADEMARKS OF BACARDI & COMPANY LIMITED.



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