BACARDI Carta de Oro rum is light bodied golden rum created using the same pioneering techniques as BACARDI Superior. It is matured in American oak barrels for a longer period, the average age of the youngest components in the blend being 2 years. The filtration process differs in that the particular charcoal which removes the richer woody notes and also the colour of BACARDI Superior is not used, hence BACARDI Carta de Oro has a light golden colour and a richer more mellow wood character. This colour is entirely derived from the barrel, no caramel is added. It has flavour notes of sweet vanilla, soft oak, toasted almond, and raisins, with a light caramel finish, and is ideal in more robust, fuller flavoured cocktails like fruit punches, or with more intense mixers like cola and ginger beer.