Bacardi Elixir 1862 Liqueur

Difford's Guide

alc./vol: 20%

Proof: 40°

Vintage: Non-vintage

Aged: No age statement

Product of: Product of Spain Spain

The 1862 proudly adorning Bacardi Elixir refers to the date when Bacardi was established, coincidently also the year Don Facundo Bacardi is said to have created Elixir. As the label says, it is flavoured with "caña de azúcar tostada", literally 'cane sugar toast', which we translate as 'caramel'.

Bacardi first trademarked Elixir in 1927 and it was marketed in Cuba until 1960 when Castro's administration forcefully expropriated Bacardi's assets. Launched in 2011, this contemporary interpretation of Elixir comes in a matt black sprayed, screen printed bottle.

Review and Tasting

Sampled on 19/02/2016


Clear, deep bronze with burnished copper highlights.


Caramel and toffee dominate with honey, toasted nuts, overripe banana and shrivelled prunes.


Bitter sweet, with sweetness being countered by nougat caramel bitterness (think centre of a Crunchy bar). Big, one-dimensional flavour yet strangely thin mouthfeel.


Bitter, scorched sugar.


Toasty, bittersweet caramel with burnt cinnamon spice, crème brûlée, overripe banana and prune.

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Product Information

Barcode UPC: 5010677440912
Bottle Size: 700 ml
Closure: Screw / Stelvin cap

More about Bacardi Elixir

Produced by: Bacardi España S.A.
Owned by: Bacardi Limited
UK distribution by: Bacardi UK