This is the ubiquitous rum featured in just about every bar in the world. It is a rite of passage for every college student. The Bacardi Light is aged for a minimum of 12 months in oak and then filtered to remove color and the heavier oak flavors providing it a light flavor. Formerly known as the "superior light rum" it experienced a name change in 2015 changing to "carta blanca." Thankfully, for lovers of cave dwelling animals, the bat logo remains intact.
The 2012 Wine Enthusiast review found it to be a classically styled rum especially fit for Mojito cocktails.
Bacardi Rum was founded in 1862 in Santiago, Cuba by Don Facundo Bacardi Masso. The brand became inextricably linked to Havana, the daiquiri, and the Cuba Libre (rum and coke) at the turn of the century and through the gilded age. The company was strong until the Communist takeover in 1962. The plant was relocated to Puerto Rico where it remains to this day as one of the largest rum producers on earth.