Posting your rating...
Bacardi Gran Reserva 8-Year rum

Rate Bacardi Gran Reserva 8-Year

Tap to Rate
Click to Rate

Have an opinion about this rum?

Signup to rate this rum!


65 Bacardi Gran Reserva 8-Year ratings

Sort by: Popularity | Date | Rating

Posted about 2 months ago by Dedspurs from United Kingdom with 19 ratings

Although Bacardi gets a bad press, I find this rum easily drinkable neat or with coke and slice of lime.

Posted 2 months ago by gdtrfb from United States with 30 ratings

Has increased in price, but it is a good entry into something better. Bit of a burn that is tolerable. You get wood, fruit and some vanilla aroma with similar taste. Worth trying, but not a go to option.

Posted 6 months ago by apaniagua from Spain with 40 ratings

Con mucho caracter, pega fuerte, y se diluye en ciruela, albaricoques y nuez moscada. Termina con reminiscencia a avellana, pistacho...

Posted 8 months ago by Laufke (PREMIUM) from Sweden with 6 ratings

As my first ever bought rum I did not really know what to expect, I thought it was good but not more than that

Posted 9 months ago by Leo K from Canada with 51 ratings

In the last 5 years in Canada I have noticed the "Bacardi 8" has had its label changed 3 times. The label shown above was on the bottle in Ontario circa 2013. It was a nice oaky rum, the first from Bacardi that I could enjoy straight.

I have found the latest label/version circa 2019 not quite as smooth, but still drinkable. A good inexpensive standard to have on hand for mixing or sipping.

Posted 9 months ago by Kekso from Slovakia with 28 ratings

you can definitely have better runs for this price

Posted 10 months ago by ShaneD from United States with 14 ratings

Neat: Definite age but nothing terribly subtle or compelling about it. Maybe a little harsh, but not gross. No real value here.

In tiki drinks: I used this when I was getting my feet wet with tiki and I thought it produced acceptable results. No layers of flavor were piercing through the syrups and citrus like with some nicer rums, but it made the drink taste about how it was supposed to. I wouldn't discount it if it's the only rum of its kind available to you.

Posted 10 months ago by Patrick D from Sweden with 13 ratings

The nose is fresh and perfumed with notes of oak and peels, a little syrup with a fennel note. The palate is sweet and rich with tropical fruits, peels and winter spice. The finish is gentle and luscious.

Posted 10 months ago by Stadaik from Greece with 38 ratings

Expected more. Receive nothing. Lost my time and an opportunity to taste something else that night...

Posted 11 months ago by xCorporalx (PREMIUM) from Germany with 81 ratings

Like most others here, the smell does not do it good,...a scent of cheap plastic is definitely noticeable. The taste is ok,...not more...a bit softer than the smell indicates. Yet nothing to remember.

The price was fortunately not too much and so not a total waste of money...maybe a useful mixer.

Will not buy it again,...solid 5.

Posted 12 months ago by Schmid from Switzerland with 52 ratings

...und ihm eine Chance gegeben. Naja was soll ich sagen? Nicht umwerfend und nicht wirklich schlecht. Im Gegensatz zu seinen jüngeren Brüdern, welche super als Fensterreiniger ihre Dienste verbringen könnten, kann man diesen Tropfen wirklich trinken. Doch bitte versprecht euch davon keine Erleuchtung, denn der letzte Schliff fehlt ihm noch.

Posted about 1 year ago by Kriz from Malta with 4 ratings

Thought this was like their other 8 year old one. What a mistake that was. It has the same name and a fancier bottle, however the contents is far from the same. What the hell Bacardi get your act together

Posted about 1 year ago by Jleveille from Canada with 17 ratings

This is not a smooth rum, I found it harsh and although we drank it, I can’t say I loved it.

Posted about 1 year ago by Hedlund from Sweden with 36 ratings

Den funkar bra i rom och cola och romtryffel eller annan bakning/ godistillverkning.

Posted about 1 year ago by Dave Talkington from United States with 4 ratings

Doesn’t mix well with Cola, but decent neat, or on the rocks.

Posted about 1 year ago by Mark Halse from Australia with 13 ratings

Not as nice as some of Bacardi's other more expensive Rums but we'll worth a go.

Posted over 1 year ago by 5691Aa (PREMIUM) from United States with 22 ratings

Not too complicated, mixed well with several things. Pleasant

Posted over 1 year ago by Pirateforlife from United Kingdom with 17 ratings

I remember the Ocho being taste and round in mouth. But I also remember being a bit advanced in my spirit taste by then..if you know what I mean

Posted over 1 year ago by Andero from Estonia with 63 ratings

Opened the bottle 1,5yrs ago. Had a sip and thought what the hell is this. Left it alone for some time with my dad emptying half of the bottle during that time. Now opened it and poured a little. Does not smell bad at all! Does not taste bad at all! Should sit in a glass for a minute, because alcohol is still noticeable. Pretty Plantation Grande Reserva and Barbados XO smell-wise, but less sweet and with little coco. That’s a good thing. Actually pretty good on tongue, although it still has a burn. Average rum...but still a bit above average. Bottle says the rum has been coloured. Not sure if naturally or artificially.

5.8-6.0

Posted over 1 year ago by Grimmreeper from United States with 15 ratings

There are better rums at this price point, such as Plantation 5 Year and Flor De Cana 7 Year. That said, this rum is pretty good too. It's somewhat sweet, and not too much of an alcoholic bite. Perfectly sippable, and a pretty good flavor.

Posted over 1 year ago by Chris from Netherlands with 60 ratings

Sure, bacardi might be very commercial but they do have some good/very good additions! This is one of them, very drinkable, straight or with coke. Pretty decent rum imo

Posted over 1 year ago by Hector from United States with 59 ratings

This one is as bad or worse than the 8 years. I dont know what all of you that give this rum a high rating have been drinkig lately but this is nowhere near a decent rum.

Posted over 1 year ago by rhumjesus from Canada with 31 ratings

What a mistake this one was! I thought possibly Bacardi could make a good product if it was aged long enough... Wrong! this still taste like low tier shitty old standard bacardi gold! Don't waste your money on this.. Hangover waiting to happen, and adds nothing to a mix drinks flavor profile other than nastiness.

Posted over 1 year ago by Julian egea from Panama with 16 ratings

De sabores fuertes a alcohol. Me recordo un mount gay pero de peor calidad