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Es un ron suave, dulce, fácil de mezclar o tomarlo sólo, cuando no te des cuenta te dará una patada y te dejará feliz. Es uno de mis rones favoritos para ir de fiesta o estar con los amigos en la casa. Yo lo mezclo con Coca Cola.

Am not the best person to ask for advise when buying rum, but here is one I really enjoy. On its own I had to get used to a rather sweet rum, leaving a tone of caramel on my pallet. Almost too sweet for me.
But with Coke, this one is a joy to drink!
Would definately buy again.

Po celou dobu velmi ovocne - ovocna zavarenina, tropicke plody. V chuti na pozadi smetanove kremove a zaroven intenzivne korenite. Korenitost pretrvava az do konce dozvuku. Nijak komplexni, nicmene velmi prijemna zalezitost

The best from all Bacardi line. Good with coke and ice.


it’s all about managing your expectations. At this price point (approx $35 Canadian) it’s rare to find a Rum that one can sip without grimacing. It competes with the Planation Grand Reserve 5 yr old for a value priced sipping rum and may actually come out ahead although there’s more than a $5 price difference between the two. It’s not as smooth as the higher priced sippers but you can’t expect it to be at this price. What it lacks in refinement is more than compensated for by its complexity and pleasant taste.

This rum surprised me, when after my first bottle ,I noticed that I have not rated it. At $32can this is a smooth sipper, sweet and uncomplicated. I am glad to have sipped my second bottle to realize this is no ordinary Bacardi.

I quite enjoy the smell and the colour of Bacardi 8 Reserva Ocho. The oak prevails in the overall taste. I enjoy drinking that rum on the rocks, since it makes the overall flavour more balanced, less oaky taste.


Recommend Aircraft companies replace there current rage of the white Bacardi rum with this one ....easy drinking ....will buy again

This was smooth from start to finish. We sampled this over and over for quality control. We shared this on the rocks and will definitely keep some in the rum cupboard. This was preferred over the 10 year.

Smell is ok.
Taste is ok.
Aftertaste is ok.
Tasted in Billund ap

Anejo rums are starting to gain a greater level of traction in the marketplace, and Bacardi has come to understand this. The 8 years spent in cask has allowed for a beautiful sipping spirit, as well as serious mixer to develop.
It has a thicker mouthfeel than many other rums, and it may be from added sugar, though nothing is cloying at all with the sweetness. I find much of the flavor to be smooth, and teasing. Molasses, toffee, spices, and pleasant, smokey dark chocolate that opens into a touch more sweetness and nuttiness with water. Coconut water is a real winner for mixing, otherwise its quite nice on its own, or over ice. Picked this bottle up for $18.

Dried fruit, spice, cinnamon, oak and smoke aroma. Taste, smooth and pretty much the same from the nose plus hints of vainilla and caramel with more lingering smoke. A few drops of water makes it sweeter and a bit more spicy. Since, the aroma and the aftertaste are so similar having it neat becomes...kind off.. boring. But makes a great rum for an Old Fashioned cocktail.


Nice step up from the normal Bacardi rums. This one can be sipped and is quite nice. Just not great. A solid every day rum sipped or mixed.

Der Bacardi 8 años Gran Reserva ist ein sehr leckerer Rum in einer stilvollen Flasche und einer edel aussehenden Geschenkdose. Der Geschmack ist süßlich, angenehm und komplex. Im Vergleich zu anderen, günstigeren Rums von Bacardi schon sehr lecker.

I never tried the earlier version of this. My rating of 7 puts it on par with Diplo Reserva and El Dorado 8 in my ratings, which feels right. In fact I prefer it to the El Dorado for a less extreme oak finish. And it's price is a lot less than the Diplomatico. So it earns a permanent spot on my shelf. I enjoy it as a sipper, and it's bold enough I'm sure it would shine with almost any mixer.

My review is for the new bottling "Carta Ocho", which is the 8-year rum of the new line.
I bought it because i read a very good review on a blog and i am very satisfied by this underestimated rum.
It is a balanced rum that goes well on the rocks, in simple spirit-driven cocktails and is even drinkable neat.
I think that at 20€ (i paid my bottle 16) you will hardly find something better.

Not much for a rich rum smell, only slight sweetness on the nose. Taste is little to no sweetness, very woody and oak, some slight dried fruit. Drinks almost closer to a whiskey. Finish is very smooth though and is fantastic for sipping. If you are not a fun of overtly sweet rums or syrupy rums, this is a fantastic choice. Great for its price point as well.

what else to say. When in supermarket looking for some quick gift and there is no other fine rum, bacardi 8 will do the job.

Based on people's ratings, I didn't have high hopes, but I think it's pretty not bad. Drinking it right now and it's an easy sipper, pretty smooth, not much burn. Worth a try, depending on how much you pay for it.

Based on people's ratings, I didn't have high hopes, but I think it's pretty not bad. Drinking it right now and it's an easy sipper, pretty smooth, not much burn. Worth a try, depending on how much you pay for it.

well done, typical bacardi flavour and aftertaste in premium service, good for fish and meat meal

I think the difference is that this one is from the Bahamas, while all the others are from Puerto Rico.
A little bit smokey and not too sweet. The taste itself is quite average.

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

N- Dust of wood shaves with inviting dried orange and hint of coffee underlay, started well but nosedive to hollowness. (80/17)

P- Some nice cocoa and orange peel with mellow coat of oak. But way too light and diluted for serious sipping enjoyment. (80/17)

F- Short, touch of nice dryness but lacking overall. (78/16)

Body / Balance- Waste of aging time with hefty dilution, what is the point of aging it at all? (78/16)

Weighted Rate- 66pt
— at The Rum Bar KL.