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I'm generally not a huge fan of Bacardi rums, which you'll know if you look at the bottom of my shelf. But I really do like their Gran Reserva Limitada, so I thought I'd try something in the middle. Purchased for only $29.99 at Total Wines & More. This rum really impressed me!
It's smooth for a 40%abv rum, and went down easy. It's a little on the sweet side, but I'm ok with that.
Smells and tastes of molasses, vanilla, oak, and light spice. Simple, but very good.
I usually rate rums about a point below their consensus rating, so me giving this an 8 is a very good complement, especially at this price!
Edit: I finally just tried the Bacardi 8 and agree with two other reviewers that the 8 is slightly better, as it has even less alcohol burn.
Paid $39.99 at a PA store. I have been staying away from the Bacardi rums (with the exception of Facundo Paraiso) but when I saw this new 10 yr old rum, I was intrigued. The bottle states a minimum of 10 yr blends which is a good start. A little light on the first sip, but fairly smooth and complex. A slight lingering burn but not overpowering. Quite nice.
Alcohol on the nose followed by a sweet oak after resting. A bit of a burn with a spicey oak finish. Good enough to sip but the spicey flavour makes a graet rum and coke..
No complaints. More of a traditional rum for me. I’m more inclined to the polluted, spiced rums.
A bit of a bite sraight, but solid oak flavoring. Mixes well and I thought an improvement to the 8.
7.3 True, “the Gran Reserva Diez is less complex than the 8 year old rum but has much more alcohol burn”. Barely smoothe enough go be a sipping batch, yet too expensive to sweet mix.
Unlike others here, I am a Bacardi fan. Bacardi 8 is what got me started on aged rums. The Gran Reserva Diez is less complex than the 8 year old rum but has much more alcohol burn. It’s smooth enough but not enough to be a sipper. I very good mixer but for the price there are far better values. While Bacardi 8 is a solid rum and the Reserva Limitada is as good a rum as you’ll ever find, this falls short. Save the money and buy the Bacardi 8.