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But not go dringing straight.
The smell is Bacardi like, mainstream.
Light burn and not many flavors.
And not a long lasting aftertaste.
I gave bacardi last chance to imprese me with the good rum. Disapointing again. Typicall for bacardi taste - caramel sweetness and alchohol aftertaste . Nose - "grassy"-like with the alchohol background. Nothing more. Where does it spent his 8 years?
I tasted all the main lineup of Bacardi rums, and i must say that Bacardi cannot make a taste, good rum, only cheap mass product for getting drunk. For me Bacardi dead as a rum producer.
I haven't had Bacardi in about 25 years...maybe this needs to age another 25 years. Thought I would try this one, but disappointed. Opened the bottle to the smell of alcohol and a similar after-taste. As a mixer it's passable after two drinks. I won't dump it out, but thought about it.
Light and easy to drink.
Not sweet.... good flavors, but, the distillate is not very refined.
got a bottle as a present, i was surprised it tasted quite decent straight up and was very enjoyable as a mixer
Merci à la famille Bacardi qui a ouvert ce breuvage au plus grand nombre.
Je l'ai découvert chez un ami et l'ai trouvé tout de suite très bon.
Il m'apporte tout ce que j'attends d'un rhum hors d'âge.
C'est un rhum pas désagréable mais qui n'a rien de spécial non plus niveau saveurs.
I wasn't expecting much from a mass produced brand like bacardi but I was happily proven wrong once I tasted this rum. Has a little bit of added sugar which I could do without but it's not excessive.
Has a nice flavour profile with vanilla, caramel, and a little bit of molasses and tobacco shining through.
Tres fort et long gout d'alcool, reste longtemps en bouche
This Rum to me taste burnt, not oaky like some say, but burnt. It smells burnt, and the nose just isn’t that pleasant like other Rums in this range. Trying a glass tonight, it’s still the same, has that burnt pepper taste. Put it on some good pure ice, takes a little of that alcohol burn and makes it more palatable, but still a burnt pepper taste to
Me and the nose is the same with that first sniff of pure ethanol. On ice more nose does come through and I’m picking up molasses, allspice, and a slight hint of Vanilla. For me it’s just not a sipping Rum. In coke you pick up a leather, pepper, tobacco flavor which does taste pretty good. So it’s a solid mixer in coke for me, I’ll try it in a tradition Cuba libre when my lime juice comes in and give a more complete review.
This is my first review. I’ve always had rum mixed with other stuff. This is the first that I appreciated by itself. Good for sipping...1 or 2 shot glasses at night. Very smooth compared to other cheaper ones. No bad aftertaste. No harsh flavorings. Just rum pure and simple. Rated only 7 because I haven’t tried others...like higher rated older runs. For me, this is my baseline.
Prune et abricot en bouche et au nez avec des notes de vanille
Není špatný, i když značka dalece předchází jeho kvality.
A bit of peppery spice - good for both mixing and sipping
In the line of single canes. Good strong rum. Yes not a sipping rum necessary. But if it’s rum, I sip it. In the house collection.
Very decent rum, easy to enjoy neat and on ice. Smooth and much better than the cheaper, standard offerings from Bacardi. Can be good in a mixer too of course. Quite a decent rum for the price.
I think this is good rum, fair price, simple rum, not complicated - little bit sweet in taste.
Rhum que l'on m'a offert. Plutôt agréable à boire même s'il ne sort pas du lot. Un rhum que je n'aurais pas pensé acheter et qui se révèle plutôt facile à boire.
Nose: a lot of alcohol is right up front but if you get deeper into the glass there is some sweetness and butterscotch. Smell dissipates quickly.
Taste: starts of with a small burn that keeps going. Lots of spices in this one and some molasses. Coats your mouth with a pleasant sweetness. Full-bodied.
Finish: sweetness keeps lingering for a while. Ends with a slight intensifying burn while the sweetness remains.
Final: this is my go-to rum when a recipe calls for a gold Puerto Rican rum since it has better mouthfeel and more complexity than other column still rums. It is full-bodied and has a pleasant sweetness which also qualifies it to be a sipper. This is a good example of a rum that can be used for both purposes and would recommend to people that like a clean, relatively cheap and smooth rum.
Notes: added 3 drops of water. Also, I'm an inexpercienced taster so the details might be inaccurate, but it's still really enjoyable for my still-developing palate.
I enjoy Bacardi 8 reserve rums because they is is full bodied and smooth and it makes an excellent Cuba Libre. First add the ice (buy the ice melts slower -you find it at bed, bath & beyond), put the lime (green) to blend with the ice, then the Reserva 8 snd then the Coca Cola. Wonderful, we always repeat.....
Bought this for a fairly reasonable price of $29CAD. Keeping in mind this is still a Bacardi rum, it’s certainly a step up from their mixers, but not competing with other “neat-drinking” rums.
They’ve done a pleasant job of blending the apricot to start and finish the tasting notes, however the typical Bacardi spice is what sticks around in the palate. This rum pairs well with cigars, as the spicey - leatherniness overpowers that of a Cuban, allowing you to taste other notes in the cigar.
For the price, I’d recommend - but wouldn’t make my top lists.
Typical Bacardi flavor with a bit of refinery. Sweet, slightly oakey finish, mild burn at the finish. Good for higher end cocktails or if you want an "ok" sipper.
Bought this at the airport on a recommendation from the person in the shop. Lovely box but the contents of the bottle are a bit rough.
It pours deep gold in colour. Quite alcoholy in aroma. Decent brown sugar flavours. Smooth enough to drink neat but probably better as a mixing rum.