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Bacardi 8 rum

Bacardi 8-Year is a blended rum, filtered using the Bacardi-pioneered charcoal filtering system and aged for eight years.

This rum was not released to the public until 1995, when the first limited edition Bacardi 8 was sold with a sherry oak finish in a Baccarat crystal decanter. Despite a price tag of $400 per bottle, the rum was hugely popular and led to the larger release of the blend without the collectors' features and price.

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Posted 7 days ago by Cjbspender from Germany with 32 ratings

Barcadi Ocho is a good entry rum for people who want to broaden their experience into rum from other spirits.

Posted 10 days ago by Jim Chamberlin from United States with 3 ratings

smokey almost whiskey like finish, a good rum for scotch drinkers. Was hoping for more depth of tasting notes.

Posted 22 days ago by bigsizzy from United States with 3 ratings

A real rum.. not much flavor, not so smooth.. but not too rough.

Posted about 1 month ago by Ralmeida from Portugal with 10 ratings

Good entry level sipping rum at an excellent price

Posted about 2 months ago by Pacorro from Spain with 40 ratings

E gusta el sabor, la suavidad, aunque se nota ese regusto alcohólico un tanto fuerte por eso la nota que aunque se pudieran dar décimas no le pondría muchoas, para combinar no lo usaría y en cuanto al precio no está mal 14'95 / litro, si repetiré? No sé, hay otros que me gustan más y no son más caros

Posted about 2 months ago by Adreinke (PREMIUM) from United States with 17 ratings

I prefer the Bacardi 8 as a mixing rum when I’m making a rum and coke. It had a good molasses flavor that pairs nice with the soda. I find it to be a little bitter when drank neat.

Posted 2 months ago by JGiralt from United States with 42 ratings

While majorly not an 8 year old rum, there are still good oak notes. A well balanced blend with strong toffee, oak, and vanilla notes.

Posted 2 months ago by Lucho2207 from Peru with 12 ratings

A good rum for it’s price. Not for sipping but very good in cuba libre.

Posted 3 months ago by Arik from United States with 23 ratings

I know it much more complex than the dark
but it Still servess as a mixer, although you could sip it on a hot day with ice.

Posted 3 months ago by Juanlaginia from United States with 37 ratings

Good for cocktails, not great... wouldn’t sip it... Good value for a basic rum.

Posted 3 months ago by roquero (PREMIUM) from United States with 1 rating

Like anything involving the island of Cuba, I think politics plays a role in anything related to the island, not excluding rum.
I've read the reviews of Bacardi 8 and I think an inherent anti-Cuban exile bias plays a review.
I will state that I am a Cuban exile living overseas, and I have bought various variations of Havana Club while living outside the U.S.
I have tried Havana Club 7 años añejo as a sipping rum for my weekly Old Fashioned, and just purchased Bacardi 8, as my local supermarket had it discounted at half price.
After drinking Havana Club añejo 7 años for more than a year, I much prefer Bacardi 8 as a regular sipping rum.
I drink it with an ice cube, and it goes down smoother, with less burn, than Havana Club.
Sorry to dispel the naysayers. I know it's cooler to favor the brand that actually comes from the island.
But Bacardi carries on its heritage.
Viva Cuba Libre.

Posted 3 months ago by Pandur from Austria with 73 ratings

Klassisches Rum-Aroma mit einem rauchige Anteil. Wenig Süsse, leichte Frucht, in dem Preissegment empfehlenswert. Vergleichbar mit dem Havanna Club 7yo aber "geradliniger" und nicht so süss.

Posted 3 months ago by TY from Austria with 30 ratings

Deutlich alkoholisch im Geruch und Geschmack, sonst weich und rund.
Vergleichsweise leicht für einen gereiften Rum. Keine vordergründige Süße.
Anklänge von Mandeln und Kirsche, etwas Rauch und Vanille.

Posted 4 months ago by Guy from Canada with 5 ratings

Unlike other reviewers I prefer this rum in a mixed drink rather than a sipper. Great for a tall rum and coke with lime.

Posted 4 months ago by Paul from Australia with 104 ratings

Tried some of this today, smooth and pleasant to drink and smells divine

Posted 4 months ago by tortemd from Germany with 50 ratings

Der teuerste, den ich aus dem Hause Bacardi probiert habe und auch der erste den man durchaus pur trinken kann. Trotzdem viel Luft nach oben.

Posted 4 months ago by Inshore from Poland with 51 ratings

interesting thing, have tried a lot of bacardi rum and it is still weak. Much better rums you can get. WE feel a lot oaf alcohol, karmel wit a bit of industrial taste, you can fell easily that two promos are separately. Don't know how they do it but bacardi is still bot good for me.

Posted 4 months ago by jeffhardy from United States with 1 rating

I live in Puerto Rico now, so I am enjoying working my way through Caribbean Rums one by one. Even though this is officially an eight year-old Rum. But the specs on this one state that eight is the youngest Rum in the bottle. Normal Bacardi leaves me flat (at best). But being that Bacardi is made here in Puerto Rico, I wanted to explore their broader range of Spirits outside the mass market firewater available on the middle shelves of the mainland mega-marts.

What a pleasant surprise! Excellent body, good legs, drops cling like gems to the side of the glass. Full of vanilla, orange zest, and toffee notes along with a hint of pineapple and toasted oak. The high rating is a function of quality AND of value. I paid about US $25 and would have paid above $30 (shhhhh ... don't tell them).

Posted 4 months ago by maraczizsolt from Hungary with 16 ratings

Dont buy it, a commerce product with an 8 logo. No flavour, only alcohol smell. Pyrat is better in this price range.

Posted 4 months ago by Jiri from Czech Republic with 29 ratings

Relatively well balanced, nice smokey aroma, no after burn, not sweet. Bacardi 8 surpises.

Posted 5 months ago by abel4us from United States with 6 ratings

Nice starter for aged rums. Come back to it often to reset my palate.

Color - Golden caramel.
Body - Not thick, not thin.
Aroma - Caramel, vanilla, soft leather, apple
Flavor - Stroopwaffle, caramel, vanilla
Mouthfeel - Medium thin syrup
Finish - Cedar, White pepper
Balance - OK

Posted 5 months ago by Supalite from Poland with 8 ratings

Smooth, Quality Rum. but It tastes exactly what people think rum tastes like.nothing is too special about it.

Posted 5 months ago by IBO from Slovakia with 97 ratings

Pre mňa bol tento rum naozaj úvod do sveta lepších rumov. Ide o mierne ostrejší rum,no s peknym dúhovým charakterom. Vhodný samotný i s ľadom,prípadne k cigare. Pre ľudí ,ktorí s rumami začínajú a nechcú sa hneď na začiatok "presadiť" odporúčam.

Posted 5 months ago by MarioRonson from Peru with 38 ratings

Buen ron, buen precio, en duda para tomarlo solo. Muy bueno para mezclas.