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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.
Relatively well balanced, nice smokey aroma, no after burn, not sweet. Bacardi 8 surpises.
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
Smooth, Quality Rum. but It tastes exactly what people think rum tastes like.nothing is too special about it.
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.
Buen ron, buen precio, en duda para tomarlo solo. Muy bueno para mezclas.
This was probably my first quality rum years ago, and it blew my mind then. Since then I have drunk more and changed tastes, so it doesn't rank as high. Not a bad shout if you're moving out of the domestic grade rum
Quite surprised with the taste. A bit strong, but overall a good taste. Never thought I'd say that about a bacardi...
С первого глотка чувствуется спиртуозность. На вкус жесткий, но дубок с ванилькой присутсвует.
Больше бы я его не купил!
This one, definitely not my favorite, but decent rum. Even though I must admit I like this one with cola or fanta more than just neat. Ok, but nothing special I think.
Diet coke, lime and a lot of ice. Great evening!!!!
Not bad nut not great either.
Taste goed away very soon and the flavours are weak. Good for a mix but not a sipper.
For all the Bacardi products this is really the only rum I can recommend. Not so much neat but a very good Cuba Libre.
For a very commercial rum it is actually good. Kind of spiced-like on the nose, but far from it when you taste it. Toe to toe with Havana 7 as the go to “premium” bottle.
Sweet, sugary in taste, and simple - ok to sip in small quantity. Not much there, really.
I realy dont like the normal bacardi. Though this one is not bacardi like. Quite a good aged rum.
Mixed with cola, inexpensive, great every day rum that you’re not afraid to mix
Good smooth blended rum. Comparable to some bourbon blends from Jim Beam in Bardstown, KY. Want to try the 10 and 12 to see if there is a noticable age progression.
I was expecting more from this one. Still not a very good rum.. I don't know what all who give this rum a high rating have been drinking lately but this is nowhere near a decent rum. Hangover waiting to happen
I suppose I shouldn't have had my hopes up for a Bacardi
Very smooth and spicy like some of the top rated Puerto Rico rums here. Better than some of the mass production makes ranked higher. I guess it loses points for being Bacardi with a lot of people.
Considering how it's made and the price point it's probably one of the best values.
Picked this up in Duty Free a few years back in a lovely box with recommendations from the guy in the shop. It's not great at all.
While it not be to everyone's taste. I personally think this is one of the better rums out there.
I, like almost all experienced rum drinkers, have no respect for Bacardi products.
Even in P.R. where it's made, the locals drink Don Q as a good basic rum.
I thought that maybe this would be better.
It's not. This and 10 year, and even the Limitada, have a very weird licorice taste.
i am afraid to try the new (expensive) Facundo line.
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