Thanks so much for submitting a report. It has been emailed to the Rum Captain and will be actioned shortly.
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.
My real rating is a 9 but I gave a 10 to try and raise this up from the current 6.9. This is a wonderful rum. Smooth and flavorful. Truly one to sip and savor. 8 year is the minimal age mind you. Some barrels in the mix are longer plus that hot Caribbean sun works magic. You can taste it in the glass
This is a rum that almost get the perfection, smooth and very tasty with almost everything
Versatile rum with vanilla and caramel notes with hints of smoke and coffee. I drink it neat with ice but also mixes well with coke, defintely brings out the vanilla if youre into that. All the haters here just hate bacardi and fail at being impartial.
Deserves a better rating than its receiving. My favorite sipping rum. Doesn't have the notes of molasses - which makes other rums too sweet. Just great to GAI. (Get after it).
Una gran mezcla creada
This is one of my favorite runs. Perfectly blended and a great every day rum at a decent price. Lots of oak vanilla and a bit of Sherry. Don't use ice with it a small splash of water unlocks its beauty
I will never be a connoisseur but I do enjoy aged rum regularly. I have several bottles a double the price and do not find them better for my taste. I do like experimenting and in this price range I feel there is none better. However there are many more out there yet to be tried. I don't think you'll go wrong with Bacardi 8.
This was an early rating. I've now added a few more bottles and it still is my favorite. I'm upping the rating to a 10 until something I like better come along
This rum does not disappoint. It is of premium quality and no bad headache the next day like other liquors.
This was my favorite rum for many years so smooth, wonderful aroma, and taste. but I cannot find it anywhere the one they put the 8 label on now is simply Bacardi gold in an 8 bottle.
Really nice tasting rum. Smooth, with a little bit of smoke and a lot of dark berry fruits. Definitely a sipper. If you like Appleton, this is a rum for you. Also one of the cheapest out there, no matter where you are. Sorry Bacardi haters, but sometimes you gotta give the devils their due.
Nice subtle smoky flavour. I prefer as a mixer but can be used as a sipping rum in a pinch.
Smooth, smooth, smooth! Very drinkable. Subtle Smoky, woody, spice notes. Not overly sweet with great character and depth. Very enjoyable!
I believe that Rums begin to change their distinct taste after 8 years. After that, they lose their essence as a Rum. To me, Bacardi 8 is truly one of those rums that carry that tradition "Rum bite," flavor, taste, and experience. It goes well neat and with coke.
My brother bought me a bottle of Havana Club Selection... and I spent weeks trying to find something that came close to the flavor....I finally found it in this Bacardi 8! It is VERY close... the first sip hits you with an intense sweetness, but that goes away quickly and then tons of flavor hit the palate! It also has that wonderful oak barrel flavor that is so hard to find in a good, but not expensive rum! This is a wonderful sipping rum, especially with the right kind of cigar! (A. Fuentes Hemingway is my legal choice!) This will not disappoint you, and you can not beat the price! High quality at a very reasonable price!
Enjoy this rum after drinking Mount Gay for some time.
Un ron que puede ser tomado en las rocas o con poca coca cola
I enjoy the heck out of this! Smooth n flavorful. Excellent price point! Gives the big boys a run for their money...
This is my favorite rum that is easy to find. Of course there's better gems... but they're usually either harder to find or way more expensive. This, to me, is dollar for dollar the best rum I have had. It's good straight, but also mixes well.
I bought some of this on a fishing trip with a couple friends turned out to be one of my top 10 rums not to strong or light just right for me
A great smooth taste. Warm, creamy finish.
I keep coming back to this rum. The smoothness is very similar to the Captain Morgan's Private stock; but the taste is better. I just wish it came in a bigger bottle.
I rated this a 9 not because out of all the rums, it's that superior. It deserves this rating because it's a great value for the price. Not every rum needs to be high end. This has a great taste for a price that's a non-factor. Good for mixed drinks requiring a dark rum but my favorite with this one is just with Coke.
I'm not one to buy the expensive stuff, so this one I my current favorite in the under $25 range.
I'm surprised to see this rum rated so low. I have really enjoyed it so far. It stands out with a really nice barrel spice, like you find in bourbon and scotch. Yet it is very well balanced not to sweet or spice. Has good complexity and long delicious finish. A real sipper for sure!
Bacardi 8 rum review by Robert Burr from Examiner.com
Bacardi 8 rating by the Rum Howler
Bacardi 8 rum review by Geoffrey Kleiman at Home Essential
The Fat Rum Pirate reviews Bacardi 8 rum