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Bacardi 8 rum

Bacardi 8

Puerto Rico | Aged

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.

6.7/10 (410 ratings)
Tasty, but not quite great


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Posted over 3 years ago by Jan Mynar from Czech Republic with 53 ratings

The rum is smooth with decent creamy sweetness (it is not sweet) followed by light smoke and oak characteristic. I would say it is something you should definitely taste, even it is not something amazing or special, it is just “different” Bacardi, and the word different is very important, because this is the proof that even large distilleries can make great sipping rums.
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Posted over 3 years ago by boris_dv from Slovakia with 49 ratings

Sometimes you can find great deals on 1l bottle... Excellent for summer coctail parties. Tastes like a real rum (compared to heaper bacardis) ... but not as good as diplomatico, el dorado ....


Posted over 3 years ago by boyblueau from Australia with 47 ratings

This is not a great rum and not a bad rum. It's a good rum. It's smooth and has a strong caramel taste. It's much nicer than pretty much all the Bacardi offerings except for the rare and expensive super aged stuff. Two things that are unique about this rum but not in a good way. One, it is one dimensional, this is strange because of its age, you expect more complexity. Two, it's watery, a bizarre term for a rum but certainly one you will understand if you compare it to a similarly aged rum like El Dorado 8 or a much better Mount Gay XO. Those two I just mentioned is where I would go instead but should you find yourself with a bottle of this, don't despair. It's a good rum.


Posted over 3 years ago by Jonte Json from Sweden with 110 ratings

A bit better than the other, simpler Bacardis, but still most suitable for cocktails


Posted over 3 years ago by Kirsten from Belgium with 8 ratings

Een van m'n favorieten. zeer lekkere rum, meer van dit!


Posted over 3 years ago by Gerrit-Jan from Netherlands with 8 ratings

It's not my favorite but it's tasty. I do think it's kinda expensive for the quality.


Posted over 3 years ago by Philip from Canada with 23 ratings

I believe this is the best Bacardi rum I have tried. not really a good sipping rum but I would always keep one in my bar. excellent for cocktail mixing. pineapple and Bacardi rum = excellent!


Posted over 3 years ago by Scott from United States with 8 ratings

I like my rum to have some sweet to it. If i wanted scotch i would drink scotch. Rum, to me, should be sweet, but not overly sweet. 8 Anos has no sweetness. It may be good mixed with a Mexican coke but that's not my MO. I like to sip rum - maybe I'll buy some coke and try it.


Posted over 3 years ago by Joola69 from United States with 2664 ratings

Tried the Bacardi 8 year old rum at the Bacardi distillery in San Juan last year and it's just ok with a strong burn at the end and the traditional mish-mash flavor profile.


Posted over 3 years ago by DOMINO from Switzerland with 19 ratings

Average rum. Not bad. I don't get hedache like other Bacardi Products