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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.
Tasty, but not quite great
Nothing not to like been through many a bottle smooth enough neat, great rum and coke. My tastes have grown more complex for depth and lingering flavors. But Bacardi’s first offering I will drink. Good value unique flavors to this and Díaz.
I had this in different bottles and from different countries over the years. I really like how Bacardi was able to keep the recipe alive and balanced, independently of the country of origin. 8 YO from Barbados or Puerto Rico was the same...taste, soft palate pleasurable experience. Decent priced...until recently....Now is hard to find and high priced. 38 CAD for a bottle is too much.
The old Bacardi from 2010, I can finally get my hands on it.
Yes, it has a bacardy 8 profile similar to the current release version. But there are some differences.
It's more creamy and has more vanilla, less steel aroma and thats why I think it's milder or feels smoother.
Do I like it more? I not sure yet. I think I like both and this one is
Nose: caramel, vanilla, molasses (typical Bacardi, coffee, salt), some heavy aromas in the background (gum, stainless steel)
Taste initial: caramel, vanilla, molasses
Middle: white oak, vanilla, stainless steel and tropical fruit (like orange)
Finish: wood, spice
It's dry like a Cuban rum, and with the refined, delicate aroma of Spanish-style rums. Whenever a cocktail recipe calls for aged Puerto Rican or Cuban rum, this is the perfect choice.
A good rum for the price point, too light for sipping but does put some punch in cocktails. A Bacardi 8 Mojito is excellent
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