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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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