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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(411 ratings)
Tasty, but not quite great


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Posted 5 months ago by Jimmy Cliff (PREMIUM) from United States with 244 ratings

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.


Posted 5 months ago by LegallySmelf from United States with 30 ratings

Good for the price. Strangely enough, the bottle I got beat out my bottle of Ron Del Barrilito 3-star.


Posted 6 months ago by Bogdan from Canada with 13 ratings

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.


Posted 6 months ago by SirZalka from Canada with 7 ratings

Smooth and smokey, not too sweet. A great way to dip your toes into rum without spending too much money.


Posted 6 months ago by Eviltwinshell (PREMIUM) from United States with 27 ratings

Makes good grogs, and other drinks. Surprised at how well I liked it.


Posted 6 months ago by vomi1011 from Germany with 288 ratings

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

Sweetness: 2/5
Fruits: 2/5
Spice: 2.5/5
Mildness: 4/5


Posted 6 months ago by Adrian Adame from Czech Republic with 336 ratings

Pohodové pití na celý večer, jemné, velká spokojenost


Posted 7 months ago by Simon_W from Switzerland with 17 ratings

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.


Posted 7 months ago by steveinny from United States with 36 ratings

This is a wonderful sipper. For an 8 year this has great flavor and body. A great value.


Posted 7 months ago by PLUMSRUM from United Kingdom with 7 ratings

A good rum for the price point, too light for sipping but does put some punch in cocktails. A Bacardi 8 Mojito is excellent