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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.
Nice little taste
I was pleasantly surprised when i tasted this one. Great with coke and also suitable for sipping. Bit of a strong flavour. One of the best bacardi's i have tasted so far.
Some guy said to me that this is a great rum for cuba libre for a fair price. So i tried it and it's pretty taste. I also this this in a regular bacardi cola but that wasn't that great. Then i made a rum old fashion that was pretty sweet(after the first try cause i used to much bitters the first time). I haven't tried sipping it.
I have to admit I did not have very high aspirations with this rum. After all, Bacardi tends to be lumped in with the cheaper rums just about every package store carries (along with Capt. Morgan and Malibu). However this rum is not all that bad. Not great, mind you, but when you are stuck in Podunk, U.S.A. in the backwoods of some rural part of the country and they only carry three brands of rum (I base this on personal experience), there may be a chance this rum will be sold. If so, then it's gotta be your choice since the other two brands suck in my humble opinion.
Granted, this isn't going to be a top-of-the-line rum by any stretch of the imagination. Take it for what it is...a mass produced aged rum lacking a lot of bells and whistles but containing a fairly high standard of quality. The aroma in the bottle has a bit of astringency about it but the flavor does not really represent that. Instead there is a noticeable oak flavor to it as well as some caramel and vanilla. Then there is a bit of spiciness to it. The burn isn't harsh so I consider it a fairly smooth rum. Overall it's a usable rum when nothing else better is available.
Bacardi 8 is a nice rum to drink alone, with cola is very good.
One of Barcardi's better rums, nice light caramel taste great mixed with cola. Golden brown color that gets lost when mixed with anything. An okay sipping rum but not great
Nice smell, medium to low sweetness, nice balanced taste, no big complexity but makes a decent cuba libre. This was my first dark rum that made me change my mind about rum as everything I tried before on dark rums was barely ok (like HC7 or Bacardi 5) or simply terrific (Arehucas carta de oro). Typical bar choice where you don't find high quality rums.
I drunk this rum straight up and with cola.Legit choice.Good taste,
Un rhum correct, simple (presque trop) et facile à boire, un peu sucré. heureusement, trouvé en promo à moins de 18 € chez Au...chan...
Wonderful with cola
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.
Un rum forte. Secco. Un "pugno".
Sapori di legno e pelle. Con un gusto finale, dopo avergli fatto prendere una bella boccata d'ossigeno, che rasenta il caramello.
Non abbastanza "gentile" per un rum da degustare e decisamente troppo buono per sprecarlo in cocktail e mischioni vari.
Una piacevole incognita.
Richiede tempo per imparare ad apprezzarlo.... tempo ben impiegato a tale scopo.
Molto carina la bottiglia con intreccio di .... vimini?
Bastante bien para ser un bacardi... aunque esperaba algo mas de un 8 años
Among rum lovers it is quite fashionable to hate Bacardi, however this is a surprisingly good rum. Have only tried it as a sipper, which already shows it is a quality product. Nice smooth caramel flavour with no heavy alcohol burn. I rate my rums pure on quality so gave it a 7, however if rating price/quality this scores an 8-9.
Sugar: 12 gpl. A good value rum. This is not a complicated rum with lots of different aromas and tastes. Smooth with tastes of oak, caramel, and vanilla and a moderate amount of warmth on the palate. It's a sipper if you like the taste, but I would use this only as a mixing rum.
While not extraordinary, at $20 a bottle it's a great value and better than all but a handful of rums. It's not overpowering. Carmel followed by oak are the strongest characteristics. You'll pick up a hint of vanilla and some berries too. It is not overly sweet. A good beginners choice too. If the haters ever tried this in a blind taste test it would silence them forever. This is my go to rum.
Har fået købt en del ind, som jeg nu er gået i gang med at smage på.
Efterhånden som jeg får dem smagt, kommer min egen personlige mening og holding til rommen.
Smooth, just the right amount of oak or residue of the barrel. Dryer than the Gold, I enjoy sipping it neat.
Bacardi 8 is somewhat cheap (33.19€ comparing to other, finer products) rum for the things it offers. It comes in a very nice bottle with a cork on the top that has a Bacardi logo. I find that pleasing to the eye. When it comes to the taste, I absolutely adore it. Light at the beginning, and somewhat harsh at the end while releasing all the flavours that last for some time in the throat. I noticed that Bacardi 8 has that whiskey after taste which is, in my opinion, always a plus to have. I would definitely recommend to open this bottle in a small circle of friends at a private gathering.
TLDR: A great rum from Bacardi. Very enjoyable for that price.
found this very good, even better when you take the price into consideration. Really good entry level sipper.
Bacardi anos 8 is a Nice smooth rum. Its got a sweet taste with vanilla and oak note's.
Worth it's value! I've heard a lot positive about Bacardi 8 and found it likeable.
I never liked Bacardi, and I did not think could make a rum so good for this price range...instead it was really a nice surprise. Nothing outstanding,obvious, but recommended at this price!
Basic, not too sweet, maybe too thin in the finish.
I had zero expectations and was truly surprised over Bacardi 8 year. I did taste against El Dorado 15 year and Ron Melacom 12 year and it was to my surprise delivering well. I paid 20 euros for it in Spain and sipping it on the terrace with see view, maybe it helped. Recommended to have for testing sessions,
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