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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.
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,
Smoky, Woody almost Scotch.Not big different from Bacardi Reserva.
Very pleasant as a sipping rum. Good aroma, sweet taste with no other aftertaste. Based on price this is a top mixer on my list. Tried it with some of the classic recipes such as Rum Old Fashioned with excelent results.
Full, soft and smooth flavors. A little smoky and woody Not sharp or strong. Really surprised of this rum.
its not a bad rum for me its a mix drink rum and nothing else
This is so far removed from Bacardi Superior as its possible to be ! My favourite rum to have with a good make of cola (Theres plenty if you look around) This is great value for money and very well made ! Dont buy their cheap stuff but invest another $20 in a bottle of the 8 , you wont regret it !
For an aged rum it's just ok. I prefer the Flor de Caña 7 any day.
I had the opportunity to sample Bacardi 8. Not a bad rum considering the price range. Color is light amber. Aroma shows notes of vanilla. The legs are not long. Tasting reveals vanilla and butterscotch. Mild after burn with a short finish. I think it is ok neat but could make a superb coctail rum.
I usualy never drink Bacardi but this one was a very good surprise. Very smooth...
J'ai toujours pensé que bacardi était une marque faite "pour tout le monde". J'ai été surpris en goutant ce rhum 8 ans ! Je l'ai trouvé excellent, il n'agresse pas la bouche. On sent bien le goût de cêne et de sucre/caramel. Il a une bonne odeur vanillée, mais pas très forte. Ce rhum fait parti de mes préférés pour l'instant.
I always thought that was a mark made bacardi "for everyone." I was surprised while tasting the rum 8 years! I found it excellent, it does not attack the mouth. The oak and sugar/caramel flavor tastes good. It has a good smell of vanilla, but not very strong. This rum is one of my favorite for now.
I find it difficult to like Bacardi, but this one is not bad.
Shines in rum and cokes even against more "well regarded" rums, especially at this price point.
IMO, this is much better the Bacardi Anjeo, it has good flavor, a longer finish, deeper color and richness. A pretty good rum for sipping, it will perk your desire to drink better rums, not a bad thing!
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