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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 held off on trying for a long time this because I simply didn't expect to like it much. But I was rather surprised by the Bacardi Diez (10 year), so I thought I'd give this one a try. I like this even better (as do several other reviewers, interestingly enough) as it's even smoother!
A very smooth rum for the price ($21.99 at Total Wines & More, 2018). And it's rather tasty too. Like the Diez, this smells and tastes of molasses, vanilla, oak, and light spice. But it goes down even easier. This a fabulous rum for the money!
I think other reviewers might be subconsciously biased against the brand and/or low price.
Possibly only Bacardi I can recommend without washing my mouth out with bleach. Quality is lack luster, but that's to be expected. For the price though, many other rums out shine it.
Una gran mezcla creada
I guess this could be a mixing rum. More fire than flavor and what flavor there was ...was flat.
Kan drikkes ren, men har en del mangler, er meget hurtig flad, derfor bedst i drinks, hvor vanille smagen også kommer lidt frem.
Ikke et genkøb
I recently used this as a mixer with ginger ale. It has a nice flavor, mixes well. I did not get a chance to sip it by itself. Could be a go-to mixer for a decent price.
Has gone down in quality in recent years as popularity has forced a little overproduction. Still a great rum on the rocks with leathery feel.
Very nice rum and a surprise at how good a sipping rum this is.
A good mixer. Ginger Ale and lime is always a refreshing, enjoyable drink. I find Ginger Ale a way better than Coke. Give it a try.
This was my second introduction into aged rum and still a favorite. Great with coke, AMAZING in cocktails, and a the only Bacardi rum I'll drink.
I am not a fan of Bacardi rum. I find it very plain and unimaginative. I was given this bottle and figured it worth a try. The amber colour is nice but it lacks the flavours of other ambers. While it is not bad for a Bacardi offering it is not one for the avid rum taster.
I rather like to mix this rum, although this one you can sip. Actually it's the first valuable Bacardi that you could sip without to puke.
Nice smooth rum
Un très bon rhum Bacardi, il faut l'admettre.
Un very good rum from Bacardi, we must admit.
The best of Bacardi's production but it remains a Bacardi smoot an featureless
Nice little taste
A great smooth taste. Warm, creamy finish.
This inexpensive aged rum is a good sipper and great with cola. My wife's favorite with Coke.
It's a nice mellow golden rum, slightly sweet with a clean finish.
Orange scent mixed with Caramel notes medium body with a light pepper spicy feel.
To be consumed staight on in a Cuba Libre
an inexpensive rum with some flavor.
This is a nice smooth rum
For me this is the best Bacardi product ive tried so far, it has good balance and is still quite light at the same time as having some nice flavours come through with fruit, spices and vanilla, as mentioned makes a decent Mojito!
Bacardi 8 rum review by Robert Burr from Examiner.com
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