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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.
Good at any price but for the bargain it is, up there as one to beat.
Nose similar to Havana anejo but taste far superior.
Between this and Appleton's these are about as nice as you want to go for a rum for mixing before doing a bottle a disservice.
du coup, moi qui prefere les rhum nature... celui la passera dans des coktails.
je ne suis pas fan et je le trouve trop "light".
This rum surprised me a little bit as I had no expectations for it. It's not special by any degree but it has good flavor. I prefer using it as a mixer.
A smooth rum with some good smokiness to it. Nothing too captivating, just a really good mixer. Not tried it neat yet though.
I expected more. It's a solid rum with a deep flavour and rich aftertaste, but its simplicity was dissapointed. Maybe it's just me.
plutôt doux sur glace ou allongé, bon rapport qualité/prix.
Trouvable autour de 25e en France, pour ce prix c'est plutôt une bonne affaire.
Un nez agréable, une première gorgée excellente et une longueur en bouche convenable.
Très bon rhum de tradition espagnole, à recommander!
At $49NZD this rum was unavoidable anymore. Presented in a professional copper canister, pouring presents an old oak coloring which gains my interest. Swirling delivers light, thin sticky legs, I'm thinking this could be good?! On the nose, I catch vanilla and settle on caramel, oak is delicate but recognizable. I am immediately reminded of port. All aromas are light and balanced. First sip and oak powers through (I wasn't expecting that!). It is bold at first and then other flavours present themselves. I am throughly pleased and pleasantly surprised! What is left behind is smokiness, quite peaty and something else is coming through? Maybe apricots right at the end. A light spiciness lingers also.
The Bacardi 8 is an experience I enjoyed. It's bold, well Oaked yet subtle aromas deliver a rum that doesn't quite make my sipper list but will live on in my memory as my most surprising. It's worth a go just to experience!
Maybe my taste buds are of the charts, but this rum is one of the worst ive had. both neat and with cola it sucks
The aroma has notes of vanilla, molasse and alcohol. The palette is slightly sweet with clear notes of vanilla and a funky barrel taste, but not in a good way. The aftertaste is long and spicy, but feels artificial. I made the mistanke drinking this neat, and to me it's absolutely not a sipper, but perhaps i had a pour from a bad batch. It was not good.
Coming from bacardi it's fairly common and good value. Just about drinkable straight but maybe not enough flavour to work well with a mixer.
This is the Bacardi to get if you want to have a great sipping and mixing rum. Forget about the white one called "superior" and buy this one instead.
I give this rum a 7 for sipping straight as it never really gets the the point its making. It has a robust flavor I enjoy straight but it has too much going on at the same time. Don't get me wrong its an excellent straight sipper but not my first choice even at this price point. For a mixer I give it a 10. So an 8.5 overall.
Needed a better rum in small town liquor store and found this aged Bacardi. I am not too high on Bacardi other than Limon but this was quite good considering the over produced approach. I like with Soda or in a dark & stormy. Decent price as well.
I bought some of this on a fishing trip with a couple friends turned out to be one of my top 10 rums not to strong or light just right for me
I have tasted better stuff that home distillers have made and aged themselves. For 8 years it should be much smother than it is. Not a good value buy.
This rum is easy to find, so that's a big plus, and it's not too bad. Smooth it is not. Perhaps as a mixer.
I always like to taste every rum straight because the flavors are there.. So the 8 year Bacardi stands perfect to my mouth.. Not to heavy a little bit complex of caramel ,cinnamon and pepper at the end. Has no duration to the aftertaste so I think that it would be perfect for Mohito and other rum cocktails
Though IMO there are quite a few other rums in the $20-25 price range that are better, such as Pusser's, El Dorado 12 yr, Abuelo 7 yr or Matusalem 15 yr. Widely available and a good go-to.
One thing I feel I should mention - Mojitos should be made with a light rum. This might be good with mint and lime, but it doesn't make a true mojito.
Very smooth and spicy like some of the top rated Puerto Rico rums here. Better than some of the mass production makes ranked higher. I guess it loses points for being Bacardi with a lot of people.
Considering how it's made and the price point it's probably one of the best values.
Picked this up in Duty Free a few years back in a lovely box with recommendations from the guy in the shop. It's not great at all.
While it not be to everyone's taste. I personally think this is one of the better rums out there.
I, like almost all experienced rum drinkers, have no respect for Bacardi products.
Even in P.R. where it's made, the locals drink Don Q as a good basic rum.
I thought that maybe this would be better.
It's not. This and 10 year, and even the Limitada, have a very weird licorice taste.
i am afraid to try the new (expensive) Facundo line.
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