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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 (405 ratings)
Tasty, but not quite great

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Posted 6 years ago by fifonlaideur from France with 25 ratings

Un bon rhum vieux, moelleux, équilibré ... classique, très abordable.

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Posted almost 8 years ago by Shawn Lein from United States with 33 ratings

Very smooth with a smokey, almost Scotch-like finish. An excellent sipping rum with good (if not very strong) flavor, and lacking the heavy kick of many aged rums. I'd recommend this as a first step for anyone looking to explore sipping rums. It's an excellent value for the price (I paid $19.99 for 750 mL), one that doesn't make me hate myself if I decide to use it as a mixer.

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Posted almost 8 years ago by Trini Yank from Trinidad and Tobago with 41 ratings

Really nice tasting rum. Smooth, with a little bit of smoke and a lot of dark berry fruits. Definitely a sipper. If you like Appleton, this is a rum for you. Also one of the cheapest out there, no matter where you are. Sorry Bacardi haters, but sometimes you gotta give the devils their due.

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Posted over 6 years ago by Tim from United States with 11 ratings

Smooth, smooth, smooth! Very drinkable. Subtle Smoky, woody, spice notes. Not overly sweet with great character and depth. Very enjoyable!

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Posted 6 years ago by Brendan S from Canada with 55 ratings

And I see why. Quite enjoyable.

Nose: Quite enjoyable light floral.
Feel: A little light and watery but warms up increasing the flavours along the way. Not overly harsh but a little warm at the end.
Taste: Light caramel, not much wood or other complexity.
Colour: You can see in the picture as the bottle is not tinted.
Presentation: Nice bottle.

While not quite as good as the limited reserve, at a mere fraction of the cost, I would pick this one every day.

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Posted 5 years ago by Hornet from Germany with 18 ratings

Yeah, not bad at all, but not really a sipper for me. Makes for a great grog or cocktail, though!

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Posted 5 years ago by James from United States with 5 ratings

It tastes exactly what people think rum tastes like.nothing is too special about it.

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Posted almost 8 years ago by El Toro from United Kingdom with 31 ratings

One of my favourite rums, Bacardi 8 tastes great straight, with coke and makes banging Old Fashioneds.
Great entry level rum to convince newbies.

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Posted 8 years ago by fenwaysteve from United States with 4 ratings

For the price, it's delicious. Great way to open your eyes and see what sipping rums can be and test them out. Strong molasses flavor, has a auburn color, and a bit sharper than some others that are pricier. But, clearly, that's what you're paying for.

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Posted over 4 years ago by Ryan from United Kingdom with 10 ratings

Great flavour for such little money. Would have scored higher if it had a better nose.

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Posted over 4 years ago by Luffsman from Sweden with 26 ratings

This have its advantages. Suitable in mixed drinks any day of the week!