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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.

6.8/10 (392 ratings)
Tasty, but not quite great

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Posted 14 days ago by Docsarvis (PREMIUM) from United States with 87 ratings

I swear it is really difficult to distinguish this from other Bacardi rums like Reserva. This one is good but very lackluster. Thin, not complex. No balance or real bite. Don’t get me wrong, this is decent rum. It just is a little boring. You can’t pick this out of the flock.

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Posted over 7 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 over 7 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 about 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 almost 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 over 4 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 almost 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 over 7 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 almost 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 almost 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!