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Barbancourt 5 Star Reserve Especiale 8-Year rum

Barbancourt 5 Star Reserve Especiale 8-Year

Haiti | Aged

Barbancourt 5 Star Reserve Especiale 8-Year Rum is agricultural, meaning it's produced from fermented sugar cane juice rather than the more typical molasses. The sugar cane juice is double distilled and aged for eight years in Limousin oak barrels.

Dupré Barbancourt created the Barbancourt rum recipe in 1862 in Haiti, where the rum is still produced today. A French national, Barbancourt incorporated traditional French methods including double-distillation in the process.

6.6/10(186 ratings)
Tasty, but not quite great

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186 Barbancourt 5 Star Reserve Especiale 8-Year ratings

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Posted over 4 years ago by JackOrion from United States with 61 ratings

Excellent on all fronts for sub $30. Bottled at 43% which makes it a great sipper. If I were to fault it I would say it's a bit generic and lacking a wow factor. But really it's far to good and enjoyable at it's price point to care about such a minor and petty thing.
It’s also an all around brown rum substitute. It can be perfectly used in any drink that calls out for brown rum.

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

Definitely as dry as you'd expect from an agricole, but this isn't a good thing. Very light color, light taste. On the plus side, decently smooth and a nice vanilla finish. And it's eminently affordable.

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Posted 8 years ago by Yablo Dratch from United States with 26 ratings

In a good way.

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Posted 8 years ago by James Wall from United Kingdom with 10 ratings

Well balanced, golden in colour and perfect to sip

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Posted over 8 years ago by Chriskof from United States with 1 rating

Stopped at a NH liquor store on my way back from vacation today and picked up what I thought would be a safe bet - 8 year old "reserve especiale" from Haiti that I was curious to try. Nice golden color, nice smell with subtle sweetness, first sip... sharp alcohol sting. Let it sit for 5 minutes... not much better. I've had cheaper rums which were a lot smoother. I will mix the Barbancourt with Coke.

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Posted over 8 years ago by Da'rum from Germany with 22 ratings

Than your pic but same rum. A lovely (as the website says) 'well balanced' rum. It is exactly that. I have read reviews that say it is not sweet but I find it sweet enough, the sweetness is well matched with the savoury flavours that are abundant. Super rum.

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Posted over 8 years ago by Whit from United States with 7 ratings

Good Rum For a reasonable price