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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 (175 ratings)
Tasty, but not quite great


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Posted about 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.


Posted about 2 years ago by Reeb Barbill from Isle of Man with 37 ratings

Great stuff. Obviously not as good as the 15, but it’s pretty clear the barbancourt guys know what they’re doing.


Posted over 2 years ago by kventin from Hungary with 29 ratings

..nos,ez egy remek kis 8éves ital, olyan rendezettek benne az illatok és az ízek.Fűszeres ,tölgyes, pici illatában és ízében is VISSZAFOGOTT...viszont torokban már ÉREZNI hogy magasabb az alkoholtartalma mint az átlag !! Valahol ez a kettősség jellemzi a rumot !!! Finom , vagány az üveg :)


Posted over 4 years ago by andrea from Italy with 17 ratings

Al naso non regala sentori particolarmente dominati,arriva fatto l'alcool a coprire tutto. In bocca subito forte l'alcool che lascia il posto a pepe e erba verde. Il finale non é granché e lascia un po di amaro in bocca


Posted 20 days ago by iaramphal from United States with 8 ratings

Haven’t tried many rums like this and think this one is ok. No issues really to sit and drink it. May need to get accustomed to the different taste from the different process used to make it. Smooth enough, but finding I’m having some astringency after it goes down.


Posted about 1 month ago by Komatus from Slovakia with 34 ratings

Very drinkable Haitian piece for reasonable price for 8-years aged one


Posted about 1 month ago by Drossmania from United States with 21 ratings

Mellow with honey as the dominant aroma and flavor. Not overly sweet - nice balance. I enjoy this neat when I’m not looking for a complex flavor bomb.


Posted about 2 months ago by chuck from United States with 25 ratings

I really enjoy this rum. It is great on its own or in cocktails.


Posted about 2 months ago by steveinny from United States with 31 ratings

Quite nice. Try it. Tasty spirit and not too sweet.


Posted about 2 months ago by Noname from France with 34 ratings

Rhum à découvrir, plutôt bon que ce soit sec ou en ti vieux. Vraiment à essayer


Posted 2 months ago by Pmrp from United States with 8 ratings

I got this as an introduction to the Agricole style—reading it was somewhere between the sugar cane spirit and the typical molasses-based rum. I was initially perplexed by the nose—had a harsh acetone vibe that dominated much of the more familiar aged rum notes. Not expecting much, I was pleasantly surprised by the caramel, fruit, and grassy nuances at the top and its smooth, almost soft development as a sipper. But where it really shines is in a Mai-Tai, split with either Smith & Cross or a Demerara rum. Still haven’t tried a true Agricole, but I’m liking where this is heading...