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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.
Easy to sip. Nice introduction to those who may not have had an agricole.
This run had a light and clean taste with smokey overtones. Great for sipping on the rocks.
Full honey flavor, grass notes and a nice dryness. Light an floral with hints of tannins and wood. Try this in rum cocktails you wanna throw an "island" spin on.
Not a great nose, but really pleasant taste. Not an overwhelming grassy taste common with some agricoles. Just the right amount of slight spice, short to medium finish with some leftover oil.
Very affordable agricole (cane juice) rum. The 5-star is light, easy-drinking, unassuming, fairly dry, some oak. Really smooth and well-balanced. So easy to drink it's downright dangerous.
Color : Gold
Flavour : Praline, nutty edge, apricot & apple, sweet notes of cane & honey
Palate : Subtle, elegant, a well balanced rum
A great affordable rum, a must try!
This is a good sipping rum in a pinch. It pales in comparison to the 15 year, but it mature enough to sip.
Unfortunately, the Barbancourt rums aged less then 15 years are not that good!
Maybe as mixers.
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Very decent rum, but not quite there with others in its price range.
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.
In a good way.
Well balanced, golden in colour and perfect to sip
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.
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.
"Barbancourt 5 Star rum review by the Ultimate Rum Guide"