Bacardi Reserva Ocho Sherry Cask Finish 8-Year rum

Bacardi Reserva Ocho Sherry Cask Finish 8-Year

Puerto Rico | Aged | 40.0% ABV | Column Still (5+) Distilled

13 ratings
Tasty, but not quite great

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13 Bacardi Reserva Ocho Sherry Cask Finish 8-Year ratings

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Docsarvis (PREMIUM) 🇺🇸 | 407 ratings
Posted 12 months ago

This is genuinely good sipping rum. The sherry finish is very good. One has to wonder why it took them so long. Nice entry, very smooth and a very nice sherry flavor. Good balance. Not a lot of complexity or this would easily score 8. A little thin. Short finish. But all in all a very nice rum, especially for the price.

Don 🇨🇦 | 163 ratings
Posted 12 months ago

A standard Bacardi 8 y.o. style bottle with a different red label contains a great rum that is a few shades darker than the standard 8 year. After resting, the nose is rich and barrel forward with just the right amount of Sherry. This rum does not make a good rum and coke like the regular 8 y.o. , the favour is so much better and made for sipping. Only $36 @ LCBO is the same rice as the regular 8 and a great deal.

Falcon91Wolvrn03 (PREMIUM) 🇺🇸 | 536 ratings
Posted 2 months ago

I really expected to like this, as I really like sherry. However, this didn't quite have as much sherry as I expected, but it does have a fair amount of oak.

Smells and tastes of oak and molasses with a light hint of sherry and spice.

Cool Breeze (PREMIUM) 🇺🇸 | 325 ratings
Posted 4 months ago

Tasted at Laka Lono on 11/29/21. A bit oxidized. Sweet peppery spice. Aroma is rich in fruity raisins. Harsh palate. Stings. Plums and grapes, wine-like flavors. I think a prefer regular Bacardi 8 without the sherry cask aging.

LokisRUs 🇺🇸 | 35 ratings
Posted 10 days ago

This rum was better than I expected. The thing that surprised me the most was a nice licorice taste. Licorice is my jam.

Earl Elliott 🇨🇦 | 220 ratings
Posted 21 days ago

Sugar: Estimated at 14 GPL. I got this bottle in Ontario for $29 which is a bargain! It's got the standard profile of vanilla, oak, spice, and caramel, but this rum also has the taste of the sherry barrel it was aged in. Smooth and well balanced rum. No harshness to it at all and for the price it's got as much flavour as some more expensive rums. Really good on it's own over ice and a very smooth mixing rum.

Alas 🇵🇷 | 266 ratings
Posted 25 days ago

Dry fruit flavor nose is a little flowery, smooth but finish is charred/burnt bitterness that throws me off

Brooksington 🇺🇸 | 5 ratings
Posted 2 months ago

Lovely spanish style aged rum. First off, the sherry flavor- it's present, and welcome. For me it presents mostly on the finish, I taste raisin...maybe date or fig, very pleasant. This rum finishes a tiny bit hot ethanol wise for its proof but is otherwise quite a nice sipper. Solid mixer as well. The barrel is quite present, it's a bit tannic with notes of vanilla. Overall, quite a nice little rum, I was surprised. I found it a bit better after my first night trying it, after the bottle sat for a week or so after being opened, I was able to find many more of the delicate flavors on the finish.

Cork review: 6/10. Solid report, though it's not a real cork. Excellent *SNAP* when it goes back into place.

Andrewofcalgary 🇨🇦 | 194 ratings
Posted 2 months ago

Smells great. Sweet with a smoothness I was not expected from a sherry cask. Someone better than me said that it tastes of plums and grapes...that Im in agreement with. I will likely pick up another bottle of this which is not something I normally do.

scottcc 🇨🇦 | 6 ratings
Posted 3 months ago

Given past experience with Bacardi I had low expectations but this is an exception. Nice openning spice and trailing caramel. A very flavourful and easy drinking rum. At this price point everyone should try this.

Brand Details

Name: Reserva Ocho Sherry Cask Finish 8-Year
Company: Bacardi
Type: Aged
Distillation: Column Still (5+)
ABV: 40.0%
Aged: 8