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Bacardi Gran Reserva 8-Year rum

Bacardi Gran Reserva 8-Year

Puerto Rico | Aged

71 ratings
Tasty, but not quite great


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Posted over 3 years ago by Mark from Canada with 11 ratings

I think the "bat device" took a massive guano in this barrel.... every year for 8 years. Serious gut rot. Serious water trots.


Posted almost 3 years ago by rhumjesus from Canada with 31 ratings

What a mistake this one was! I thought possibly Bacardi could make a good product if it was aged long enough... Wrong! this still taste like low tier shitty old standard bacardi gold! Don't waste your money on this.. Hangover waiting to happen, and adds nothing to a mix drinks flavor profile other than nastiness.


Posted over 3 years ago by Pierre from Canada with 86 ratings

I’ve had worst Bacardi rum. I was expecting more from this one. Still not a very good rum. I come to the conclusion that Bacardi rums are not for me.


Posted 3 years ago by SkinnyRumPilot from Hungary with 5 ratings

- Please take my review as a particular issue, I do not want to generalize. - I've bought this bottle of Bacardi with very high hopes, but I had to face my biggest disappointment in rums so far. The price is average for an 8 year old rum, maybe even a little less. The bottle looks especially appealing, classy, creates the impression of quality in the buyer. But let's check what's in it. After opening, I have to say, I encountered with the strangest smell of rum ever. It smelled totally like plastic, mixed with a bit of alcohol. Similar to when you buy new shoes with that stinky rubber sole... I tried to taste it, but this chemical scent was unfortunately present in the flavor as well. After taking another look at the bottle that's when I realized what has happened. It has a plastic corking - and the bottle I assume must have been stored somewhere for ages - and this plastic got interacted with the alcohol somehow, and started to release the penetrating chemical smell. Tasting was over. I've poured the rum into a clean scentless glass bottle and leave it for a while, just to give it another chance. Two weeks later, the smell improved a bit but the taste is still awful. So I decided to contact Bacardi about this, I'll try to update my review after receiving their reply. I wonder if this issue with the 'cork' affects all their product range, and whether some fellow rum fans had the same issue.


Posted over 3 years ago by Rob from United States with 2 ratings

So, take this with a lot of salt, as this is my first rum review.
I gotta say, having drank Bacardi all my life (with coke) this was a major disappointment. I tried this neat, to experience all the flavors, and couldn’t discern anything good. There was just bitterness. I couldn’t finish the shot, dumped a bit of coke in it, and still tasted paint thinner. I preceded it with another rum neat, so I know I can enjoy rum, just this isn’t one to do it with.


Posted almost 4 years ago by Ron (Rum) from Canada with 4 ratings

Well now, I expected a bit more from an 8 year rum particularly when the 12 - year Eldorado was priced a good 8 dollars less and was a much fuller, smoother taste. Not my favorite by any means. Is this a blended rum?


Posted over 4 years ago by Christoph from Austria with 5 ratings

I think the difference is that this one is from the Bahamas, while all the others are from Puerto Rico.
A little bit smokey and not too sweet. The taste itself is quite average.


Posted 4 months ago by Fourrunner08 from United States with 40 ratings

I have a few of the old bottles when it came with a black bag.
It’s good stuff a little bit harsh but I always like to a piece of ice to bring out the flavors and tone down the bite and buen


Posted 6 months ago by Oisinsdad from Ireland with 8 ratings

I really like this rum. One of the best Bacardi I have had


Posted 6 months ago by rumtrinker from Germany with 28 ratings

It is not as terrible as I feared when I read "Bacardi". Plus the bottle and the stopper are well-made but without unnecessary flannel. I like that.

The nose is very thin. Some raisin, a little bit of wood. Maybe some spice. A bit of alcoholic bite in the nose, but not too much so.
Taste is sweeter than anticipated, but not unpleasantly so. Taste is dried fruits, mostly raisin, light molasses, honey, a hint of alcohol. Plus there is minimal funk, which helps to keep things from getting too boring.
While the rum is relatively light, it holds its own in grog or mixed with fruit juice.

Reminds me of a rum from Barbados that I tried (sold by the German supermarket chain Rewe).

Too expensive for what is is. But not bad.