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I wasn't expecting much from this one, but I was pleasantly surprised. Good flavor, very smooth. I like it almoast as much as the Pacto Navio. Tried in a rum old fashioned, but works better on ice for me.
Caveat: This is my first review of a rum I have seen from some reviews might be a good, standalone sipper. I am a newbie to the rum review world so have limited experiences to compare to.
- Appearance: A dark, inviting amber
- Nose: A nicely subtle sweet, caramel and vanilla note
- Palate: It comes across immediately with the sweet caramel and vanilla flavor the nose promised prevailing. With coaxing, there is a very, very, slight hint of smoke and the tiniest alcohol bite. The finish is nice.
- Overall: I like the sweetness in this offering. It makes for a pretty smooth, easy going sipper on a quiet evening after a good meal. Sweet, warming and enjoyable. Better than the affordable price might indicate, IMHO.
This is a fairly middle of the ground rum. Nothing about it is overly offensive, but nothing stands out either.
As a mixer, it’s very good. I don’t find it overly sweet, and the hint of rum is a nice addition.
Opened the bottle 20-30 min before tasting
Light intense copper-golden colour with a big water edge.
Light intense in the nose with aroma's of smoke, spices and some caramel.
Soft start on the palate with aroma's of oloroso sherry, wood, spices and some whiskey-hints.
The aroma's are not my personal favour, but this is absolutely a very good distillate. Nicely balanced and good length.
I really like Bacardi Ocho. You do not have the complexity and the length of some premium rums but for the price it is doing the job very nicely. I really enjoy one shot on a normal weekly day to close the diner. Strongly recommended.
A very good 8 year rum from Bacardi!! Smoky and oaky taste, a touch of pleasant burn at first. Not so sweet (a bit of added sugar..) had it neat and on one rock paired with a dark chocolate and salty truflle. Truth is I enjoyed every sip and will do it again. I strongly suggest this rum to begginers to aged rums.
It’s light, slightly floral. It’s quite a fresh nose with a lot of vanilla and light milk chocolate.
"There is a honeyed sweetness with this rum which does become a little cloying at times. That combines with a slightly bitter finish which becomes a touch over oaked."
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