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This rum ist very good for the price of 23€. This is a gift from Don Facundo to the world.
It reminds me of bacardi special in the distillery.
The nose is great, there are some heavy metal aromas.
The taste is also very good, it has some aromas from a younger rum (like bacardi blanco).
It's not as balanced as the Diez (10y), but I like the more intensive molasses taste.
Since 1862 Bacardi uses the La Levadura Bacardi – the oldest cultured Cuban yeast strain. Facundo found it growing in the sugarcane fields outside Santiago de Cuba.
Ocho is still made to the old recipe.
Bacardi utilizes a parallel distillation process using column distillation, and the fermented mixture is actually distilled twice. The first liquor is stronger in flavor and the second is light. After 8 years both of them are blended.
Smell: Molasses (typical Bacardi, coffee, salt), apple, caramel, some heavy aromas like (gum, stainless steel), vanilla
Taste initial: molasses, vanilla, caramel
Middle: white oak, vanilla, stainless steel and dark fruit (plum)
Finish: wood, spice, light bitterness, liquorice
I haven't had Bacardi in about 25 years...maybe this needs to age another 25 years. Thought I would try this one, but disappointed. Opened the bottle to the smell of alcohol and a similar after-taste. As a mixer it's passable after two drinks. I won't dump it out, but thought about it.
Light and easy to drink.
Not sweet.... good flavors, but, the distillate is not very refined.
Rhum correct en soirée. Un nez frais et caramel, au goût idem avec un léger boisé et fumé assez prononcé. La finale est sèche et un peu raide qui pique le palais.
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.
This was my very first entry to the world of RUM. We were on diving trip in Mexico and I know, that I don't like the Tequila. One day I saw this piece in Wallmart, so I bought one and it was not bad. Also friends were excited and we all imediately switched to Bacardi :) Next day happened something strange - they started the sale offer in the Wallmart "one bottle with two glasses in bundle"... Man, after some 10 days in Mexico, we left there maybe 40 glasses :) (BTW, the offer was really mad, if I remember, it was about 14 euro! for 0.7l) I took one bundle back to Slovakia. From this point, I started to collect and sip the rums and discovering the wide varieties of taste and smell... :) Now, after some years, I think that this is "a good enough" rum of big brand, but not definitely the best one of my collection.
To say the description on the bottle makes this suitable as a sipper, I was somewhat disappointed by the strong alcoholic flavour.
Definitely not as smooth as I'd have hoped.
With a decent ginger beer however, it was drinkable. But for the price I wouldn't be going out of my way to find another bottle.
This rum is quite smooth and the best way to drink it cold and try not to mix it. I recommend to drink without any soda drinks. It's a good rum.
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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