Barbancourt 5 Star Reserve Especiale 8-Year rum

Barbancourt 5 Star Reserve Especiale 8-Year

Haiti | Aged

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.

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Tasty, but not quite great
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220 Barbancourt 5 Star Reserve Especiale 8-Year ratings

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Whit 🇺🇸 | 7 ratings
Posted almost 10 years ago

Good Rum For a reasonable price

Da'rum 🇩🇪 | 22 ratings
Posted almost 10 years ago

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.

Chriskof 🇺🇸 | 1 rating
Posted almost 10 years ago

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.

James Wall 🇬🇧 | 10 ratings
Posted over 9 years ago

Well balanced, golden in colour and perfect to sip

Scott T 🇺🇸 | 122 ratings
Posted over 9 years ago

Note that this is comparable to a Martinique AOC Rhum at about half the price, and as such is going to have an unusual flavor due to its cane juice origin, as opposed to most rums which are made from molasses. The aging imparts a Cognac-like taste to it.

Yablo Dratch 🇺🇸 | 26 ratings
Posted over 9 years ago

In a good way.

Trini Yank 🇹🇹 | 41 ratings
Posted over 9 years ago

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.

Dan Freeman 🇺🇸 | 15 ratings
Posted over 9 years ago

Very decent rum, but not quite there with others in its price range.

thorfin 🇫🇷 | 18 ratings
Posted over 9 years ago

rapport qualité prix, a conseillé

Benito B. 🇱🇺 | 66 ratings
Posted over 9 years ago

Unfortunately, the Barbancourt rums aged less then 15 years are not that good!
Maybe as mixers.




Brand Details

Name: 5 Star Reserve Especiale 8-Year
Company: Barbancourt
Type: Aged
Distillation: Unknown
Aged: 8

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