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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cmpopp1 (PREMIUM) 🇺🇸 | 21 ratings
Posted almost 4 years ago

I was out looking for a good sipper but my local stores were all inexplicably out of anything good so I took a chance on this one based on reviews and my wanting to try another Agricole. The first drink I had was a small neat. It started out mellow enough but suddenly went south and kicked me in the teeth with a very whiskey-like booze taste with heavy oak and grass flavors. Not terrible. Just jarring/unsettling. For round two, I dropped an ice cube into a nice rocks glass, swirled it around with my finger and jumped back in. The ice cube definitely balanced everything out, but it wasn’t until the cube completely melted that I found it pleasantly drinkable. The light amber makes it a good candidate for mixed drinks or blender cocktails. I’ll end up drinking this bottle over time, but it is a really lackluster, anti-climactic drink. A decent price at $28, but nothing I’ll be breaking down doors to buy another bottle of.

Don Tucker 🇺🇸 | 193 ratings
Posted 9 years ago

This is a good sipping rum in a pinch. It pales in comparison to the 15 year, but it mature enough to sip.

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.

thorfin 🇫🇷 | 18 ratings
Posted over 9 years ago

rapport qualité prix, a conseillé

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

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

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.

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

In a good way.

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

Well balanced, golden in colour and perfect to sip

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.

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.

Whit 🇺🇸 | 7 ratings
Posted almost 10 years ago

Good Rum For a reasonable price




Brand Details

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

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