Bacardi 8-Year is a blended rum, filtered using the Bacardi-pioneered charcoal filtering system and aged for eight years.
This rum was not released to the public until 1995, when the first limited edition Bacardi 8 was sold with a sherry oak finish in a Baccarat crystal decanter. Despite a price tag of $400 per bottle, the rum was hugely popular and led to the larger release of the blend without the collectors' features and price.
I held off on trying for a long time this because I simply didn't expect to like it much. But I was rather surprised by the Bacardi Diez (10 year), so I thought I'd give this one a try. I like this even better (as do several other reviewers, interestingly enough) as it's even smoother!
A very smooth rum for the price ($21.99 at Total Wines & More, 2018). And it's rather tasty too. Like the Diez, this smells and tastes of molasses, vanilla, oak, and light spice. But it goes down even easier. This a fabulous rum for the money!
I think other reviewers might be subconsciously biased against the brand and/or low price.
Good smooth blended rum. Comparable to some bourbon blends from Jim Beam in Bardstown, KY. Want to try the 10 and 12 to see if there is a noticable age progression.
I was expecting more from this one. Still not a very good rum.. I don't know what all who give this rum a high rating have been drinking lately but this is nowhere near a decent rum. Hangover waiting to happen
I suppose I shouldn't have had my hopes up for a Bacardi
Very smooth and spicy like some of the top rated Puerto Rico rums here. Better than some of the mass production makes ranked higher. I guess it loses points for being Bacardi with a lot of people.
Considering how it's made and the price point it's probably one of the best values.
Picked this up in Duty Free a few years back in a lovely box with recommendations from the guy in the shop. It's not great at all.
While it not be to everyone's taste. I personally think this is one of the better rums out there.
I, like almost all experienced rum drinkers, have no respect for Bacardi products.
Even in P.R. where it's made, the locals drink Don Q as a good basic rum.
I thought that maybe this would be better.
It's not. This and 10 year, and even the Limitada, have a very weird licorice taste.
i am afraid to try the new (expensive) Facundo line.
Safe choice. Not bad, but I will not go to buy this again.
It’s ok , nothing more. Not much better than regular Bacardi.
This is a review of Bacardi 8 from the Bahamas. A recent purchase at one of the local state liquor outlets. The other outlet in town has the Puerto Rico made 8 which I have not sampled.
Sweet alcohol in the nose. Smooth with good warmth. Light/medium body. Not hot. Hints of fruit, caramel and vanilla. Quite a surprise to me as I would not have expected a Bacardi to be this good at this price range. For the money I'd recommend it as a good every day sipper and as a rum to mix in drinks asking for a fuller flavored rum. I'll get another bottle to put in the cabinet before they exhaust their stock of the Bahamas made product.
Even at 8 years still a bit rough. A wedge of lime balances it out nicely.
I would still advice to go for similar aged Havana, but still ok but or in my case nice gift .
This is a good daily rum:] keep it around and it serves you well daily :] not too sweet or harsh. Nice
very smooth, flavor gets better with the next one, nice to try in the tropics where it is hot and humid, this rum served with ice, lime and coca cola is outstanding
Purchased a miniature on a easyjet flight to Amsterdam, cant remember the price hit I'm guessing it was around £6 for a 50ml so not overly bad.
Drank straight over ice. Was agreeable, not great to say the least but better than the usual bacardi fare. Would definitely purchase again in similar circumstances
For me the only Bacardi I drink neat, and not mix. Not as smooth as some other dark rums, but still very palatable.
Like the taste of the Bacardi 8, great smooth taste not to sweet. Like the look of the new bottle alsow
...it’s a Bacardi. Do I have to say more? I know a lot of people like it, but honestly this is not my brand. At least this is a rum you can sip, but still in my opinion it’s not a really good product.
Very smooth, really great value for the price. A little smoky with dark berries.
Not even for rum and coke, this is harsh low quality rum. The only thing that is aged about this rum is the bottle. So far none of the Bacardis rum i’ve tried arent good and this is no different. Rubbing alcohol with artificial coloring.
Scent of fruit and tobacco. Light taste of citrus and slightly burned rubber. Too light in my taste
I'm surprised to see this rum rated so low. I have really enjoyed it so far. It stands out with a really nice barrel spice, like you find in bourbon and scotch. Yet it is very well balanced not to sweet or spice. Has good complexity and long delicious finish. A real sipper for sure!
Taste 5/10. Strong alchol, heavy strange taste, very little sweetness & some spiciness with wood.
This was my favorite rum for many years so smooth, wonderful aroma, and taste. but I cannot find it anywhere the one they put the 8 label on now is simply Bacardi gold in an 8 bottle.
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