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Old 07-17-2007, 06:40 PM   #1
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Default Bacardi 8 from Bahamas?

I noticed on my bottle of Bacardi 8 that is says product of the Bahamas I guess I always assumed it was from PR like most of the other Bacardi rums with the exception of the Solera and Anjeo. So does Bacardi contract out with another distiller from the Bahamas to age and bottle this rum or is there an actual Bacardi distillery in the Bahamas that I never noticed?
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Old 07-18-2007, 12:58 AM   #2
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Bacardi has several distilleries around the world including the Bahamas, Mexico and Puerto Rico.
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Old 08-18-2007, 01:08 PM   #3
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Yep, it is on the south side of Nassau.
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Bacardi are actually in the process of closing down the Nassau Distillery. What happens with Bacardi 8 then I'm not sure. Maybe they will switch production to Puerto Rico or Mexico. Bacardi 8 has become one of my favourite rums, it has a very distinct flavour from the small sherry kegs it is aged in. I hope they will keep this rum the same in the future.
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Old 08-07-2008, 03:50 PM   #5
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I agree that Bacardi 8 has a flavour profile that is unique to their other offerings..And one I quite like.

I admit that I did not know they are using sherry casks for aging this product. I wonder if this accounts for the "toffee" aroma and flavour I find prevelant in this rum? It certainly is a "heavy" rum compared to the rest of their line-up.

I believe Ed announced the closing of the Nassau site some time ago in "Rum News"

Whether they continue this product upon closing of the Nassau facilty remains to be seen.
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There was a Bacardi 5 knocking around for a while, I only have a miniature bottle of this though. There was talk of Prichards trying to take over the distillery as he wanted his rum to have a Caribbean feel to it! Not sure what the latest on the sale of the distillery is, if there is any at all.
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Old 08-07-2008, 07:44 PM   #7
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This is killing me.

I can't keep up with all of the disappearing rums.

Zaya, Cruzan Estate Diamond, now Bacardi 8.
Everytime there's a new announcement on the board, I feel the compusion to run out and get a couple of bottles before the golden spirit is no more.
It's putting a dent in the wallet, as well
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Old 12-01-2008, 04:42 PM   #8
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Whether they continue this product upon closing of the Nassau facilty remains to be seen.
The Bacardi 8 Anos is still going to be in the market even if their Nassau facility is to close. Has anyone tried their "Reserva Limitada" or how about "Casa Bacardi"?
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Bacardi distills it's white rum just under what vodka is distilled at so it can't be called vodka. Hard to tell them apart

Bacardi 8 is a decent rum. It's been years since I bought a bottle. While in Maui it was the best one on the shelf. And I enjoyed it quite a bit that trip
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So it is 2016 and Bacardi 8 has been changed over to the new bottle style. Still shows made in Bahamas and tastes the same. Since it is an 8 year old product and the distillery was sold around 2008, I can only assume the Bahamas product will soon run its course. Has anyone seen Bacardi 8 not produced in the Bahamas yet?
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