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Gold, Brown, Red or Black how do you enjoy them?


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Old 05-04-2010, 10:51 AM   #31
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Though I generally avoid the shallow end of the Barcardi pool, I have had occasion to try then buy the Barcardi Solera. A richer, more rounded rum than I ever gave Barcardi credit for. Doesn't quite clear the sipper bar for me, it is pleasant enough - not a spiced rum, but a very mild spiceyness nonetheless. I've enjoyed as mixer and occasionally pair it in my Mai Tais.

Based on some of the comments here, I will give the "8" a try.
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Old 06-25-2011, 12:31 AM   #32
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I'm really glad that a number of you guys are enjoying the Bacardi 8 as I am. As you may have noticed,according to my source that the tag "Product of the Bahamas" is going to be on the label for a couple more years and then eventually would be changed to "Product of Puerto Rico".
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Old 06-26-2011, 03:32 PM   #33
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Though I generally avoid the shallow end of the Barcardi pool, I have had occasion to try then buy the Barcardi Solera. A richer, more rounded rum than I ever gave Barcardi credit for. Doesn't quite clear the sipper bar for me, it is pleasant enough - not a spiced rum, but a very mild spiceyness nonetheless. I've enjoyed as mixer and occasionally pair it in my Mai Tais.

Based on some of the comments here, I will give the "8" a try.
I've always had a healthy distrust of Bacardi, I always found them a step or two below corresponding brands from the smaller Caribbean and Central American distilleries. I'll give it a try if I see it anywhere.
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Old 06-26-2011, 08:56 PM   #34
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I some how ended up with a bottle of Bacardi 8yo and I don't recall when I obtained it, so it's at least 2 or 3 years old and was actually in my cellar where I keep my scotch. Just found it this morning.

I had to open it and give it a taste. I was actually impressed with it. It's very smooth, a bit smokey which surprises me and offers a strong hint of cinnamon and hints of allspice. I was really surprised and a little bit later poured another shot for sipping. This time I picked up a strong hint of oak, lot's of cinnamon again and a distinct smokiness. I am new to rum and do not have a lot of experience with tasting same but so far this is the first rum I have tasted that offered a bit of smokiness. I don't know anything about the Bacardi rums yet but I am guessing that the barrels they use for aging are heavily charred.

Any thoughts from the more experienced members?
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Old 07-07-2011, 03:12 PM   #35
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Bacardi 8 is wonderful stuff. It was one of the first rums i fell for after the whole Captain Morgan debauchery of my college youth. I still find it a favorite and love the banana undertones i find in it as I cant find them in any other rum. When Im up for a glass of banana flambe, this is what I drink.
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Old 07-21-2011, 08:57 PM   #36
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I too used to shy away from Bacardi, liking it to the Budweiser of the rum world. I have to admit that there are three Bacardi rums that I truly enjoy : The 8 year, Solera and Anejo. The Solera and Anejo are similar in styles yet quite different. They are both what I would classify as a "dry rum" but with a nice flavor.
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Old 07-21-2011, 11:19 PM   #37
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Watch out for a great new rum from Bacardi. I sampled some recently with some friends and Facundo Bacardi in the board room of their headquarters. This is going to be very good!!
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Old 07-22-2011, 05:13 PM   #38
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That was great fun wasn't it. I am hoping that the blend stays as we tasted it because I just loved it. A huge step up from everything I have tasted from Bacardi.
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Old 09-10-2011, 05:54 PM   #39
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Finally tried Bacardi 8, wish I had tried it when I first said I would in this thread. What a great nose, and very decent taste. Anyone find it a bit "thin" in spite of the great flavour?

For the price this is a heck of a good rum.
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Old 09-10-2011, 08:13 PM   #40
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I was going to buy some, but it was $25 at the liquor store, and I figured I could do better for the money.

Maybe when it's on sale...
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