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Old 08-12-2008, 09:37 PM   #11
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Old 08-24-2008, 09:14 PM   #12
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I'm hopefully attending a Bacardi conference in Mexico next month (tropical storms pending) so will try and get the skinny on the future of Bacardi 8. Sitting here drinking a large glass of it, I can't imagine they will discontinue it.(not the one in the photo!)
It grows more and more on me each time I drink it. Just aswell I get a rum allowance!!!
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Old 08-24-2008, 09:20 PM   #13
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I'm hopefully attending a Bacardi conference in Mexico next month (tropical storms pending) so will try and get the skinny on the future of Bacardi 8. Sitting here drinking a large glass of it, I can't imagine they will discontinue it.(not the one in the photo!)
It grows more and more on me each time I drink it. Just aswell I get rum allowance!!!
I like it's over the top butterscotch nose and flavour too. It does wonders to a nice home made pound cake...
It ain't bad with a cube of ice also.
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Old 10-10-2008, 01:19 AM   #14
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What are the differences in taste between the Bacardi 8 and the Bacardi Solera? Both are $20 a bottle here in Oregon, so I was curious what the differences are. I know what the solera process refers to, but I'm wondering if there was anyone that has tasted both of them and could give some insight.

PS: I think the Solera is from Mexico.
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What are the differences in taste between the Bacardi 8 and the Bacardi Solera? Both are $20 a bottle here in Oregon, so I was curious what the differences are. I know what the solera process refers to, but I'm wondering if there was anyone that has tasted both of them and could give some insight.

PS: I think the Solera is from Mexico.

It is my understanding that the Solera is aged 3 years and the 8 is well, 8 years. If I am mistaken please let me know and I will stand corrected. I do find that Bacardi products tend to have a distict and unique taste/flavor. A little harsh for me in the white rum, kinda dull in the Anejo, and spot on for the 8. Just my two cents.


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Old 10-10-2008, 02:17 AM   #16
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Forgive me if I seem a little harsh, but I am not too convinced that the term solera applies in the purist's sense to Bacardi's product. Yes, they may blend to a "strict" definition in accordance, but not the in the "spirit", of the solera process. The Bacardi Solera is one of their better tasting mixing rums. But, I always taste something else going on in the brew. It's a tad manipulated and flavored in my less-than-expert-opinion. The Bacardi 8, while not an 8 year rum, is a completely different story. I genuinely like it. It's future is not assured, though.
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Old 10-10-2008, 05:01 PM   #17
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Thanks rumdog, if Bacardi 8 was an 8 year old rum I am confident that it would say Aged 8 years on the label.
Since I've only ever seen that rum come from the Bahamas, and they are closing that distillery, the future of that blend is uncertain. I don't they will discontinue the label, but I expect a change in the flavor. Hopefully, I'll be wrong again.
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Old 10-10-2008, 06:21 PM   #18
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I don't they will discontinue the label, but I expect a change in the flavor. Hopefully, I'll be wrong again.
We're not taking any chances and will pick up a few more bottles for future reference. Thanks to all for the repeated notice.

We also found Rum Runner's reference to home made pound cake intriguing and would welcome some detail. Was the Bacardi 8 included in the recipe or poured on the finished cake?
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Bacardi has the capacity to produce whatever they wish, wherever they wish.

Why they chose to produce "8" in the Bahamas and their "Solera" in Mexico remains a mystery to me. My point being is that they can reproduce the flavor profile of their "8" if they care to devote a still "run" to it. Whether they will or not remains to be seen.

Michael, My better half makes a home made pound cake to die for. While still warm from the oven..she drizzles a bit of the "8" over the top..I take a whisk to the heavy cream and froth up a cane sugar sweetened vanilla flavored "Creme Chantilly".

We love this treat as a dessert...Or almost anytime when we just want to indulge.
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if Bacardi 8 was an 8 year old rum I am confident that it would say Aged 8 years on the label.
You are right. I should have actaully looked at my bottle before responding. Thanks for keeping me in check.
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