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Old 04-25-2010, 01:48 PM   #1
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Bacardi 8 Year Old Rum

For my introduction to this review I thougth I would write a short history of the Bacardi Company. I did a little research and realized very quickly that a “short’ introduction was impossible. So I changed gears and wrote instead a longer article called “Ron Bacardi & Cuba – Turbulent Times” and published it “Extras” Section of my Blog If you click on the article name you will be brought to the article.

One thought I would like to add, is that I went into this review fully expecting to dislike the Bacardi 8 Year Old. It is, after all, quite fashionable to bash Bacardi and claim with a somewhat superior air that anything they make is for the masses, and therefore obviously inferior. Let me say right up front that it is just that type of intellectual snobbery that made me pass up this wonderful rum for almost a year. This rum doesn’t just break the stereotype I had in my head … it destroys it!! Here is an except from my review:

“…. I could not help but notice that the delivery of the Bacardi 8 year old rum was very similar to the delivery of a really good whisky. I am not talking about flavours mind you, I am talking about style. The rum carries a lovely light smoke, and a firm oak flavour which provides foundation and character. This is not a sweet rum dripping with honey. It is a firm well oaked rum….”

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Review: Bacardi Rum 8 Year Old Rum
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Old 04-25-2010, 03:26 PM   #2
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Would you consider this a "sipping rum?"
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Most definitely this is a sipping rum. Its not honey sweet, but it has great character!
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Old 04-25-2010, 09:22 PM   #4
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Well then, perhaps they deserve a second chance. I've not looked very close at Bacardi, however, perhaps I will pick up a bottle of this some time in the near future.
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I haven't seen an age statement on Bacardi 8, did you see one on the bottle?
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I haven't seen an age statement on Bacardi 8, did you see one on the bottle?
It says Ron 8 Años on the label doesn't it. Also says on the website it is aged more than 8 years.
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It says Ron 8 Años on the label doesn't it. Also says on the website it is aged more than 8 years.
Like the Count said, The bottle is clearly labeled 8 Anos. The website says:

"BACARDI 8 is aged for more than eight years in carefully selected oak barrels....."

Of course I cannot verify the age statement, but my palate believes the 8+ years. And I will confess that there are many rums whose age statement my palate questions.

By the way Count Silvio, it is truly good to hear from you again!!
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Old 04-25-2010, 11:40 PM   #8
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This is an awesome rum...might be the best "pound for pound" champ out there!

It works as a sipper and great mixed with a cuba libre or a daiquiri.

Nice review!
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Like the Count said, The bottle is clearly labeled 8 Anos. The website says:

"BACARDI 8 is aged for more than eight years in carefully selected oak barrels....."

Of course I cannot verify the age statement, but my palate believes the 8+ years. And I will confess that there are many rums whose age statement my palate questions.

By the way Count Silvio, it is truly good to hear from you again!!
Thank you sir, I will be back on the rum game very soon I can promise you that.
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Old 04-26-2010, 01:21 PM   #10
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OK I am now convinced to try this one. I see it every time I enter the liquor store and like many just sort of shrugged my shoulders and walked by to the over-priced section( in BC anyways )
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