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Old 05-15-2009, 02:13 AM   #1
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Anyone know if there is a limited supply of the stuff from the bahamas now that the distillery has been put up for sale? I hope that with as big as Bacardi is, they will keep the formula the same. Any thoughts?
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Old 05-15-2009, 08:22 AM   #2
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I posted that question a little while ago and got some good responses. My taste of Bacardi 8 is that it has some wine notes to it and dark fruit. This has to be from ageing in different style of barrels which im not sure if they will continue to do in PR.

http://www.ministryofrum.com/forums/...ead.php?t=2595
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Anyone know if there is a limited supply of the stuff from the bahamas now that the distillery has been put up for sale? I hope that with as big as Bacardi is, they will keep the formula the same. Any thoughts?
It will remain in production. The PR distillery will now do the deed according to the Bacardi rep which poured for us at The San Francisco MoR Tasting.
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But I doubt that it really will remain the same.
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But I doubt that it really will remain the same.
You may well be right Daniel.

It's interesting to me to note that their top of the line Reserva Limitada made in Puerto Rico shows many characteristics of the Nassau produced "8" in my opinion.

I imagine it will take some time for the distribution pipeline to empty of the stock from Nassau.

I have a few bottles of the Nassau "8" tucked away in case we see the appearance of a Puerto Rican produced "8" hit the shelves.
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I posted that question a little while ago and got some good responses. My taste of Bacardi 8 is that it has some wine notes to it and dark fruit. This has to be from ageing in different style of barrels which im not sure if they will continue to do in PR.

http://www.ministryofrum.com/forums/...ead.php?t=2595
Thanks for the link. Everytime I tried to "search" for Bacardi 8 I was told that "8" was not enough characters. Made it a bit difficult to search the for-rums.
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It's interesting to me to note that their top of the line Reserva Limitada made in Puerto Rico shows many characteristics of the Nassau produced "8" in my opinion.
I got to taste the Reserva Limitada last night at the Rum Renaissance VIP party in the Bacardi building. I thought it quite a different style from the 8. The RL is classic Puerto Rican, light with all the flavor in subtle nuances. I experience the 8 as having more musky and molasses notes.
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I got to taste the Reserva Limitada last night at the Rum Renaissance VIP party in the Bacardi building. I thought it quite a different style from the 8. The RL is classic Puerto Rican, light with all the flavor in subtle nuances. I experience the 8 as having more musky and molasses notes.
It's always fun and informative to experience each others take on the same product.

I agree with you that the RL is lighter and much more subtle than the 8. There is a bit of nice rancio underlying in the finish of the RL. While the style of the RL is different from the 8 I did find a resemblance to it in terms of the underlying aromas and flavors.

Compared to the Don Q Gran Anejo the RL seems quite a bit "heavier" to my palate.
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Being one from The Bahamas, we are good at preparing around this time of year for hurricane season. With that in mind I got two cases of Bacardi 8 to keep my company (hurricnane and plant closing). I'm sure the stuff out of PR will be good but... I am really happy with the current product that was produced locally.

The RL is cool but I'm a big Bacardi 8 fan.
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Right on Gecko, the local stuff always taste better to me As for taste I definitely have to taste the 8 again as I left my bottle up in Vermont but I do remember some serious wine nuances with dark fruit. I'd be interested in comparing the RL to the Gran Anejo, I just haven't procured a bottle of the RL yet.
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