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Bacardi 8 Year Old

(70cl, 40%)

Bacardi 8 Year Old

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Bacardi 8 Bottling Note

Bacardi's premium rum release, the 8 year old is blended with rums aged for between 8 and 16 years.

Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

The nose is fresh and perfumed with notes of oak and peels, a little syrup with a fennel note. The palate is sweet and rich with tropical fruits, peels and winter spice. The finish is gentle and luscious.

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Bacardi 8 Year Old Reviews

Excellent rum for the money

As an everyday drinking rum with a splash of Diet Coke, this is superb.

12th November 2020

A great sipper at a surprisingly low price

Great bang for your buck--this is my 'go to' rum for sipping at home while reading.

Liked it better than both the more expensive Bacardi 10 year old, as well as many much more expensive bottles including several other 12 year olds (like El Dorado and Flor de Cana), the sweeter Diplomatico Reserva, and even the Plantation XO 20th Anniversary.

Quite surprising from Bacardi! Hope the price doesn't go up as more and more people see what a bargain it is.

9th November 2020

The closest thing thing to a seductive malt.......

This is a nice rum on its own or sip slowly, soothed by the slow seduction of ice gently fusing with the rum .
Its the closest you will get to a very smooth malt ...
for me the last notes of oak are soothing..
Definately a great buy, and again.

5th November 2020

Delicious, full bodied liquor with a strong nose and aftertaste. It warms the mouth and throat

My husband and I visited Puerto Rico 7 years ago and bought the aged rum for Christmas presents. Everyone raves about the rum and want more. It was a rich taste, tingled the tongue, adding heat, forward tasting with a nose aroma and a rich flavor, with a strong after taste. I am a wine connoisseur so I am using that terminology to explain my taste of the rum. I would like to order more bottles so will wait until you can ship.

12th October 2020

A pleasant, if simple, sipper that offers exceptional value for money.

Picked up a bottle for under $20 USD, and ended up with a steal. It's not a big rum, nor is it particularly complex, and the nose is very, very light. Despite this, it is still absolutely worth picking up. A very Highland malt like dry wood is the dominant note on the palate, with tobacco, dry fruit, and vanilla singing backup. Pleasantly spicy in the mouth, with a gently warming, if brief, finish.

The Bacardi 8 year would be acceptable, if a bit boring, at over twice the price. As it is, it offers exceptional value for money.

19th September 2019

Like Chardonnay wine and Caramel? This is your rum!

Wonderful sipping rum!
On the nose - butterscotch/caramel
Palate - caramel/fruit (chardonnay-like fruity taste)

21st January 2019

Fantastic drink

Fantastic for the price, great flavors of sweet vanilla and honey with a pleasant smoky oak finish. Fantastic neat and even better on the rocks with coke. 10/10.

1st January 2019


It is really smooth....

12th October 2018


I can’t claim to be a true connoisseur, however this is absolutely the best tasting rum I’ve ever tried. I wish I could afford a case haha.

28th August 2018

Great at this price.

Not much smell to it. I was looking for a sipping rum. First drank it a bit cool and it was a harsh. Later I drank it warmed and it was very nice.

24th June 2018

Not as bad as I thought

Smell: hardly any smell at all. Disappointing. A small smell of alcohol.
Neat: very warming. Alcoholic flavour, not very spicy, little harsh aftertaste.
With coke: much better taste with coke. Quite drinkable.

23rd March 2018

Better than most

Personally I prefer this over brands like El Dorado and Plantation.

I find it a smooth sipper but its all about personal taste, worth a try even if you dont like the name

5th March 2018

Perfect drink!

Perfect drink!

4th August 2017


Having tasted nearly all rum flavoured drinks there is this my friends is the finest of them all tastes smooth and great weather with a mixer or straight this little beauty has it all

28th May 2017

Surprisingly very good.

Very smooth and tasty. I have always been a bit of a rum snob, but this was very nice. I'd certainly recommend it.

18th April 2017

Alberto Viloria

Ron Suave, Perfumado, Madera, Especias, Frutas, muy Recomendable.

13th March 2017

Just drink it as it comes, natural.

First tasted it in Adelaide and now I'm hooked, so smooth, it doesn't need mixers or ice, just enjoy!

8th March 2017

Amazing "sleeper" rum!

As others have said, the brand threw me off at first. This is nothing like any other Bacardi product and if it still bothers you after tasting it, turn the bottle around or put it in something more appealing!

I've gone through so many high end rums over the past year and must say you really can't beat this for the price, especially in WA State where we are getting taxed like no other it seems.

I am primarily a sipper and this is definitely perfect for that. Try it and if you don't like it, I'll take it!!!

22nd February 2017

Tio C

Absolutely wonderful I gave a bottle to my friend. We normally drink 151 with Rose's lime w/coke. I had it on ice after we toasted his Birthday. Smoooth loved it also a nice price point.

10th July 2016

Tasty rum

Great sipper, decent price. Ive been looking for a good rum at a decent price👍.

22nd May 2016

A Must Try

Great as a sipper and as a mixer. I avoided trying Bacardi 8 due to reading mixed reviews. This is a solid 9/10 rum for me.

25th April 2016


design is lame

24th April 2016

One of the best for the money. Don't be put off by the brand!

It might not be quite as good as an El Dorado 12, Appleton Estate 12 or Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva, but it's around £10 cheaper so for under £30 this is a great buy! Fantastic in an Old Fashioned. This has become my new day to day rum.

13th September 2015

Out classed

This rum meets bare minimum requirements for sipping, but only just. I would mix this rum, but would rather mix less expensive rums that are just as good when mixed.

For sipping, in this price range, I'd go for an El Dorado 12 (which I believe to be superior to their 15)

9th August 2015

Bacardi 8 hard to beat

I've tried all of the top rated rums and this one is fantastic...try it and you will be hooked

3rd August 2015

My Standard

I usually keep a couple of bottles handy and fill a decanter full when I stock up. Its my everyday sipping rum and the bar that I expect aged rums to meet if they are to be bought again. Nice oaky almost bourbon feel to it with good vanilla and fruit notes. great level of burn at the end while still smooth, lets you know your sipping rum not just flavoring.

3rd December 2014

Not a lot of experience...

... sipping rum, but this was delicious. Was over at a friend's place and he brought out the bottle and a glass - it's smooth and probably a little too tasty. Went out a couple of days later and grabbed my own bottle. Like I say, not an experienced sipper of rum, but I really liked this!

20th June 2014

Very good

very smooth with or without ice

20th October 2013


This is my first foray into the world of sipping rum. Bacardi 8 is quite a nice rum no burn when drinking neat in fact quite smooth. If you are looking for a rum to start with on the sipping rum side of things you won't go far wrong with a bottle of Bacardi 8

13th December 2012


Absolutely love this. So smooth and delicious.

25th October 2011

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