Bacardi 8 ans is a rum made from molasses fermented with yeast used by Bacardi since the 19th century. After column distillation, the rum is stored in American oak barrels. What is bottled is a blend of rums from these barrels that have aged for a minimum of 8 years.
Unlike the other rums in the Bacardi range, this rum is a tasting rum that is best drunk dry, although some people like it as a base for a 'high-end' cocktail.
Bacardi 8 years is here in 100 cl format especially for the aficionados of this rum!
Nico's tasting notes
In short: sweet - sweet white wine - muscovado - slightly smoky - fruity
The nose is quite open and generous from the start. The sugar/vanilla duo is classic, but there is a fruity background of white grapes or sweet white wine. The muscovado sugar is rich and offers nuances of tobacco and sweet caramel. There is also a golden resin with vegetal accents.
On aeration, the first impression is still sweet, this time with a red fruit sweetness, but there is always something deeper. Some ripe exotic fruits (papaya, mango) as well as leather and a little cherry pit give a solid structure to the whole. One thinks again of sweet white wine with what could be a ripe melon drizzled with a drop of muscat. A little acidic and metallic smoke covers the glass with time.
On the palate, the rum is sweet and fruity, with banana in particular. The dried fruits appear in a balanced whole, the aromas follow one another in a fluid way. The small veil of smoke seen on the nose makes a noticeable passage, before giving way to a zest of orange powdered with cinnamon.
The finish is pleasant, with a simple caramelised woodiness.
"This rum is good value for money, it confirms that Bacardi knows how to do it when it comes to aged rums..."