Bacardi Ocho Anos (8 year old) Gran Reserva Rum

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alc./vol: 40%

Proof: 80°

Vintage: Non-vintage

Aged: 8 years

Product of: Product of Puerto Rico Puerto Rico

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For many years the preserve only of the Bacardi family, Bacardi 8-Year-Old was first released with a sherry oak finish, as a very limited edition, in 1995 for sale to Cigar Aficionado magazine subscribers. Bottled in a Baccarat crystal decanter it commanded a $400 price tag.
Noting the success of this commemorative release, Bacardi launched this well-regarded 8-year-old variant in late 1996, without the sherry oak finish, Baccarat crystal decanter or the collector's only price tag.

In 2015, as part of a re-branding of the Bacardi range, the name was changed to Bacardi Ocho after the Spanish word for the number eight.

Review and Tasting


Sampled on 17/02/2020

Appearance:

Clear, coppery golden with bright copper highlights.

Aroma:

Not quite ripe apricot/dried apricot, boatyard varnish, buttery oak/cedar cigar box lining, banana leaf, caramel, orange marmalade, chocolate and espresso coffee.

Taste:

Medium-bodied. Demerara sugar, apricot marmalade, buttery oak, zesty orange and gingerbread with mocha coffee, prune rich fruitcake, overripe banana, butterscotch, vanilla and nutmeg spice.

Aftertaste:

Burst of zesty vanilla chocolate orange immediately after swallowing with lingering buttery oak, vanilla and chocolaty mocha coffee, tart apricot and zesty orange.

Overall:

Elegant with sweet orange marmalade, apricot jam and rich vanilla balancing dry buttery oak, zesty orange, espresso coffee, dark chocolate and nutmeg spice.

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Barcode UPC: 5 010677 104005
Bottle Size: 700 ml
Closure: Synthetic stopper

Barcode UPC: 5 010677 105651
Bottle Size: 700 ml

More about Bacardi Ocho Anos

Produced by: Casa Bacardi 'The Cathedral of Rum'
Owned by: Bacardi Limited
UK distribution by: Bacardi UK

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