Bacardí Reserva Ocho
Bacardí // Puerto Rico
Bacardi: Quintessential mega spirits brand and easily one of the most famous rum producers in the world. This traditionally Cuban-formula rum is a little hard to pin down. Headquartered in Bermuda, Bacardi’s primary distilleries operate in Puerto Rico, Mexico and The Bahamas providing them with a massive inventory of rum. Column-distilled and matured in American whiskey barrels for a minimum of 8 years, this rum marks an important (qualitative) pivot point in the company’s portfolio. Note: Product repackaged with updated name in spring 2018 from Bacardí 8 Year to Bacardí Reserva Ocho
Gold RumRum that is often aged, but can also just have caramel-coloring added to provide color. No specific type or size barrel required. No set time required for aging for most countries with a few exceptions.
"The nose is quite subtle. After a bit of coaxing you’ll be able to perceive notes of pear, candy-apple, grass, tobacco and allspice. The palate is very sweet which is consistent with their house style. Surprisingly it was also fairly earthy with notes of old leather, cotton candy, tobacco, dried fruit, bitter spices and maple syrup. "