Thursday, April 14, 2016

Rum - Bacardi 8 Year Old

What is that old saying? Give credit where credit is due? In the case of Bacardi`s 8 year old offering this holds true. Listed at $29.99 (CDN) at the local NSLC this is an excellent budget sipper. I have not been a fan of Bacardi`s offerings but decided to  give it a shot (pardon the pun) after reading a review online.

I was impressed at first by the fact it had a cork stopper. I don`t know why but presentation does resonate with me and I really like the idea of rum being corked. It just harkens back, and pays respect to, the days of old. The pop of the cork when opening a bottle is akin to a Pavlovian response whetting one`s anticipation of the first taste.

In the glass it possesses a lovely golden hue and in the mouth a real nice balance. Not too sweet but having a sweetness. Not too (whiskey) smoky but having some oak. Decent finish that is not overpowering.

This was a pleasant surprise. I really enjoyed the 8 year old over ice getting some April Spring sunshine. Yummy.

Rum Fact - The Caribbean is undoubtedly the epicenter of all rum production in the world. Virtually every island there produces its own distinct rum style.

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