Barbancourt 8 YO

Barbancourt 8 YO

(0.7l, 43%)


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French manner Rum.
Dupré Barbancourt a Frenchman of the Charente region in France came to Haiti in the 19th century. His obsession was to create a Rum recipe that would be special and would bear his mark on. Using the double distillation method, usually reserved for the very finest Cognacs, he came up with a Rum of unmatched quality. For some time they only produced a limited amount of Rum and in 1946 Jean Gardere relocated the plant and instigated the modernization of Barbancourt. They started to grow their own sugar cane and from a small producer they soon became an international exporter. Everything else is history and today Barbancourt is the benchmark for quality Haitian Rum.
Barbancourt 8 Year Old Rhum is made of fermented sugar cane juice instead of molasses. The juice is then double distilled and aged in white oak barrels for at least 8 years. Barbancourt is especially known for its reputation for unparalleled consistency of their product that puts this Haitian Rum on the top of all slow sipping Rums from around the world.   

Flavor Spiral™

About The Flavor Spiral

slightly sweet
tropical fruits
What does Barbancourt 8 YO taste like?

The Flavor Spiral™ shows the most common flavors that you'll taste in Barbancourt 8 YO and gives you a chance to have a taste of it before actually tasting it.

We invented Flavor Spiral™ here at Flaviar to get all your senses involved in tasting drinks and, frankly, because we think that classic tasting notes are boring.
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Rum is why we measure alcohol proof. To make sure Rum wasn’t watered down, it had to be ‘proven’ by soaking gunpowder with it. If it was ‘overproof’ (higher than 57.15 % vol.), then the gunpowder would ignite, but if it wouldn’t, it was ‘underproof.’

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Colour
Copper amber.
Smell / Nose / Aroma
Smooth smell full of tropical fruits with hints of caramel, peach and apricot.
Flavour / Taste / Palate
Sweet and woody notes in harmony with fruits and chocolate flavours.
Prolonged sensation of fruits and milky chocolate with some spices on top.
Flavour Spiral
Tangy, fruit, smoky, sugar, oak, vanilla sweetness, toasty, slightly sweet, nutty.

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Ratings & Reviews
I'm torn between this and the 15 year. Ultimately the 15 wins, but per dollar this is every bit as good. More complex and challenging than its older brother, this is a fine sipping rum that works particularly well in a rum-and-coke.
Seems to have quite the ethanol flavor to it? I'm kind of surprised at the other reviews. Maybe good for mixer in cocktails, but I don't think I'll sip it. If you can get past that alcohol vapor, it's pretty nice. Maybe better neat than on the rocks? Usually, water/rocks improve and remove some of the alcohol burn/vapor.
Excellent value for money - this has been my go-to dark rum for a long time
Enjoyable rum and beginning to be one of my favorites. It is mildly sweet and has some grassy qualities to it. It is a solid rum for whiskey drinkers.
I first tried Barbancourt many years ago in Laguna Niguel, Ca. I found it to be very smooth with an easy finish. It is of course now my favorite rum, Port Au prince Haiti!
Of the three in my sample box, this was my favorite! It has a sweet, vanilla flavor that compliments the bitey spices. I'm sure to add this to my collection soon!
This really changed my mind about Rum. Now this is the first I seek when entering a store...but few have it. It's worth visiting Haiti just to come back with a case or two!
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