Barbancourt 5 Star Rum
8 Year Old

70cl / 43%
Barbancourt 5 Star Rum / 8 Year Old
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This Reserve Speciale is double-distilled in copper pot stills and aged for eight years in white oak barrels to produce one of the finest rums of its kind in the world.
8 Year Old

Barbancourt 5 Star Rum Reviews

Tasting Notes

  • Tasting Notes by Simon Difford (CLASS Magazine)

    Clear, coppery amber.

    Treacle and caramel give way to peach, apricot, overripe banana and tropical fruit - particularly with a splash of water. Faint nut and chocolate aromas.

    Slightly sweet with dry nutty woody notes balance by sweet fruit and creamy milk chocolate.

    Tropical fruit, grilled nuts, bitter cacao and delicately spiced oak.

    5/5 Excellent

7 Customer Reviews

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  • 16 June 2013

    The look ,taste feel, after burn.precludes that of any other rum i've tasted.It truly is one in a catagory of its own....light soft..which allows the flavours to even more perculate through.when you read of the whole process of how it becomes a end product. how much time and patience is endured in creating what i can only say as nector to the gods...of light fruity,not too offensive taste in your mouth.

  • 15 June 2011

    One of the best rhum agricoles I have tasted and for less than £30 too! A very complex smooth rum and for sipping only. A wonderful addition to your rum collection and this as a bonus helps Haiti's economy which is in need of boost. Can't wait to try the 15 year old at a later date.

  • 6 May 2011

    Very few people know of Haitian rum, which is a shame because in my opinion they make the best Rum in the world! It is strong but very easy to drink (too easy on a few occasions I must admit). It has an easy going flavour with a slightly sweet finish. Completely disagree with it tasting like a throat sweet though. If you havn't yet tried this excellent and under-rated drink, do yourself a favour and treat yourself to a bottle now!!

  • 18 August 2010

    Loved this when i was there and now the resent events have taken over, I understand how i would miss it if they couldnt start up again. Easy sweet rum that is a taste of the carabean

  • 4 March 2010

    I also agree tried to get hold of the holy grail 15 year old but no luck any ideas

  • 21 December 2009

    I agree with the above comment - initial flavour is like an alcoholic version of an old fashioned throat lozenge. This drink is smooth while challenging and full of character. Highly recommended but individual in its wife and are converts......

  • 1 August 2009

    an interesting one this, initially a strong flavour, tamed with an ice cube it is full bodied and smooth. one for whiskey drinkers of those after something a little different. a real grower.