Bunk I was intending to send you a pm about the Bacardi 8 but got called away on an errand and just returned. Since you've made your first run let's revisit the Bacardi. The clerk is correct, this one is the sleeper of the lot. I know it's popular in some circles to dis Bacardi 8 because it's the product of one of those big, bad corporations who make (gasp) commercial rums.
I'm of the school that believes it's what's in the glass that counts and this is where Bacardi 8 shines well in comparison to the others I mentioned, and does it at a cost of about 30% less.