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El Dorado 8-year is a medium-bodied premium rum which has been recently added to the El Dorado portfolio. Distilled from fermented molasses, it is a nice option between the heavier 12-year and lighter 5-year counterparts.
Same at the 5 years. A little sweeter. The molasses flavor starts to come through. Still the alcool burn. Go for the 12 or 15 if you wanna sip it. Better yet. Kirk and sweeney !
Not a bad rum in itself at all but overshadowed by the 12/15/21.
At first it has quite a sharp alcohol so it needs to sit for a while to develop the taste and aroma. Afterwards it has a nice wooden aroma, quite sweet but you can still sense the alcohol strength in it.
The best rum for the price. I love to sip this neat but it works great on the rocks and in mixed drinks aswell
I think, this is one of the good rum in the El Dorado series.
Of couse, 12 years and 15years are tasty rum, however, this 8years have different nice taste.
Suger cane, brown suger flover is stronger than old brothers.
For me, this is as good as 15 years.
I snagged a bottle of this as it was only $3 more than the 5 year, and it was noticeably better, though not extremely so. A solid cocktail/everyday rum.
Solid rum. Nice on its own, but it’s probably worth dropping a few quid more to get the 12 or 15 if that’s what you’re after. A with ice kind of rum.
Un rhum à l'excellent rapport qualité prix.
Se rapproche d'un rhum agricole antillais
I love drinking this rum on the rocks. It has a delightful taste and has so much of the fruity complexity of the 12 and 15 but simply not that sweet. It is a great day to day sipper because of the hearty flavour and the friendly price. Obviously it is fantastic in mixed drinks as well, particularly fond of it in a Rum Manhattan with Lillet Rose and orange bitters.
Jak za tę cenę na prawdę poprawny rum. Fajny ciemnawy kolor. Lekko słodki, troszkę ostry, czuć melasę, lekko wyczuwalna kawa... trzeba docenić cena/jakość.
Works very well as a sipper. Fruity flavours, cinnamon, cardamom and a little bit of earthy notes. Very flavourful and quite fruity on the nose. I could easily sip this neat or on the rocks.
Nuž, už podľa fľaše, obdobnej ako u 3 a 5 ročného, je pravdepodobne, že rum je určený predovšetkým na mixovanie a tak to asi aj je, na popíjanie nič moc, ale na druhej strane zlý nie je.
O chvilocku uz bude flasa dopita a rum mi chuti viac a viac, takze +1 a tesim sa na jeho starsieho braceka :)
The 8 year is almost on par with Diplomático Reserva Exclusiva, yet not quite as sweet and figgy flavored. A truly versatile demerara, this adds great punch and flavor to cocktails and is fine for sipping. No harsh alcoholic burn or lingering effects, this one likes to linger just enough to be enjoyed for its attributes.
I was surprised by this El Dorado, it's quite smooth and has no afterburner, you can sip and enjoy it. I don't think it's better than the 12 year.
Smooth with a bit of a spicy bite. One of my favourite taste. My wife doesn't prefer rum, but she likes this.
This Rum has more of an alcoholic kick than I expected, but nonetheless it is a good quality tasting Rum with a nice molasses flavour and a wonderful nose of deep smoked oak. An enjoyable aftertaste finishes it off nicely. I really enjoy sipping this rum, so much so that the bottle has gone down way quicker than I had intended. I would love to try the 12 year El Dorado next.
This is where I call quits on the El Dorado. Anything after this is to sweet and has a coffee type taste. Plus the price doesn't justify.
I drink all rum neat. Good or bad so none of my ratings are based on any type of"mixability".
The 8 year is a great chugging rum. I hit this from the bottle. Don't waste your time with a glass.
For the money, you can’t complain. After initial bite comes tasty sweet flavour I wouldn’t say it’s smooth but definitely not bad, not bad at all. Bargain sipper and excellent mixing rum.
Excellent for the price. Good enough to sip, will enhance your drinks.
The 12 yo stays my favorite regular sipping rhum.
Oproti 12y verzi je osmička neuhlazená, ostrá, dřevitá. Není to taková šílená lakovost jako u Brugalu, ale jde znát kratší doba zrání. Nicméně chutnal, ale 12y je jistota sázky na správného koně.
Tastes too much like whisky to me, too much oak. Better off drinking Rye.
The 8 year is not as smooth as the 12 year but it has similar flavours. It is a demerara rum with molasses flavoring which gives it a heavier feel. I like it with a splash of cola, which causes this rum to froth up.
This is the aged rum I use for drinks. It is nice for sipping as well, but there are better ones for about the same price. Still, it is a rum you need to taste!
Sattes, helles Bernstein im Glas.
In der Nase entfalten sich Düfte von Holz, Vanille, Karamell und Früchten.
Im Gaumen sehr angenehm und nicht so süss wie 12 yo oder 15 yo, Karamell, Holz, Sahnebonbon....
Im Abgang ein langes fruchtiges Karamellaroma.
Ein guter Demerara für Einsteiger und für Entdecker dieser Machart. Für Fortgeschrittene leider zu wenig "Tiefgang".
Rich, bright amber in the glass.
In the nose, scents of wood, vanilla, caramel and fruits unfold.
Very pleasant on the palate and not as sweet as 12 yo or 15 yo, caramel, wood, creamy sweet ....
In the finish a long fruity caramel aroma.
A good demerara for beginners and explorers of this style. For advanced unfortunately too little "hearty"