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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.
Lovely drink at an affordable price. Not going to compete with the expensive sippers but for £20-£25 I think you will struggle to beat it.
It tastes good. I feel the aroma of walnut. I´m already looking forward to its 12y-old brother.
For a rum aged 8 years it's still got a lot of heat from the spirit. It's reasonably tasty though. Apparently the 12 year old should be much better. So let's move on to that one.
Great rum. I stored it on it's side and much of it leaked out, but only because I'm an idiot.
This rum offers a value entry into el Dorado but is nothing special. It tastes like it sounds it entry level sipper at best but is too young in profile to compare to its better aged counterparts.
smooth rum but missing a lot of flavour or finish and not a ton of body
Have not tried the full lineup of ED but I like this one. Flavor is rich, similar to a Jamaican but less pungent with a subtle smoky flavor, somewhat whisky like. It's definitely a keeper.
I really like El Dorado rums, I had the 5 years, the 12, the 15 and the 21. I also tried the spiced rum and the original dark, all of them I enjoyed, and the 21 years being my favorite and perhaps, the third best rums I experienced. My expectations were high for the 8 years, but unfortunately, it did not do it for me. I prefer the 5 years.
Not to say it is a bad rum, but there is better 8 years aged rums out there.
I've had the 21, 15, & 12, with the 21 being my favorite rum. Tried the 8 straight and just felt it was inferior to most runs I've had. For the money, I feel there are better selection in that price range. Was good mixed with coca cola.
Chutný, mierne korenistý rum, ktorý má všetko čo má mať. Cena/kvalita je ozaj super
Hmmm I would go for the 5 much better. Its okay mixed but at the price try the 5 far better. Not like their premium rums.
A complex balanced and heavy bodied flavourful mixing rum.
Very enjoyable the 15 Year Old lover's mixer.......try the 5 Year Old as a mixer if you prefer the 12 Year Old.
this has a bit too much alcohol on the throat to drink neat.... However it makes an awesome rum old fashioned. Definitely worth having an ever-present bottle on the shelf
El dorado 8 is een prima rum om puur te drinken. Een complexe smaak, banaan, tabak en fruit.
Kon wel eens de beste El Dorado zijn. Met 'maar' 8-15 gr/L suiker.
For a medium-bodied rum, this is a very good sipper, even straight! Goes well with an ice cube during summer evenings! Class!
This is the first rum that I have enjoyed sipping, slightly sweet with nice caramel taste and a smooth after taste. Too nice to add anything else.
Entry level sipper and superb in a rum cocktail. Beats all the other rums in this bracket
For the price excellent I enjoyed it on the rocks as a sipper and with coke.... For a little extra cash though might as well man up and buy the 12
I find this great rum to stand in between the 5 yo and the 12 yo. It`s a great sipper and mixer, both and to a good price.
Although this one can be sipped, I would recommend it for drinks. But you get quite a good rum compared to the price.
A bit of a bite at the first sip, but very smooth finish. Has a whiskey vibe to it, likely due to the 8 year cask aging. I was initially surprised to see that it is made in Guyana, as you don't normally associate Guyana with rum. Would definitely recommend this either on the rocks.
A beautifull rum, hugh step from the 5yrs old too light for me. I like the structure and the balance...
A every day rum...
This is one of the best "cheap" rums around, smooth with some heat, nice colour and smell, well worth having on the shelf...
Hard to get this out here in the San Francisco area, so I horde it when it shows up at my favorite shop (kudos to SF Wine Trading Company in Taraval for special ordering it). It's only a few bucks more than ED5 (here in the US anyway) and a truly superb rum! As far as I'm concerned it renders ED12 completely moot. A bit more firey, young, and aggressive than ED15, and not as suave as EHP. But a fine choice for daily rum goodness. And, you can throw it in a mixed cocktail without feeling too guilty - which of course you'd never do with ED12+