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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.
Flavour profile resembles 12 year but this is much more dry.
Decent demerara´s younger brother of El Dorado 12. Sweet, smooth, drinkable.
The nose is characteristicly Guyanese, which is a very positive thing in my book. It fills your nostrils with oily leather, barrel, tobaco, sweet molasse and a hint of citrus. Love it. The medium bodied palette is smooth and lovely with notes of leather, light liqourice, molasse and a bit of oak. I find that this rum places itself very neatly between the 5 and 12 year old siblings. It feels like an uncomplicated ED 12. Easily enjoyed as a sipping rum, and a monster in cocktails like daiquiri and dark n' stormy. (7,5)
I have not found any figures on added sugar for this one, I suspect there is some though minimal compared to its older brethren. This has become my favorite in the lineup.
Edit : This one has around 15 grams/ltr of added sugar, which is a fair amount but only 1/3 as much as the 12 yr and half as much as the 15 - neither of which will I buy any more. Why should I when I could pay $15 for this and add some sugar, resulting in pretty much the same flavor profile?
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 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.