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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.
Light mahogany color. The nose is very sweet, on caramel, coffee, butterscotch. Alcohol is present, not well integrated. In the mouth, it is pastry but very flat and short. a rum to discover the world of rum
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?
Smells like caramel. In the tas there is a distinctive Koffie and vanilla aroma.
Not a bad rum. But because I'm not a koffie drinker only 6 points.
Solid rum which is very smooth for its relatively young age. On the nose you can feel caramel, oak and sugar cane. You can feel in taste that profile is similiar to 12y but this one doesnt have full body like its older brothers. But still very smooth rum with flavours of tobaccoo, caramel and oak.
I had many trips to Cuba and always enjoyed Havana Club 7 yo. Up until now I did not try anything else except Cuban rum. Once I've brought from there Santiago de Cuba 11yo and have found it so smooth and delicius compared to HC. Since then I've discovered world is full of different rums ). Had tried 12 of them so far. And I will rate them comparing to HC as the base rated 6.
After having the 12yr and 15yr El Dorado I had high expectations and was not disappointed. They are not related though. The sweetness of the 12 is not inherited from the 15 or the 8. The 8yr has its sugary caramel smell and initial taste, but it is short lived and the flavours of go their own way. Following more towards the whisky, oaky dry taste. A good rum from a legendary name.
the colour and texture of this drink is quite beautiful. the bottle isnt for me but the label and contents are great
This is one hell of a smooth drop for an 8 year old and I was more than impressed with it.
I highly recommend this drink straight. It isnt overly sugary nor does the aromas over power you.
I will buy more of this
Another rum which is just liquid. Has no extraordinary or even special notes. So nhaaa drink something else.
Great as a mixer and OK neat or on the rocks. A little sharp for my taste, but the price is right.
its flavor is unique and decent but overall, I find its rather harsh straight and prefer the 7 year blends from Havana Club and Flor De Can or the 8 year old Bacardi. Still its a bargain in Canada and worth a try.
Good value for the money.
Quite cheap demerara rum. Good as a sipper and good for demerara mixers.
In the nose molasses is dominant.
Ona the palate there oak, cinnamon and some butterscotch notes.
Rum is well balanced and mellow
I give this a 9 because it’s really a great value and it is very close to the 12...which is my personal favorite sipper. It has a semi sweet smokey-oaky, caramel-vanilla and some plum-fruit notes. Great value for mixing too, keeps me from mixing with the 12! I sip it on the rocks too.
I enjoyed this rum for mixing. Less sugar than the original El Dorado Original Dark.
Had it with ice: it is not as sweet and it has a higher alcohol taste than the 12yr and 15yr (haven’t tried the 21 and 25 yet), but I did not find it strong. Toffee and spicy notes dominate. Mild and oaky finish. A lot of alcohol in nose. I am thinking that it could be a great mixer (and an ok sipper).
N- Cedar, banana leaf, raisin with lifting toasts nuance, caramel whirling on with some feint in the form of floral, herbal liqueur and botanical. Get nutty, rubbery as it breath with velvet creaminess. (86/20)
P- Much the same as the aroma, crisp, more sour fruits, citrus peel emerged with fullness even at diluted strength. This stuff could be amazing at cask strength. (86/20)
F- Medium-long, dry, clean, highly sippable with lingering citrus, well nurtured by fine oak, earthy and pleasant. (87/21)
Weighted Rate - 81pt
— at The Rum Bar KL.
Tydlige händer allt sista fyra åren om man jämför med Eldorado 12 som är toppen och inom 10 i topp, denna hamnar inte i närheten. Dåligt försök till att skapa en blandrom. Mycket besviken då man jämför med andra som är 8 och tror att de ska finnas någon likhet med Eldorado 12 eller 15.
I don't have a lot of rum tasting experience, but this is a bottle I'll savor.
Nose: not quite as much an olfactory joy as I remember Brugal 1888, nor as full of delightful funkiness as the agricole overproof rums I've tried. I wouldn't hold this, unzipped for pleasure the way I would with some other rums.
Taste: every bit as enjoyable as my reference, Brugal 1888. Lots of flavor, nice depth.
Aftertaste: linger nicely, but not as many notes as the agricoles I've had. Those are probably an unfair comparison, though.
Alcohol: very smooth. Not much heat, really delightful for sipping.
At first, I was rather dissapointed by the bottle, but after having a few sips, I was intrigued enough to empty the bottle with several friends over night. Honestly, the taste is quite smooth but not sweet as is the case with many rums, but still delivers a very distinct rum flavour, with vanilla oak and maybe hints of tobacco hitting my palate. It lacks greater some depth, but as it is, this 8-year rum doesn't really need it and given the age and the price, to me this is as good as it gets. Really very close to perfect in the category, as it is a quality sipping experience and tastes great in cocktails (Tried a few basic ones, including Daiquiri, A rum old fashioned, Mojito and Mary Pickford, although they all call for a white rum)
Surprised, like this better than the 12. Not the best nose but could pass as a shot, not quite a sipper as it is a little tough on the back of the tongue. As a mixer this was a nice find with a full body, not too sweet but not real dry. Think this was a very nice blending rum too, I look forward to trying it as this becomes a stocking rum for me.
Have to use it for drinks. Try to drink it bare one time and what was no pleasure
This is a great starter rum if you're exploring aged rums for the first time, like me. It's not super expensive and provides a great, aged flavor. As always, I prefer my rum over ice with a healthy splash of Coke.