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El Dorado 8-Year rum

El Dorado 8-Year

Guyana | Aged

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.

6.9/10
229 ratings
Tasty, but not quite great

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229 El Dorado 8-Year ratings

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Posted almost 7 years ago by James Young from United Kingdom with 21 ratings

Entry level sipper and superb in a rum cocktail. Beats all the other rums in this bracket

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Posted almost 7 years ago by Kogfather from United Kingdom with 6 ratings

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

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Posted 7 years ago by Helena Tiare from Sweden with 110 ratings

I find this rum to stand in between the 5 yo and the 12 yo. The 15g/L added sugar takes down my rating.

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Posted 7 years ago by Allan Bjerreskov from Denmark with 116 ratings

Although this one can be sipped, I would recommend it for drinks. But you get quite a good rum compared to the price.

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Posted over 7 years ago by Amalas from United States with 65 ratings

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.

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Posted almost 8 years ago by BerodeQuentin from France with 40 ratings

A beautifull rum, hugh step from the 5yrs old too light for me. I like the structure and the balance...

A every day rum...

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Posted almost 8 years ago by rhum boogie from United Kingdom with 30 ratings

This is one of the best "cheap" rums around, smooth with some heat, nice colour and smell, well worth having on the shelf...

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Posted over 8 years ago by Michael from United States with 18 ratings

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+

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Posted over 8 years ago by Yablo Dratch from United States with 26 ratings

Good for either, kinda gets lost in the shuffle, though. Not as good for sipping as the 12, comparable in a mixed drink to the 5, what is it's role again?