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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.
This El~Dorado product is one I can certainly drink straight-up, if I have to, and enjoy it immensely, but usually, I'm mixing this with 5-Alive (citrus) and/or 7-Up, and ice. A little spicy and still plenty sweet, I call this my "go-to" rum, as it's a little less a whack on the pocketbook as the others, but still a great, great rum with the usual flavors I enjoy, like brown sugar, butterscotch/caramel, toffee, etc. providing all the flavor a guy could want while still supplying a little heat without a deadly, throat or gut-wrenching 'burn.' Beautiful stuff!
Beautiful golden color. Sweet spicy taste with a good aftertaste.
No bite, just right. Very smooth sippin' rum, a little sweet, drinking it as write. A very little alcohol taste on the back end but not to much at all- very easy going, nice. I drink import rum as my go to drink other than beer and figured I'd give this one a try for the price since I read a lot of reviews. Three filtered water ice cubes and a just a little extra filtered water as I like my rum somewhat watery rather than straight on the rocks as others might like it. Smells delicious, maybe a little honey nose initially, a sweet somewhat cask smell as well, would pair well with a nice bowl of Captain Black White Pouch tobacco pipe if I still smoked but I don't smoke the pipe anymore. On the tongue again- smooth, no real bite like some others I've tried. I don't think you could go wrong picking this up if you like a smooth sippin' rum.
in my country this bottle costs 19 euro, ED 12 YO costs 29 euro, so the price difference convinced me to first try this cheaper version.
It was not a misstep. Lovely caramel nose and full bodied taste, mainly molasses, caramel and molasses again. I miss citruses here a bit but overall a very good buy. it would be 7, but the good price adds up a point.
Som titel siger, lyder som et eventyr og glæder mig vildt til at få denne flaske åbnet også :)
About as sweet as I can manage it. Any sweeter and it would be off my scale. Also love the 5-year old version.
This one is great. Allmost good as 12 years old but much more cheaper. Good competition to Appleton Estate 8 years old.
Sweet molasses taste with background of wood. Good body. Evaluated neat but will likely survive ice or cola.
The problem is the 12yr is so good and only a few dollars more so why not just get the 12yr and call it a day.
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.