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
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+
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?