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Medellin 8-Year rum

Medellin 8-Year

Colombia | Aged

5.6/10
26 ratings
Easily consumable in a bind

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Posted almost 4 years ago by Joshua from United States with 29 ratings

It's just blah when used as a sipper. It works great with soda or juice. It's ok to have in the collection but not worth buying multiple times

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Posted over 4 years ago by Miguel from Uruguay with 42 ratings

Aceptable opción, algo fuerte. Recomendable con hielo. Color dorado.

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Posted over 5 years ago by Beukeboom from United States with 305 ratings

Nice rum. Not as smooth as it's older brother (Ron Medellin Gran Reserva 12-Year) but still nice. Pleasant aroma. The flavor has an initial sweetness revealing vanilla and caramel tones. A decent burn which slowly fades back to the vanilla and caramel. Not quite a sipping rum but an excellent mixer.

I am beginning to really not like these plastic flow restrictors on Ron Medellin rums (and a few other rums I've sampled). Don't see the purpose. Any way to remove these stupid things without breaking the bottle? No? Pity.

Also the cap on this bottle doesn't screw down tight...you get it to a certain point and then it "pops" past. Not sure if it is a defect or designed that way. Had similar problems with some imported olive oils. The problem is if the bottle tilts or lays on its side, it leaks. I prefer a cork. Even an artificial one would be a marked improvement over the current ill-fitting plastic screwcap. Deducting a point for shoddy design.

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Posted 3 years ago by Paul B (PREMIUM) from United States with 411 ratings

How on earth do the Columbians produce sweet tasting rums that are still dry? I read somewhere that the answer is in aging in barrels that were used to age aguardiente. I have never seen aged aguardiente for sale in the USA, so I am sure that they keep this good rum for themselves just like in many Caribbean islands. I also read that they add honey to the mixture before distillation, which is more natural sweetness.

For fans of unmodified rums by R.L. Seale, I HIGHLY recommend Columbian rums from Ron Medellin and Dictador. Why did it take me so long, but I thank fellow reviewers who have led me here! This one is really mellow, but the more highly rated 12 Year was not available when I purchased my 8 Year bottle. This one is a tad better than The Real McCoy 5 Year and about $6 cheaper at 3 years more of aging. Call me a turtle, but I am not afraid to stick my neck out and risk having it chopped off.

This dry rum without much wood flavoring is also the perfect one for bringing back to life those sugar bombs and overly sweetened rums that have lost much of their initial great taste after sitting in the bottle for four months. Try it! You will be surprised.

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Posted over 1 year ago by losgon from Argentina with 6 ratings

color dorado , deja un poco de sabor a alcohol al final ,dado el bajo precio esta bien !! recomendable

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Posted almost 4 years ago by Tom from United States with 230 ratings

This is a more flavorful and better rounded rum from Colombia. Much better than its younger 3 year old sibling. It's amazing what aging does to a rum! A more complex rum with vanilla, woody and caramel notes. You could drink this neat but does better mixed in your favorite cocktail.

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Posted over 1 year ago by vomi1011 from Germany with 352 ratings

Not a bad rum. Spicy with a lot of tannins. The taste is watery.
It could be better, it's a little bit too harsh. I would prefer an older one.

Smell: caramel, dry fruits, vanilla, fesh fruits
Taste: bitterness, oak, caramel, spice, watery taste

Sweetness: 1.5/5
Fruit: 3.5/5
Spice: 3/5
Mildness: 2.5/5

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Posted 4 months ago by AC from United States with 36 ratings

Nothing special. A fair rum with harsh aftertaste.

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Posted 9 months ago by Vagimir from Slovakia with 14 ratings

Vôňa vcelku ok, no chuť na mňa trochu viac alkoholová. Mám rád proste sladšie a jemnejšie chute.

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Posted over 3 years ago by EDUARDO LANDAVERY from Peru with 75 ratings

perfecto para tomarlo puro con limón... siempre bien acompañado de los amigos mas valientes para la batalla!