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El dorado 8 year rum

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.

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Great sipper, neat or on the rocks. Different enough from 12 that you don't mind having both in the house at the same time. As always with ED, very cheap and a great value.


Id say this is a pretty good all rounder. For the price, it's not amazing at any one thing, but it does OK with everything. You can sip this quite easily.. it won't be a luxurious sip, but it's definitely sip-able. It will mix well with sodas and other drinks too, it may not be the ideal mixer for that specific mix, but it will work.

It's a bit sweet, vanillas, and dried fruit but not too saturated, a bit of bite and burn. It's fair all around.


This rum is tasty. Pleasuring taste, nice warmth, beautiful amber-brown colour and delicious smell. This one almost drink itself. Not so distinctive as 12yo, but it's rather complementary to it than being it's weaker brother.
It have usual taste palette for middle-aged rums, nothing distinctive, but all well balanced and sugarcoated with some kind of delicious molasses sweetness. For this, it's one of my favourite benefit-cost rums here.
Well, isn't the rating here beautiful? I generally like this one, and rate (in it's category its well above average rum) by seven (and a 3/4). Other fella rather dislikes this one and regrets his 18 EUR purchase, all that for rating 7...


not so excited about this rum. go with the 12... the more sophisticated and handsome cousin.


Forholdsvis billig. God smag. Lad den få luft 5 min. Det vinder den på.


Alkohol: 40 %
Původ: Guyana
Aroma: Vůně docela v pohodě. Kakao, lehce zatuchlé dřevo, bujón, závan medoviny a medové nasládlosti, je i trochu větrová. (84 b)
Chuť: Chutí jsem docela zklamaný. Takový základ, obyčejný čokoládově vanilkovo dřevitý rum, nic moc bohatého, spíš fádní, nudný, s nahořkle dřevitou dochutí, která celkový dojem sráží ještě níž, než chuť samotná. Tím nechci říct, že by to byla nepitelná břečka, ale je to na opravdu velmi nenáročné popíjení, možná bude lepší spíš do míchaných drinků nebo do cukroví nebo tiramisu. (78 b)
Shrnutí: Šel jsem do něj s tím, že se mi dostane nějaké odlehčené verze El dorada 12 yo, ale ten rozdíl je zejména v chuti mnohem víc propastný, než jsem si představoval. Přitom rozdíl mezi 8 yo a 12 yo jsem čekal, řekněme, jen o třetinu slabší. V Maneu byl za 465 korun, takže jsem neprovařil moc, ale za trochu víc bych už měl v akci Pampero Anniversario nebo Barcelo Imperial, a to je setsakra velký kvalitativní rozdíl. Kdybych dal pětikilo na charitu, udělal bych líp.
Body: 81


This relatively cheap bottle blew my mind, one of the better rums i have tasted. I am definitely going to buy the 12y and 15y now. Paid €17,50 for it in the Netherlands, can't buy it everywhere. 8/10


El Dorado has recently become one of my favorite brands of rum. Thus far each and every one I have tried has been a winner. This one is no exception. Albeit not as smooth as it's older brothers, this rum is outstanding for the price. About $20 for a bottle in this region. Somewhat smooth with a bit of a spicy bite. Flavors of vanilla, caramel, butterscotch, and oak with also some spiciness (minor tongue-tingler). An all-purpose rum worth seeking out.


The El Dorado 8 Years is considerably spicier than it's 12 year counterpart but equally sweet. It feels lighter and less smooth.

In my opinion this a superb very well tasting mixing rum. I would give it a rather high 6/10 score as a straight up sipping rum.


Typical demerara flavour. Strong, molases rum like taste. Caramel and woody flavour are in nice balance. Like it.


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)


But I wanted rum, not whiskey. This is barely suggestive of rum.


Keeping it simple , I think a like the 8 year better then the 12
Pick it up very smooth very drinkable


Produced in historic wooden pot stills that impart unique and mildly fruity characteristics; this rum is complex with notes of caramel, brown butter, candied nuts, dried stone fruit and nutmeg on a warming and long finish. A good rum at a budget price


Θα πει κάποιος (έξυπνος) .... " Δεν είναι σαν το δωδεκάρι" ...... - Τι λες ρε μεγάλε ? Σοβαρή διαπίστωση !!!!! Ένα τίμιο ρούμι με τίμια τιμή (23€) και σε όλα λίγο πιο κάτω από το δωδεκάρι ..... Του μοιάζει όμως και αυτό είναι το τίμιο της υπόθεσης ...... Δυνατό άρωμα που κρατάει στο ποτήρι ακόμα και όταν τελειώσει το ποτό ...... Γεύση και επίγευση σε (αισθητά) μικρότερες εντάσεις από το mainstream 12 ...... Από τις καλλίτερες επιλογές σε αυτήν την τιμή ....
* Το κακό είναι ότι πρέπει να κάνω "κράτει" για να προλάβει να δοκιμάσει και ο Κώστας !!!!!!


Not horrible by any means, but for the small price difference go up to the 12. You won't regret it. The 12 is much more complex and a great sipper. This just doesn't compare even though it isn't a horrible rum.


It's been a while since I've had this one but I certainly remember really enjoying it. Certainly a step up from the 5 year old. I drink all of my rum neat and had no problem disposing of a bottle of this in short order. Is this great rum? No, but it is certainly above average. Will try the 12 year old in the near future. Can't wait.


I love both sweet and dry rums and have been searching for a rum that has the perfect balance of the two. El Dorado 8 (then I found Pampero) is the closest thing I've found so far and I'm impressed with the quality and great value of this rum. It has a lot of the same flavors as the 15 year but without being too sweet and syrupy, then it's got some tobacco and tea like flavors of its own. It's good try it!


Good average rum for the start of tasting. Like it.


Tento rum sa mi viac hodi do cuba libre ako na bezne pitie, jeho chut je jednoducha a trosku ostrá ale s colou vynika ako ma


I consider this one to be one of my most favourite rums. The intense tones of dark chocolate are why I always like to return to this rum.
And have I mentioned the price?


Hozza a 12 éves alapízeit csak minden kicsit laposabb, nyersebb. Édesebbnek érzem mint a 12 évest, de inkább csak azért mert kevesebb a mögöttes tartalom. Nem rossz tisztán sem, de nem igazán karakteres. Az édessége jól ellensúlyozza a kicsit nyers alkoholt. Az ár/érték aránya helyén van, pont annyival gyengébb az El Dorado 12-nél mint amennyivel olcsóbb. Érdemes megkóstolni, de inkább csak a 12 éves után érdekességképp.


This doesnt quite have the finish and depth needed to be a pure sipping rum. It does however, work just fine as a aged rum for cocktails


Ikke smagt. .







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