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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.
If you like sweet rums run away from this... More affordable version of older El Dorado 15YO, with alcohol burn without some interesting tastes.
Will make a decent mixer, but as a sipper you'd wish you'd paid the extra few quid for El Dorado 12, which is the best of all the range, not including the 25 which I haven't tried.
I'd rather have 2 bottles of the 12 than 1 bottle of ED 21.
As you can tell, I'm going on about ED 12 because I should have just got another bottle instead of trying the 8.
After you drown it in coke you may as well be drinking Mount Gay Eclipse.
I am familiar with El Dorado from my travels but only just a week ago did it get distributiion in my state. I has been amazing turning people on to the brand. I have been holding out on finishing my 8yr because I did not want to have to order or leave the state for it but Christmas let me finish off my bottle and one will replace it tomorrow.
To sweet for my taste, strong vanilla taste. Positive is that you get an above average rum for a great price.
Top shelf mixing rum. Makes a fantastic Mai Tai. Highly recommend
Had this at a friends house (only rum he had) and it was ok for sipping in lack of other and better choises.
This cheap rooms belong in the high end. But there is still some way to big brother
After having great success with the El Dorado 12 year, I figured I would try another from the same brand at a lower price point. Although I am new to rum, I can still notice a difference. Not as good as the 12 year, which makes sense since it's cheaper. Glad I tried it, will buy again for sure, but not necessarily a staple for my collection.
I was very pleased to find this bottle at a nice price but it turned out to be below my expectations. Its sweet palate didn't make it for me. It's up to personal tastes I guess, a friend who has not tasted many rums apart from Havana Club likes it very much, about the same or even more than Havana 7 according to him.
Not bad, it is a quality rum. But didnt find anything interesting in it. I always try to reveal the personality of the rum im tasting, trying to understand what was the blenders idea...No impression was made with this one.
are un gust banal, nu iese cu nimic in evidenta. recomand in cocktailuri. totusi are avantajul pretului.
A good dark rum. Had it as a shooter. High in alcohol in the mouth.
Has flavour but harsh. Does well in mixed drinks, does not over power the taste of the other ingredients.
Ok Rom til prisen, men den mangler lidt fylde har en ok eftersmag, til prisen er den ok
Un rom ușor, fără pretenții dar bine echilibrat, suficient de fin pt brandul ce-l reprezintă.
This is another "okay" rum, whiskey, rum, whiskey that has sugar added to it to taste more like rum. I think if El Dorado actually tried to make rum they'd be on to something.
If not for drinks I suggest it to brief at least for 15-20 minutes! I prefer the 12 year old of course to a different price.
À venir prochainement.............................
I don't much care for mixed drinks anymore; but when I do, I either reach for this one or the Appleton reserve. I find this one goes good with pepsi
a very big difference with the 12-year-old but still excellent rum at a great price
Lambs Amber is my usual base mixing rum for rum and soda drinks. Most of my friends who are Cuba Libre drinkers are also Lambs Amber fans. Not being a fan of this drink myself I can't compare how E.D. 8 enhances the drink. I do however like it in a nice rum cocktail. For the price this is certainly a step up from a Lambs or Captain Morgan.
Makes a nice rum and coke. Easy to drink with a sweet caramel flavour. Not really any other flavours that really stand out, but easy to drink. Wouldn't drink this as a sipper, but good mixer.
Maybe it would not be a bad rum, if I had not tested El Dorado 12.