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El Dorado 12-Year rum

El Dorado 12-Year

Guyana | Aged

El Dorado 12-Year Rum is composed of a blend of aged rums, all at least 12 years old. The rums are distilled using a combination of stills including double wooden pot stills and are aged in bourbon oak casks.

Demerara Distillers of Guyana produces El Dorado 12-year rum and is the country's last remaining distillery, with origins tracing back to 1670. The name ""El Dorado"" references the legendary city of gold that is said to be in the country's Rupununi region.

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Posted 10 months ago by Hotvw1 from Canada with 37 ratings

Not my favourite it has a taste that doesn’t agree with me. It seams bitter and has more of an alcohol bite than similar rums.


Posted 3 years ago by Stephen from Canada with 4 ratings

Normally I drink my rum straight, this rum however is something I will break down and add in a combination with a mix (rum mule is a good option). This rum is smother than some others in this price range with a hint of Carmel but has a slight ethanol finish.


Posted almost 7 years ago by Mads from Denmark with 7 ratings

It have burned smel and after taste...

Think the rest will be enjoyed with Cola...


Posted almost 5 years ago by Andre from Switzerland with 36 ratings

Der El Dorado 12 trifft leider nicht meinen Geschmack. Der Rum ist nicht sehr süss, dafür sehr scharf und würzig, der Alkoholgeschmack steht zu sehr im Vordergrund. Vor dem Trinken umbedingt ein paar Minuten stehen lassen, dann kommen auch die Geschmacksnuancen besser zur Geltung.


Posted almost 3 years ago by Lembu from Finland with 7 ratings

I don't know how this rum won any prices with so much added sugar. It's not a bad rum, whole profile is quite basic (similar to zacapas) but that added syrap sweetnes is a real turn off. Maybe for a teenager taking first sips of alcohol this can be very nice experience but for a grown up man - no, no, no.


Posted 2 years ago by Jesse Mora from United States with 14 ratings

It’s a decent rum but at the price point it’s a bit more than I could justify. If it were ten dollars less I’d say it’d be good but i don’t understand the hype on this one. It’s a bit sweet followed by a harsh alcohol burn, not terrible but for a more premium rum I expected more. However with that said I like my rum sweet, so if you like less sweet and bitier rum this is for you, but if you want a sweet rum that is smoother go get Diplomático.


Posted 4 years ago by Tony Lindo from Panama with 132 ratings

Como su nombre de color dorado pero con un estilo distinto


Posted 1 year ago by Morthrag from Switzerland with 93 ratings

Süss und fruchtig am Gaumen.
In der Nase eher interessanter.


Posted almost 4 years ago by Christos from Greece with 8 ratings

Great expectations for this rum only to get an overly sweet sugary alcohol drink. Not to complex flavors (black sugar - fruits and a bit of tofee) leaving behind just the taste of water washed sugar.

If you want to know how it tastes without buying it try this: put a candy or a lollipop in your mouth for two minutes. Now add a drop of alcohol and wash out with water. There you have it! El Dorado 12 years!

This is not the way a rum should taste. A big disappointment...

For those who want to enjoy a cigar with a rum this is not the right option.


Posted 2 years ago by SNAX-EYZ from Canada with 7 ratings

It's a rough start and finish. Even in coke it's not great.