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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.
My absolute favourite it's smooth warming aroma lifts my spirits if there is one to better it let me know
De la douceur, c'est le mot pour définir ce rhum! J'ai adoré. Légèrement sucré. Vraiment sur le fruit, la finesse de ce rhum m'a laissé séduit!
This was my first exposure to Guyanese Rums several years ago and is always in the drinks cabinet.
Don't just read reviews, go and buy it. I've been lucky to sample and purchase the 12, 15 and 21 year old El Dorado Rums, and do them justice, drink neat, no mixers, ice if you like, but nothing else.
I'm still to try the 25yr old (but thats quite big money) but the 12yr old is excellent value, just won Gold Medal at the first ever Caribbean Rum Awards "Guyana’s El Dorado 12 took home the crown as the Best Rum"
Make fantastic 'Freddie G' (Guyanese rum, Ginger Ale (Fever Tree is best) lots of ice and lime slice and squeezed fresh lime juice) fantastic in the summer for a relaxing long drink with good company and friends.
Exceptional flavor profile for me (good oak/sweet balance) and plenty smooth with just enough bite to remind me it is rum.
I have tried the 15 year as well and love it, but find it hard to justify the increase in cost to get to the 15. When first getting into tasting rum, I would routinely use the 12 as a benchmark and really appreciate the quality for the price point (~$35). It has recently become available in my area and it is time for me to revisit this classic.
I love this rum example with peanut crackers or alone:-)
Upon the recommendation of my friend Mark, as a top notch sipping rum and for use in my tiki cocktails that call for a demerara, I bought this today at total wine. I first tried it neat, lovely caramel aroma, and taste, smooth as silk, no burn and sweet aftertaste. This is my first real quality sipping rum in my bar, I mostly make tiki drinks using Jeff “beachbum” Berry’s app, Total Tiki, but my friend Mark suggested El Dorado as his favorite sipping rum and I am really hooked on how good a top quality rum can be when enjoyed neat. i also made a Shrunken Skull with it and rhum barbancourt, lime juice and monin grenadine and it was fantastic. It’s lingering delicious flavor has me wanting more! My only other quality sipping reference is from last night when I tried Diplimatico reserva, at the Mai Kai, it was sweeter but they are both amazing, I’d say I prefer the El Dorado as it seems smoother and less sweet.
I was gifted a bottle of this by my girlfriend upon recommendation by some people over here on this site.
I can say that, it is the most peculiar Rum. On the nose there is a strong scent of sweetness, dried fruits and caramel, almost honey-like, on the palate I sensed dried fruits like raisins, caramel, orange. Among the Rums that I've tasted, this has the most definite undertones of them all. It is pleasantly sweet but not at all annoying, I say on the same page of the Diplomatico but with a stronger character. I felt it to be stronger than Diplomatico although the alcohol % is quite the same; the burn is minimal.
Definitely recommended for the price/quality ratio. The bottle is nice, too.
This is a great rum! I like the El Dorado rums.
This one is one of the best rums you can get for the cost. So much sweetnes an flavour. Much fruit in the taste. Makes you want more. Better than the 15 year IMHO
king, absolute favorite best I tried among premium rums, highly recommend
Like others have said it does have added sugar but imo that doesnt impacts that much the smooth and very flavorful taste. Everyone should try this rum at least once.
This rum has me forever. First tried and fell in love straight away. Since then I have been hooked. Semi sweet but complex and sophisticated taste with an elaborate aftertastes brings out the most of this delicious and amazing rum. Best enjoyed with fire and good book or good company. Sipping at its best and finest
This rum is very excellent in the glass and the nose is very smooth. First sip will hit your mouth with baking spice and orange peel with a hint of other fruits. The spice calms down a bit and leaves a lovely caramel flavor coating on the tongue. Burn is very minimal and is a very smooth rum. The price makes this one hard to not keep in stock! I've never tried it with ice or mixed, but I imagine both would work well!
Caramel, Chocolate, vanilla, honey, oak cask ...
Great Rum with a Classic, Sweet, Rich Aroma.
Absolute perfection for a mai tai...this is my “go to” rum at the core my mai tai.
Rum El Dorado 12 můžu označit za nejlepší volbu. V poměru cena-kvalita by mel dostat 10z10. Těžko najít rum, který je stále rumem a přitom také nasládlý. Před pitím doporučuji nechat 10 min odstát, aby unikla přehnané první aroma, které by mohlo nazasvécené z prvu odradit. Věřím že po postupném dopití celé lahve jej budete chtít koupit znova jako já.
Molasses, vanilla notes, dark chocolate, oak. Very easy to put down, great for a beginner or someone who has a sweet tooth
This is one of the best rums I have tasted. It has a light tase and a lingering finish. Slightly fruity aroma. I don’t think it is overly sweet.
Absolutely perfect. Tasted very good, price very good.
I have to agree with many reviews that put this rum above the 15 year variant. The experience started with removing the cork. The aroma was wonderful, and after taking a small sip, the taste was just as good. Probably sweeter than some would like but perfect for my taste. It's in my top 3 now.
I really like this rum. It is so smooth and even when mixed you still have a great flavour.
great aroma, bit harsh, very manly.
i will definitely buy El Dorado again
Really easy to drink sipping rum. Perfect level of sweetness and really smooth. Also great value for money
Truly very good and tasty room. Strong recomendation.
El Dorado 12-Year rum review by Mike at Ultimate Rum Guide