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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.
First sips make me feel it's too sweet, but further and further it blurs perfectly into spices and oak notes. Really great rum for ery good money!
I'm a beginner in rums, and i like the sweeter kind, so this one is exactly on my taste. It's for sure a sipping rum, it's a waste to mix it with anything else. The aftertaste is also medium long, and i like to "wash" it with a sip of cola.
As of may 2017 this is my new fav!!!! and my current sipper on ice. I'm getting closer to finding the pet sipper. I'm a total amateur at this but I'm getting lots of brown sugar and real caramel on the noise and on the pallet. It smells like lots of other aged rum, sweet but goes down super smooth. Love it. Can't wait to try the 15yr then the 25yr
I had this rum during our family quarterly rum nights. This has a bold flavor of fruit passion and spice for an initial impression. You can't get over the complex caramel and oak flavors as they rum settles in on your palette. The finish is smooth, satisfying, and caring. The price point is reasonable but should be higher with the level of excellence this rum gives you. If you have the chance, taste this rum.
Very smooth and easy to drink... I have to be carefull with this one.. Without noticing, the bottle was empty..
I agree with this review .T"his 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"
Very smooth and silky sipping rum. The only reason I didn't give 10 is because there is a possibility that there might exist even better rum.
Av dessa tre är den 12-åriga kanske förvånansvärt nog den bästa. Helt enkelt en suveränt god rom! Bra med tanke på att den kostar minst av dem:-D! Den är ju då dessutom oerhört prisvärd! Bland mina top-tre just nu.
I found this to be best rum for the price ($32 CDN). Nothing comes close in the price range.
Sooo smooth and delightful. Tried as a tasting and wanted more.
Very nice smooth sipping rum, especially considering its price compared with other aged rums
After tasting this bottle i am convinced i need to buy the older brothers
This rum is good all around, this a go to neet or mixed and it's priced pretty well too. Sample on.
So smooth, poor on ice, get comfortable and enjoy the smoothness! My favorite rum at the moment!
Similar smell and taste as Ron Zacapa. Smooth and little bit sweet.
The demerara sugar has its merits in this rum. Along the line of rums which are sweet, this one is great. Flavors of pear, apple and oak. It is a toss-up between this one and Dictador 20 years in this line of rums. I normally sip a bit of this one, then go to K&S or Pampero for a second different sip.
I really enjoy this rum. It is my go to when I want a treat. Any other rum is judged against this. I have tried some other but for the money this is the real deal.
Being the first fine rum I tried I had nothing to compare it against, only Mount Gay Ecplise! After getting to kknow a few more rums I began to appreciate this one more, and especially against the ED 21.
ED 21 for me needs water added, but the 12 is perfect on its own. Didn't take long to finish the bottle as my 'research' continued. Second bottle arrives next week.
The focus is on the complexity and not the "BIGNESS". Transforms your experience when you get to the last stage in late palate: mouthfeel is medium and refined. Multifaceted
Without a doubt one of the best rums that £30.00 will get you, an absolute crime if you mixed it, a real sipping pleasure. The taste is sweet spice with hints of fruit and caramel. You then get a mild to medium warmth from the alcohol as you swallow. When drank neat the flavors are intense and its quite smooth and easy to drink especially if you have a sweet tooth. Ice can dilute the flavour i found so drinking it neat for me is the way to go. The only downside is you have to show restraint as you could easily drink half the bottle in a evening.
I love Trinidad far rums that are aged. This rum has all the great notes I enjoy I. The Angostura 1824 without the heavy price tag. Drinking it neat is delicious and it also mixes really well in any drink. Very smooth, you can smell and tastes notes of molasses, caramel, and I don't know why but I also get nutmeg. Worthy of being stocked in your cabinet all year long.
While a bit sweet for some, I have rarely experienced a better sipping rum. Rich and spicy, with enough caramel hints to almost feel decadent, this is a drink that is meant to make you feel like royalty.
Strangely cheap for its unique and great taste! Always one of my favourites.
80 proof, no ice sip test
Medium smoke nose, dark sweet aroma
Smooth in mouth, no bitter aftertaste, pleasant lingering smokiness.
I am tasting this alongside the ED 15. The ED 12 holds its own to the more expensive ED 15, providing its unique smoky, dark demerara flavor. Good balance of flavor and alcohol.
El Dorado 12-Year rum review by Mike at Ultimate Rum Guide