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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.
Un rhum de réellement 12 ans et intéressant, avec des notes de fruits secs, de praliné, de caramel, de vanille et de chocolat noir.
Mais qu'est ce que ce rhum est sucré ! Ce rhum a été trafiqué et fait en réalité 28-29%. Nous avons donc affaire à une liqueur...
Dommage car le rendu initial devait être intéressant.
A solid choice. Especially for its price. If you add few bucks though, than you get into a far better rum realm. Added sugar btw.
Good, but a bit too sweet. Nice for cocktails maybe
This isn’t really offensive in any way, apart from perhaps being a bit too sweet. I can’t really taste anything much more than sugar. I’ll drink it, but only if there isn’t anything more compelling on offer.
If you dump 8 sugar cubes into your coffee, you'll love this. It has so much potential, but I can't get around the added sugar. Otherwise palatable, but I can't handle more than two before switching to something less sweet.
I tasted a bit of smoked something in the mouth. The nose was not to my liking .. it first smells like nail polish then it smells like sweet molasses then again back to a acetone aroma. The taste was that of a el Dorado older brother but with the young age shinning thru with the burn and thinness. I hate to say it but the other reviews were right. After 3 years of being a none believer and trying it for myself. Everyone should try them all once in a lifetime before choosing the 15 yr lol. Enjoy
I was very hyped about this before I tried it, and what a let down. ok! Not that as if the world had ended but big enough for me... Just by the label I was expecting too much. Demarara, 12 years old, Finest... But as you know by now, the labels are not a worthy information holder on rum bottles. This rum is good for mixing and no-so-bad for sipping, but I rather stay with ginger ale addings.
Ganz in Ordnung. Nicht zu süß. Sehr schön in der Nase.
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It's no secret quite a bit of sugar is added to this one. As shown by more serious drinkers/reviewers and their hydrometer tests. Such knowledge will influence your judgement when drinking but luckily I tasted the El Dorado before reading about it. And yes, it is clearly overly sweet. Most of my drinking buddies agree. I think it aims to a part of the (novice) market that thinks rums should taste like this, because, after all, the stuff is made from sugar cane. If you are looking for a smooth, sweet rum you are better off with the Diplomatico Exclusiva or the Zacapa 23. I found the El Dorado 12 quite monotonous.
I like rums with full flavour and a little sweet, but this rum is very sweet and has not full flavour, better than average.
Cena vzhledem ke kvalitě přijatelná. Lze říct, že není tak sladký.
For the price point i wanted just a bit more of everything. Cheaper rums do the same job of mixing in a blender for less dough
Reminds me of whiskey or burbon. I have this at home, i didnt study the bottle but i would say that it aged in oak barrels that were used for burbon. Not bad, but not what i expected. I think its heavy over rated, maybe cause a lot of people tryed it cause its cheap, but comparing to other rum i tasted its bit diffrent in taste. Or maybe its just me and the rum id not my thing. But i did like it when first tasted it in a bar.
Very complex and earthy (some petrol notes) but quickly becomes cloying with syrupy sweetness. At 40% with additives, this rum is really holding back punches.
A very good quality to price ratio in my market but it always makes me feel some resentment.
Po precteni hodnoceni tady, jsem se na tenhle rum opravdu tesil, bohuzel prislo mirne zklamani.
flavour, taste and finish are all dominated by vanilla, oak, honey and some smoke aroma. This rum is very sweet (in my view too sweet), the finish is mid-long. The taste is immediately present when sipped, so I would put this rum to the more heavy side of rums.
In der Nase angenehme Ausgewogenheit von Süße, Frucht und etwas holzig-vanillige Würze. Angenehmeres Aroma als der 15jährige. Im Mund leicht, mild und süß mit dezenten Fruchtanklängen und sehr zurückhaltender Würze. Kaum Holz, keine Ecken, keine Kanten, ausgewogen -- oder eben langweilig.
God rom til den meget lave pris. En god smag, der dog ikke varer længe.
Lite rå. Okej yngling, kul att ha tillsammans med "syskonen"
This is a nice flavourful Rum more of a sipper than a mixer and I prefer to mix. Very fruity, very sweet and has a lovely nose. To some extent wasted on me as there are cheaper Rums (Which are not so nice straight) that are created for mixing. This has a different and almost floral flavour profile which I like but not enough to pay double the price as a regular drink. I only had a sample bottle but I would probably tire of this one quite quickly
I have mixed feelings on this one. Taste was not very soft and taste was not well balanced. I expected more from this bottle but this is matter of opinion.
I had some expectations of this rum. Unfortunately they didn't come true. The nose has quite some alcohol in it, but it's not bad. It smells sweet enough with caramel and vanilla. The taste is quite strong to my opinion. I like sweet rums, but this one didn't live up to that.
Today I tried a mix with coke zero and that works out quite well. A bit expensive for a mixing rum (over 30 euro). Better to get the El Dorado Dark (which is unfortunately not available anymore in The Netherlands) for mixing.
First impression in smell is a lot of oak. I have a small oak barell, used for wine and spirits. It is not burnt inside. In this rum I smell and taste a lot of this natural oaky taste, perhaps too much. After the glass is finished, I smell a very pleasant dose of honeycombs.
El Dorado 12-Year rum review by Mike at Ultimate Rum Guide