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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.
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.
It have burned smel and after taste...
Think the rest will be enjoyed with Cola...
Initially there is sweet thick cut orange marmalade and spicy Christmas pudding. This is followed by cinnamon, vanilla, brown sugar and toffee. The taste has instant unfaltering sweetness with a little burn and a spice kick There is so much fruitiness to this rum. Orange, banana, apricot, peach and raisins. Sadly ruined by the fact that that it's sweetened
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.
This rum was awful and I was barely able to finish it. On the rocks it tasted like drinking rubbing alcohol with a hint of rum, and that weird abrasive flavor punched through any mixer I tried. I was really disappointed in this, especially for the price I paid. I'm now hesitant to try anything else from El Dorado. Even with the help of some friends I struggled to finish this bottle in a year.
It's a rough start and finish. Even in coke it's not great.
Dobrá chuť. Poměr cena-výkon je Ok. Méně nasládlá chuť než u 15yo
Süss und fruchtig am Gaumen.
In der Nase eher interessanter.
The nose on this guy is wonderful; immediate, overwhelming sweet and fruity notes dominated by banana, vanilla, and malt, maturing into caramel as it breathes in the glass. This stuff smells great.
I want to believe there's an interesting rum in this glass, but the sweetness of the rum really feels like it's muscling out everything else. I get a lot of baking spices, more banana, citrus rind, leading into oak and caramel... and sugar. Too much sugar. The lingering mouthfeel is syrupy. As a whole, the drink is just revoltingly sweet.
A shame, this one, considering the rest of the flavor profile. It doesn't break the bank, for sure, but there are still legitimately great rums you can pick up for the same price.
The sweetest I tasted with orange and other fruit flavours. More like a liqour and definitly better to mix. To sweet and dominant for my taste.
This is NOT a great example of Demerara. Too much sweetening done - It covers flavours badly. The age statement is hard to believe from taste, no oak present. Just burned molasses, and sugars.
It cost $45 but worth maybe $20. Very harsh,lacks the smoothness of most real 12 year old rums.
Comme l'El Dorado 15, ce rhum du Guyana n'est pas à mon goût. Avec celui-ci et quelques autres, mon désamours des rhums de type anglais se confirme.
I really wanted to like it, and it does taste... interesting, I would say, but smell of aceton is killing it for me. May be it just my bottle, but whatever
El Dorado 12-Year rum review by Mike at Ultimate Rum Guide