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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.
This is another over prices El Dorado rum. It's clear we are paying for the bottle as opposed to what's inside. And, once again the added sugar to an agricole is shameful...
This one is a lot sweeter and less punchy than the 15 yo and to me this one is best used in cocktails but can sip too, if only it didn`t have so much sugar added, 36g/L is a LOT.The 12 year old is aged in used whisky and bourbon barrels. In 2006 it was reformulated, It has tasting notes of fruit, tobacco and orange peel and has tropical fruits and spice nose.This rum contains predominantly copper coffey still rum from Diamond blended with the double wooden pot still at Port Mourant and marques from the Enmore wooden Coffey.Take out the sugar that was added and it would been a great rum.
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
Nice sipper, a bit sweet (I know it has a lot of added sugar) but for my personal taste it's bearable. Hints of oak, vanilla and orange peel. Good for a night with few friends or just by yourself. Very good for beginners, no burn at all.
En af mine første rom. Den var knap så sød som forventet. Udmærket til prisen.
Not bad, but not great either. A little hotter than i was expecting but mellowed out after a little time & an ice cube. Not quite as sugary as I was expecting based on other ratings, but certainly moreso than the 15.
Taková zvláštní příchuť jakoby kůže. Opravdu celkem něco jiného než co jsem doposud měl. Sladkost jsem tam příliš necítil. Je to kouřové a možná ta kůže s karamelem bych řekl že převažuje a dohromady to podává opravdu silně specifickou chuť. Jde to pít, ale přímo jsem si to nevychutnával.
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.
all the usual bull for the tasting note, hints of this, tones of that, cool if you not so flush to buy the 21 (which is over priced) really nice in a mix, maple syrup, good cider, and ice...can be be sipped or poured over rocks, maybe el dorado should make this in to a solera....yeah, it deserves more than a couple of shots....(the 8 is better!)
Rhum beaucoup trop sucré, très commerciale...
Ne vaut pas les dollars investies, comme chacun de ses frères de 15 et 21.
Bon produit de milieu de game... Juste trop cher !
This was my first experience with El Dorado. Maybe starting with a 12 year was a mistake. This brand gets a lot of good reviews. To harsh and not very smooth! Maybe I’ll have better luck with another offering from them.
Lækker Rom med masser af smag og behageligt eftersmag, kan sagtens drikkes af alle
Loved the aging, and flavor complexity, but too sweet, almost bordering on liquer.
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.
Nose: Strong salted butter toffee note, then candied almonds, vanilla, allspice, raisins and hint of sweet coconut flakes and maple syrup.
Taste: Like the nose. Syrupy sweetness. Way too sweet for my taste
Finish: sugary smooth, medium, oaky with a little acidic port wine note on the end. The syrupy sweetness, acidity and oakiness dont work together, for me atleast.
Overall: Could be great but is way too sweet , after a small 15ml pour i've had enough of it for the day. But as a tiki mixer, this is fantastic stable product to use. Im sad they decided to add so much sugar to otherwise lovely rum.
Som ved 15-års udgaven indeholder denne en god sødme, dog med mindre kompleksitet. - en rigtig fin, god til prisen must rom på hylden.
So many reviewers rate this above more expensive rums. And I would have rated my first bottle higher. But the current bottle is showing a ending bitterness and a thin, alcoholic mouthfeel that is off-putting. I have 2 full bottles from the same time and source as the first, so I will hope that going back to that batch will improve matters.
The color in the glass is the standard dark, glowing brown hue induced by caramel coloring.
The nose is warm, inviting, with a slight turpentine-like off note usual in El Dorado rums. Dried fruits, ginger bread.
Sugar dominates the palate, counter-balanced by some oak and moderate smoky spice. Notes of apricot marmelade and dates. The mouthfeel is rather thin, with an acidic overtone, the finish is oak with lingering sugar.
IMO weakest of the 12, 15, 21 offerings.
Nepříliš výrazná nebo specifická vůně. Chuť pouze sladká. Trochu fádní.
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.
I like sweet but this was a bit narrow in the flavor palate. Mixes okay but a little heavy on the aftertaste. I read some great things about this but find it lacking overall and prefer other more balanced rums at his mid-$30's US range.
i live in a place where restaurants rarely have great rum selections. I was surprised to find a 12 year old El Dorado. With so many positive reviews I looked forward to trying it. This one was a major disappointment to me. The taste was heavy on the Carmel. Sweet but not too sweet and a hint of vanallia But the overwhelming characteristic is the medicinal smell and taste. It smells and tastes like NyQuil - and that's being polite. After a couple it becomes more drinkable but I cannot recommend this rum. It says 12 year old run but it has the smoothness of 12 hour hootch.
Has some nice flavors but the absurd amount of added sugar masks what otherwise may have been good rum. El Dorado is notorious for sugaring their rums far beyond any reasonable standard...so who knows what this rum really tastes like, without the added sweeteners and coloring agents?
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.
El Dorado 12-Year rum review by Mike at Ultimate Rum Guide