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El Dorado 12-Year rum

El Dorado 12-Year

Guyana | Aged

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.

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Posted 5 years ago by Pascal from Canada with 191 ratings

Bon rapport qualité prix. Un rhum de cette âge pour le prix, wow! Un goût de vanille et très épicé. Très boisé. Couleur très foncé j aime bien.


Posted over 5 years ago by rumroel from Netherlands with 22 ratings

Een lekkere rum zeker het geld waard wou dat ik meer had gehaald


Posted over 4 years ago by Titomm from Canada with 64 ratings

Excellent rapport qualité-prix. J'y reviens toujours. À déguster seul. Je le préfère au 15 ans, il est plus doux. Un peu sucré, demeure très équilibré.

Excellent value for money. I always come back to it. I prefer it to the 15-Year El Dorado, it is softer. A little sweet, but remains very balanced.


Posted 6 years ago by Lasse Andersen from Denmark with 16 ratings

nose is strong, licorice and sweet
taste is same. very good and powerful rum. aftertase is dry
maybe the best valuerum


Posted over 4 years ago by Sam from United States with 7 ratings

Great rum for on the rocks. Averagely smooth. Also a great mixer. Good gift as an introduction to the Guyana rum without being too expensive.


Posted almost 2 years ago by Jam from Switzerland with 4 ratings

This one is a very well made. A very pleasant sipping rum for a fair price.
Imo better then the El Dorado 15. Way less sweet but sweet enough...

Nose first a little flat but opens up wonderfully after 5-10 minutes in a cup. Rich and complex with vanilla, honey and molasse. After 15+ minutes there are hints of exotic fruites: banana, papaya and a little oak.

Taste is wonderfull, very well ballanced: honey and oak, not bitter nor dry, less complex than the nose but very smooth. Nice oily texture...

The finish is quite long: some oak, little vanilla, much honey and molasse, a little dry in the end but not bitter at all. Very inviting for the next sipp. Very very little afterburn.

Would buy again for 39.00$, but the Abuelo 7 that I bought together with this bottle was 34.00$ and was almost as good: less complex but with a richer nose and a more mouth filling texture and a little less sweet than the El Dorado 12. So I will go with the Abuelo 7 for my next purchase...


Posted over 4 years ago by NicoB from Sweden with 29 ratings

Really nice. Golden brown colored. Smooth and soft, tastes like honey, brown sugar and some fruit. Even better than it's older brother 15 years old. One of my favorite.
Strongly recommend. Great value


Posted 4 years ago by Pavel Cech from Czech Republic with 48 ratings

Quite similar to Malteco 10Y or 15Y. Very good choice.


Posted 2 years ago by MartinK from Slovakia with 45 ratings

Dalsi sladky rum a teda aj moj oblubeny. Vo voni citim vyrazne hrozienka a melasu. Chut zodpoveda voni, aj ked je v nom pomerne dost citit alkohol, popija sa velmi prijemne. Cena v porovnani s tym co dostanete je prijatelna...


Posted almost 7 years ago by Captain Luke from United States with 4 ratings

Not quite the 'zing'
of the 15 years old El Dorado, but this affordable venue is good on its own, as well as in cocktails of course...