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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.
Recommendable to most
Upon the recommendation of my friend Mark, as a top notch sipping rum and for use in my tiki cocktails that call for a demerara, I bought this today at total wine. I first tried it neat, lovely caramel aroma, and taste, smooth as silk, no burn and sweet aftertaste. This is my first real quality sipping rum in my bar, I mostly make tiki drinks using Jeff “beachbum” Berry’s app, Total Tiki, but my friend Mark suggested El Dorado as his favorite sipping rum and I am really hooked on how good a top quality rum can be when enjoyed neat. i also made a Shrunken Skull with it and rhum barbancourt, lime juice and monin grenadine and it was fantastic. It’s lingering delicious flavor has me wanting more! My only other quality sipping reference is from last night when I tried Diplimatico reserva, at the Mai Kai, it was sweeter but they are both amazing, I’d say I prefer the El Dorado as it seems smoother and less sweet.
Really like how this one goes down. It was recommended to me by the bartender at Storm Rum Bar in Asheville, NC. I think it is very smooth with just enough sweetness to mellow it. Very full flavor at the same time. (If only I could have gotten the picture straight!.)
This is my current favorite, it’s a mouthful of goodness - I love to use this as a mixer or sipper. It is delicious in a Canton Breeze - ❤️
It's so good that I can't give it less than 9.5, it's different than 15 and 21, a bit smoother, less dark chocolate notes, molasses bit more vanilla, cinnamon, oak taste kinda feel different in every other El Dorado... it's not sweet rum, as someone says, the amount of sugar is kinda optimal in my opinion, it's well-balanced. Well, El Dorado 8 is absolutely less sweet but I conclude that 12 is more "polished", better balanced and more suitable for most people. I still prefer El Dorado15 the most but it's such an enjoyble moment with every El Dorado.
An amazingly smooth rum with a lovely deep amber colour. To me I get caramel upfront and then a touch of soft vanilla, which is not overpowering and leaves you wanting more. A good value rum as well.
I have to agree with many reviews that put this rum above the 15 year variant. The experience started with removing the cork. The aroma was wonderful, and after taking a small sip, the taste was just as good. Probably sweeter than some would like but perfect for my taste. It's in my top 3 now.
"El Dorado 12-Year rum review by Mike at Ultimate Rum Guide"
"It’s very sweet and quite light. It’s very easy drinking. As a sipping rum it as easy to drink."
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