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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.
The smell is fruity and alcoholic...last goes away a bit after letting it breathe...but still sensable...
The taste is good with a burn at the end...the taste sticks a while around...
I tried after the 12 year old the older brother, the elderly dorado 15. Did not like it too much...it kinda stinks compared to the 12. I am surprised as well that they differ so much from each other...the taste is Ok from the 15, but the smell and taste is in my opinion way better with the younger 12.
I give the 12 a solid 7...but there are better rums out there...for example the Plantation 20th Anniversary...from the price range closer to the 15. In the same price range of the 12 ist the Ron Barco de Vargas which tastes better than the 12.
I will keep the 12 in my bar stock though.
hvis du virkelig skal forkæle din cola, så er det her vejen frem.
men bestemt også en rom som kan nydes rent.
First sip, good alchool presence, with some orange notes. After a few seconds sure you'll notice a sweet aftertaste, like vanilla and caramel. For my taste is too sweet, but I absolutely recommend this one into your cabinet. A must have! Value for money unbeatable, very nice bottle!
Pris og smag hænger ikke sammen her. Den har en fantastisk smag af vanilje og en dejlig efter smag af lakrids. Det er bare en god ROM til prisen.
One of the great ones, El Dorado's reputation preceded itself, and convinced me at my first taste. This might be the classiest mixing rum there is, which can also be enjoyed neat. This will make any drink way better. And for the rum&coke drinkers, please at least consider coke made from sugar cane instead of corn syrup.
Es gibt doch einen großen Unterschied zwischen dem 12 Jährigen und dem 15 Jährigen
This rum is for everyone. You can sense some of Diplomatico sweetness out of it, but it's not as attacking. On the palette it's overally sweet rum with hints of complexity. Nose is very pleasant. Not my favourite, but sits between the best I've tasted so far.
Un tres bon rhum. Sucrée et doux comme je les aimes. Personellement, je l'aime mieux que le 15 ans.
Due to it's reasonably price this is a good rum to have around. Better than the comparable Matusalem 15 yo
Quite good, but do prefer the 15 year old. This is quite sweet, and taste a bit like the sugar is added.......
The first bottle of El Dorado , I only drank it with mix. I am slowly learning to drink rum "on the rocks" and am really enjoying the true flavours of this particular rum! I bought a proper sipping glass and really enjoyed taking my time and enjoying the superb smells as well as taste.
Good sipping rum. Nice sweetness. I would be interested in trying some of the others by this distiller.
Sweet but light spicy fragrance. A delight for the nose.
If sipped it goes from sugar to vanilla then over to a great afterburn of wood.
A delight for the mouth.
As a whole El Dorado rums are some of my favourite; along with Appletons and Flor De Cana products.
The 12 year old is a tasty rum and at only 35 bucks is a great value.
Most of the El Dorado products I prefer neat but this one I prefer one ice cube to curb the overly sweet taste.
Great smell, smooth finish
Okay, there is a lot of sugar added here as others have remarked. I still like this rum as it is clearly aged nearly as long as the age statement indicates. You can't fake the layers of flavor and subtle complexities that are apparent. The only question I have is, why sweeten it up and make it only appealing to rum drinkers? Just give it to the world sweet and show them why you're one of the best El Dorado.
A pleasant surprise and great Demerara rum. Before this rum I had only tasted more Spanish style rums and this broadened my view.
The El Dorado is a great way to get into drinking rum. Sweet enough not to harm anyone yet good enough to sip on its own. And it won't drain you're bank account. Just don't expect anything spectacular.
One of the best sipping rums available. It's my second favorite, and one that I alway buy on trips to the store, no matter how much that I already have. Complex and rich flavors, a truly superior rum.
This delicious rum from El Dorado was one of the rums that started my jurney in the rum world. It was delicious back then, and it still is now, and for only a small amount of money.
Nose : I find oak, honey and small hints of vanilla and brown sugar.
Taste : I find oak, molasse, a little vanilla and power. The aftertaste is medium long with taste of molasse.
It's a soft sweet ride. Holds on the palate and the sugercane loviness lingers
My other go to aged rum. Just a bit more expensive than the 8, so I drink the 8 just a little more often. Again, I like this one very much. I have tried nearly every El Dorado rum that I have had the opportunity to purchase. I don't think you can go wrong with any, but I like these in the mid-range better than the high-end 15, 21 and single barrels.
Bought this on recommendation but was disappointed at first with the high level of sweetness and after-taste of sauna. After a few the taste grows on you. The dark bottle gives the impression of a darker rum than it is.
One week later I have changed my rating from 7 to 8. Really does grow on you
This is i zipper and I am sure that you and your friends will like it, put forward a bottle and it will be empty fast! I have said it before and do it again.....the taste becomes even better and richer with dark chocolate!
Unboxing reveals a rich Amber bottle with what is meant to be a wax 12 YO stamp on front. Slightly gimmicky, but the contents is what is important.
Pouring discovers that colour is darker to the bottle, a seamless transition of the visionary senses presenting a brown sherry almost treacle hue. Body is rich and full. This sexy brown beauty dances in the glass.
Aromas on the front are almost sharp, get through that initial stage and you are rewarded with sweetness, vanilla and a sultry smokiness, oak always present. Note: just let her sit there for a while...let her fully develop. This is one worth waiting for.
Caramel, brown sugar, sweetness breakthrough urging you to hold in the mouth, very full and rounds out smoothly.
Like sticky sugar, clings to every available surface in the mouth before gently easing of the palate.
Overall impression: well worth the $75NZD price tag. A scrumptious 12YO, holding its own to the very end. You won't be disappointed. Highly recommended.
El Dorado 12-Year rum review by Mike at Ultimate Rum Guide