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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 almost 3 years ago by xCorporalx from Germany with 86 ratings

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 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.


Posted almost 2 years ago by Drusnak from Canada with 1 rating

First rum that I would use as a sipping rum only. There is no need to mix this rum. Very smooth and nice finish


Posted almost 2 years ago by Lar1seos from Greece with 2 ratings

This is good rum and not sweet flavors.......
Like a lot mixed only with a ice block


Posted almost 2 years ago by chris009 from Poland with 20 ratings

Honey, spices, wood, carmel, litle bit of sweetness
115pln/0,7 - auchan


Posted almost 2 years ago by Wozzerwozzer from United Kingdom with 5 ratings

Mr first "proper" rum, so fond of it for that reason. Very smooth, no lasting burn, aroma of Xmas pud, great sipper and on the rocks. Relegated to 2nd favourite now I've discovered Plantation XO.


Posted almost 2 years ago by Shaymus from Canada with 5 ratings

Nice go to rum that is readily available at a good price point, replaced Capt Morgan private stock in my cabinate as my casual rum.
Nice Carmel flavours and mixes well with Coke.


Posted almost 2 years ago by Art from United Kingdom with 9 ratings

Wow, what an aroma. This is a sweet rum and too much sugar added for me but it didn’t stop me enjoying the bottle but I won’t be buying again. Why the 8/10 because if you like sweet rum then you will love this.


Posted almost 2 years ago by Stefan from Sweden with 3 ratings

This rum is very excellent in the glass and the nose is very smooth.
The price makes this one hard


Posted almost 2 years ago by jiri.tutsch from Czech Republic with 24 ratings

Tohle davam do coly, protoze chutove to je slabsi - zvlastni kombinace korenene a vanilkove chuti. Mene vyrazne, ale colu to prijemne ovoni...


Posted almost 2 years ago by robo_h from Slovakia with 20 ratings

this was a good one, but you can find better ones for the price.


Posted almost 2 years ago by SNAX-EYZ from Canada with 7 ratings

It's a rough start and finish. Even in coke it's not great.