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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.
I'm a simple Cuban guy who enjoys sipping his rum. Not quite a connoisseur but working my way up mostly in the value section of the market as I don't have deep pockets. This ED 12 is probably one of the best values one can currently find in the Ontario, Canada rum market ~38CAD. A bit on the sweet side but with lots of personality. I like its smell although I prefer the stronger smell of the Havana Club 7 years old. The taste and afterburn are great as compared to similar contenders. If this bottle had been a lady I would have proposed to her a long time ago ;-)
Excellent smooth taste of vanilla, burnt caramel and made using pure molasses
I remember liking this one, but it's been a long time since I tried it.
Very nice rum , not as sweet as Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva , but a fantastic sipping rum . The Demerara rum also combines well with a small amount of a decent cola when you want a longer drink. Most rums here in N.Z are pretty pricey but this is good value for money , need to try the 15 yr next !
En fin rom, let drikkelig med megen sødme og med et par sjove undertoner i smagen. Nogle snakker om lakrids - ved ikke helt om det var hvad jeg også smagte, men det var en god oplevelse :-)
great smooth easy sipping rum. i do like 12yr better than the 15yr, both are great but nothing touches the 21yr by far.
Det er en rigtig god rom til billige penge ca. 280kr.
Denne rom koster omkring 300 kr., men den smager af langt mere. En rom som de fleste burde kunne lide.
very good rum highly recommended for about $ 30 you can't
pass on this one, try it to see what I mean.
God rom til den meget lave pris. En god smag, der dog ikke varer længe.
Surprisingly good rum, tasty with some fruit aftertaste.
A perfectly balanced 12y rum witch class, aroma and sweetness all in harmonic proportions. A truly great choice and worth every penny!
one of many bottles i had in December last year and propably one of the best (well Barcelo imperial was there obviously). smell and taste seemed to me as mixture of pampero aniversario (the jam flavour) and flor de cana 12 (the chocolate flavour). Obviously more balanced and more complexed than pampero and flor 12. loved it and will buy it soon again.
Len, mild med mycket fruktsmak. Den första El Dorado jag testat. lRekommenderas!
I love this rum neat. It is really smooth and doesn't have strong alcohol taste.
One of the first rum I've tasted. Liked it a lot then and I like it a lot still. Really nice sipping rum with a great taste. It is also really good in a cuba libre (sacrilege I know, but it was part of a tasting experiment). Haven't tried the siblings yet, but looking forward to it.
First I liked it, but then my dislike of anything sweet alcohol got over, bottle is still almost full.
But I did't want to give up, so I purchased 21 yo
I just like it...sweet, dark, almost viscous. I'm not a big rum "taster" but I like the smoothness and silky note that this rum has on my palate.
nose is strong, licorice and sweet
taste is same. very good and powerful rum. aftertase is dry
maybe the best valuerum
only thing I drink.. was stuck on crown royal took 1 sip now I'm addicted...
Guter Demara Rum - mild und eine gewisse Süße. Dessert Rum
I really like this rum, it is good, round, sweet and almost will be able to enjoy it, even the girls. A good 'starter' for the untrained.
Should be better than it is. I actually prefer this with coke instead of straight up.
El Dorado 12 Years rum is internationaal erkend als een premium rum met al heel wat gouden plaketten, de meest prestigieuze prijs die deze rum heeft gewonnen is de International Gold Medal, een competitie waarin de 40 beste Carabische rums de strijd aangaan.
Wat betreft de blend, deze is gemaakt van speciaal geselecteerde oude rums, de jongste rum heeft zelfs 12 jaar lang mogen rijpen in eikenhouten vaten! De kleur is fantastisch, de donkere eikenhouten kleur van de rum heeft iets kruidigs in zich en de aroma’s die er vanaf komen zijn werkelijk waar verbluffend; hints van citrusvruchten die worden afgewisseld met kaneel, bruine suiker en vanille, een waar genot voor de neus en mond.
El Dorado 12-Year rum review by Mike at Ultimate Rum Guide