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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.
especially in an old fashioned. This is good. They story is great. Wooden stills are the greatest. This could be better but it’s towards the top of my list and some of the best not made in Barbados.
My first sip, I was in heaven. Smooth & sweet. This is the rum that started me exploring quality sipping rums.
I'm not much of a reviewer, but I know what I like. Tried this on recommendation for the "rum guy" at a large liquor store chain in the Houston area. Dark in color, with a hint of vanilla to the nose. Some say it's too sweet, but then rum is made with sugar. I like the sweetness. $27.00/ bottle not bad. The 15 yr old was 38.00. May try it in next to compare.
This is so sugary, that aftertaste suffers. this is full of exotic fruits and sweetness. I don't like too sweet rums, but this is high quality stuff, no doubt.
This is a sweet rum that leaves you wanting more. Tried the 15yr and it just didn't leave as good of an impression. Would definitely recommend....
I find this a smooth sipping rum that is over-rated. I prefer a rum on the rocks with slices of lime. I find I use more limes to take off the hard edge of this rum. Good but far from favorite. Aargh!
You shouldnt start your rum-carrer with this one,after gaining a bit experience with light rums like 7yo Cubans,its a perfect step-up. Like the 15yrs old,it gives you a warming feeling in your belly which lasts quite long,without biting. The extra added sugar is the only disappointing fact. I edited it now from 9 to 8 ,i sampled a second bottle after years. My taste might changed
One of the best rums i have tasted so far.
Gentle aftertaste, complex flavor, "oily" on the tongue.
Caramel is still very dominant though... but i kind of like it in this case.
une belle bouteille, un rhum à boire sec. tres equilibre, suffisamment sur l alcool mais pas trop. Beaucoup de parfum , multiples gouts d'épices.
very impressed with this smooth Guyana Demerara rum. I've read the reviews about the added sugar but I just really enjoy the flavour. Excellent supper!
very nice sweet rum easy on the pallet easy on the nose goes down very well straight up
this is truly delicious. I have yet to try the 8, 15, or 21 but I am now looking forward to it. A deep molasses flavor is the first thing that jumps out, but the spices come out shortly after. I will enjoy the rest of the bottle.
This rum is a sweet aged rum. There is a lack of complexity. The plus is that you can sip half a bottle before you realize it.
Rich color with nice legs
Smell of vanilla brown sugar with a pleasant heat.
I'm the mouth the vanilla comes through with chocolate and appercots. There is the heat again but again it is welcomed.
Finish is smooth with the vanilla lingering.
Un goût de fruit grille, excellent rhum très balancé !
To this point in my rum tasting enjoyment, this is my favorite. Offering aromas of fruity vanilla saturated in oak with a full robust body, yet smooth with spicy notes and flavours of chocolate cherry, followed by an after taste of lingering oak. Rich, full, balanced. For the price of $30-36 a bottle (Canada), I have no problem getting frequently.
Like Eric already told in his review, i had totally the same opinion.
This was one of the first aged rums I tried, but after a few nights of giving it a try, it really grew on me. By the end of the bottle I came to love this rum.
Another one of my favorite rums! Full of delicious and subtle sweet tastes (more subtle than the Diplomatico Reserva for example) and very friendly to the throat. I need to keep myself from reaching to this one every night!
I would love to taste the same rum with less added sugar.
Was my favorite rum for years but now I just cant stand the sweetness anymore. My new favorite sipping rum in the same price range is the Appleton Estate Extra 12YO.
For this price you can't get a better rum although the step up to the 15 is well worth the extra few quid. Rich molasses and smoothness of a typical el dorado. This has minimal burn, flavor isn't overly complex but holds its own against more expensive rums. This was the first bottle of "proper" sipping rum I tried so might be a touch of nostalgia in this review
By far one of the best rums out therefor the money. Lots of flavours and enjoyable mixed with anything! Has a lot of the flavours of the more aged El Dorado rums at a much better price.
My first great rum. Love it. I will buy it again. Just great.
This is the first El Dorado that I've been able to get and I must say I like it! Nicely balanced rum especially for the price!
Very nice good for all rum drinker a bottle to have in your cabinet.
El Dorado 12-Year rum review by Mike at Ultimate Rum Guide