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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.
Just brilliant. This is the rum that officially got me deep into the rabbit hole of delicious rum. Admittedly I've had better in the years since, but this isn't a rating based on nostalgia as it's a fantastic rum in its own right (a bit too sweet for some though). However the price point at just over $30 for me easily cinches its deserved rating.
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.
Just got a bottle in the grand caymans while on vacation. This now replaces cruzan single barrel as my favorite rum. Super smooth.
alcohol burst first, then sweet smooth ending, tasty one.
Smooth, hints of toffee and vanilla. Over ice there is no burn or sharpness. I think it would be a waste to mix it!
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
El Dorado 12-Year rum review by Mike at Ultimate Rum Guide