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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.
There are better rums. There are cheaper rums. But for the price (
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.
Sjov krads kortvarig smag som ikke afrundes eller foldes ud synes dybden udebliver.
Pris. 200 DV
Good price and deep smooth rum. Definitely a re-buy.
My favourite sipper. I'm out right now and I'm missing not having a bottle.
I tried the 5, 8, 12, 15 & 23 at the UK rumfest the 12 was the most enjoyable ..... But that was a lot of rum in one hit and without drinking a whole bottle of the 15 and not being able to afford the 23 it's hard to be sure...
El Dorado 12-Year Rum er en rigtig god rom, ikke særlig kompleks og pengene værd.
Really rich, caramel, hazelnut kind a like taste, color really lovely amber, prize was reasonable. This goes great with not so special evenings, with good company and some nice blunts.
On dit souvent qu'il est très compliqué de faire simple, c'est ce que fait ce rhum du Demerara qui est pour moi un standard. Avec un nez très classique (boisé, fruits murs, tabac, caramel...) il est très facile d'abord pour une découverte du monde des rhums (et bien plus riche qu'un diplomatico). En bouche on retrouve les mêmes éléments avec un côté très gras et donc sucré, ce qui constitue son point fort et son point faible à la fois, selon les goûts.
Il est distillé dans les alambics Enmore, Diamond et Port Mourant, joli pédigrée vous en conviendrez !
Le rapport qualité/prix est excellent
Had the 12 year old El Dorado at the Saint House and rum Bar in Tucson Az 2 weeks ago ! Was blown away by this 12 year old Rum ! It's great in a Daiquiri , trust me ?
Den gør absolut ingen fortræd. Den er sød og blød. Rund og rar. Her får man lidt mere at lege med end fx RZ23. Den er dog stadig forholdsvis simpel og man er tilbøjelig til at ville mere. Den er dog altid god at falde tilbage på og så er det utroligt at den er så billig! Jeg foretrækker 15y!
Lækker Rom med lidt bid i. God sødme, dejlig eftersmag.
Rich and full taste. Quite sweet and a good value for money.
Great taste. Lovely straight up.
Some reviews state that sugar was added or artificial sweeteners. Not quite sure how this rum has high alcohol to the nose with a strong bitter burnt taste. I specifically bought this in hopes of finding a "Sweet Rum". No go for me.
Not quite as tasty as the 15 year old but excellent rum for the price
It have burned smel and after taste...
Think the rest will be enjoyed with Cola...
This one is a bit sweeter and less punchy than the 15 yo and to me this one is perfect in cocktails but of course, also a good sipper.The 12 year old is the sweeter of the El Dorado rums, and copper colored. It’s aged in used whisky and bourbon barrels. In 2006 it was reformulated, It has tasting notes of fruit, tobacco and orange peel and has tropical fruits and spice nose.This rum contains predominantly copper coffey still rum from Diamond blended with the double wooden pot still at Port Mourant and marques from the Enmore wooden Coffey.
El Dorado 12-Year rum review by Mike at Ultimate Rum Guide