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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.
Very similar in taste to the above, but a bit richer. Not sure how the Venezuelans are still producing anything aged as the economy is in ruins, so I like to think that this rum still holds true to tradition.
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.
A rum that I find so very enjoyable, especially considering the price. The nose is full and a little spicy with notes of rounded oak, leather, and sweet citrus.
The full demerara palette is smooth with molasse sweetness, tobaco, distinct citrus undertones, some barrel notes and perhaps a bit of liquorice. The aftertaste lingers with a cosy, lightly warming sensation.
Bedre rom fås ikke til pengene...
Der skal altid være sådan en i mit barskab.
Fantastic value for money , will always be a favorite !
Kan sagtens drikkes rent, men er dog også ganske forrygende til en rom og cola. Vinder af mange priser. El Dorado er når rom er bedst.
Blev bla. Drukket af den Engelske flåde helt tilbage i 1800 tallet
En udemærket rom
This was the first rum I got for the purpose of drinking it straight.
It is a rum that always will be in my collection.
I still enjoy et straight but also in drinks, coffee and hot chocolate.
It's a great all round rum and a great starter rum.
En af mine første rom. Den var knap så sød som forventet. Udmærket til prisen.
Not quite the 'zing'
of the 15 years old El Dorado, but this affordable venue is good on its own, as well as in cocktails of course...
Smooth and flavorful
En rigtig god rom
Very nice but if you've tried the 15 year you can get a real application for what that extra 3 years does for the quality.
Her får du meget rom for pengene. Lækker smag.
A wonderful blend of sweet, burn, and wood flavors. This is a rum to measure others by.
Well refined making it great for consuming straight up or on the rocks. Aromatic and fruity.
A medium sipper. A little strong for me.
all the usual bull for the tasting note, hints of this, tones of that, cool if you not so flush to buy the 21 (which is over priced) really nice in a mix, maple syrup, good cider, and ice...can be be sipped or poured over rocks, maybe el dorado should make this in to a solera....yeah, it deserves more than a couple of shots....(the 8 is better!)
There is not much to say about that rum except that every buyer will be conquere by it's flavour profile, quality & value for money.
drink neat or on the rocks
This is one of the nicest rums you can get - at £30 it's a bargain.
Price is not indicative of quality and this rum from this small island proves it.
If you use this in a punch, like my sister did, you need a stern talking too.
Smooth, lots of flavour and no head freeze hit - brilliant!
I had this, the same time as Diplomatico Reserva. This was good, but not on the same level of complexity as the DR. It still had a slight burn to it, which I wouldn't expect with a rum over $30. I still enjoyed it though and would probably get it again, if it was available here.
This is my first Demerara rum, and I'm glad I started here! I would characterize it as intensely flavorful and aromatic. A fresh pour exhibits an explosion of scent, taking a few minutes to settle down. Afterward, a unique (to my taste) combination of fruit/candy sweetness and cigar-box duskiness. The palette and finish, though, are almost entirely candy but with the wonderful complexities of 12 years of aging. A llllllooooonnnnnnggggg finish on this one, similar to the Ron Abuelo line.
At just over $20 in my area, a superb value for those who enjoy a sweetly-flavorul sipping rum.
El Dorado 12-Year rum review by Mike at Ultimate Rum Guide