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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.
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Extremely rich flavor, very smooth, great color, everything you want in a rum. To call it the Cadillac of rums would be to overestimate Cadillacs. I prefer it even to the 15 and 21 and it's as cheap as the intermediate rums of its competitors.
My favourite for regular consumption.. Sweet and complex - I never get sick of it.
One of my favourites by a mile. Can't think of many more I'd prefer to be sipping on for the same price.
Super dark color, a bit of a bit initially but it mellows out after the first sip. Great texture, smooth. It's got a number of flavors, very sweet and a bit dry. Definitely a go-to sipping rum, an easy one to enjoy over and over.
Of all their aged runs this is my favourite. Sweet, complex and delicious.
Rich plums, caramelized apples, coffee, dark chocolate and spices.
I prefer it straight
Received as a gift. Nice amber color, complex aroma. Medium weight on tongue, nice smooth finish with slight burn. Very nice - I would get this again when this one gets kicked.
It is a decent sipping rum, but nothing special......
God balance mellem sødme og tørhed og nem at genkende.
El Dorado 12 is a really nice rum. I can’t compare much since I’m new to the rum game, but I find this rum as a very good option for the price. It’s just a tiny bit sweeter than some others (e.g. Zacapa 23) and the taste is not as complex or deep, but the quality is there and the rum tastes really good. I have to say i prefer this rum over for instance Diplomatico Reserva.
I can wholeheartedly recommend this rum to anyone looking for a more simple - but not really dull - quality rum.
I enjoyed this one. Great taste. Not to sweet. Like the Smokey level
I really like the syrupy smoothness of this one, along with a strong character that lasts in mouth. Truly great.
Nádherná vůně dubu, ovoce, rozinek, vanilky a karamelu, příjemně sladký. Nemusí dlouho odvětrávat, není totiž nepříjemně lihový. Vhodný i pro holky. Doporučuji!!!
Really versatile, with the price can mix or sip. I generally sip though
Flavourful and rich but not as complex as I’d like
Tento rum je myslím najlepšia voľba v kategórii do 25EUR. Naozaj jemný,lahodný rum,cítiť tropické tóny,sladkosť až do náznakov medu. Osobne mi chutil ešte o čosi viac ako jeho starší 15 ročný brat. O kvalite veľa napovie aj neskutočne množstvo ocenení,ktoré každoročne vo svojej kategórii získava. Pre mňa známka skôr 7,5
I had many trips to Cuba and always enjoyed Havana Club 7 yo. Up until now I did not try anything else except Cuban rum. Once I've brought from there Santiago de Cuba 11yo and have found it so smooth and delicius compared to HC. Since then I've discovered world is full of different rums ). Had tried 12 of them so far. And I will rate them comparing to HC as the base rated 6.
Grand rhum avec une belle profondeur aromatique. Sa robe est sombre. Ses arômes sont envoûtants
Great but not special one. Not offensive, but my cup of tea
Best rum ABC in Florida had and it does taste good,
I do not have a pallet for Rum and trusted the sites reviews and was not disappointed.
so I went with the popular rating
One of my first aged rums. Smell is great with hints of vanilla, caramel and molasses. Rum is sweet and you can feel fruit, caramel, spice and little bit of oak. Finish is with little alcohol burn.
Dark, smokey, rick oak like tones. Citrus. Very enjoyable on the rocks, but I have tastier rums in my cabinet. A bit sharp in the back of my mouth. Still not bad at all.
Tastes fair, no additives in my taste.
Smells of caramel, tastes quite sweet. Not a bad bite by any means, especially at the price point. Flavour is one dimensional but it’s definitely tasty for a baseline kind of rum. Found it on sale for $27 CAD which is a steal (usually around $35 CAD). There are a lot of rums at twice this price that have the same amount of flavour in my opinion. El Dorado 12 is a great place to start if you’re just getting into drinking rum neat.
El Dorado 12-Year rum review by Mike at Ultimate Rum Guide