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El Dorado 21-Year rum

El Dorado 21 is produced near the equator in Guyana by Demerara distillery. The final product is a blend of rums, aged between 21 and 25 years and crafted using 100% locally sourced Demerara sugar. Traditional tools are used in the distilling processes including three unique wooden stills. The rums rest until maturity in 45 gallon oak casks.

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Posted about 4 years ago by Jesper Vejle Krog from Denmark with 66 ratings

A perfect sweetness adds to the greatness of this rum. As with the other sted el dorado rums, this is Super delicious.

Posted about 1 year ago by Pavel from Czech Republic with 133 ratings

Surprisingly quite strong, dark alcoholic kick. but it starts with a nice well-balanced body. give it time to breathe.

Posted about 2 months ago by Pollux from Canada with 121 ratings

Bon rhum de dégustation, j'ai goûté à mieux pour moins chers.

Posted about 4 years ago by Claus Høegh Andersen from Denmark with 51 ratings

Denne Rom er super god og har en fantastisk eftersmag, kan varmt anbefales

Posted over 4 years ago by Kent Henriksson from Sweden with 17 ratings

The most complex, and least sweet one in the El Dorado family. Needs a little rest in the glass before drinking.

Posted almost 4 years ago by Adrian Pybus from Sweden with 10 ratings

Just a hint of vanilla. Woodsy. Slightly sweet but not over the top. Alcohol comes through but within limits. A quite nice rum.

Posted over 3 years ago by Nicholas Miller from United States with 75 ratings

El Dorado is interesting. It smells very bland and boring in the bottle/glass, typical stuff you smell from any non-commercial rum. However drinking it straight is very unique. I would not recommend straight, it is quite the harsh sipper and I always find myself scratching my head at how some people sip somethings straight. It needs a tad of cola to tame it. But wow what a nice body. Thin entry, huge body in the middle that is super blent together to make this wonderful unique taste and a typical rum ending, silky is a way to describe it. Its a good blend of sweetness and dry. It's good but not worth the price honestly. Comparable to Mount Gay XO quality and price range. It would be more enjoyable too if their was less heat but that's okay can't win them all but it's a very good thing to sample. I picked mine up in a thing call a "connoisseurs choice" pack where it had the 12, 15 and 21 year for 10$ at the duty free. Which if you're like me and just like to buy to sample it's a very economic way to sample!

Posted over 3 years ago by Golfm from Denmark with 153 ratings

Good it is, great? ... is it so much better than 15 years EL?

Posted over 3 years ago by Jonny Olsson from Sweden with 162 ratings

Miss some body but there is long aftertaste with nice bur, a little bit to oaky for my taste.

Posted over 5 years ago by YMHC from Netherlands with 160 ratings

Herkomst: Guyana
abv: 43% (niet branderig)
Inhoud: 70cl
Kleur: Bruine Rum
Aroma: citrus fruit, tabak, banaan, karamel en hout.
Smaak: droog fruit, gebakken banaan, karamel, hout, vanille en melasse.
Nasmaak: heel lang en zoetig, karamel, melasse.

De ED 21 heeft een complex aroma en smaak die blijft veranderen naar mate je je glas drinkt.

16-33 gr/liter suiker toegevoegd. Jammer, niet nodig, 1 punt minder.

Posted over 5 years ago by Owen from Canada with 9 ratings

Lets be very clear about the difference between aging rum vs whisky; Whisky is aged in very cool conditions creating a slow process with vary little evaporation and maturity comes very slowly. It cannot be aged too long in my opinion. Rum ages in very different conditions being very warm with a tremendous amount of evaporation further concentrating the flavours into the remaining fluid. Aging rum creates high loss for the distiller driving the cost even higher but I feel it is possible to age rum too long. Another aspect of rum is that there is no industry standard for the age designation; a 7 year rum may have aged fully fledged in a cask; be blended with other rums; be Solera aged in a pour through method; or be cooked up in a back room over donkey poo... 'they' really need to standardize it for the good of the industry (whoever 'they' are). I suggest to not read anything into age statements and judge the rum "as is" but you will likely pay according to the age. That being said, this is a fantastic aged rum and I guess it is largely made up of rums aged for 21 years in a dark cool Guyana warehouse; perhaps blended by the master to achieve the balance he is after. Fair enough! The dark complexities make it worth the price which ran ~CAD$90. As their premier product the bottle could carry a bit more elegance over the other El Dorados so that brought it down a notch to a 8.

Posted over 3 years ago by Glen from United States with 50 ratings

It's great. Exceptional. Almost too rich and savory. A little nutty.

Posted over 3 years ago by Titomm from Canada with 59 ratings

Meilleur de la famille El Dorado, belle chaleur, bel équilibre, épices, délicieux. Mais compte tenu de son prix, je ne le note pas plus haut.

Best of El Dorado family, beautiful warmth, beautiful balance, spices. But considering its price, I do not note it higher.

Posted over 3 years ago by Cameron from United States with 20 ratings

Dark mahogany color, very rich looking. Notes of caramel, molasses, and spice on the nose, spicy and sweet on the tongue, with a splendid peppery finish. Little on the pricey side for me as a normal usage rum, but if you get a chance to try it, you'll enjoy it I'm sure!

Posted over 3 years ago by Peter from Hungary with 91 ratings

Like other El Dorados,this one great example of heavy demerara rums.
obviously it's the best of the 12-15-21 series. I think that Pusser's and other Navy rum blends consist a big part of these

Posted about 5 years ago by Earl Elliott from Canada with 190 ratings

Sugar: 34 gpl. At first this has a sweet wood or chemical type of smell then it gives way to a nice tobacco and smokey wood flavor. The initial bite gives settles down to a nice warm finish. This rum continues to taste better each time I sample it.
It is sweet and is somewhat similar to Diplomatico Exclusiva only this rum has a bit more oak to it. It is the best of the El Dorado line so far. It's worth trying, but at $110 per bottle my thoughts were that the taste does not justify the cost.

Posted over 3 years ago by Wayne Upton from United States with 136 ratings

I hadn't tasted this in a while, but when I came back to this bottle after a few years, I was surprised at how sweet it is. The added sugar detracts, in my opinion. Otherwise, a fine, well-aged flavorful demerara.

Posted over 3 years ago by Jonas from Germany with 12 ratings

A very good rum, but not as great as I expected it to be. A little bit too aggressive and sweet at the same time for me, besides that its very good.

Posted over 3 years ago by Rich from Canada with 25 ratings

This is a smooth operator here, most of mine take a Coke mix or even a bit of sprite for a change, excellent all around. I do have a preference for the 15 year or 12 year old El Dorado but I am glad I tried this one, so much sampling to do!

Posted over 3 years ago by Tony from United States with 7 ratings

A little in the sweet side for me. I would say I like their 12 year better.

Posted over 1 year ago by PatPep from United States with 8 ratings

Very smooth with hints of flavor. sharp on the tongue at first then smooths out to a nice sipper.

Posted 12 months ago by DjAugust from Hungary with 22 ratings

Nice El dorado with oaky nose and a less sweet and more spicey taste. My personal preference is for more rounded sweeter rums in this price range, but I would never refuse a sip fron this either :)

Posted about 3 years ago by Chris from Belgium with 100 ratings

The nose is quite dry and the alcohol is maybe a little bit too much present. The palate is quite spicy, with notes of coffee, grilled bread and vanilla. The finish is long and elegant.

Posted over 1 year ago by Alas from Puerto Rico with 35 ratings

Yep well made rum, would drink it all day long, just confused as to why the 15yo version tastes better. This is much smoother but I feel it loses it’s body and taste compared to the 15yo.