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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.
This is a fine rum but i would say it's pretty much on the same level as the 15 year and not a big step above. The 15 year arguably has a slightly better finish but the taste of the 21 year is just ever so slightly superior. Nice oak barrel taste going on! You can definitely own both as they are different but i wouldn't say one is better than the other.
Smooth easy taste but too sweet when compared to El Dorado 15 years.
A very fine choice.
It's comparable to Ron Centenario in its sweetness, but I think that el dorado is a little sweeter. However I think since it embraces the sweetness, it's a little better than Centenario.
Dark flavor but not syrupy, lots of molasses and brown sugar. A very pleasant rum to sip.
The whisky flavor from 15y is almost gone, instead you have even more oak and tropical fruit.
I recently bought myself the little sample pack with the 12, 15 and 21 yo el dorado.
I found this the best one.
But ! if i look at the prices of big bottles i see that this one is twice the price of the 15 yo.
So if (and this will happen) i buy a full bottle, it will be the 15.
they are all very good if you ask me.
Very similar to the 15 year old. Wonderful sipper, but too similar to the 15 year old to justify the increase in price.
I love the El Dorado rums. Of all of the rum brands that I have tried these are definitely my favourite. I must say though having done a blind taste test of El Dorado 12,15,21 straight myself and a friend agreed that the 12 tasted just as good as the 21. With coke, there seems to be no difference. I love the 21 but would rather buy 2+ bottles of the 12 instead.
I had heard so much good about this rum, so my expectations were very high. It is indeed a quality sipper, but for me it just isn't up there with the best. I prefer more heavy and thick rums like the Abuelo Centuria.
A rich dark Demerara rum delivers an unexpectedly dry initial impression, despite the added sugars. Add an ice cube to bring out additional layer of flavors that elevate this rum. It would rate higher if not for the price point and additives. Aging a rum for 21 years is costly, but there are other other rums at lower price points that are equally as tasty.
Im not a fan of ED12, so I didn't have much expectations for this. But I was positively surprised! The nose is brilliant, lot of spices and licorice. The taste is a mixture of dryness thats topped with a soft sweetness, - makes a killer combo! This is actually far more dry than I would expect, but they make it work. I would give it 8,5 if I could.
I had this rum in Jamaica for the first time and was surprised on the nice flow it presented. A bit more flavor and bite than the 15 year olds.. A gentle smell, but heat and spice upon tasting... A slight smoky taste with Cinnamon and nutty overtones. I like this surprise and will get more as I will the 15 Year old also..
Many think the El Dorado 21 is the best - or at least one of the best. My tastes are a little different, and I prefer the 8 and 12 better than the 15 and 21. Maybe it's aged TOO much? Can that be it? Heavier and more complex - yes. So if that's what you like, plop down the $80+ for it. If not, buy 4-5 bottles of the 8 year.
Jeg vil dog sige, at normalt er mere til 15års El Dorado, men denne skal da ikke snydes og er jo en super dejlig Rom. Skal klart smages, men Rom kender sætter mere pris for dens smag og styrke, end en nybegynder.
I'm this is am excellent rum. It might be to heavy for newcomers. Unfortunately a little bit overpriced compared to the taste of an plantation xo.
Over all a solid choice for dessert or a cigar.
Found this to be one of the sweetest I've ever had. I've had to remind myself that it's a rum and not a liqueur. That being said, I really enjoyed it.
It's thick and extremely smooth. I'd considered pouring this on waffles in the morning if I didn't have a day job. Nearly no spice. A lot of rich sugars with a beach wood pallet. I'll be buying this again, or trying the 12 or 15yr.
One of my favourite of the el dorado line; I actually prefer it slightly over the 25.
If we could give half marks I would give this an 8 1/2; mostly because the oak sticks around a little longer then I would like
A richly flavored sipping rum with a bit of sweetness to round out the flavor. Not spicy, reminds me of Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva but with less sweetness.
Tento rum je velmi podobny svojmu mladsiemu 12y bratovi ktory stoji min. o polovicu menej. Chutov mi ide na burbon/whiskey
Manage to get a sample of this after having finished a bottle of both the 12 & 15yo.
It's a very nice and very smooth, sweet, spicy with oaky dry finish,
This version is nearly twice the price of the 15yo but to me it doesn't relate to to twice as much "enjoyment".
Unless I'm going to be loaded very soon I'll be sticking to the 15yo
This was pretty good stuff. Not too sweet and not too dry. If I have to be honest, I think I prefer the 12 year expression more and it's considerably less expensive!
I actually prefer the El Dorado 15, less expensive, but way more interesting. This has a bit more alcohol taste and is dryer than the 15. Don't get me wrong it is a great rum. It has some complex flavors that you want to savor.
El Dorado 21 år er en fabelagtig rom med en duft, der både indeholder det let røgede tobaksagtige og det syrlige citrusagtige element, omend man samtidig fornemmer en dyb underliggende sødme.
Smagen er kraftig med masser af fad, og den præges indledende af den høje alc. pct. på 43. Dog virker den ikke sprittet eller skarp. Rommen er overraskende tør og de røgede, syrlige og søde smagsnoter udvikles langsomt, men hænger længe i ganen.
Duft og smag er i overensstemmelse med hinanden. Denne rom er perfekt til eftertænksomme aftener - er blevet fast inventar i skabet 👍
if you like sweet rums, but not too sweet, this is yours. the el dorado 21 seems to bee not so sweet. more leather, more smoke, more softness, more deep, more body. a great rum with a special wooden touch.
"El Dorado 21-Year rum review by The Ultimate RumGuide"