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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.
It taste different then the 15 and 12... All have the same after taste, it's what's in the mouth and nose that's different.. for the cost I say stick to the 15. I wasn't fond of the 12's nose it reminded me of nail polish and honey... I like the 21 taste in the mouth it's not full body, it has a long after taste of something sweet I can't put my finger on it. I'll keep my 15 and be happy.
Nose: oak, spices (vanilla) and honts of chocolate
Taste: full and round with a little bit, some nuts and raisins
Aftertaste: caramel, vanilla and caramelised apricot
The El Dorado 21 has a nice oaky nose, with spice and a touch of honey. I really enjoy this rum, unless I drink it next to some of the other rums I've rated higher. I'm a bit of a sucker for sweet aged rums, and this one isn't as sweet as most of the others I've tried. Very good, but I think there are better at this price point. And I agree with others who said the El Dorado 15 is about equal to the 21 (at only half the price).
Sweet, caramel, tingles nicely on the tongue.
A lot smoother than expected. No burn. Marked down due to the price, although very nice I think there are other rums that done close to this.
Haven’t tried to 15yr yet.
Considerably drier than I was expecting but extremely drinkable. While perhaps still partial to the 15-year, this presents a nice, complex flavor with an added woody note that is largely absent in the 12 or 15 year bottles. Overall, very happy to have it in my bar but also not sure I’d buy another with some of the other great options out there for similar/less money.
The color in glass is intensely dark brown, no doubt a result of caramel coloring.
The nose is fruits, leather, and an off-putting, turpentine-like odor that is quite peculiar.
On the palate, there is a lot of smokines, interesting balance between the dried apricots, plums, and smokiness. The mouthfeel, however, is surprisingly thin and the finish is shorter that expected from a 21 years of aging. The tannins are present in respectable force, but held back by the added sugar.
I would very much like to taste this without the sweeteners, but alas, rums today are what they are.
Not a bad taste on its own, just not an honest one.
Smooth easy taste but too sweet when compared to El Dorado 15 years.
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.
Taste 8/10. Almost same as good as 25 at 1/5 of the price. Strong flavour with cognac-rum taste... fruity, little sweet & semi dry it burns! Nice try but not 100% for my flavour...
The most complex, and least sweet one in the El Dorado family. Needs a little rest in the glass before drinking.
This room is quite heavy for my taste, I do prefer more refined rums, but the taste does grow on you with more sips.
Smooth, deep with a lasting honey aftertaste. Best served neat
rhum de complexite gustative fantastique
methodes de distillations particulieres et uniques
Compared to rums in the same price range, I did not enjoy the 21. I have not yet tried other El Dorado rums
To my palate, it lacks the smoothness and taste one would expect in this price range. I will stick to the Ron abuelo centenario and zacapa xo for now.
This is a very high quality rum, but I can't justify the $100 price tag!
El Dorado 21-Year - good !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
El Dorado 21-Year je top z rumu Eldorado (tech do100€). Samozrejmne je to velmi dobry rum, ale kdyz srovnam pomer cena/kvalita tak mi nejlip vychazi El Dorado 12y.
The whisky flavor from 15y is almost gone, instead you have even more oak and tropical fruit.
This was on my want list for a long time. Tastes wonderful but I might just prefer the 15 year. I got a bottle of this and every time I would drink it I would get really bad heartburn afterwards because it was so sweet and syrupy. I would definitely recommend though and will probably get another bottle at some point.
Very similar to the 15 year old. Wonderful sipper, but too similar to the 15 year old to justify the increase in price.
I've been lucky enough to be able to taste this rum during the Paris RumFest 2014. It was in my wishlist for a long time, so that I was really happy to be able to discover it, knowing that its small brother, 15 years old, is my absolute reference as far as aged rums are concerned.
Hence my expectation was very high and I must admit that I was a bit disappointed ... Indeed this rum is excellent but it is much more acid than the 15 yo. So that the 15 yo will remain my absolute reference.
The best of the brand I've had. It's smooth and showcases the best of Guyana
This is a nice smooth sipping rum but like flor De cana 25 and my 1981 English harbour they all just lack that wow factor. That extra flavour and richness. Not my favourite but a nice enough rum nonetheless.
A solid 7.
El Dorado 21-Year rum review by The Ultimate RumGuide