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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.
Now this is some good stuff
Just started a new job and my wife bought me this as a gift. The El Dorado 12 is my go to rum. This is so much more complex a rum. This is not as sweet as the 12 but is just as thick in the mouth. Definitely let it sit in your glass before sipping let it breath a little . You will not be disappointed.
I expected this to be a mature version of the 12 or 15 but strangely it had a completely different profile. It had more of a fruit taste with hints of earthiness. It’s profile was closer to rye than rum.
I just cracked it open so I hope to post a better 2nd review.
The first time I tried this was with a good friend and we were puzzled by a specific element in the aroma and palate in this rum. After a few tries, we determined that it was the tobacco. El Dorado 21 had a very distinct tobacco element that I never experienced on other runs like Zacapa XO, or Appleton Estate 21. Overall, this is a great rum. Superb aroma, dark chocolate and tobacco.
Thick, molassesy sweet rum. Good flavors, notes of wood and vanilla. This one is a dessert rum. Might be a bit much out in the hot sun
Very good sipping rum, but not as good as I would have expected based on the price. After reading the other reviews I am interested in trying the 15 year next time.
I had the good fortune of a taste of this at a friend’s house. It is one of the best rums I’ve ever had. There are hints of all kinds of flavours: vanilla, plum, cinnamon. It has no burn and a great aftertaste. This is definitely a sipping rum that screams Caribbean!
"El Dorado 21-Year rum review by The Ultimate RumGuide"
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