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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.
A top 5 rum for me. Fantastic. If price was no option, this would be my everyday drinker.
Just a hint of vanilla. Woodsy. Slightly sweet but not over the top. Alcohol comes through but within limits. A quite nice rum.
Nose: Lots of oak and your typical Demerara straight away with liquorice, aniseed and a little bit of tar. The brown sugar you use to make cakes with, infact….yes, overcooked and slightly caught fruit cake. Molasses, blackberry jam, prunes, bananas, black coffee and a little bit of smoke. There are some woody spices in there too, your typical cinnamon and clove while a slight mentholly note picks things up a bit. Pretty complex actually and a fair bit lighter (well, less “heavy”) than the 15 year old. Oh, a nice bit of worn leather pops up after a while too. There is a good bit of age on the nose.
Palate: Sweet delivery and semi-viscous mouth feel. Not as bad as I was expecting given I know this is loaded with sugar. Herbal, minty, banana liqueur, prunes, figs, dates, maybe a hint of orange/marmalade. Lighter liquorice, slightly bitter coffee, actually there is a fair amount of bitterness given the sugar levels (too much cask?), black cherry jam and a touch of earthy mushroom. Pretty complex despite the meddling.
Finish: Medium to long, quite sappy and actually bitters off with some strong oak. Touches of leather, cigar smoke and a burst of bitter orange marmalade, some black coffee and a handful of fresh herbs. Ends with that fuzzy buzz you get with altered rum and the lingering taste if a confusing mix of sweet and bitter that’s not entirely pleasant nor is it unpleasant.
Very nice rum, but I find this too expensive. It is a very sweet rum. The 15 yrs is a better choice for me. Still this is an excellent drink.
This is my favorite sipping rum so far and about as much as I would ever want to normally pay for a bottle.
We have tried the 12/15/21 all in the same evening and the favorite was the 15. The 12 is a great mixer.
Found it on sale in Florida for 89.99. Not a purchase that can be made very often, but money well spent just the same.
El Dorado rums are classics, but the 21 years is distinguished by an exceptional taste that elevates the standards of rum to the best I've had the chance to taste
A little different but, as good as the 15 year old, a little different due to the extra time in barrels, but truly a great rum. Not 10 as the 15 years old is as good, but cheaper.
For a 100$ in Québec,CA you can get better than that for a lower price, it as a strong wood barrel after taste.
Mult laudatul El Dorado de 21 de ani nu e ceea ce te astepti sa fie. Sincer, sunt putin dezamagit de gustul unui rom de 21 de ani.
Woo.. Not from this planet.. Aromă puternică de butoi daaar... Nu deranjanta... Dulceag dar nu persistent.. Un rom desăvârșit din toate punctele de vedere.. Merge cu un trabuc premium.
Une histoire qui se répète pour la famille El Dorado ...
Comme ses deux frères .. 12 et 15 ans.
Simplement trop cher pour un produits hyper commercial.
Bon, mais à ce prix, trop de bouteilles passent devant !
Smooth, fruits and honey. Really like this one, a lot better than the 12.
Denne Rom er super god og har en fantastisk eftersmag, kan varmt anbefales
I was first introduced to El Dorado 21 a few years ago and fell in love at first taste. It has hints of honey and dark sugar, with rich flavours of fruit and spice. I do not waste this rum on a casual drink, but prefer to savour it on special occasions.
This rum is so smooth and just sweet enough. It's something I have on special occasions. Perfect amount of vanilla, oak, and nuttiness. Pretty amazing stuff!
Ordered this on ice as an after dinner drink. it was very enjoyable and I want to say I tasted a hint of vanilla. Very enjoyable without the burn. A very good rum.
Für mich der bester rum überhaupt.
Nicht zu suss und ein sehr komplexes aroma.
Leider ist der preis nicht geschenkt
Very nice to drink. Nuttiness and Carmel are the major overtones. Easy to drink. Slight alcohol burn but very very light and extremely quickly residing. Easy and mellow rum with a very light almost no kick. I like!
En extremt fin rom som sitter kvar i gomen en bra stund efter
A perfect sweetness adds to the greatness of this rum. As with the other sted el dorado rums, this is Super delicious.
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.
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.
Finally added this bottle to my collection, have been keeping the 15 year around as a constant staple on my shelf. The El Dorado line is one of my favorites and now I just need a special occasion to open this addition. Like maybe a Monday.
El Dorado 21-Year rum review by The Ultimate RumGuide