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El Dorado Special Reserve 15-Year rum is crafted from 15 to 25 year old rums that are then blended and married together in bourbon oak casks. Prior to blending the original batches are distilled using 4 unique stills - the Enmore and Diamond Coffey stills, the Port Mourant double wooden pot still, and the Versailles single wooden pot still.
The bottle of El Dorado Special Reserve 15-year was inspired by the the old hand-blown flasks used by sugar planters on the banks of the Demerara river.
Tbh I bought this rum because when I picked up the bottle all 3 spelling of run where covered Rum Ron Rhum!!!!
This is the finest sipping rum I’ve had to date, and just bought another bottle. Dee character, mellow flavor, no harshness whatsoever. Highly recommend.
Her er en rom der er på min top 3.
Når man har sunket den kommer den og bli'r hængende længe
The rum is decent, and definitely a sipper rum, but it mostly tastes like canesugar, and doesn't offer much more than that. Great for a beginner who wants to "step up his game"
By far one of the best rums I have had... this will now be the one that I compare all others to.
Very nice rum.
Good wooden finish.
Nice to drink it plain or with a cola.
This one returns to a little more caramel smell. A nice strong flavor when I tried neat. A nice warm smooth drink and a long pleasant after taste. Very similar to the 12, but with the great smell of the 8.
This is definitely a dosage bottle but I'd say 15 > 21 > 12. I sip it or occasionally use in a cocktail
In my opinion, this is the best rum you can buy that is reasonably priced. Smooth, easy to drink best value for your money.
Its a strong Rum suited for Whiskey-Drinker. Not my cup of tea, as I like more sweet Rums.
Money well spent.
Nice, sweetish and thick.
Perfect on rocks.
This is superior to the 12 year in my opinion by a decent margin. They are different for sure, but this is much more to my liking. In fact it is almost the opposite of the 12 year. The nose is almost overwhelming with heavy Banana and molasses and just a touch of tobacco. Imagine smelling a jar of concentrated molasses made from banana. If you take too deep of a whiff it is overwhelming. It almost made me worry about the taste...but....nope, it is delicious. The first taste is pure nutmeg and honey. Mid palate the banana returns in full force along with butter, butterscotch, nutmeg, rum cake, honey, and just a hint of fine tobacco. The aftertaste is sour cherry, alcohol, and allspice with banana lingering in the background. The only reason this isn’t a full 9 is that there is a slight lingering sourness that remains that I can’t quite place. The nose and palate to this rum are so powerful and complex that they make sipping this a wonderful experience.
Smell: caramel, dried fruits, vanilla, wood, spice.
Taste: caramel, honey, mince, dried fruit, spice, light bitterness. Nice aftertaste.
A good English style rum. The composition of the aromas is well done, it is very rich.
It's very good for the price.
It offers something of everything. It's not very mild and a little bit dry and spicy and sweet.
I like the 43% alkohol in this rum, it gives him a nice character.
Sweetness: 3 / 5
Spice: 4 / 5
Fruits: 3 / 5
Mildness: 3 / 5
This is one of the best ones at value/money ratio. Awesome aroma of vanilla, spice, fruit and oak. Rum is nicely smooth and balanced with little burn at the end. In mouth with flavours of vanilla, tobaccoo, oak and caramel. I can highly recommend this one to everybody.
Forgoing my usual long form review, I want to make the distinction that from 12-21, El Dorado will taste like the Demerara sugar it uses. An overly sweet rum for my tastes, hints of lavender, raisin and sweet tea fills the nose. Tastes of sugar (but not sugar cane like Zacapa) and a floral aftertaste that is extremely subtle.
7 because it's good, but way too sweet for me, if you like sweet, smooth rums, this clocks in at a 9 or 10 honestly, but I cannot overstate how cloyingly sweet this rum is.
Disclaimer: I taste (and drink) all my alcohol (mostly rum) seco, i.e. straight, no ice. If you wish to use this as a mixed drink, please look at another review (which you should be doing anyway, I'm just one man with a subjective palate after all) for a more complete reference.
Tasteful Guyana rum. Similar to the 12 year old, except that it's not so sweet and more mature roundness to it.
El Dorado 15YO mi prekvapivo chutilo o čosi menej ako El Dorado 12YO. Má síce pekné tóny horkej čokolády,náznak kávy,ale neprišiel mi tak lahodný a hladký ako jeho mladší brat. Každopádne chutný rum,ktorý stojí za ochutnanie.
I had many trips to Cuba and always enjoyed Havana Club 7 yo. Up until now I did not try anything else except Cuban rum. Once I've brought from there Santiago de Cuba 11yo and have found it so smooth and delicius compared to HC. Since then I've discovered world is full of different rums ). Had tried 12 of them so far. And I will rate them comparing to HC as the base rated 6.
Very nice rum, one of the best I have treid. Not too sweet and extremely well-balanced. Bought it for £32, what a bargain!
The box, the bottle, the ship.. you really cannot package rum any better than this. As far as flavor.. superb. I brought a bottle of the El Dorado 12 as gift for my buddy when we went out on his boat for a dive trip; I was not overly impressed (i have a new bottle of 12 to sample this evening). SO.. i went back to the store and scored the 15 - quite happy. I share this with those who drink whiskey mostly.. as I find this rum smokey and strong. It mellows in your glass and delivers time and again.
Both economic and beautiful, this is the first demerara many rum lovers should try.
This one is fairly similar to the 12 year old but a tad less sweet and with a better dryer finish. It is very enjoyable to drink and a solid option for any rum enthusiast.
"El Dorado Special Reserve 15-Year rum review by Mike at Ultimate Rum Guide"