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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.
No complaints typical Guyana Demura rum very smooth and full bodied. Not sure it’s worth the $20 premium over the 12 year that I prefer and rate the same.
Rum smells very nice. unfortunately for me in the end it also has a strong odor of alcohol.
the taste is pronounced, I would say woody and with a hint of cognac. for people who don't mind strong alcohol, make no mistake.
but for me it is much tastier and I will enjoy it more with a rock of ice.
then it stands out more and Is not so harsh.
Au nez, senteurs de café noir, orange confite, chocolat noir et vanille.
Le palais magnifiquement rond avec énormément de saveurs : fruit tropicaux grillés avec des épices douces.
La finale est soyeuse et moyennement corsée.
Zatímco mladší brácha mě věru nijak nedojal, tohle je úplně sklenka rumu! Vůně nic moc (pro můj vkus příliš štiplavá), ale ta chuť! Ne každý panák, ale každý lok chutná jinak (a všechny uspokojivě), takže v jediné flašce máte vlastně nějakou stovku různých rumů. A to se i za tu nekřesťanskou tisícovku celkem vyplatí.
Přesto ale můj favorit z toho určitě nebude, jelikož už znám pár lahví za stejné nebo menší peníze, které mi chutnají podstatně líp. Ale dvanáctileté El Dorado byl první karibský rum, který jsem si kdysi koupil, tak jsem toutéž značkou chtěl s rumovými experimenty i skončit - i když znáte tahle předsevzetí...
Seriously good rum. This was my 2nd choice when my plantation 20th anniversary was sold out. I didn’t expect to get more of what I like the plantation for. Now I drank the whole bottle and don’t have a review 🤪
The El Dorado 15-year old is a clear favorite among the regular El Dorados. It has a deep spicy dark caramel flavour and is both more balanced and more complex than the others. A very good rum!
I had some of this around a fire last night we were comparing this one and zacapa 23. I preferred the zacapa but everyone else liked this one. It’s good and has a great oaky flavour but has that alcohol bite the zacapa 23 doesn’t.
I keep coming back to this as my favorite sipping Guyana. It doesn't break the bank and has some of the richest flavors of any rum I have tasted.
It's the only rum I can get my bourbon snob friends to appreciate.
The best I've ever had until this point, and the rum that made me want to actually try more. After tasting this one, I'm definitely keen on trying the 21-year old version. Your mouth gets filled by a strong sweet flavor but not too sweet, just the right balance.
Really like this one, it’s a rather sweet rum but it’s partly offset by the 43% alcoholic strength. I tend to keep a bottle of this one or it’s less pricey sibling (12y)
This rum is really a complex and contradictory one: quite different compared to 12 yo, still a lot of added sugar (~35 g/l), same defect of sugar in the end of the bottle. Flavours of dried fruits, nuts, prune, orange peel, an harsh afterburn that reminds a notorious single malt whisky, with this particular note that is prominent and drier and less sweet and smooth than 12 yo. Good choice overall.
This is definitely a complex sipper. After a couple of decades of tasting fine rum I am starting to realize that Guyana may not be my favorite source. Could be the demerara that doesn't work for me. Having said all that I can see how some would love this rum. Definitely a quality rum. I believe great rum needs some alcohol bite somewhere. The bite in this was more of a chomp on my pallet. There are tremendous flavors within but I could not appreciate them fully as a result. For me this finish was too short and heated.
This is one of my best rum's, maybee even better than the Zacapa...well...hmmm...sweet (but not to much) warm and just totally awesome rum!!! Buy!!
Beautiful golden color, and complex on the nose and palate. Perfect balance of warmth and sweetness. Mellows further once the icecube melts. Great sipping rum. Locally in Georgetown, a bottle runs about $55 USD, whereas the 12yr is $35 USD and 21 yr is $110 USD. So bang for the buck, go for 12 yr.
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