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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.
Not as smooth as you might expect from a 15 but great rounded demerara flavour
My precious! This is the best rum in my bar. Thick sugarcane aroma not to sweet. Flavors of chocolate, vanilla and dark fruits. Yummie!
Bottle : Nice low bottle which feels old.
Nose : Dark scent which promises a good taste
Taste : The taste is strong and dark. Packed with raisins and low in vanilla.
Finish : It slowly leaves the mouth with no strange tones at all. When it´s over you just hit another zip and wait for it to finish again.
This one was prized in a community that i follow.. And i thought .. Well let´s try it out.. Now it has an own place in my cabinet and i always stock a full bottle so i never will run dry from it.
El Dorado family is in a kind of its own, and the whole line up should be tried back to back. 15 is a very decent rum with a very balanced taste, but still keeping a family's signature aftertaste.
I have to admit I was wanting a little more from this, but it is a solid sipper.
I've been a fan of the 12yo El Dorado for the 3-4 past years but now that my tastes have changed / refined, I found the 12yo to be a bit too sweet, si I now prefer this one. The 15 year old El Dorado share some of the aromes of the 12yo but is a very different rum, less sweet, more leathery, maybe some dark chocolate notes. Definately a sipping rum, with one ice cube or straight, would not waste this one in cuba libre
I am relatively new to higher quality rums but this one blew all my other forays out of the water. I would attempt to describe it but my palate is still somewhat lacking.
This was a first quality rum what I ever tasted! And it was love for a first sip!
Lot´s of flavours and beutifull long aftertaste! Too bad that they all are sold years ago here in Finland.
Very smooth and more complex than the 12, I always have a bottle in my collection. A must for rum drinkers!
Whoow,det här var en rackare!
This is an old stand-by for me. Delicious either neat, with ice, or mixed with coke, this is a fantastic rum. Bursting with flavours and smooth to boot!
Vill man att nån ska börja dricka mörk rom, så är det den här man ska bjuda dom på.
It has the distictive ED fingerprint with molasse sweetness, citrus undertones, leathery tobacco notes and robust body. It's very smooth but distinguises it self from the ED 12 and 21 with a long charred oak, almost whiskey like afterburn. Very interesting rum.
Dark gold, almost coppery. Quite a fresh, leafy-fruity nose. Really syrupy mouthfeel, but quite drying. Fiery finish.
El Dorado Special Reserve 15-Year Rum er helt klart en af mine favoritter, det bliver en rom jeg må have i min beholdning altid. En udsøgt rom med passende sødme.
I will just say this is very similar to the 12 yr in that it is a robust rum that is highly sweetened with added sugar, to the tune of 30 g/ltr. This is not nearly as much as the 12 yr which is 45 g/ltr but it it still near the top of the scale according to the Swedish and Finnish lists I have seen.
At least this is a rum that is not overwhelmed by the added sugar, as are some I have had.
I found this rum to Bold with a raisin fruit like flavor. After taste was bold with vanilla extract like flavor. Great sipping rum
Hvis man ønsker at bevæge sig bare lidt væk fra de sødbløde rom er ED15 god. Den har lidt whiskyagtig kant og fylder godt både før og efter. Er noget helt andet end ED12. Utrolig til prisen!
i pretty much like any rum that is aged... they all have different attributes that make them different from any other fine rum i have tried but i just love them all...this one is exceptional also ...hints of fruit, spice, slight orange flavor but my favorite so far is still zaya...by the way...hoe do i get a mini bottle for myself
Great rum better then the 12 yrs
Here we have a sweet yet oaky and mature rum. Regretfully the added sugar is notable. However every ounce of criticism happens on Berg high grounds. For lovers of spirits with impressive deep nose this is the rum. Fresh it is not.
Full bodied and smoky, a true demerara! it´s on the heavy side in flavor, both sips and mixes very well. An explosion of flavors. I love it in Mai Tais...And despite sugar is added i just love this one!
the 12 year old one is less sharper , more taste , and cheaper for me.
Nose: little bit sweet ,alcoholic. light sharp, spicy ,oak, fruity , caramel, smoke , wood
Taste: little bit sweet ,alcoholic. light sharp, spicy ,dark fruit , caramel,vanilla , smoke , wood
El Dorado Special Reserve 15-Year rum review by Mike at Ultimate Rum Guide