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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.
But I prefer El Dorado 12-year, which in my opinion is a little sweeter, and much easier to drink.
Taste 7+/10. Little sweetness somehow balance but no special character. Also finish with little whisky taste and some burn. The best of its, is its smell.
Got a taste of this while hanging out in a bar in the Caribbean. I took a bottle home with me—and the flavours followed. Excellent taste for sipping.
Excellent rum. Light and clean all around. Vanilla and floral notes.
Výrazně sladší,než 12yo. Chuťově vyvážený. Stojí za ochutnání.
This is good rum, but the 12 year is better IMHO. If you want the best bang for your buck pick up the 12 year old.
Very lush. A little pepper morphed into a deep rich mouth feel. A lot going on here. Tried it neat and with a drop of water. Both ways worked well.
rozhodoval jsem se zda dát 9 nebo 8. nakonec zvítězila 8čka, ale je hodně vysoká.
překvapení po mém zklamání z 12tky.
sušené ovoce, ostřejší chuť, ale vyvážená sladkost
As much as I like the Diplomatico, I think I prefer the 15 year El Dorado. The taste has only a mild sweetness with a wonderful spicy finish. It lies lately on the tongue but has a warm silkiness about it as it goes down. This is an excellent Rum for the novice or connoisseur.
Comparable to Doorley's 12, a little more sweet, a little less oaky.
I'll keep this around for special company but I don't think I'll splurge for this again since I've consider something I deem similar almost the same for half the price.
This is a nice special occasion sipping rum that allows you to enjoy it slowly.
I came to sipping rum through being a tiki cocktail fan and mixologist. My good friend Mark who was mostly into sipping and made the occasional Mai Tai told me his favorite was El Dorado 12. Well soon enough I discovered it was a Demerara, and used it in my mixes to great success! Demerara and Jamaican are the Yin and Yang of tiki drinks and El Dorado is a dual purpose sipper and mixer. I bought a 5 year El Dorado for mixing and am almost done with the 12 year which I compared tonight to the 15. The 15 is definitely a bit less sweet and has a more cognac type taste which is very smooth and has hints of vanilla, oak and fruit. I usually like rum with a big bourbon style ice cube and feel it brings out flavors a bit more than neat. I would probably stick with the 12 for mixing and neat sipping and reserve the 15 for sipping only.
This was my intro to really good rum. Smooth, sweet, notes of honey, oak and dried fruit. And just add ice to drink straight. I've used it in a Mai Tai but I think it is almost a waste it is so good straight.
Krásně jemný rum, který rozproudí vaše chuťové buňky. Lehce vanilková vůně přechází v kokosovou chuť. Při prvním doušku ucítíte sladkost, která přechází do příjemného zakončení na vašem mlsným jazýčku. Určitě tento rum doporučuji jako lepší pití pro váš večírek i na večerní posezení na balkónku. Co se týče ceny a kvality...pecka!
This is one of the top rums I have tried so far. Super smooth, excellent flavor. Well worth the price.
This is a great rum of a beautiful 15 years old. It has an amazing brown colour. On the nose you get some chocolate, a full oaky smell and some fruits like bananas and raisins. On the palate the smells are confirmed, the first sip is thicker and is very sweet, it really fills your mouth and the alcohol sticks on your tongue for quite a while, but not in a bad way. It's a great rum that really stands for Guyana and the Fuller style of rum.
After vanilla and nuts aroma, long after taste represents sweet vanilla (medium sugar) and decreasing rounded warmth of alcohol.
Extremely smooth & the perfect amount of sweetness. May be my favorite sipper in my bar. At $44, it’s well worth the price to me.
The 15 year old isn’t as sweet as 12 year old one. It’s a quite complex rum. It’s very well balanced and you can taste nuts, fruit and some vanilla.
In my opinion it’s a rum that set some kind of standard which you always can go back to when you rate rum. If you feel that a rum is better than the “15” it’s always worth buying.
Čekal jsem od 15 leté verze El Dorada víc, není špatný, ale já osobně dávám přednost mladšímu bratříčkovi 12y, který je navíc levnější. První přičichnutí jsem si říkal, že mi nalili koňak. Vůně nebyla špatná, spíš jsem ji vůbec nečekal. Do chutě se vůně nepromítla. Na 43% musím napsat jemná, sladší ale málo výrazná oproti aroma. To mně asi zklamalo nejvíc.
Although it has its sweetness it is not overwhelmingly sticky sweet like the Diplomatico reserve. That's because this is a mature liquid "crafted from 15 to 25 year old rums" (Diplomatico reserve is a blend of rums some of which are aged up to 12 years - that does not make it a 12 year old rum). El Dorado SR 15's long years in oak casks give it a nice variety of flavors. It's at a very attractive price point for the quality of liquid.
This rum has to be my favourite.A wonderful sipping rum that I buy again and again.
Se percibe en el paladar como un ron con cuerpo y muy elegante. Balance óptimo
The bottle looks really nice and comes with a nice packaging. The smell is quite strong, sweet and fruity. After letting it breath for 15 minutes the taste becomes quite sweet, spicy and it lasts in mouth almost forever. I really enjoy drinking this rum. This rum is worth its price.
El Dorado Special Reserve 15-Year rum review by Mike at Ultimate Rum Guide