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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.
I really had big expectations for this. Thats why i probably got dissapionted. Compared to the price it do not taste as i thought. Very strong taste,thats all. I will not recomand this one
I really don't care about the colour. I could drink it straight in the dark and it would still be amazing. I have sailed all over the world and tried different rums in 79 countries, and never have I found anything comparable to ED 15. It is a smooth, mellow drink with a great finish. I'm not much of a rum expert as far as identifying flavour nuances, but I do know what pleases me and this is it. I personally keep it in my freezer and drink it straight in a chilled glass. No ice.
I had previously shared a bottle of El Dorado 21 with friends at the cigar lounge and we all felt that was a "10" rated rum. Picked up a bottle of the 15 year and I felt it had a very strong medicine afterburn to it. Didn't taste any of the black cherry I got with the 21. Adding a small amount of water made it a little better for me.
El Dorado is not my favorite rum. I find the 12 year is smoother (12 year still has a bite!) than the 15 year.
Middleman you ask? Well the 3 aged rums from Demerara are undoubtedly fantastic sipping rums, but the 15yr is my favourite. I like to compare it more to its older brother with the sweetness and wood flavours. The nose of current, and mincemeat. I let it sit and open up. The aromas of fennel, walnut, and clove come to profile. Take your time with this rum and you will truly enjoy it!
This has a special place in my heart. A bar man showed me this and said this is what he calls a smooth rum. It is smooth complex and tasty.
After his suggestion I went to the shop and brought a bottle. This is a rum to show your mates who are new to sipping rums what a quality one is.
This rum started my journey. I'll have a glass tonight now I think as it brings back happy memories.
Very smooth sipping rum. I enjoy it on the rocks and sometimes with a splash of Pepsi.
The El Dorado family is one of my favourites,after sipping a bottle of a 12yrs old,my wife made me a present.Well,the bottle didn't last long. Very sweet but keeps you warming for minutes. I never experienced this warmth. Nowadays,after trying a lot of rums,i tend to the Guatamala-Peru style of rums,but Guyana is El Dorado to me. A great Demerara rum,you need to try it
i like this as both a mixer and a sipper. Versatility makes it a must stock for me.
This is easily on of my favorite rums. Great flavor. Great sipping rum and I only share it with other rum lovers.
Alkohol: 43 %
Aroma: Vůně je vyzrálá, hutná, uhlazeně dubová, se skořicí, dřevitou kořenitostí, pomerančovou marmeládou, k tomu se přidávají i čokoládové pralinky a chvilkami i mentolové aroma (mentolové čokoládové bonbóny). (88 b)
Chuť: Chuťově velmi bohatá a přišla mi i dost proměnlivá, při každém napití jako bych výrazněji vnímal vždy jinou složku. Při prvním ochutnání mi přišlo, že je dost ostrá, podruhé uhlazeně dřevitá, potřetí kořenitá, pak pro změnu čokoládová. Chutí mi připomínala dokonce i nasládle čokoládovější whisky, v dochuti pak zase brandy. Dá se v ní stále něco nového objevovat. (92 b)
Shrnutí: Tak na patnáctiletou verzi jsem se po ochutnání 12y velmi těšil, a zanechala ve mně velmi dobrý dojem, moc dobrý rum, který svou barvitostí ani chvilku nenudí. Moc jsem si pochutnal.
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!
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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.
El Dorado Special Reserve 15-Year rum review by Mike at Ultimate Rum Guide