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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.
Very nice mid range rum. Nice dark tones, smooth smell and not too sweet soft taste that does not disappear quickly leaving a warm lasting sensation.
This rum costs 40$ and I really have yet to taste anything close to as good in this price range. I agree with another reviewer that this is the standard to judge other rums. Sure, some are better, but not for the price.
I read someone else's review that they prefer the 12yr over this. I have to agree with them. I prefer the 12 yr over the 15yr. But I would also happily drink either of them.
Très bon , achat sans pouvoir le goûter au préalable, et très bonne impression à la première gorgée, une valeur sûre pour moi, impatient de goûter le 21 ans.
A lot of reviewers have said if you like the El Dorado 21, you should get this instead at less than half the price. I agree. In my opinion, this is even a bit smoother and sweeter than the 21, though the extra aging on the 21 makes it slightly more complex. I ever so slightly prefer this to the 21.
This is nothing like ED 12 , less sweet and quite bitter on the first taste. I find strong molasses and dark cherry flavours plus raisins ..... Lots of raisins !!!
Very unique rum and im hoping to enjoy it more after a few more tastings.
elsker el dorado's old school flasker, elsker at stikke næsen i glasset, elsker smagen og elsker det ekstra bid, fra de lidt højre %'er
This is the rum I compare all the others to. Full bodied, tropical fruits, a little smokey, not to sweet.
A great sipping rum that doesn't need any ice or soft drink.
Very Nice rum for the price;I find this a step up from the 12.
It is a little smoother and smokier then it's younger brother and not as sweet.
Can't go wrong with this in your collection.
I was a little surprised over it, I expected more full body taste. I did taste it with dark chocolate also and it did improve with longer after taste. My next will bee 21year.
This IS Rum, or even THE Rum... First smooth and sweet, followed by a nice and complex taste.
After the first sip i was in love and decided to keep this Rum in stock.
For the price a great buy.
this is simply one of the best things ever to slide down my throat. Sweet and a a little spicy. Brown sugary goodness and slightly smokey. They would tell you that it's a mortal sin to ever mix this but a Luka's Grog at ¥4000; well I guess I'm southbound
This one definitely beats it's younger brother. It doesn't quite match the 21 year old, but it comes quite close. To me this is the best value for money you can get from El Dorado.
I waited a while before I was finally able to find this bottle in Pennsylvania. The bottle is slightly tinted, so the rum is not as dark as in bottle. It is quite smooth with a nice finish. I don't taste all the flavors as others describe, but it is still enjoyable.
The 12 year El Dorado us spectacular, but adding 3 years turns it into the much harsher 15. If you have a choice, get the 12 instead of this.
El Dorado 15 Special Reserve. Has a dark Amber color. Good legs on the glass. Aroma reminds of vanilla and toffee. It seems like a medium body rum not too sweet. Afterburn is mild and not lasting long. A good sipper.
Just a little too heavy for me. I'll trade you for a couple bottles of 8 year. I still think it should be in everyone's bar cabinet, just for the times when you want something extra.
Wonderful rum based on demarara sugar. Beautiful amber color with full bodied carmelly, rum nose at the onset. Wonderful complexity at the beginning, complex lingering taste with a hint of spice. And did I say affordable? Great sipper, which is how I enjoy it the most.
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"El Dorado Special Reserve 15-Year rum review by Mike at Ultimate Rum Guide"
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