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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.
This one has a thick molasses/caramel nose right out of the gate. You can tell this one is going to be a good Demerara right away.
Flavor is rich cocoa, brown sugar notes. smooth afterburn, nothing too harsh.
A deep color, yet not as dark as some decent and cheaper Demeraras.
I've bought this one at least twice now, it makes a good rich flavoured painkiller. (pussers don't be trying to sue me..)
This one is a bit pricier than I'd like it to be, but it's still a good choice if you are looking for a quality Demerara.
God rom, men er mere til El Dorado 12-Years
One of the good "beginners" rums on a higher end side. Not too sweet, great flavor, only thing separating it from next level is the smoothness.
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.
Good flavor of fruit then oak. Nice for a sip but too heavy for multiple drinks.
the eldorado 15 is more an adult rum, than the 12 years old. the 12 is more sweet, the 15 less. it has more proof (43) and thats very good, alcohol is a carrier of taste. the navy style rum is a deep and smokey full bodied rum. caramell, dry fruit, smoke and the special wooden touch. tasty, but a sweet rum.
But I prefer El Dorado 12-year, which in my opinion is a little sweeter, and much easier to drink.
serious rum that will not let you down, dark heavy, a bit sweet, good for any occasion
This was my introduction to El Dorado rum. Good and worth the price paid here, but Oh My! The 21 year old!!!
The appearance is once again that glowing, coppery brown color rums owe to the caramel coloring.
On the nose, it's surprisingly harmonious - the unpleasant turpentine not from the 21y is gone, the scent is sweet, earthy, candied figs, wet earth, baking spices, warm and inviting overall.
The palate is once again dominated by the added sugar, but not so much this time, the overall tone is much more sober and earthy, freshly baked bread, tree bark, figs, dates. The mouthfeel is heavier, more rounded than in case of the 21y, and the finish is longer.
Although the 21y rum is full of flair and likeable components like various spicy notes and shades of
Vanilj och frukt, lite rök och smak av cognac. Fyllig. En bra rom
My favorite store ordered this for me. I was in Guyana years ago and had the pleasure of tasting all their rums at that time, the 1960's. Some very good, some so so. This 15 year has a sharp after burn when swallowed. Since I only enjoy sipping rums, the burn was surprising. In it's defense, it is delicious cut with two fingers of water and lime twist. But why pay the 50.00 price and not enjoy it straight up. Give it 7.
Gorgeous rum plenty of taste to it smooth fruity a rich type of fruitiness to it. A lot of the smoothness of this rum is down to the added sugar which will also account for the sweetness of this rum.
In der Nase zunächst ein Hauch von muffigem Holz, eher unangenehm. Dann holzige Würze, besser. Im Mund würzig, leicht holzig mit einer Spur Vanille. Eher angenehm zurückhaltende Honigsüße. Im Mund ohne Ecken und Kanten. Mittelschwerer Charakter und mittellanger Abgang.
I prefer sweeter rums, but this is a nice change. It's sharp a little and quite tasty.
A very enjoyable rum, and a marked improvement on the 12 year. A little pricey perhaps, but definitely worth trying.
En rigtig fin og fyldig rom. Rigtig god duft og en fyldig smag. Jeg havde dog forventet mig mere.
If you are not fan of sweet rums, try this one. No sugar, dry taste with great balance.
Nice spicey, black fruits, i think a bit of tobacco taste and orange. I like it. It s a bit better than the 12years .with a bit ice it is delicious
En riktigt god rom, men den får bara en 7. Den 12-åriga är helt klart den bästa av de tre. Den 21-åriga kommer på andra plats. Båda dessa får en 9 av mig. 12yr en stark 9 medan 21yr endast en svag.
Vad är då skillnaden mellan de tre? Ja jag upplever 15yr som den spritigaste av dom och jag vill ha dom lena. Den är också den minst söta av dom och jag gillar rom åt det sötare hållet.
I prefer the 12 years....but....a side by side is always enjoyable .
Sugar: 38 gpl. I purchased this rum with great expectations but I was disappointed in the bitter taste and overall burn. Too much oak for me. Sweetness was good. Some different flavors that I could not quite figure out. There are far better sipping rums on the market. If you are going to purchase an El Dorado, step up to the 21 year old bottle. Or save the money and purchase the 12 year old. It's a better value than either of the 15 or the 21 year old.
This holds its own weight with some of the less attainable and pricier bottles out there.
... but only after you have tasted it's younger brother, the 12 year old, so you can return to it afterwards!
Much different, harder in the taste, dominated by oak, tobacco and spices. Missing the firm sweetness of the 12 year old... Still a great rum though.
... Sorry older bro... Don't mean to judge you in an unfair way...
El Dorado Special Reserve 15-Year rum review by Mike at Ultimate Rum Guide