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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.
Less of the sweet oakiness than 12y, more complex. 3% more alcohol, needs to sit little more before tasting. Some spices on the tongue. I am no pro taster though, have problem finding those vanilla/orange taste, which is claimed by the most. More of honey oaky impression.
Well served and enjoyed...another keeper
Rhum fuité avec final très agréable.
Ni trop sec, ni trop sucré, ce rhum est bien dosé.
Aucune note particulière ou atypique : un bon rhum et c'est tout !
Very sweet, heavy bourbon and oak notes. Overaged in my taste, and definitely dozed heavily. Vanilla sweetness and heavy oak flavors. Not worth the cost, but a fine rum for what it is
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.
strong & powerful
Of course, this is more adult, but my tongue prefers its younger sweeter brother 12y.
Good rum, but you can find better in that price range. Lots of spices.
Mange steder læser jeg at El Dorado rommen er nogle af de bedste også ift. prisen. Jeg har kun prøvet denne 15 års. Til min smag var den ganske fin, men ikke noget der slog benene væk under mig. Bliver nok ikke til endnu et køb.
Til mig kan man få bedre for pengene
I personnaly prefer the 12 years over the 15 years old especially considering the price point (about 55% more in Canada for the 15). IMO there's much better option at that price for a sip rum.
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.
En fin rom, som starter lidt sprittet med så kommer en dejlig god eftersmag.
Dejlig og god rum fungere godt til kaffen med en god dessert til
Tastes slightly smoky, hints of tobacco and barrique.
Tasted this one as part of a rum tasting event, would need a few sips more for a more detailed comment.
a good rum nothing special just good rum from El dorado
I bought a bottle of this as my introduction to El Dorado. I really like to sip it. The 21 YO is in it's own class, but you will not be disappointed with the 15.
Solid standard rum. Nothing memorable, but worth trying. I would compare it to the millionario 15 which is in the same price range too.
This rum is very heavy on wood flavors. It is well balanced and well made but it’s just not something I would buy often. Lately the aged rums I’ve bought are much sweeter like zafra 30 and 21 yr old, 2001 diplomatico
After tasting 12yo I tries this one. But it is sharp and not very good. After letting it breath it is better, but still...
I liked it but there is such a minimal difference to the 12 year that does not justify the price difference. I'll go with the cheaper 12 year old.
En anelse bedre end 12 års, stadig lidt kedelig eftersmag og en anelse sprittet.
Très bien, mais je préfère le 12 ans. "Chaleur" d'alcool trop présente à mon goût, comme son côté boisé.
Very good, but I prefer the 12-year. Heat of alcohol too present for my taste
Now this is tricky, coz somehow I have enjoyed 12yo more, I now this is one is less sweet so should have been better, but 12yo with its sweet but complex taste is destroying competition of other sugar rums within its price range, and on the other side this 15yo is very good but it could have done better for this extra money that you have to spend, and I'm afraid that there are better alternatives.
Final verdict: I will choose 12yo over this one
El Dorado Special Reserve 15-Year rum review by Mike at Ultimate Rum Guide