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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.
Oui il a de la qualité c'est un rhum intéressant. Moins bon que le 12 mais plus caputeux loin des rhums que j'ai noté 8 et 9.
I got a bottle out of a recommendation. It is not bad, but I could have spent my money better. The flavor is bland and it is underproofed. I do not think I can relate its flavor to what I normally do with other rums. It is not disapointing, but given the options that there are, I would choose something else.
Great flavours, makes a killer old fashioned. Not as good as the 12
Well balanced, fairly smooth, and easy to drink overall, I'm just not getting as much of the complex flavors that are given in the product descriptor. Also seemed a bit too watery. I wouldn't say no if somebody offered it to me in the future, but it's not likely to be one of my go-tos.
Kind of an everyday rum, nothing to discuss and simple joy.
Sometimes I smell a bit of gasolin, but I think thats my nose.
Tasted this back to back with the 12 and the 21 and by far my least favourite.
Harsher than the 12 and almost a whisky taste. Not what I want from a rum.
the 12 year old one is less sharper , more taste , and cheaper for me.
Nose: little bit sweet ,alcoholic. light sharp, spicy ,oak, fruity , caramel, smoke , wood
Taste: little bit sweet ,alcoholic. light sharp, spicy ,dark fruit , caramel,vanilla , smoke , wood
Will update as my pallete for funky Demerara rum has changed and I recall this being not as sweet as expected for how much sugar is added...
Nose: Big, deep, full. Bigger than the 12 year old. Cut oak, aniseed, brown sugar, molasses, a bit of engine oil and some tar. A little smoke creeps in, slightly burnt and smoky toffee. Definately related to the 12 year old but beefed up, more brooding and deeper. Complex and murky. Yum.
Palate: Sweet delivery and quite a viscous mouth-feel. A mirror of the nose with aniseed again and black liqcourice, plenty of oak and some char/soot. The savouries are holding the sweets off, just about. Some slightly sour fruits, stone fruit and prunes in juice.
Finish: Medium to long. Spicy and sweet at the same time. The sugar coats your mouth and carries the sweetness to the finish but the oaky spices buzz around your mouth and dry up with that liqcourice and aniseed. Right at the end there are some more lively fruits like pineapples and oranges and a lasting note of leather/tobacco.
Same score as the 12, although I like this better. It's more of a 7.5.
much more "oaky", however the 21 year old is still much better in direct comparation.
I like this rum as much as the 12 year version. I just think it has a little more bite to it.
I didn't like the first time i opened the bottle. I descided to give it another try and it's growing on me. I'll rate it 7 and might up it to 8 later. The taste is too'whiskey' like. I like sweeter rums, and it's a bit to dry for me, but the more i drink it with a cigar the more i like it. I can see why people like it, just not my thing (yet)
This is a very nice rum but on the finish reminds me of a whiskey .For someone who enjoys whiskey you will probably like this.I prefer the 12.
Great flavor with a slight bitter taste but smooth finish.
El Dorado Special Reserve 15-Year Rum is a very fine rum, but not in my top 20. I rate it 7/10.
Incredible balance and taste Not as sweet as the 12 yr
Lekker rum to be enjoyed neat or on the rocks. Tried it also with coke to satisfy my curiosity but that wasn't even a remotely nice rum and coke.
Honestly i expect something little bit else after i had El dorado 12. This is more classical taste. El dorado 12 is rly different, personally i like 12 more.
Eines der besten Preis-Leistungs Verhältnisse im Markt. Super Basic Rum.
I tried like hell to like this, and it came highly reviewed...but I really cant. It has no depth or flavor to speak of for me, which is unfortunate. I tried it neat, over ice, right out of the bottle and I let it open up some...just nothing on the flavor profile that makes me want to go back.
Certainly an interesting, complex rum, not suited for beginners. Below spicey alc is a decent sweetness combined with chocolate, caramel, toffee aromas. I‘d prefer the 12years version.
I admit I am new to the evaluation of rum but have been enjoying it since my youth. I found this rum to have a great flavor but it seemed to have a slightly bitter back taste. But would enjoy again.
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 Special Reserve 15-Year rum review by Mike at Ultimate Rum Guide