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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 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.
Sweetness at the start with a wonderful rolling spice that cools off by a soft syrupy finish.
My favorite reasonably priced sipping rum. Smooth and not too sweet. Vanilla, caramel, sweet and spicy.
This ED15 is truly a nice rum. I would have rate it 8.5 with the 0.5 over my rating of 8 for the ED 12. Price wise in the Ontario, Canada rum market selling for ~60CAD does not represent as much of a good value as its younger brother ED12. The only reason why I did not rank it higher is because I leave my two top rating points for truly fantastic cases which "may" only be found outside my current price range (to be seen). I certainly recommend this spirit especially if you don't mind the sweetness. If you need to add anything else to this one (ice cube included) you cannot call yourself a rum lover.
Later edit: After trying this spirit for a while I have started minding its swetnees. While I still believe its a nice rum I have stopped recommending it as a daily sipper.
One of the best, better than the 21yo in my opinion
Eldorado 15 er en ok rom. Syns dog at både 12 års og 21 års er en anelse bedre.
Dejlig og god rum fungere godt til kaffen med en god dessert til
En anelse bedre end 12 års, stadig lidt kedelig eftersmag og en anelse sprittet.
it's my best rum so far. The smell catches you. You drink it down smooth with a long finish that settles a warmth that last
made even better by the fact that I picked it up for a song at a supermarket who obviously mispriced it. The only thing I would prefer is that it be bottled at 40% rather than 43%.
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.
Ma note de 10 tient compte du rapport qualité/prix de ce rhum.
En effet ce n'est sans doute pas le meilleur rhum du monde mais dans cette gamme de prix je n'ai pas trouvé de meilleur concurrent. Son équilibre est parfait si bien que j'en ai fait mon allday.
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.
Nice and well tasting, in my opinion very well balanced in flavour, medium sweetness and good tast from the oak.
One of my all time favourites. This is probably my all around favourite rum, for value. It's not the cheapest, but not the most expensive. It's a beautiful rum, that's priced cheaper than the Zacapa or Zaya, or some of the others, but much better than the other cheaper priced rums.
Great flavor with a slight bitter taste but smooth finish.
I keep the 21, 15, and 12 year in my cabinet readily available at all times!
I enjoy the 15 neat but when I am enjoying the 21, I'll have it with a splash of coke.
The nose is Very aromatic and balanced on the agrum fruit ( mandarine, orange). In the mounth, this rum is sweet & candied fruits with a little bit of smoked aroma's.
the afterburn is long on the coffee.
I like this rum as much as the 12 year version. I just think it has a little more bite to it.
El Dorado Special Reserve 15-Year rum review by Mike at Ultimate Rum Guide