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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 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.
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.
A solid rum for a good price. Real nice, lightly sweet finish.
For the price, there are far superior rums. Diplomatico Exclusiva Reserva comes to mind. Superior at half the price.
heerlijke donkere smaak van rietsuiker erg lekker bij een sigaar
odeur douce agréable tirant sur la vanille, le bois
en bouche assez sec, très léger gout de vanille puis viens le gout de fut, de bois, presque cuir, rhum complexe et puissant qui demande d'avoir un peu d'expérience pour l'apprécier.
I really had big expectations for this. Thats why i probably got dissapionted. Compared to the price it do not taste as i thought. Very strong taste,thats all. I will not recomand this one
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 is not my favorite rum. I find the 12 year is smoother (12 year still has a bite!) than the 15 year.
This has a special place in my heart. A bar man showed me this and said this is what he calls a smooth rum. It is smooth complex and tasty.
After his suggestion I went to the shop and brought a bottle. This is a rum to show your mates who are new to sipping rums what a quality one is.
This rum started my journey. I'll have a glass tonight now I think as it brings back happy memories.
This is easily on of my favorite rums. Great flavor. Great sipping rum and I only share it with other rum lovers.
Not as smooth as you might expect from a 15 but great rounded demerara flavour
Bottle : Nice low bottle which feels old.
Nose : Dark scent which promises a good taste
Taste : The taste is strong and dark. Packed with raisins and low in vanilla.
Finish : It slowly leaves the mouth with no strange tones at all. When it´s over you just hit another zip and wait for it to finish again.
This one was prized in a community that i follow.. And i thought .. Well let´s try it out.. Now it has an own place in my cabinet and i always stock a full bottle so i never will run dry from it.
El Dorado family is in a kind of its own, and the whole line up should be tried back to back. 15 is a very decent rum with a very balanced taste, but still keeping a family's signature aftertaste.
I have to admit I was wanting a little more from this, but it is a solid sipper.
I've been a fan of the 12yo El Dorado for the 3-4 past years but now that my tastes have changed / refined, I found the 12yo to be a bit too sweet, si I now prefer this one. The 15 year old El Dorado share some of the aromes of the 12yo but is a very different rum, less sweet, more leathery, maybe some dark chocolate notes. Definately a sipping rum, with one ice cube or straight, would not waste this one in cuba libre
El Dorado Special Reserve 15-Year rum review by Mike at Ultimate Rum Guide