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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.
Found the 15 yr after a lot of searching and was, at first, impressed but not blown away. This has changed with each new tasting. Quickly this rum has surpassed all others for its smoothness and flavor. Yet to try the 12 or 21 yr but this is a truly impressive rum
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
Whoow,det här var en rackare!
Vill man att nån ska börja dricka mörk rom, så är det den här man ska bjuda dom på.
Dark gold, almost coppery. Quite a fresh, leafy-fruity nose. Really syrupy mouthfeel, but quite drying. Fiery finish.
El Dorado Special Reserve 15-Year Rum er helt klart en af mine favoritter, det bliver en rom jeg må have i min beholdning altid. En udsøgt rom med passende sødme.
I found this rum to Bold with a raisin fruit like flavor. After taste was bold with vanilla extract like flavor. Great sipping rum
Hvis man ønsker at bevæge sig bare lidt væk fra de sødbløde rom er ED15 god. Den har lidt whiskyagtig kant og fylder godt både før og efter. Er noget helt andet end ED12. Utrolig til prisen!
i pretty much like any rum that is aged... they all have different attributes that make them different from any other fine rum i have tried but i just love them all...this one is exceptional also ...hints of fruit, spice, slight orange flavor but my favorite so far is still zaya...by the way...hoe do i get a mini bottle for myself
Great rum better then the 12 yrs
Here we have a sweet yet oaky and mature rum. Regretfully the added sugar is notable. However every ounce of criticism happens on Berg high grounds. For lovers of spirits with impressive deep nose this is the rum. Fresh it is not.
Full bodied and smoky, a true demerara! it´s on the heavy side in flavor, both sips and mixes very well. An explosion of flavors. I love it in Mai Tais...And despite sugar is added i just love this one!
Good nose, dark colour.
A very flavourful rum. Molasses, oak and lime. Quite sweet.
A little overbearing but very agreeable.
I really enjoyed DDL's 12 Year rum, especially for the price (a bargain in my area). The 15 year is pricier, and while it offers all the tremendous experience of the 12 year (and more), I'm not sure it pushes high enough to rate an extra point here on Rum Ratings. Like the 12 Year, this rum expresses tremendous sweetness, but with a wonderful complexity with aromatics over a full range of caramel, brown sugar, coffee, oak, smoke and raw cane. DDL no doubt produces huge rums - all those different stills! - and if what you're looking for is flavor-for-the-dollar there is nothing better. But this rum is divisive. It's not what you'd call a "pure expression" of any one still, or aging process. It's everything. At once. Some might not find that to their liking, while others will rave. I'm going to fall somewhere in the middle.
God rom, men er mere til El Dorado 12-Years
Denne rom ligger langt fra det man for i deres 12 års. Det er slet ikke til at sammenligne og der er meget få ligheder.
Jeg er vild med deres 12 års og den er fast inventar på min hylde.
Denne rom fører dog noget mere og andet med sig. Den har flere nuancer og der er mere bid i den. Knap så sød, men rigtig spændende at sidde og undersøge. Den er helt klart et besøg værd. Men forvent noget helt andet end deres 12 års.
Denne er El Dorados mest vindende rom, syntes den virker mere sød som 12eren og mere afrundet. Er blevet en af favoritterne.
Vanilje, lakrids, tobak, farin
Efter 12 måtte man jo prøve 15. Igen ikke den helt store oplevelse for mig men den har en god dybde og er heller ikke i den rigtig søde ende.
Richer in taste than the already quite good 12 years old El Dorado, the pricier 15 years old is in a class of its own as the sipping rum of choice. This rum has recently become my reference! Although there is a vast number of rums that I don't know ...yet!
The El Dorado 15y is a decent sipping rum, It's well balanced, not to sweet nor to dry. If you are looking for a nice and fair priced demerara rum you'll be very happy with this one. But if you're looking for a "special" rum giving the extra "kick" you'll need to take ED 21y or 25y. Don't get me wrong: I'd take a sip of ED 15y no questions asked, but there are more thrilling competitors on the market -even- at similar prices.
Anyway: Thx RumRatings for my mini Eldorado 15y bottle! :)
El Dorado Special Reserve 15-Year rum review by Mike at Ultimate Rum Guide