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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.
Now this is some good stuff
Tried the 12 YO first and liked it a lot.
With the 15 YO I expected another step forward, albeit from a high level.
The resemblance is obvious. But there are slight differences as well. The 12 yo is somewhat more fruity and taste considerably more like oranges. The 15 yo is less fruity but with more vanilla and a touch of sandalwood.
I cannot say which one is better, because they do come from the same stable. They are just different.
You can not go wrong with either one.
15 year aged dark rum that we enjoy the rich brown sugar and dark juices aromas. Sipping slowly to take in the smoothness is the secret to an enjoyable post prandial delight
I can say nothing specifically about the rum that has not been said. I agree wholly that its ubiquitous availability and reasonable (less and less so unfortunately) price point make it a planet in the rum universe. Fantastic as a misty day neat sipper or a put on the slippers and watch Better Call Saul with a slow one. But...put it in a Mai Tai!? You say sacrilege, I say maybe, but the ElDo 15-yr, Smith & Cross Navy Strength and Clément Créole Shrubb, Mai Tai is crushing the charts right now. Fresh squeezed limes, homemade almond syrup and you are off. Decadent? Yes! Worth it. Yes!
Vraiment une valeur sûre. Un très bon rapport qualité prix. Une belle couleur foncée, un corps riche, un gout soyeux et très long. Pour moi, la principale caractéristique de ce rhum est la profonde odeur de banane, comme si il était dégusté au cœur de la plantation !
A trully safe value. A very good value for money. A beautiful dark color, a rich body, a silky and very long taste. For me, the main characteristic of this rum is the deep banana smell, as if it were tasted in the heart of the plantation!
Starsi brat 12 rocnej verzie. Povedal by som, ze je mu dost podobny. Vona je podobna sladkasta, za melasou a hrozienkami, pri 15 rocnej verzii sa este pridava trochu drevitosti v chuti. Je to rum s vyraznou chutou a vonou, takto ma podla mna chutit pravy tmavy trstinovy rum. V cene 36€ je to dobra volba pre milovnikov sladsich rumov. Aby som nezabudol, obsah alkoholu je tu 42%, je to aj citit v chuti, ale nieje to rusive...
At the moment, this Rum just feels to have everything i like. Smooth but still has a punch to it, sweet but no too sweet and a great cocktail of aroma. A few drops in a big cognac glass and will bring you directly to the Carribean sea.
"El Dorado Special Reserve 15-Year rum review by Mike at Ultimate Rum Guide"
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