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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
As much as I like the Diplomatico, I think I prefer the 15 year El Dorado. The taste has only a mild sweetness with a wonderful spicy finish. It lies lately on the tongue but has a warm silkiness about it as it goes down. This is an excellent Rum for the novice or connoisseur.
Comparable to Doorley's 12, a little more sweet, a little less oaky.
I'll keep this around for special company but I don't think I'll splurge for this again since I've consider something I deem similar almost the same for half the price.
I came to sipping rum through being a tiki cocktail fan and mixologist. My good friend Mark who was mostly into sipping and made the occasional Mai Tai told me his favorite was El Dorado 12. Well soon enough I discovered it was a Demerara, and used it in my mixes to great success! Demerara and Jamaican are the Yin and Yang of tiki drinks and El Dorado is a dual purpose sipper and mixer. I bought a 5 year El Dorado for mixing and am almost done with the 12 year which I compared tonight to the 15. The 15 is definitely a bit less sweet and has a more cognac type taste which is very smooth and has hints of vanilla, oak and fruit. I usually like rum with a big bourbon style ice cube and feel it brings out flavors a bit more than neat. I would probably stick with the 12 for mixing and neat sipping and reserve the 15 for sipping only.
This was my intro to really good rum. Smooth, sweet, notes of honey, oak and dried fruit. And just add ice to drink straight. I've used it in a Mai Tai but I think it is almost a waste it is so good straight.
Krásně jemný rum, který rozproudí vaše chuťové buňky. Lehce vanilková vůně přechází v kokosovou chuť. Při prvním doušku ucítíte sladkost, která přechází do příjemného zakončení na vašem mlsným jazýčku. Určitě tento rum doporučuji jako lepší pití pro váš večírek i na večerní posezení na balkónku. Co se týče ceny a kvality...pecka!
This is a great rum of a beautiful 15 years old. It has an amazing brown colour. On the nose you get some chocolate, a full oaky smell and some fruits like bananas and raisins. On the palate the smells are confirmed, the first sip is thicker and is very sweet, it really fills your mouth and the alcohol sticks on your tongue for quite a while, but not in a bad way. It's a great rum that really stands for Guyana and the Fuller style of rum.
Extremely smooth & the perfect amount of sweetness. May be my favorite sipper in my bar. At $44, it’s well worth the price to me.
"El Dorado Special Reserve 15-Year rum review by Mike at Ultimate Rum Guide"
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