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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 found this at a liquor store while traveling. The reviews were stellar and so at just under $50 I looked forward to sampling. What a huge disappointment. The next day I tried it again. No doubt it's smooth enough but the bottom line is it tastes like a good bourbon has been mixed with a mild an unassuming rum. It's like a slightly sweet, mild bourbon. The rest of the bottle will probably sit there a while.
The only reason this one didn't get a ten is because I'm new to rum tasting and I believe there's always something better out there. Near perfection is this rum. Wonderfully balanced, slightly sweet, smooth and mellow. Almost non-existent burn going down. Great neat or with a small ice cube, which I prefer. This is my favorite to date.
Smager godt og følger fin tråden fra 12'eren. Måske lige så nem at gå til som 12'eren.
Being a "Certified El Dorado Connoseur" (hehe), I'm perhaps a bit biased.
But this 15 yrs rum is plain awesome!
I actually found the 21 year to be a bit too harsh in comparison.
I've not tried the 25 (rare) rum from El Dorado, but from what I've heard that one might be worth a 10.
This one is easily recommended to everyone!
They don't sell this in Michigan so I had to order it online. It is a smooth. sweet rum. A little bit of a bite in the aftertaste, but a nice sipping rum.
A very good rum great straight up, maybe a drop of water to bring some other flavors.
A classic aged rum without being to expensive, bright welcoming colour and nose with a pleasant after taste, you feel it all the down, not to be rushed but allowed to excite your taste buds, sipped over a little ice is best, will work well in a mix and is always best drunk with friends.
Well served and enjoyed...another keeper
Starts with quite a dry nose. Good mix of spice and buttery smoothness with a lingering woodsy finish that coats the mouth. Not as buttery as the 20 year, which is a good thing. Seems to be missing a slight complexity that would make this a truly fantastic rum.
This, my friends, is Rum. Not fussy, not overworked, just delicious. I take it neat.
This was the first aged rum I ever laid my lips on, it was dry, spicy and slightly sweet. The richness of the demerara sugar gave this rum a great depth that many rums can't hold up to these days. No wonder it's one on the top rums in the world.
With a few ice cubes and marry them for about 10 minutes. On the side of a hot tub...dreamscape!!
this rum is a bit less sweeter and also drier than his younger 12 years old brother. Not exactly my kind of tasting profile but if you want to sip something "matured" then I would choose this one.
The first hit on the front side is a little harsh, a strong alcohol bite. The finish is smooth with hints of vanilla and a strong molasses lingering flavor.
Very nice sippng Rum at a reasonable price
Very Nice smooth rum.
I like this rum on a couple of ice cubes
Très bon mais je lui préfère le 21 ans.
Very good but I prefer the 21yo.
Le nez est expressif, plutôt boisé avec des pointes d'amande et de poivre. La bouche est plus suave, plus ronde, mais aussi plus complexe. Le boisé est toujours présent, accompagné de vanille, et de cacao. Puis viennent des arômes de fûts passés à la flamme et de tabac et le final est épicé.
This demerara rum is smooth and not to sweet for a molasse rum. A sure value !
Different of the 12 and 21. although like the 21 a little more
strong & powerful
Drier than 12 and slightly less flavor, but still one of the best sippers out there. A bit pricey only when compared to other ED products, but much better value than Zacapa or Mount Gay.
El Dorado Special Reserve 15-Year rum review by Mike at Ultimate Rum Guide