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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.
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.
A great rum - the barmaid where I get has it spot on and refuses to serve you mixer with it.
A little pricey, but worth every penny!!
Absolutely fantastic rum, just don't ruin the taste with mixer or ice
It'll change the way you think about rum. I can't imagine pouring Coke in it, though, I don't even want an ice cube watering it down...
Superb rum. Very different from the 12 el dorado rum.
Should be drink straight up, anything else would be a waste.
Great flavours, makes a killer old fashioned. Not as good as the 12
the only thing better is the 12 year old!
Foreground sweet notes of the 12 are reduced and a smokier more complex set of flavours come forward, with liquorice and tobacco.
I like this rum equally with the 12 year old they are great rums. However I do wonder if they have added caramel/sugar added post distilling.
"El Dorado Special Reserve 15-Year rum review by Mike at Ultimate Rum Guide"