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El Dorado Special Reserve 15-Year rum

El Dorado Special Reserve 15-Year

Guyana | Aged

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.

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Posted over 5 years ago by Fred from France with 13 ratings

Voici un rhum d'une très grande qualité, qui m'a vraiment enthousiasmé! Le nez promet des arômes que la bouche confirme: une délicieuse douceur vanillée, des notes de noix, de dates et de fruits secs. La longueur en bouche est très bonne, laissant au palais tout le temps d'apprécier la complexité des arômes délivrés. C'est vraiment l'exemple-type de rhum vieux parfaitement équilibré et balancé! Une réussite totale!


Posted over 5 years ago by TomL219 from United States with 4 ratings

Nice rum to have straight up. Nice balanced flavors


Posted over 5 years ago by Braeckman from Belgium with 10 ratings

dans la lignée du 12 mais plus sur l alcool.(évidemment ) les mêmes arômes . Un grand plaisir à goûter .toujours cette sensation de douceur, d épices . Facile à boire .


Posted almost 6 years ago by Justin Paquette from United States with 3 ratings

I am relatively new to higher quality rums but this one blew all my other forays out of the water. I would attempt to describe it but my palate is still somewhat lacking.


Posted about 6 years ago by martin jeppesen from Denmark with 240 ratings

It has the distictive ED fingerprint with molasse sweetness, citrus undertones, leathery tobacco notes and robust body. It's very smooth but distinguises it self from the ED 12 and 21 with a long charred oak, almost whiskey like afterburn. Very interesting rum.


Posted over 7 years ago by RhumsTeq from France with 32 ratings

I've just received a mini bottle of this rum from RumRatings, so that I had the chance of tasting it: I liked it indeed :) !

The colour is a copper red gold.
The aroma has notes of caramel and banana. There are some notes of wood also but fairly discreet.
Oak flavors are predominant on the palate but the rum remain sweet and very pleasant.
Edit April 25, 2014: Now that I've been able to compare this rum with its older brother 21 yo, I can say that this rum is my favorite one. Note raised to 10.


Posted 10 days ago by attalal9 from Sweden with 14 ratings

Lovely rum for the price. So smooth on the palate and easy to like.


Posted 16 days ago by Bramski from Netherlands with 11 ratings

I had a shitty day today, but the first sip of my beloved El Dorado 15 years turned it all around. For me, the best rum you can get for such a modest price (€38 in Holland).
It starts with a great sweet smell that brings you to a tropical place of relaxation. Then it gets even better with the taste: sweet but round, a little burn but nothing too overwhelming. Well balanced. The only con that I can think of is the lack of a long aftertaste. Which results in taking a sip again quite swiftly. Which starts the whole great experience over again.
I tend to try out as many good rums as possible and this is one of the spare ones that I keep coming back to. Cant go wrong with this one, cheers!


Posted about 1 month ago by Ian H (PREMIUM) from United States with 8 ratings

Cool bottle, great smell

Neat: complex flavor profile, sweet, mild burn, very nice sipping rum

Mixed: too sweet in a Cuba Libre


Posted about 2 months ago by P3terK from Slovakia with 7 ratings

Okay if there's really not an added sugar in this ron, I'm blown away! What a blast of flavors :O

Chocolate dust covered truffles blended with a beautiful juicy plums on palette, accompanied by almonds with oak-y tones. Also the smoothness of this ron is something hard to describe.

But what's that? Here comes the aftertaste explosion! Cherries, honey, flowers and more. It's all there and it lasts for a good moment.

You definitely know what you're doing if you choose this one.