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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.
My precious! This is the best rum in my bar. Thick sugarcane aroma not to sweet. Flavors of chocolate, vanilla and dark fruits. Yummie!
This was a first quality rum what I ever tasted! And it was love for a first sip!
Lot´s of flavours and beutifull long aftertaste! Too bad that they all are sold years ago here in Finland.
Very smooth and more complex than the 12, I always have a bottle in my collection. A must for rum drinkers!
This is an old stand-by for me. Delicious either neat, with ice, or mixed with coke, this is a fantastic rum. Bursting with flavours and smooth to boot!
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.
Similar to the 12 year old as it can be enjoyed on the rocks or mixed. It adds a variety of flavours to cola & truly enhances it. With the dark colours & attractive aroma it is one every rum connoisseur should have on hand.
I bought a bottle of this as my introduction to El Dorado. I really like to sip it. The 21 YO is in it's own class, but you will not be disappointed with the 15.
Deep amber, mahoganey in color. medium legs that slowly drop. Nose is fruitcake & tobacco with a hint of charred oak. taste is orange peel and spice with a nice finish that includes a little leathery tobacco note. This was the rum that "hooked" me and the rum that all others will forever be forced to live up to.
This one has a thick molasses/caramel nose right out of the gate. You can tell this one is going to be a good Demerara right away.
Flavor is rich cocoa, brown sugar notes. smooth afterburn, nothing too harsh.
A deep color, yet not as dark as some decent and cheaper Demeraras.
I've bought this one at least twice now, it makes a good rich flavoured painkiller. (pussers don't be trying to sue me..)
This one is a bit pricier than I'd like it to be, but it's still a good choice if you are looking for a quality Demerara.
Aging in bourbon barrels makes a special rum.
the best of the series el dorado (12,15,21).
Intense flavor very aromatic, fragrant and refined.
A quite good rum. Nice flavour. Not to smooth. Pleasent aroma. Enjoyable.
To try ED rums cause of my father's word, but finally decided to give then a try. First was the 15 special reserve, this is easily one of my fave sipping rums now. So easy in the throat hardly any burn , very similar to Papa's Pilar which is fantastic.
Nose is very sweet , hints of dark fruits like raisins and maybe some chocolate
If you let it breathe for about 15 minutes you will be impressed.
Much better option than their 12 year this is worth the money for a nice glass neat or on a single cube.
Starší bratr rumu El Dorado 12, zřejmě ale jinak blendovaný a tak chuťově odlišný. Při srovnání je méně sladký, trošku dřevitější, dozvuk jemnější, celkově uhlazenější, více vyzrálý a vyvážený. Jelikož mám raději sladší rumy, přikláním se spíše k dvanáctiletému El Doradu, jinak je to ale vynikající rum.
I purchased this in a London bar, unaware of the cost I was about to be hit with. Whilst the mood was dampened, this rum lifted me to great joy. Fruit, vanilla, sugar amalgamated to give a stunning smooth experience.
Probablemente en conjunto, de lo mejor que hay. Mas dulce que los jamaicanos, pero sin excederse. Con un bouquet extraordinario en la boca. Menos alcohólicos que muchos caribeños. Aunque el precio podría ser mas bajo, es uno de los rones mas “rones” que conozco, el balance es perfecto.
It’s as smooth and complex as Zacappa XO which costs much more.
There’s a slight burn which fades away very quickly and than this one opens with a ton of flavors. Sweetness in a form of toffife caramel burnt nuts and a ton more. Aftertaste lasts for a whole minute.
I liked the 12 years on a rocks but this one is to be enjoyed on it’s one.
This one is a must.
Honestly i expect something little bit else after i had El dorado 12. This is more classical taste. El dorado 12 is rly different, personally i like 12 more.
Yet, here, it is. Now having started this off negative, make no mistake: this is a good rum! It has everything that the El Dorado 12 does, but its a bit smoother, and with all the flavors more integrated together instead of having individual notes hit you one at a time. If you're not paying attention, it'll comes to you as a quite monotone drawl instead of a stream of brilliant whispers. Mind you, I personally prefer the rums that shout so loud you can hear coming from three blocks away, but I can appreciate what this one is doing! Man those metaphors got away from me...
But I prefer El Dorado 12-year, which in my opinion is a little sweeter, and much easier to drink.
Quality-mature 7+/10 taste 7+/10. Little sweetness somehow balance but no special character. Also finish with little whisky taste and some burn. The best of it is its smell.
Got a taste of this while hanging out in a bar in the Caribbean. I took a bottle home with me—and the flavours followed. Excellent taste for sipping.
El Dorado Special Reserve 15-Year rum review by Mike at Ultimate Rum Guide