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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.
Middleman you ask? Well the 3 aged rums from Demerara are undoubtedly fantastic sipping rums, but the 15yr is my favourite. I like to compare it more to its older brother with the sweetness and wood flavours. The nose of current, and mincemeat. I let it sit and open up. The aromas of fennel, walnut, and clove come to profile. Take your time with this rum and you will truly enjoy it!
Very smooth sipping rum. I enjoy it on the rocks and sometimes with a splash of Pepsi.
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!
I will just say this is very similar to the 12 yr in that it is a robust rum that is highly sweetened with added sugar, to the tune of 30 g/ltr. This is not nearly as much as the 12 yr which is 45 g/ltr but it it still near the top of the scale according to the Swedish and Finnish lists I have seen.
At least this is a rum that is not overwhelmed by the added sugar, as are some I have had.
the 12 year old one is less sharper , more taste , and cheaper for me.
Nose: little bit sweet ,alcoholic. light sharp, spicy ,oak, fruity , caramel, smoke , wood
Taste: little bit sweet ,alcoholic. light sharp, spicy ,dark fruit , caramel,vanilla , smoke , wood
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.
Sorry, but this tastes very similar to three year old rums that I have had. It just does not taste like 15 year old rum.
Very good rum but still not as good as the 21 yr. probably like Zacapa 23 for the same price.
Just a perfect rum to sip on and IMO underpriced, it has so much taste in it.
If you havnt tried it yet i Def recommend it!
Similar to the 12 yr old. Sweet demerara but for price, would go for the zacapuca.
Very nice & interesting sipping rum, mellow & tasty.
A true rhum for an everyday pleasure. Very balanced. In between sweet taste and darker notes. A must-have
Tbh I bought this rum because when I picked up the bottle all 3 spelling of run where covered Rum Ron Rhum!!!!
This is the finest sipping rum I’ve had to date, and just bought another bottle. Dee character, mellow flavor, no harshness whatsoever. Highly recommend.
Her er en rom der er på min top 3.
Når man har sunket den kommer den og bli'r hængende længe
The rum is decent, and definitely a sipper rum, but it mostly tastes like canesugar, and doesn't offer much more than that. Great for a beginner who wants to "step up his game"
By far one of the best rums I have had... this will now be the one that I compare all others to.
Very nice rum.
Good wooden finish.
Nice to drink it plain or with a cola.
This one returns to a little more caramel smell. A nice strong flavor when I tried neat. A nice warm smooth drink and a long pleasant after taste. Very similar to the 12, but with the great smell of the 8.
"El Dorado Special Reserve 15-Year rum review by Mike at Ultimate Rum Guide"