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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.
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!
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.
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.
Not a bad choice. But there are so many better ones around. El Dorado are artificially sweetened btw
Very good rum, beter than 12 yo.
170 pln/ 0,7 scandlines ferry
15 year aged dark rum that we enjoy the rich brown sugar and dark juices aromas. Sipping slowly to take in the smoothness is the secret to an enjoyable post prandial delight
Tento rum spĺňa všetky kritériá. Málo chýbalo do plného počtu. Výborný.
When compared to the 12 & 21 yr, this was my least favorite by far. Boozy and harsh, IMO.
This rum is brilliant. Good enough to sip and enjoy, or to bring a special touch to cocktails. I compare rums to it. lovely drop.
I can say nothing specifically about the rum that has not been said. I agree wholly that its ubiquitous availability and reasonable (less and less so unfortunately) price point make it a planet in the rum universe. Fantastic as a misty day neat sipper or a put on the slippers and watch Better Call Saul with a slow one. But...put it in a Mai Tai!? You say sacrilege, I say maybe, but the ElDo 15-yr, Smith & Cross Navy Strength and Clément Créole Shrubb, Mai Tai is crushing the charts right now. Fresh squeezed limes, homemade almond syrup and you are off. Decadent? Yes! Worth it. Yes!
Vraiment une valeur sûre. Un très bon rapport qualité prix. Une belle couleur foncée, un corps riche, un gout soyeux et très long. Pour moi, la principale caractéristique de ce rhum est la profonde odeur de banane, comme si il était dégusté au cœur de la plantation !
A trully safe value. A very good value for money. A beautiful dark color, a rich body, a silky and very long taste. For me, the main characteristic of this rum is the deep banana smell, as if it were tasted in the heart of the plantation!
O chlup lepsi nez 12 lety, ale rozdil neni az tak veliky.
Starsi brat 12 rocnej verzie. Povedal by som, ze je mu dost podobny. Vona je podobna sladkasta, za melasou a hrozienkami, pri 15 rocnej verzii sa este pridava trochu drevitosti v chuti. Je to rum s vyraznou chutou a vonou, takto ma podla mna chutit pravy tmavy trstinovy rum. V cene 36€ je to dobra volba pre milovnikov sladsich rumov. Aby som nezabudol, obsah alkoholu je tu 42%, je to aj citit v chuti, ale nieje to rusive...
Excellent sipping rum. Brown sugar is the key flavor that I pick up. Little to no burn at the end. Highly recommended
At the moment, this Rum just feels to have everything i like. Smooth but still has a punch to it, sweet but no too sweet and a great cocktail of aroma. A few drops in a big cognac glass and will bring you directly to the Carribean sea.
El Dorado Special Reserve 15-Year rum review by Mike at Ultimate Rum Guide