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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.
A little bit hard at the beginning, you feel how it beats your throat, very colorful taste, light nice aftertaste.
This is a very good choice of rum for drinking alone or on the rocks. I like it's aroma and color. It feels delicious on the palate and leaves no aftertaste or excessive wood taste. For it's price, one of the best choices for 15 years old rums.
Sapori caraibici , dolce , suadente, veramente un capolavoro!
Il rum El Dorado Special Reserve è un ottimo ed elegante distillato invecchiato in botti di Bourbon per 15 anni nel clima tropicale della Guyana, con richiami speziati al gusto, dolci all'olfatto, rimanendo tuttavia di carattere deciso al palato.
Devo ammettere che questo, più di ogni altro rum che ho provato fino ad ora, provoca un forte effetto "uno tira l'altro", con una strana sensazione di miglioramento al gusto più se ne beve, almeno fino al terzo o quarto bicchiere, il che è buffo.
En helt suverän rom som exploderar med smaker i munnen
El Dorado has many kind, but this is El Dorado for me.
I think 8 year is better than 12 year, 15year is better tha 8year.
This is my go-to rum, I have this all the time when I do imbibe. This is one of the smoothest great tasting rums which gives you the most subtle buzz. The flavor is of slight toffee and spice which makes it quite enjoyable to have neat, on the rocks or with some fresh coconut water.
On my 3rd bottle in 2 years; always good to have this on hand to sip by itself neat or add serious complexity to cocktails. Even my Dark and Stormys get a float of this (The Myers/Coruba will always win out but appreciate the added complexity it brings). Medium-dark caramel color and a huge nose of baked walnuts, caramel, toffee and really smooth mouth feel yet finishes with a touch of liveliness that keeps it fresh. Similar flavors but added banana leaf and vanilla for interest. The creamy way it goes down tampers any alcohol heat and helps the flavors linger. Love this!
The El Dorado 15 I had from a factory sealed bottle from a very reputable retailer tastes like whiskey not rum. Maybe there was a mistake at the factory but my bottle did not taste like rum. Makes a fair bourbon and coke but I am not a big bourbon drinker.
Un rum tra i più appetibili sul mercato tra i VERI 15 anni, ad un prezzo più che conveniente.
discreta aggiunta di zucchero, colore scuro e profumi inebrianti. Buon corpo e liquorosità
Profumo: Melassa, miele, toffe, vaniglia e caramello e un finale liquoroso e corposo.
Sapore: Si sente molto il sapore di Melassa, per poi passare ai più complessi sentori di vaniglia, caramello e toffee. Un finale di caffé e cioccolato abbastanza pronunciati dove un leggero legno compare a chiudere il tutto.
Abbastanza liquoroso e molto avvolgente nel sapore e nei profumi. Moderata la persistenza alcolica e nessuna acidità.
Prezzo/qualità: a 35€ su Amazon durante i black friday è un TOP buy per chi cerca un rum prezioso e soddisfacente, da bere anche ogni volta che se ne ha voglia, senza parsimonia. Sopratutto un vero Rum 15 anni, anzi che spesso è ottenuto mixando rum anche più vecchi.
Da solo, in compagnia, ma purché in "sipping" a MAI mixato.
Un rum di eccellente livello ad un prezzo incredibile per le sue qualità, un top da tenere in cantinetta senza badare alle quantità, perché vola via in un attimo. E' stato il mio primo rum con il quale avventurarmi nel modno della bevanda dei corsari, e che inizio!
Fortunatamente entrato ormai da tempe nelle disponibilità Amazon spesso ad un prezzo REGALO.
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Now this is tricky, coz somehow I have enjoyed 12yo more, I now this is one is less sweet so should have been better, but 12yo with its sweet but complex taste is destroying competition of other sugar rums within its price range, and on the other side this 15yo is very good but it could have done better for this extra money that you have to spend, and I'm afraid that there are better alternatives.
Final verdict: I will choose 12yo over this one
one of my favourite rum, i've never tried 21 years but if this is 15 years i can't wait!!!
El Dorado Special Reserve 15-Year rum review by Mike at Ultimate Rum Guide