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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.
Alkohol: 43 %
Aroma: Vůně je vyzrálá, hutná, uhlazeně dubová, se skořicí, dřevitou kořenitostí, pomerančovou marmeládou, k tomu se přidávají i čokoládové pralinky a chvilkami i mentolové aroma (mentolové čokoládové bonbóny). (88 b)
Chuť: Chuťově velmi bohatá a přišla mi i dost proměnlivá, při každém napití jako bych výrazněji vnímal vždy jinou složku. Při prvním ochutnání mi přišlo, že je dost ostrá, podruhé uhlazeně dřevitá, potřetí kořenitá, pak pro změnu čokoládová. Chutí mi připomínala dokonce i nasládle čokoládovější whisky, v dochuti pak zase brandy. Dá se v ní stále něco nového objevovat. (92 b)
Shrnutí: Tak na patnáctiletou verzi jsem se po ochutnání 12y velmi těšil, a zanechala ve mně velmi dobrý dojem, moc dobrý rum, který svou barvitostí ani chvilku nenudí. Moc jsem si pochutnal.
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.
Many people have started their journey with El Dorado, so I have heard a lot about it from friends starting out in the world of rum without being able to talk with them about it, since I have never tried it. That needed to change, so I bought a bottle...
Nose: Brown Sugar, Vanilla and a small whiff of orange peel/citrus to round it off
Taste: Lots of flavour led by oak, vanilla and molasses that fizzles out to soon
Overall: This is a rum that is liked by almost everyone, who is starting out in the world of rum, but people tend to look down on it because of the added sugar. I would prefer my rum without the added sugar, but sometimes I just want to pig out and this rum is one of the better to pour in the glass, when I am in that mood.
I drank this rum for the 1st time by mistake. I was in a visit and asked if I would like a glass of rum - when I smelled and tasted it, I was amazed. I asked what type of rum is and... now I know what rum I will buy next. It is excellent!
Enjoy with hot water, rum and a little bit of honey or just plain. One of my favourite rums
Really good rum with a lot of flavor. Totaly worth buying.
Denna är lite bättre än 12:an mindre sötman och bättre balans. Båda är supergoda och rekommenderas i alla lägen, prisvärda där eg 12:an vinner precis. Men inget dåligt med denna.
Better in the past, now younger in composition clearly. Sweet, unnecessarily sweet. Cavities, anyone? Sad that Demerara is at this level, when we know it could be much better if not sweetened, blended and filtered to anonymity. 21yo is drier - and tastier.
Excellent, good over ice or alone, or with coconut water on a hot day
This holds its own weight with some of the less attainable and pricier bottles out there.
A very enjoyable rum, and a marked improvement on the 12 year. A little pricey perhaps, but definitely worth trying.
When money is not an object , a great addition to any classic Polynesian cocktail. Always delicious simply over ice.
Frugtrig, blid og lækker, semiskarp duft. Fin medium gylden farve. Blandet mellem 15-25 år
Parádní, jemný a voňavoučký, dlouhý dozvuk, za mne top rum
El Dorado Special Reserve 15-Year rum review by Mike at Ultimate Rum Guide