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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.
Now this is some good stuff
Gorgeous rum plenty of taste to it smooth fruity a rich type of fruitiness to it. A lot of the smoothness of this rum is down to the added sugar which will also account for the sweetness of this rum.
The only reason this one didn't get a ten is because I'm new to rum tasting and I believe there's always something better out there. Near perfection is this rum. Wonderfully balanced, slightly sweet, smooth and mellow. Almost non-existent burn going down. Great neat or with a small ice cube, which I prefer. This is my favorite to date.
Being a "Certified El Dorado Connoseur" (hehe), I'm perhaps a bit biased.
But this 15 yrs rum is plain awesome!
I actually found the 21 year to be a bit too harsh in comparison.
I've not tried the 25 (rare) rum from El Dorado, but from what I've heard that one might be worth a 10.
This one is easily recommended to everyone!
They don't sell this in Michigan so I had to order it online. It is a smooth. sweet rum. A little bit of a bite in the aftertaste, but a nice sipping rum.
A classic aged rum without being to expensive, bright welcoming colour and nose with a pleasant after taste, you feel it all the down, not to be rushed but allowed to excite your taste buds, sipped over a little ice is best, will work well in a mix and is always best drunk with friends.
Starts with quite a dry nose. Good mix of spice and buttery smoothness with a lingering woodsy finish that coats the mouth. Not as buttery as the 20 year, which is a good thing. Seems to be missing a slight complexity that would make this a truly fantastic rum.
"El Dorado Special Reserve 15-Year rum review by Mike at Ultimate Rum Guide"
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