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El Dorado 2006 - Worth it?


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Yohobro

Posted 16 Jun '21 from Canada with 22 ratings

I’ve been contemplating getting into the three 2006 single still releases from ED but am having a hard time pulling the trigger. I wanted the groups advice on whether or not it’s worth it to delve into these based on their experiences. These are the Enmore, Versailles, and Port Mourant releases, all labeled as 40% abv. 
Also, does anybody have good sources for the details of the Distillery? I’m under the impression the 12, 15, 21 releases are blends from multiple stills but am new to this whole thing so any help would be appreciated. There seems to be a ton of different releases that I’ve seen in other threads and I’d like to learn more about it all. 
Thanks in advance! 
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vomi1011

From Germany with 367 ratings Replied 16 Jun '21

Demerara - https://inuakena.com/misc/a-visit-to-demerara-distillers-limited
Demerara - https://cocktailwonk.com/2020/02/demerara-distillers-part-one.html
VSG at 40% for how much?
https://rumshopboy.com/2020/04/29/el-dorado-2003-2006-enmore-rums-cask-finishes/
High end rum with 40% is always problematic. I wouldn't spend more than 80 € for something like that.
Buy the rare 3rd collection, they will increase in value and will no longer be available in some years.
 Skeldon, Albion, Enmore 96, PM 97.
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Foggyrumrunner

From Canada with 50 ratings Replied 17 Jun '21

I have purchased and reviewed all three. My order of preference is: Versailles, Port Mourant, then Enmore. They are all very good rums. Taste is personal and thus subjective but I found the Versailles to be truly excellent. They are all sipping rums - not to be mixed, imo. Part of my own interest in purchasing them lay in the history associated with the stills themselves. If you haven’t already, I think you’d probably enjoy some reading up on that aspect. For me personally, they were worth it. They are great rums to savour and think about.
Large jessica for rum ratings

Paul B (PREMIUM)

From United States with 414 ratings Replied 17 Jun '21

Yohobro:

I spent $80 US for a bottle of 2006 Enmore about a year ago. I rated it as a 7, but for that kind of cost, it should have rated at least as an 8. I cannot recommend buying that one.
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Yohobro

From Canada with 22 ratings Replied 18 Jun '21

Vomi, thanks for the sources, those were a great window into the El Dorado world. As a business, they seem to know how to use everything they have. Hopefully I’ll get to see it in person at some point. I haven’t seen the 3rd collection, or anything special edition from ED yet. I think that’s why these three sparked my interest so much. I found them for $68 CAD which is enticing. I’ll probably end up trying the Versailles. That’s also a good point about higher end rum at 40%, I never really thought about that. I don’t think these rums would classify as high end necessarily, but a great point nonetheless. Foggy, thanks for the info. I’ve really liked everything from ED so far so I’m imagining a response similar to yours. Paul B, thanks! Both the price and recommendation is helpful. Cheers!
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