El Dorado 1988 25-Year rum

El Dorado 1988 25-Year

Guyana | Aged

9.7/10
19 ratings
Truly a fantastic choice
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Posted over 3 years ago by Stefan Persson (TASTING CLUB) ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช | 317 ratings

Earns all the superlatives you know. A truly fantastic rum, but itโ€™s always discussable if itโ€™s worth the money. Because of the price it cannot be an everyday rum for me. Instead it will be a rum for special occasions.
Nose fantastic, taste very good and afterburn fantastic.
Truly recommendable if you have around 500โ‚ฌ left.
Picture: My top five shelf.

Posted over 3 years ago by Michael LaRocca ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | 10 ratings

This is a truly special rum, and without a doubt the best I've ever had. The presentation of the bottle is already special, matched by a mouth-watering color. The taste is perfect and smooth, with not an ounce of burn. El Dorado has created the perfect rum!

My scoring system (with weights) is as follows:
-Packaging (10%): 10
-Color (20%): 10
-Nose (20%): 8.5
-Palette (25%): 10
-Smoothness (25%): 10

-Total Weighted Score: 9.7 (rounded up to 10 for rumratings.com)

The nose was very good, but to me isn't as flavorful as I'd expect and doesn't reflect the perfection of the taste. Apart from this, it is a perfect rum in every way.

Posted almost 5 years ago by Joola69 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | 2886 ratings

Well over 2,600 aged dark rums enjoyed and El Dorado 25 year is easily on my Top 30 list. It is sublime, super smooth, like molten chocolate, no burn at all and contains plenty of amazing flavors. I tried this amazing rum the first time at the Marriott hotel in Georgetown Guyana and have had the luxury of enjoying it 4 times since that in rum bars in New York and in Chicago.

Detailed scoring analysis:
10/100 Packaging, bottle and label design 10
10/100 Color of this rum 10
15/100 Nose test 14
20/100 Palate test 20
15/100 Afterburn of this rum 15
15/100 Availability to purchase this rum 11
15/100 Ultimate value for money 2
Total score 82

Posted almost 6 years ago by Falcon91Wolvrn03 (PREMIUM) ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | 514 ratings

I was hesitant to buy a bottle of this, because of the extremely high price of $499 (DrinkUpNY 2016) and because I'm not really a big fan of El Dorado rums. But this one is very good.

I like the 43%abv on this. Good rums always taste better stronger. Smells and tastes of toffee, brown sugar, caramel, chocolate, and vanilla. Smooth, especially for 43%abv.

I rate this at the top of the 9 scale; very good, but just shy of a 10.

Posted over 1 year ago by caillan ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ | 30 ratings

The best I've ever had, amazingly smooth and delicious

Posted almost 2 years ago by VikingXO ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ | 168 ratings

You can truly taste the 25years - What a taste experience and GREAT nose!
It is my understanding that this vintage 1988 is a bit on the sweeter side compared to other vintages. I would say that the sweeter side together with this complex rum brings out the masterpiece.

Posted over 4 years ago by Golfm ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ | 154 ratings

Had expected a little more for that price. 9.5 would have been the right grade.

Posted 9 days ago by SveinMagnus ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด | 27 ratings

While the El Dorado series of rums are good and especially the 15yo, I was disappointing by the 21yo and thus was a bit apprehensive of getting the 25yo, especially in light of its considerable cost. There was no reason to hesitate however as the rum was probably the best I have ever tasted. The flavour was of a sweet oakey syrup with deep toasted notes, in near perfect balance with both the aromas and alcohol. Worth the money for true connoisseurs!

Posted 11 months ago by Whiskas ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด | 3 ratings

Rich, smooth and mellow with
caramel and heavy fruit cake.

Posted over 1 year ago by JGold ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | 11 ratings

Definitely a treat. Coats your mouth with sweet nectar while still making itโ€™s alcoholic presence known. If you donโ€™t know the price as you sip you want more immediately; if you do know the price, you may think twice before you splurge as to live to sip on another fine day.




Brand Details

Name: 1988 25-Year
Company: El Dorado
Type: Aged
Distillation: Unknown
Aged: 25
Distilled: 1988
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