El Dorado 2000 Skeldon rum

El Dorado 2000 Skeldon

Guyana | Aged

9.1/10
17 ratings
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vomi1011 🇩🇪 | 396 ratings
Posted over 1 year ago

I will do a cross tasting with SVW 1996, ElD Albion 2004 and Enmore 1996.
I’m very excited. I know already the Enmore 1993 and Rum Nation Enmore 1997 (19y).
4368 bottles of the Skeldon marque and 4500 of the Albion were released.

The nose is a little bit musty first. I know that from some other Demeraras. It disappears after 30min.
I get caramel, dry fruits, honey and orange zest first. There are also the herbs, some vanilla and notes of cognac (grape seeds).
Between the sweetness is a concentrated sour note (tasty, but all four rums in the crosstasting contains that). 
There is some earth and the nose is a little bit rough compared to the SVW 1996. It gets better after 45min, the earth almost disappears.
I get also some flowery notes, but not that intensive as in the SVW 1996. 
It goes in the direction of the SVW. But it’s not that complex.
Compared to the Albion 2004 it’s almost the same nose. 
But I have the impression that it has a little bit more dry fruits and a little bit less orange zest than the Albion.

The taste is mellow and very similar to the Albion. First you get overhelmed by the bitter tannins. But after some sips you get used to it.
 I get sweet notes of caramel first, then herbs, vanilla and the Enmore wood with tannins. The tannins are too present for my liking in the initial taste.
 But we must consider, that this is an old, tropical aged rum. So no complains about that.

The initial taste is a little bit short because this rum is very viscous. It gets warm in the mouth very fast but therefore the body is richer.
In the middle I get the orange zest, the Enmore wood, honey and then some heavy aromas of wood varnish with some grains. At the end are some flowery notes that I already know from RN Enmore 1997 and of cours from the SVW 1996.

The finish starts with spice and Enmore wood. I get again the wood varnish with sweeter honey notes, vanilla and orage zest at the end.
The aftertaste is not bad with wood varnish, honey, vanilla and dry fruits. I notice the dried fruits a little more than in the other rums.

It's overall a good Demerara, but it should deliver more heavy notes. Because it's mellow the aromas
stick together, maybe it would be sharper and clearer with more abv. I think it's gotten a little too old.
It's almost similar to the Albion, but the order of the aromas is different.
It’s a different rum compared SVW 1996. I could compare the nose, but the taste is different. 
The SVW is more shaped with more heavy aromas and is also more complex.
It's not complex enough between the best Demeraras. I would rate that one with 90 points.

Nose: caramel**, dry fruits (raisins)***, honey**, orange zest**, some vanilla*, grape seeds*, earth**, some flowery notes* , wood**


Taste initial: caramel, dry fruits (raisins), grape seeds, herbs, vanilla, wood, tannins
Middle: grape seeds, orange zest, wood, honey, wood varnish, some grains, hints of flowery notes
Finish: spice, wood, wood varnish, honey, vanilla, orange zest
Aftertate: wood varnish, honey, vanilla, dry fruits, grape seeds
Sweetness: 2.5/5
Fruits: 3/5
Spice: 2.5/5
Mildness: 3.5/5
Value (240€): 3.5/5

Morten Graenge 🇩🇰 | 230 ratings
Posted 2 hours ago

Jeg syntes virkelig den har en god smag. Den er hverken rigtig blød eller skarp, bare god.

Udgivet i 2018. 58,3 %.

DonCoasn 🇩🇪 | 4 ratings
Posted almost 2 years ago

I have tried many rums but this one is simply amazing!

After letting it breathe for some time it smells a little like a quality Pedro Ximénez sherry. Raisins, dark chocolate, caramel and wood without any alcoholic sharpness.
It fills your mouth with wonderful aromas of dried fruits, seasalt, burned caramel, wood and leather with some delicious floral bitterness at the end.

This is by far the most full bodied rum I have tasted till now and except some high ester rums the most intense tasting experience. The price is high, but it is worth every penny! I will definitely buy one or two bottles extra before it is sold out.

Achim Emmenegger 🇩🇪 | 72 ratings
Posted 2 years ago

Nachdem die rare Collection Serie mit den ersten Abfüllungen bei Weitem nicht an die Velier Abfüllungen herankamen war der Ruf dahin.
Das hat man wohl auch bei El Dorado erkannt und jetzt mit dem Albion 2004 und dem Skeldon 2000
2 Mega Bomben auf Niveau der alten Velier Demeraras gebracht.
Trotz der 58 % sehr angenehm zu trinken. Die 18 tropischen Lagerjahre haben einen nahezu perfekten Rum ergeben.
Eine dezente Süsse mit schönen Fruchtnoten,Spuren von Rosinen und Marmelade aber auch ein Tick Holz ergeben einen wunderbar rundes Geschmackserlebnis.
Der Abgang ebenfalls sehr schön und lang.
Top für den Preis und offensichtlich gibt es im Gegensatz zu den alten Velier Abfüllungen auch genügend Flaschen.

JeffBuck 🇺🇸 | 80 ratings
Posted over 2 years ago

Nose was like a sweet wheater bourbon with some kind of green melon. Palate got a caramel pudding and light cinnamon. Finish was creamy with baking spices...very cool overall

Gastovski (PREMIUM) 🇨🇿 | 225 ratings
Posted 1 month ago

Aroma: Těžká a hutná vůně opáleného dřeva, svěží pikantní kořenitost, eukalypt, špetka kokosu, mírná zemitost.
Chuť: Nasládlá, pikantně kořenitá a velmi dřevitá.
Dozvuk: Spálený karamel, velká nálož dřeva, hořké kakao, višně. Dlouhý.
Sladkost: 0/3
Ochutnánn vzorek
Velmi pěkná vůně, ale zbytek je velmi dřevitý a nahořklý. V Rare Collection patří společně s Enmore k těm "slabším" kouskům. 8-/10.

Mr. Rumantic 🇩🇪 | 212 ratings
Posted 7 months ago

The El-Dorado Rare Collection Skeldon 2000 SWR is a rum from Guyana from the Demerara distillery. The rum distilled in the single column still has the mark SWR and was produced in 2000. It was allowed to mature tropically for 18 years and was bottled as a single cask in 4368 bottles at a cask strength of 58.3% alcohol without additives or sugar.

The rum is wonderfully balanced on the nose and shows a nice sweetness. Caramel, vanilla, honey meet raisins, wood, spice, roasted aromas and some earthy notes. Quite tasty, you can't wait long for the first sip. The alcohol does a great job on the palate. The aromas are distributed nicely and it gets wonderfully warm. The rum is creamy and has a great body. Lots of caramel with raisins pickled in honey. Vanilla and some dark chocolate. But also more wood with vanilla and spice. Tannins become stronger and there are more bitter substances on the finish. The rum becomes drier and spicy wood notes remain.

I admit that I have rarely drunk a glass with 58.3% alcohol so quickly. A round, tasty dark rum that encourages sipping. And it is not lacking in complexity. Almost everything is correct here. The SWR comes very close to 10/10. Only the nose could be a bit more intense and it is almost a to easy sipper...

Der El- Dorado Rare Collection Skeldon 2000 SWR ist ein Rum aus Guyana aus der Demerara Distillerie. Der im Single Colum Still destillierte Rum trägt das Mark SWR und wurde im Jahr 2000 hergestellt. Er durfte 18 Jahre tropisch reifen und wurde in Fassstärke von 58,3% Alkohol ohne Zusatzstoffe oder Zucker als Single Cask in 4368 Flaschen abgefüllt.

In der Nase ist der Rum wunderbar ausbalanciert und zeigt eine schöne Süße. Karamell, Vanille, Honig treffen auf Rosinen, Holz Würze, Röstarmomen und etwas erdige Noten. Leicht süffig, kann man nicht lange auf den ersten Schluck warten. Am Gaumen macht der Alkohol einen tollen Job. Die Aromen werden schön verteilt und es wird wunderbar warm. Der Rum ist cremig und hat einen tollen Körper. Es kommt viel Karamell mit in Honig eingelegten Rosinen. Vanille und etwas dunkler Schokolade. Aber auch mehr Holz mit Vanille und Würze. Taninne werden stärker und zum Abgang kommen mehr Bitterstoffe. Der Rum wird trockener und würzige Holz Noten bleiben bestehen.

Ich gebe zu, dass ich selten ein Glas mit 58,3% Alkohol so schnell ausgetrunken habe. Ein runder süffiger dunkler Rum, welcher zum sippen anregt. Dabei fehlt es ihm nicht an komplexität. Hier stimmt eigentlich fast alles. Der SWR kommt der 10/10 schon sehr nahe. Nur die Nase könnte etwas intensiver sein.

MoveThatGeaRUp 🇩🇪 | 18 ratings
Posted 8 months ago

This one is the best rum I have ever had. Chocolate meets caramell, wood and fruits such as coconut and banana. I could smell it forever before drinking it.

Michal Ernest 🇨🇿 | 139 ratings
Posted 9 months ago

Tento rum byl moje silvestrovské pití a to včetně připitku do nového roku.
Jednoduše skvělý rum. Škoda, že jej není více za lepší cenu. Bude pařit mezi moje TOP rumy, co jsem kdy pil a to dokonce jej zařadím před CARONI 21.

Alas 🇵🇷 | 199 ratings
Posted 9 months ago

Name is for scotland and rightly so, this tastes like a sweet whiskey with a very smooth finish




Brand Details

Name: 2000 Skeldon
Company: El Dorado
Type: Aged
Distillation: Unknown
Distilled: 2000

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