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El Dorado 12-Year Rum is composed of a blend of aged rums, all at least 12 years old. The rums are distilled using a combination of stills including double wooden pot stills and are aged in bourbon oak casks.
Demerara Distillers of Guyana produces El Dorado 12-year rum and is the country's last remaining distillery, with origins tracing back to 1670. The name ""El Dorado"" references the legendary city of gold that is said to be in the country's Rupununi region.
I've tried a few rums, but this one for the price is tough to beat.
When I finally get the urge to crack this baby open, I will update this rating.
Extremely rich flavor, very smooth, great color, everything you want in a rum. To call it the Cadillac of rums would be to overestimate Cadillacs. I prefer it even to the 15 and 21 and it's as cheap as the intermediate rums of its competitors.
I think this was the result of a pissing contest between Odin and Zeus. Result 'nectar' of the gods.
For me the 12 yo is a better taste (from recollection ) in comparison to the 15 and 22 yo. Silky smooth and sweet. I know it's nit a descriptive review on flavours and textures but it gets my vote
Exceptionally smooth rum. Tried my friends and forgot to review so had a second try a month later and appreciated it's quality even more.
If I want to relax and enjoy some nice smooth rum, this is my choice. Perfect rum for me.
So up until today my favorite fine sipping rum had been Montecristo, that all changed when I had a glass of El Dorado 12-year. This rum is a very smooth rum with fantastic tropical notes and a hint of honey. The rum is very smooth and I mean very smooth with an alcohol content of 40%. It has barely any burn and tons of flavor. It doesn't have a sharp alcohol taste so this rum allows you to savor each and every flavor. It has light notes of bourbon but not so much that it overpowers the rum. You can taste the oak but it's a very subtle flavor, the oak flavor complements the tropical flavors quite well. This is one of those rums that takes forever to drink because every sip gives a different experience. On one sip I tasted oranges and on another I tasted hints of some citrus and even some pineapple. This rum is truly an amazing choice and definitely worth having a bottle of. I did find that drinking it neat was great but adding one ice cube actually opened up the flavors even more without watering the rum down.
This is it as far as i'm concerned, balanced flavors, wonderful aftertaste that stays and a good price. You would be hard pressed to find better.
Excellent sipping rum, flavourful and smooth, goes down really easy
My first bought the rum. Thanks to him I loved rums and began his collection
To match the depth and quality of the El Dorado 12 yr you will have to spend a lot more. This rum is everything it set out to be and more and is a basic pillar of a good rum collection.
Smooth, hints of toffee and vanilla. Over ice there is no burn or sharpness. I think it would be a waste to mix it!
Excellent smooth taste of vanilla, burnt caramel and made using pure molasses
I love this rum neat. It is really smooth and doesn't have strong alcohol taste.
only thing I drink.. was stuck on crown royal took 1 sip now I'm addicted...
Had the 12 year old El Dorado at the Saint House and rum Bar in Tucson Az 2 weeks ago ! Was blown away by this 12 year old Rum ! It's great in a Daiquiri , trust me ?
Michael from the US is way off. The El Dorado 15 is not good. This is up there with the best of them, regardless of price. Far better than the 15.
My favourite for regular consumption.. Sweet and complex - I never get sick of it.
One of my favourites by a mile. Can't think of many more I'd prefer to be sipping on for the same price.
great colour, great taste, great aroma...
Super dark color, a bit of a bit initially but it mellows out after the first sip. Great texture, smooth. It's got a number of flavors, very sweet and a bit dry. Definitely a go-to sipping rum, an easy one to enjoy over and over.
Of all their aged runs this is my favourite. Sweet, complex and delicious.
The best rum I've tasted so far. Great taste and quality. Vanilla and caramel notes. Smooth from beginning to end. Drink it on the rocks or add a splash of vanilla or cherry coke.
El Dorado 12-Year rum review by Mike at Ultimate Rum Guide