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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.
Not bad, but not great either. A little hotter than i was expecting but mellowed out after a little time & an ice cube. Not quite as sugary as I was expecting based on other ratings, but certainly moreso than the 15.
I like rums with full flavour and a little sweet, but this rum is very sweet and has not full flavour, better than average.
In der Nase angenehme Ausgewogenheit von Süße, Frucht und etwas holzig-vanillige Würze. Angenehmeres Aroma als der 15jährige. Im Mund leicht, mild und süß mit dezenten Fruchtanklängen und sehr zurückhaltender Würze. Kaum Holz, keine Ecken, keine Kanten, ausgewogen -- oder eben langweilig.
I tasted a bit of smoked something in the mouth. The nose was not to my liking .. it first smells like nail polish then it smells like sweet molasses then again back to a acetone aroma. The taste was that of a el Dorado older brother but with the young age shinning thru with the burn and thinness. I hate to say it but the other reviews were right. After 3 years of being a none believer and trying it for myself. Everyone should try them all once in a lifetime before choosing the 15 yr lol. Enjoy
One of my first rum, nothing special about it. I dont quite remember anything about the taste after almost a year, so it speaks for itself.
It's no secret quite a bit of sugar is added to this one. As shown by more serious drinkers/reviewers and their hydrometer tests. Such knowledge will influence your judgement when drinking but luckily I tasted the El Dorado before reading about it. And yes, it is clearly overly sweet. Most of my drinking buddies agree. I think it aims to a part of the (novice) market that thinks rums should taste like this, because, after all, the stuff is made from sugar cane. If you are looking for a smooth, sweet rum you are better off with the Diplomatico Exclusiva or the Zacapa 23. I found the El Dorado 12 quite monotonous.
i live in a place where restaurants rarely have great rum selections. I was surprised to find a 12 year old El Dorado. With so many positive reviews I looked forward to trying it. This one was a major disappointment to me. The taste was heavy on the Carmel. Sweet but not too sweet and a hint of vanallia But the overwhelming characteristic is the medicinal smell and taste. It smells and tastes like NyQuil - and that's being polite. After a couple it becomes more drinkable but I cannot recommend this rum. It says 12 year old run but it has the smoothness of 12 hour hootch.
God rom til den meget lave pris. En god smag, der dog ikke varer længe.
Taková zvláštní příchuť jakoby kůže. Opravdu celkem něco jiného než co jsem doposud měl. Sladkost jsem tam příliš necítil. Je to kouřové a možná ta kůže s karamelem bych řekl že převažuje a dohromady to podává opravdu silně specifickou chuť. Jde to pít, ale přímo jsem si to nevychutnával.
Not having as much whisky flavor like the 15y, which is a good thing, but it is also lighter on the date flavor which for me identifies Demerara rums. It kinda balances out and the score is the same.
Op zich een goede smaak maar veel te zoet. Beter Neem je de 8 jaar of 15 jaar.
If you dump 8 sugar cubes into your coffee, you'll love this. It has so much potential, but I can't get around the added sugar. Otherwise palatable, but I can't handle more than two before switching to something less sweet.
Loved the aging, and flavor complexity, but too sweet, almost bordering on liquer.
Nicht mein Geschmack da ich lieber etwas milderen Rum bevorzuge. Der erste Eindruck ist recht intensiv. Einen deutlichen Unterschied kann man im Vergleich mit dem 21 Jahre alten El Dorado deutlich feststellen. Nicht meine erste Wahl, kommt nicht in mein Regal.
Rhum beaucoup trop sucré, très commerciale...
Ne vaut pas les dollars investies, comme chacun de ses frères de 15 et 21.
Bon produit de milieu de game... Juste trop cher !
Bought a bottle and could not finish it. I wanted to like it. But it was not balanced. I tasted smoky or burnt caramel.
The color in the glass is the standard dark, glowing brown hue induced by caramel coloring.
The nose is warm, inviting, with a slight turpentine-like off note usual in El Dorado rums. Dried fruits, ginger bread.
Sugar dominates the palate, counter-balanced by some oak and moderate smoky spice. Notes of apricot marmelade and dates. The mouthfeel is rather thin, with an acidic overtone, the finish is oak with lingering sugar.
IMO weakest of the 12, 15, 21 offerings.
Verstehe die hohen Ratings nicht. Irgendwie langweilig.
My previous expensive rums had been some variations of Bacardi but this very dark rum is just way too sweet.
It is easy to drink and most people would probably like it, I find it far too sugary though.
Lækker Rom med masser af smag og behageligt eftersmag, kan sagtens drikkes af alle
A little to spicy for my taste. Enjoyed it with a mix but not on the rocks
A solid choice. Especially for its price. If you add few bucks though, than you get into a far better rum realm. Added sugar btw.
flavour, taste and finish are all dominated by vanilla, oak, honey and some smoke aroma. This rum is very sweet (in my view too sweet), the finish is mid-long. The taste is immediately present when sipped, so I would put this rum to the more heavy side of rums.
El Dorado 12-Year rum review by Mike at Ultimate Rum Guide