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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.
especially in an old fashioned. This is good. They story is great. Wooden stills are the greatest. This could be better but it’s towards the top of my list and some of the best not made in Barbados.
I love this rum neat. It is really smooth and doesn't have strong alcohol taste.
One of the first rum I've tasted. Liked it a lot then and I like it a lot still. Really nice sipping rum with a great taste. It is also really good in a cuba libre (sacrilege I know, but it was part of a tasting experiment). Haven't tried the siblings yet, but looking forward to it.
First I liked it, but then my dislike of anything sweet alcohol got over, bottle is still almost full.
But I did't want to give up, so I purchased 21 yo
I just like it...sweet, dark, almost viscous. I'm not a big rum "taster" but I like the smoothness and silky note that this rum has on my palate.
nose is strong, licorice and sweet
taste is same. very good and powerful rum. aftertase is dry
maybe the best valuerum
only thing I drink.. was stuck on crown royal took 1 sip now I'm addicted...
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I really like this rum, it is good, round, sweet and almost will be able to enjoy it, even the girls. A good 'starter' for the untrained.
Should be better than it is. I actually prefer this with coke instead of straight up.
El Dorado 12 Years rum is internationaal erkend als een premium rum met al heel wat gouden plaketten, de meest prestigieuze prijs die deze rum heeft gewonnen is de International Gold Medal, een competitie waarin de 40 beste Carabische rums de strijd aangaan.
Wat betreft de blend, deze is gemaakt van speciaal geselecteerde oude rums, de jongste rum heeft zelfs 12 jaar lang mogen rijpen in eikenhouten vaten! De kleur is fantastisch, de donkere eikenhouten kleur van de rum heeft iets kruidigs in zich en de aroma’s die er vanaf komen zijn werkelijk waar verbluffend; hints van citrusvruchten die worden afgewisseld met kaneel, bruine suiker en vanille, een waar genot voor de neus en mond.
In my opinion this rum is one of the best rum !
Sweet, but complex... vanilla, sugar, smoke/tobacco.
This Rum it's great for expert and fantastic for beginners
I have tasted some great rums, quite expensive also, but this El Dorado 12 years aged rum is my favorite for the money. OK, it is sweeter than most, but hey, this is what I prefer. Smell and you will discover a complex rum. For me, I love sipping this rum, and it is truly the bottle I would buy anytime.
I have tasted about 6 - 7 rhum so far and this one is my favourite. I will continue searching the ultimate rhum, but until then this is my number one rhum
Gorgeous amber color.
Nose is of burnt caramel, oak, and baking spices. Banana!?
Great balance between oak and sweetness. Not overly complex, yet possesses some complexity (if that makes any sense)
Finish is long and smooth. Very lil bite.
Will always stock this.
With an ice cube this rum is nice. It is a complex rum for a 12 year old. It is abalanced rum , balanced between spicy and sweey. After one glass you will want another, just to clarify that the rum was as good as what you just tasted..
Truthfully, this was the best rum I'd ever drank until I tried the 15 year ED. The slight spiciness makes it one of the nicest flavoured rums I have ever tried. I enjoy the finish and the fact that there is no nasty after taste makes this rum a pleasure to sip on.
Decent well balanced rom, plenty of sugar, mild. Ready for a glass straight up - I would add ice for extra smoothness.
My first sip, I was in heaven. Smooth & sweet. This is the rum that started me exploring quality sipping rums.
I'm not much of a reviewer, but I know what I like. Tried this on recommendation for the "rum guy" at a large liquor store chain in the Houston area. Dark in color, with a hint of vanilla to the nose. Some say it's too sweet, but then rum is made with sugar. I like the sweetness. $27.00/ bottle not bad. The 15 yr old was 38.00. May try it in next to compare.
This is so sugary, that aftertaste suffers. this is full of exotic fruits and sweetness. I don't like too sweet rums, but this is high quality stuff, no doubt.
This is a sweet rum that leaves you wanting more. Tried the 15yr and it just didn't leave as good of an impression. Would definitely recommend....
I find this a smooth sipping rum that is over-rated. I prefer a rum on the rocks with slices of lime. I find I use more limes to take off the hard edge of this rum. Good but far from favorite. Aargh!
You shouldnt start your rum-carrer with this one,after gaining a bit experience with light rums like 7yo Cubans,its a perfect step-up. Like the 15yrs old,it gives you a warming feeling in your belly which lasts quite long,without biting. The extra added sugar is the only disappointing fact. I edited it now from 9 to 8 ,i sampled a second bottle after years. My taste might changed
One of the best rums i have tasted so far.
Gentle aftertaste, complex flavor, "oily" on the tongue.
Caramel is still very dominant though... but i kind of like it in this case.
El Dorado 12-Year rum review by Mike at Ultimate Rum Guide