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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.
when you base rum quality with Bacardi as standard, it just shows that you would drink anything with three letters on the label. but if you base all other rums with this one, it will make you seem like a very well versed rum taster.
the quality of the liquid itself speaks for itself. great flavor and character. if you want a great sipping rum in your cabinet, this should belong at top tier selection. toss out those mediocre rums and make this your standard rum of choice stat!
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.
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.
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.
Very smooth in the glass, smell of organge and citrus. The taste is sweet but not to sweet. This was my fisrt El Dorado, but i will defenitly try the 15 and 21 also.
The smell is relative neutral and does not have the strong caramel smell of the 3-8 year. A great taste with a nice smooth finish and pleasant long after taste.
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Einer meiner ersten Premium-Rums und er begeistert nach wie vor bei jedem Schluck.
A tasty rum, however I seem to get a bit of a headache after enjoying it.
Smooth with a bit of a hard aftertaste, good for sipping, better with a splash of coke to bring out more of the flavor
Good color with depth. Sweet, not like diplomatico, but enjoyble.
Smell: Caramel, fermented fruits, vanilla, wood, solvent
Taste: Caramel, mince, dried fruit, spice, bitterness, alcohol.
It's similar to ElD15, but harsher, younger. Would go for ElD15.
Sweetness: 3 / 5
Spice: 4 / 5
Fruits: 3 / 5
Mildness: 2.5 / 5
Understandable that people love this. It is easy to sip and has a nice flavour buried under all the sweetness. More of a delicious rum liqueur than a true rum.
Put it this way: When I make an old fashioned with it, I omit the sugar.
This is definitely a dosage bottle but I'd say 15 > 21 > 12. I sip it or occasionally use in a cocktail
For anyone just starting out in building their rum collection, this is THE demerara rum to own! Makes a great Donga Punch. Mix with equal parts Smith and Cross and you have a world class blended rum that cannot be beat. I am interested to see how it compares to El Dorado 8, though. The 8 is very difficult to find in my area.
Having already tasted the 3, 5 and 15, I thought it would be about time, that I had a go with the most common of the El Dorado rums.
Nose: Brown sugar, tobacco and a slight oaky whiff in the end
Taste: Brown sugar, honey, vanilla and some oak in the short and sweet aftertaste
Overall: This rum is fine. It is nothing mindblowing and to sweet for my likings, but it is a good entry rum for newer rum drinkers and it should get some merit for that.
Bere un buon rhum dolce ma senza scadere nella dolcezza esagerata dei rum troppo melassati (vedi Zacapa).
Un rhum che sa di rhum dovete provarlo, qualità prezzo uno dei migliori rum in circolazione.
Un ambra abbastanza importante per un rhum di 12 anni, al palato subito un po di dolcezza, ben equilibrato dal sentore alcolico finale. Sapore ci caramello iniziale, cioccolato finale.
Absolutely perfect. Tasted very good, price very good.
This is one of the best rums I have tasted. It has a light tase and a lingering finish. Slightly fruity aroma. I don’t think it is overly sweet.
I feel that this is an excellent sipping rum. The noise is heavy with a molasses carmel note that pleasantly follows through to the taste. I have also noticed that when chilled, I taste a slight banana along with a stronger baking spice.
Overall I would recommend this rum
Rich plums, caramelized apples, coffee, dark chocolate and spices.
I prefer it straight
Received as a gift. Nice amber color, complex aroma. Medium weight on tongue, nice smooth finish with slight burn. Very nice - I would get this again when this one gets kicked.
"El Dorado 12-Year rum review by Mike at Ultimate Rum Guide"