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El Dorado 21 is produced near the equator in Guyana by Demerara distillery. The final product is a blend of rums, aged between 21 and 25 years and crafted using 100% locally sourced Demerara sugar. Traditional tools are used in the distilling processes including three unique wooden stills. The rums rest until maturity in 45 gallon oak casks.
Surprisingly quite strong, dark alcoholic kick. but it starts with a nice well-balanced body. give it time to breathe.
This is the rum to have on the rocks or neat, just to savor the yummy spices coming together beautifully in each sip.
Smooth easy taste but too sweet when compared to El Dorado 15 years.
Found on sale for $71. bottled in 2015. It takes a while sipping to tease out the complexity. Traces of fig, honey, dark sugar (without being to sweet), spice, orange. Velvet in the mouth with a rich and long lasting finish. Not sure I would have forked over $100+ when first stared tasting, but after 30 minutes tasting and feeling the aromas and tastes it has grown on me.
Considerably drier than I was expecting but extremely drinkable. While perhaps still partial to the 15-year, this presents a nice, complex flavor with an added woody note that is largely absent in the 12 or 15 year bottles. Overall, very happy to have it in my bar but also not sure I’d buy another with some of the other great options out there for similar/less money.
This rum is very smooth and equally tasty, it has hints of just about everything in it. (Coffee, Caramel, Oak, Citris, Tobacco, Spices, Honey etc.) One of the better rums.
A top 5 rum for me. Fantastic. If price was no option, this would be my everyday drinker.
Beautiful medium brown color. Smokey caramel (tobacco?) on the nose. Is this a signal of 21 years in charred oak? In the mouth, chocolate and a stronger presence of tobacco. The finish is long, with hints of banana and vanilla. All in all, this is a very complex rum, and by far the oldest I have yet tasted. The presence of smoke is new to my young rum-tasting experience.
Yep well made rum, would drink it all day long, just confused as to why the 15yo version tastes better. This is much smoother but I feel it loses it’s body and taste compared to the 15yo.
I'm a 15yr old fan but this one tops it. Its double the price and I think it gives double the bang. It's not packed with sugar as the 15yr old and the wood flavor adds a nice touch so it is a more mature rum. Totally enjoyable!
Very smooth with hints of flavor. sharp on the tongue at first then smooths out to a nice sipper.
This is a real Wonderful rum! Warm Deep flavours that stick for a while in your mouth. Mmmm
Vanilla aroma with caramel and molasses. Strong but smooth.
Miles apart from it's younger 15 year old sibling. A completely different creature I would say. The 21 is dryer, less sweet. Richer in woody caramel and molasses flavours with a subtle touch of vanilla and sweetness that is no way overstated. If anything it can be a bit bitter, but that can be preferential if you loath overly overly sweetened rums. Savour this one. It's worth it.
I was disappointed by this one. A smooth whiskey would have done the same trick for me. The dry taste of bourbon barrels caught me off guard. Not what I expected after the good 12 year old and wonderful 15 year old.
Made from rums of between 21 and 25 years of age, matured in 45 gallon oak casks, within six degrees of the equator in Guyana.
(I suppose the rum is aged in Single Malt Wiskey Cask)
you immediately feel a strong taste of single malt wiskey that characterizes the flavor,
caramel, vanilla, chocolate, orange peel ...
Great Rum with, sweet, rich and very particular Aroma.
wow. this is just perfect. i am still developing the words to really characterize a rum, but this is a 10 all day. perfect from nose, body, after taste, tail. i was really sad to finish my pour.
Alkohol: 43 %
Aroma: Zajímavá vůně. Mix rumových pralinek, těžkého exotického dřeva, čokolády, rozinek a překvapivě i trochy ředidla. K tomu se přidává pryskyřičná větrovost. (87 b)
Chuť: Vůně a chuť si jsou velmi blízké. Čokoláda, dřevitost, větrovost a opět ten závan ředidla. (87 b)
Shrnutí: Ochutnal jsem již několikrát, mám doma lahev. Rum to určitě není špatný, ale když přihlédnu k jeho ceně a k tomu, že obě mladší verze, 12 i 15 let jsou nejen výrazně levnější, ale i mi chutnají víc, tak ve výsledku je to vlastně zklamání. Čekal jsem, že se posunu ještě dál, opak byl pravdou.
In certain circles, rums aren't considered as refined and nuanced as other spirits, El Dorado 21 is my answer to them. It's moderately priced and reasonably available, but the craftsmanship, history, and sippablity of this rum puts it in league with the finest spirits on the market. It's a solid 9 out of 10, not just against other rums, but across the board. Toffy, vanilla, caramel, oak, black pepper, smoke, molasses, fig, notes of honey and sugar cane. I sip this rum after dinner, neat, no water, just straight rum and it's pretty damn close to perfect.
Very similar to the 15 year old. Wonderful sipper, but too similar to the 15 year old to justify the increase in price.
This is a great sipping rum and it’s very smooth. So smooth that if you drink it on the rocks it has zero burn in the finish. Tastes like a delicious caramel treat. You’d be hard pressed to find a 21 year old that costs less than this one, so it’s actually a good value despite being around $90-$100 Canadian. I highly recommend this if you’re in the market for your first 20+ year old rum.
Var virkelig spændt på denne og havde store forventninger, og de blev indfriet. Den er det bedste fra 12 og års El Dorado. Virkelig dybde i smagen med mange smagsnuancer. El Dorado er virkelig en kvalitets rom. Den får ikke 10 pga. prisen, og jeg kommer nok til at vælge 15 års frem for 21, dels på grund adm prisen, og fordi forskellen ikke udpræget stor. Men absolut en topklasse rom
Juste un peu déçu par rapport au 15, cependant il m’apporte d’autres saveurs. Au vu du prix, je m’attendais à mieux.
If you’re ready to pay around 90€, this is one of the best choices. It’s very smooth and it tastes sweet fruit, spices, leather, some candy and vanilla.
It’s completely different from the “12” and “15” and an evening with all three is a nice experience and is appreciated by most rum lovers. Have a nice evening!
El Dorado 21-Year rum review by The Ultimate RumGuide