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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.
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.
BIen que je recommande le ED 12 pour l'amateur de rhum de tous les jours, le ED21 saura sans aucun doute vous plaire. Son coût 3x plus élevé que le ED12 et son goût ne justifie p-ê pas un achat. Goutez-y quand vous en aurez la chance. Mais je ne suis pas certain que sur un test à l'aveugle le commun des mortels différencie le ED12, ED15 ou le ED21 bien que le dernier ait des notes un peu plus subtils et une arôme qui se développe doucement.
Faktiskt bara den näst bästa av de tre. Den 12-åriga är helt klart bäst som är en stark 9.
Purchased my 2nd bottle in Florida at $99, even though I hadn't finished the current bottle in my inventory. Butterscotch nose, accented with brown sugar. Rums with a price point of +$75, I always drink "neat." The 21 was no disappointment. Smooth on the palate, caramel notes along with caramel. Excellent product at $99.
Väldigt rund och smakrik. Förmodligen en del tillsatt socker men klart köpvärd.
Very nice rum. Needs to rest 20-30 min. But i prefer 15 year
This is actually very nice rum, but could be smoother for this price.
rhum de complexite gustative fantastique
methodes de distillations particulieres et uniques
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.
A very fine choice.
It's comparable to Ron Centenario in its sweetness, but I think that el dorado is a little sweeter. However I think since it embraces the sweetness, it's a little better than Centenario.
Dark flavor but not syrupy, lots of molasses and brown sugar. A very pleasant rum to sip.
The color in glass is intensely dark brown, no doubt a result of caramel coloring.
The nose is fruits, leather, and an off-putting, turpentine-like odor that is quite peculiar.
On the palate, there is a lot of smokines, interesting balance between the dried apricots, plums, and smokiness. The mouthfeel, however, is surprisingly thin and the finish is shorter that expected from a 21 years of aging. The tannins are present in respectable force, but held back by the added sugar.
I would very much like to taste this without the sweeteners, but alas, rums today are what they are.
Not a bad taste on its own, just not an honest one.
Compared to rums in the same price range, I did not enjoy the 21. I have not yet tried other El Dorado rums
To my palate, it lacks the smoothness and taste one would expect in this price range. I will stick to the Ron abuelo centenario and zacapa xo for now.
I recently bought myself the little sample pack with the 12, 15 and 21 yo el dorado.
I found this the best one.
But ! if i look at the prices of big bottles i see that this one is twice the price of the 15 yo.
So if (and this will happen) i buy a full bottle, it will be the 15.
they are all very good if you ask me.
Smooth easy taste but too sweet when compared to El Dorado 15 years.
Im not a fan of ED12, so I didn't have much expectations for this. But I was positively surprised! The nose is brilliant, lot of spices and licorice. The taste is a mixture of dryness thats topped with a soft sweetness, - makes a killer combo! This is actually far more dry than I would expect, but they make it work. I would give it 8,5 if I could.
A rich dark Demerara rum delivers an unexpectedly dry initial impression, despite the added sugars. Add an ice cube to bring out additional layer of flavors that elevate this rum. It would rate higher if not for the price point and additives. Aging a rum for 21 years is costly, but there are other other rums at lower price points that are equally as tasty.
Many think the El Dorado 21 is the best - or at least one of the best. My tastes are a little different, and I prefer the 8 and 12 better than the 15 and 21. Maybe it's aged TOO much? Can that be it? Heavier and more complex - yes. So if that's what you like, plop down the $80+ for it. If not, buy 4-5 bottles of the 8 year.
I had this rum in Jamaica for the first time and was surprised on the nice flow it presented. A bit more flavor and bite than the 15 year olds.. A gentle smell, but heat and spice upon tasting... A slight smoky taste with Cinnamon and nutty overtones. I like this surprise and will get more as I will the 15 Year old also..
Jeg vil dog sige, at normalt er mere til 15års El Dorado, men denne skal da ikke snydes og er jo en super dejlig Rom. Skal klart smages, men Rom kender sætter mere pris for dens smag og styrke, end en nybegynder.
The El Dorado 21 has a nice oaky nose, with spice and a touch of honey. I really enjoy this rum, unless I drink it next to some of the other rums I've rated higher. I'm a bit of a sucker for sweet aged rums, and this one isn't as sweet as most of the others I've tried. Very good, but I think there are better at this price point. And I agree with others who said the El Dorado 15 is about equal to the 21 (at only half the price).
One of my favourite of the el dorado line; I actually prefer it slightly over the 25.
If we could give half marks I would give this an 8 1/2; mostly because the oak sticks around a little longer then I would like
I'm this is am excellent rum. It might be to heavy for newcomers. Unfortunately a little bit overpriced compared to the taste of an plantation xo.
Over all a solid choice for dessert or a cigar.
Manage to get a sample of this after having finished a bottle of both the 12 & 15yo.
It's a very nice and very smooth, sweet, spicy with oaky dry finish,
This version is nearly twice the price of the 15yo but to me it doesn't relate to to twice as much "enjoyment".
Unless I'm going to be loaded very soon I'll be sticking to the 15yo
Found this to be one of the sweetest I've ever had. I've had to remind myself that it's a rum and not a liqueur. That being said, I really enjoyed it.
It's thick and extremely smooth. I'd considered pouring this on waffles in the morning if I didn't have a day job. Nearly no spice. A lot of rich sugars with a beach wood pallet. I'll be buying this again, or trying the 12 or 15yr.
El Dorado 21-Year rum review by The Ultimate RumGuide