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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.
A richly flavored sipping rum with a bit of sweetness to round out the flavor. Not spicy, reminds me of Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva but with less sweetness.
Tento rum je velmi podobny svojmu mladsiemu 12y bratovi ktory stoji min. o polovicu menej. Chutov mi ide na burbon/whiskey
Denne Rom er super god og har en fantastisk eftersmag, kan varmt anbefales
Her får man en kompleks rom, som udfordrer i forhold til 12'eren og 15'eren. Stadigvæk en lækker rom, som fylder godt.
Overvejende et genkøb.
A beautiful bright burnt orange, rust colored liquid with legs that slowly return to the pool below. Molasses, toffee, tobacco aromas and a complex flavor as it flows down the sides of the tongue and a long soft burn that ends soon after entering the throat. A very enjoyable sipping rum but I prefer ones that are darker with a deeper richer flavor.
Mult laudatul El Dorado de 21 de ani nu e ceea ce te astepti sa fie. Sincer, sunt putin dezamagit de gustul unui rom de 21 de ani.
El Dorado 21 år er en fabelagtig rom med en duft, der både indeholder det let røgede tobaksagtige og det syrlige citrusagtige element, omend man samtidig fornemmer en dyb underliggende sødme.
Smagen er kraftig med masser af fad, og den præges indledende af den høje alc. pct. på 43. Dog virker den ikke sprittet eller skarp. Rommen er overraskende tør og de røgede, syrlige og søde smagsnoter udvikles langsomt, men hænger længe i ganen.
Duft og smag er i overensstemmelse med hinanden. Denne rom er perfekt til eftertænksomme aftener - er blevet fast inventar i skabet 👍
The most complex, and least sweet one in the El Dorado family. Needs a little rest in the glass before drinking.
Had high expectations since I'm a big fan of the 12yo, but got a bit disappointed. Still a good rum, but I prefer the 12yo.
I can recommend this one, even I don't like it's been sweetened after distilling.
A little too sweet for me. I'd rather have the 15 yeah old from El Dorado.
If I could afford it, I'd drink this more regularly. Allthough the price point probably makes me savor it more as a rare treat. I taste caramel, tobacco, toffee, light citrus, and bananas enveloped in a rich smooth sweetness.
edited to add sugar test results-16-33g too much!
Nose: Lots of oak and your typical Demerara straight away with liquorice, aniseed and a little bit of tar. The brown sugar you use to make cakes with, infact….yes, overcooked and slightly caught fruit cake. Molasses, blackberry jam, prunes, bananas, black coffee and a little bit of smoke. There are some woody spices in there too, your typical cinnamon and clove while a slight mentholly note picks things up a bit. Pretty complex actually and a fair bit lighter (well, less “heavy”) than the 15 year old. Oh, a nice bit of worn leather pops up after a while too. There is a good bit of age on the nose.
Palate: Sweet delivery and semi-viscous mouth feel. Not as bad as I was expecting given I know this is loaded with sugar. Herbal, minty, banana liqueur, prunes, figs, dates, maybe a hint of orange/marmalade. Lighter liquorice, slightly bitter coffee, actually there is a fair amount of bitterness given the sugar levels (too much cask?), black cherry jam and a touch of earthy mushroom. Pretty complex despite the meddling.
Finish: Medium to long, quite sappy and actually bitters off with some strong oak. Touches of leather, cigar smoke and a burst of bitter orange marmalade, some black coffee and a handful of fresh herbs. Ends with that fuzzy buzz you get with altered rum and the lingering taste if a confusing mix of sweet and bitter that’s not entirely pleasant nor is it unpleasant.
Juste un peu déçu par rapport au 15, cependant il m’apporte d’autres saveurs. Au vu du prix, je m’attendais à mieux.
It will do didn't find it the best but it will do oh yea will do
In der Nase kommen Aromen von Holz, Rauch, Kaffee, Schokolade und etwas Honig. Im Geschmack kommt noch "Erde" dazu. Der Geschmack ist süß und lang anhaltend. Meiner Meinung kann man hier nicht viel falsch machen, ein Rum der viele ansprechen dürfte.
Not very expensive given the age, but not nearly as smooth as one would expect either. Fair price @ $100 cdn for the bottle, but nothing to get overly excited over.
My rating will probably rise to a 10 the more I get to know this rum. The 12yr old is lovely but this is an obvious level above. Very rich, dark fruits, not too sweet and a touch of smokiness.
The above was my first reaction, rating at 9. Today it's dropped to a 7. It's obviously a deeper darker version of the 12, more complex and so on, but does this mean it's better? Not for me. I can't yet distinguish all the flavours but I do get an overpowering effect of raisin or prune juice which spoils it.
My views change when I look back at old reviews. Overall opinion of this rum is don't go near it for £80, get two bottles of the 12 yr old instead. This rum was too long in the barrel. For a rum at that price, you shouldn't need to add water to try and kill off the overpowering prune flavour. Diplomatico 2002 is around the same price and far far superior.
I have yet to be wowed by an Eldorado rum. One priced at £75 you might think would achieve that but not even close.
Maybe not a "wow" drink but certainly a pleasant tipple.
Die Milde zeigt sich über den gesamten Bereich. Zeigt aber leider nicht meinen Geschmack. Lieber den Diplomatico Exclusiva trinken
The best of the brand I've had. It's smooth and showcases the best of Guyana
A sweet and smooth rum with lots of dried fruit and a long nice aftertaste
El Dorado 21-Year rum review by The Ultimate RumGuide