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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.
El Dorado is interesting. It smells very bland and boring in the bottle/glass, typical stuff you smell from any non-commercial rum. However drinking it straight is very unique. I would not recommend straight, it is quite the harsh sipper and I always find myself scratching my head at how some people sip somethings straight. It needs a tad of cola to tame it. But wow what a nice body. Thin entry, huge body in the middle that is super blent together to make this wonderful unique taste and a typical rum ending, silky is a way to describe it. Its a good blend of sweetness and dry. It's good but not worth the price honestly. Comparable to Mount Gay XO quality and price range. It would be more enjoyable too if their was less heat but that's okay can't win them all but it's a very good thing to sample. I picked mine up in a thing call a "connoisseurs choice" pack where it had the 12, 15 and 21 year for 10$ at the duty free. Which if you're like me and just like to buy to sample it's a very economic way to sample!
This bottle got me interested in rum. I was into scotch, tequila and vodka and ever since I tried El Dorado 21 I started appreciating, tasting and collecting rums for years. Perfect amount of sweet, spice and smoothness until you try the next favorite.
Excellent rum less sweet than other but still among the best, compare with other top 9 plus sweeter rums to define your palate preference
Ever since I tasted my first Rum from Barbados I have been a fan of Demerara rums in general and El Dorado in particular.
The 21 year old has well balanced sweetness, almost no sharpness and still tastes like a real rum. Perfection!
I like the El Dorado range. The 21 year edit is a great rum...very smooth and elegant. but in my opinion a little bit too expensive.
Super rom, som er langt bedre end sine yngre brødre.
I really liked this one. I pared it with the Appletons 21 and liked them both for different reasons. So rich and full bodied. Worth twice the price of its 15 year sibling though? I thought not initially when i had tried them separately however now I tried them together and although I thought I didn't I really do prefer the 21 over the 15. It has a perfect balance and the alcohol burn just comes through as pure spice. Equal to my other favorite Zapata XO
This is an amazing sipping rum. Complex flavours, not over-sweet and smooth finish. Darn near perfection!
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.
This may not be the best rum available, but it gets a 10/10 from me. My son says it is too sweet. Not so say I ! If one likes the taste and nose of fresh warm molasses then you will not be disappointed. Adorable. My gold standard against which all other rums are compared.
Like fine scotch, every fine rum going into my mouth does so without hindrance from mixes, water or ice. Neat cant be beat.
Well-balanced rum with good taste that always seems to please me.
A very nice aged rum, with the added proff making for a very lively taste. Still, it is somewhat sweet for my taste, unlike its younger cousin, the El Dorado 15 year old, which has a much more delicate balance between sweetness and oak.
Die Milde zeigt sich über den gesamten Bereich. Zeigt aber leider nicht meinen Geschmack. Lieber den Diplomatico Exclusiva trinken
Smooth touch with a minor dry finish that stays a while..
Truely loved the first sniff I took at it, So many aroma's running free when you swirl it just once after that first sniff.
When you poor that first sip on your tongue the rum really comes together.
Oak, tabbacco, vanilla , just a couple of flavors that come to mind.
Great rum , but the price is accordingly high.
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.
Assurément un des meilleurs rhums que j'ai eu la chance de déguster ! Un solide 9/10 en ce qui me concerne.
don't forget about de 12 or 15 years but the 21 is tha *#@?.
Ok the 12 year is great value, the 15 is my standard to judge all other rums, the 21 was equally good. More complex, but not as sweet in my opinion. I bought the 25 year for a special occasion and given el dorados record you know it will be a treat! You cannot go wrong with ED!!!
One of the best rums that I have had neat. Amazing flavour and drinks like a good scotch. Expensive but worth it if you can find it.
Sicuramente un rum di prestigio, costoso sicuramente, ma sono 21 anni di invecchiamento autentici, e la cosa si sente eccome
Denne rom hører til en af mine favoritter. Det var faktisk også den der fik sat gang i min interesse for rom. Den er fløjlsblød med en god og ikke for sød smag der varer længe.
er godt nok et stykke tid siden, jeg har smagt denne rom, men jeg husker den som værende helt fantastisk.
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
Strong but smooth with a slight hint of tabac.
Vanilla and toffee creating a nice coat in your mouth.
A truly great Rum
So so smooth. Pure joy sipping with a close friend who appreciates not just fine rum but truly exceptional rum. Everyone is entitled to their own opinions....on just about any subject..but anyone that gives this rum a score of less than 8 doesn't know rum. In this price range this rum may have some equals but none better.
El Dorado 21-Year rum review by The Ultimate RumGuide