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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!
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.
of course smoother and finer than 15y, but for me simplier 12y is still better demerara taste.
this is my go to choice in my local cocktail bar, Mokoko.
If I'm feeling indulgent, I'll even use it in a daiquiri where the complexity still comes through.
Let's just acknowledge it... This is the best there is. We know there's more exclusive and expensive bottles out there but this is perfection. With too many notes to list, the overall experience vs the price is unmatched. Whenever I drink a new aged rum, I can't help but compare it against El Dorado 21.
Complexity defined. Top shelf, with all others bowing down underneath.
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.
En lækker rom med kraft og blødhed i samme flaske. Eneste problem er at flaske hurtig bliver tømt.
The best of the brand I've had. It's smooth and showcases the best of Guyana
This one was a disappointment.. The taste of oak trashed this one for me.. Strong taste of the rum but i´ll stick with the 15 years in my cabinet.
wow, always good to learn a new country..... Had to get on my maps to figure out where this place was as I had never heard of it. On the nose, citrus peel, dried fruits, vanilla, brown sugar and toffee. In the mouth... Oak, smoky, cinnamon, vanilla, coffee and brown sugar....amazing complexity and balance!
Sugar: 34 gpl. At first this has a sweet wood or chemical type of smell then it gives way to a nice tobacco and smokey wood flavor. The initial bite gives settles down to a nice warm finish. This rum continues to taste better each time I sample it.
It is sweet and is somewhat similar to Diplomatico Exclusiva only this rum has a bit more oak to it. It is the best of the El Dorado line so far. It's worth trying, but at $110 per bottle my thoughts were that the taste does not justify the cost.
Là on est sur du très très très bon rhum ! L'équilibre entre sucre, les épices, les fruits, etc. est parfait et lui confère une complexité parfaite avec de nouvelles notes à découvrir à chaque gorgée. Un de mes rhums favori dans cette gamme de prix.
Kærlighed ved første sip. Denne rom er så lækker. Jeg elsker at byde mine gæster denne masterblend. Hat genkøbt den 2 gange nu og jeg er stadig vild med den.
I was able to sample this rum at a local liquor store as buying a bottle (almost $400) was out of the question.
Extremely smooth, slightly sweet, with an interesting caramel flavor. A bit of a spicy feeling on the tongue, with almost no burn when swallowed.
Personally, I do not think the vast difference in price warrants purchasing it over the El Dorado 15 year or Zacapa.
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.
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..
This is definitely in my top five rums. For rums based on value it's right up there, but I would give the edge to the 15 year old, as to me the 15 year old tastes very similar, but is priced less. If price isn't a concern then this one is right up there.
El Dorado 21-Year rum review by The Ultimate RumGuide