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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!
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.
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!
Deep, amber color. Smooth, so smooth. This sipper is amazing. Soft feel. Light oak, fruity, leather. Light burn. The taste remains on the tongue. Buttery, delicious.
One of the best rums I've had. If you have the opportunity to try this, do not hesitate.
This was on my want list for a long time. Tastes wonderful but I might just prefer the 15 year. I got a bottle of this and every time I would drink it I would get really bad heartburn afterwards because it was so sweet and syrupy. I would definitely recommend though and will probably get another bottle at some point.
Just started a new job and my wife bought me this as a gift. The El Dorado 12 is my go to rum. This is so much more complex a rum. This is not as sweet as the 12 but is just as thick in the mouth. Definitely let it sit in your glass before sipping let it breath a little . You will not be disappointed.
Sweet but not as much as the Centenario 25 which this competes with. The whisky flavor from 15y is almost gone, instead you have even more oak.
Unlike the lower aged el dorado's, carries a fantastic vanilla flavour on the nose. Devoid of any oak. Light banana, apricot, fruit tones adorn the tongue, a mild cherry taste accenting everything. Carries the fruity essences right through the finish into the aftertaste. An absolute treat. Going to rate this a 9 out of respect for the highest end rums El Dorado has to offer still. Could very easily be a 10 from me for taste alone, but I assume the brand can do even better.
A rum to celebrate turning 65! A little smoky, just the right amount of bite/heat. Amazing viscosity/mouthfeel. Lots of vanilla, brown sugar. Very special.
What can I say, this is an excellent rum. Everything someo e could desir. Not able to give a 10 as for the price range and its display box (really cheap cardboard). Thia was a lovely gift from my wife. Only 2 glasses left in the bottle and keeping it for a special occasion.
El Dorado 21-Year je top z rumu Eldorado (tech do100€). Samozrejmne je to velmi dobry rum, ale kdyz srovnam pomer cena/kvalita tak mi nejlip vychazi El Dorado 12y.
Beautiful Demerara rum. It gained almost a cigar tobacco taste on the palate as the air slowly matured in the opened bottle
This is the best of the “standard” El Dorados. More an evolution of the 12 than the 15, which is a good thing. Perfectly balanced, smooth with just the right amount of sweetness and fire. You will finish the bottle quickly.
El Dorado 21-Year rum review by The Ultimate RumGuide