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Bon rhum. Facile a boire. Assez rond sur le caramel. On en voudrait plus
A very fine El Dorado, knowing the 12, 15 and 21 years old I had some expectations of spices and sweetness. To some extend you will find some spices, butterscotch, vanilla and oaks aromas but once you taste the sweetness is confirmed but without the over-sweetness that sometimes occurs.
After waiting you get some more banana and fruit to it, and some hints of coffee and leather that are really enjoyable.
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Not too sweet with very little burn. Smooth with honey, molasses and raisins.
Rhum puissant. Très bon avec ou sans glace. Excellent pour ce dégraissé l'oesophage.
Sweet apple aroma. Crisp light apple forward flavor as expected. I purchased this after reading the tasting notes on El Dorado's website. I was a little disappointed as it lacks the complexity of other rums of this price point. I was looking forward to the roasted coconut they claimed, but I failed to pick it up on my palette. Nonetheless, a nice supper in contrast to the sweeter runs in my arsenal. I'll try it neat next time to see if more depth comes through.
Brilliant Rum, Just the right natural sweetness. Was fortunate to pick 2 of these bottles up for $45 Canadian on a discounted sale.
As Nomad stated below 0-sugar.
Butterscotch, oil, apple, anise; subtle and soft.
I love El Dorado but these single barrels are interesting as an insight into how the more drinkable blends are made but wouldn't drink them regularly.
Alcohol on the nose. Initially tastes of youngish wood.
Not sweet at all.
Fades into a smooth but peppery aftertaste.
Un rhum unique pas sa conception artisanale unique. Une pièce de collection...mais aussi un excellant produit qui se positionne dans le haute gamme.
Caramel flavour with a hint of apple. I find it to have a strong after burn. this rum somewhat cognacy ( if there is such a word ), i prefer sweeter rums this one doesn't fall in that category. I Much prefer the El Dor. 21 yr.
The first bottle I tried, I thought this was my favourite rum. The only thing stopping me from giving it a 9 or 10 was that it was a little too simplistic; not very complex but very, very smooth.
To my disappointment the second bottle I opened was a little rougher with a different taste profile.
I still think it is better then the ICBU and way better then the PM.
I wanted to love this single barrel, but I only like it very much. I found this one better than the PM, and have not had a chance to try the ICBU . . . yet.
Enjoyed this greatly, no residual sugar and astringint sweetness that is in the 12 or 15 yr...a great portion of the higher end eldo blends,,, great on its own
I find this rum flavorful and fruity, i like it a lot.
I got a bottle after having a great experience with a different single batch rum. Maybe it was because I had expectations that I found this to be a little underwhelming (especially for the price). Almost no nose and a medium amount of burn. The flavours I tasted were a light caramel and apple.
Great rum, complex. But I still prefer the ED 21.
Très bon et complexe mais je préfère le ED 21.
Regrettably, I can't get this locally (San Francisco/Oakland). Last time I picked up bottles in the duty free shop at Piarco and they didn't last long, let me tell you. You can sometimes snag a shot at Smugglers Cove on Gough Street in SF, but don't even try to ask them where they get their bottles. So smooth, perfect balance of sweet/dry/smoke, cleanest finish of any rum I've tried so far. This stuff comes from one of the oldest wooden stills that is still producing rum in the Caribbean so it's got cache as well as great flavor. A treasured, rare bottle to share with only your very best friends