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El Dorado Special Reserve 15-Year rum is crafted from 15 to 25 year old rums that are then blended and married together in bourbon oak casks. Prior to blending the original batches are distilled using 4 unique stills - the Enmore and Diamond Coffey stills, the Port Mourant double wooden pot still, and the Versailles single wooden pot still.
The bottle of El Dorado Special Reserve 15-year was inspired by the the old hand-blown flasks used by sugar planters on the banks of the Demerara river.
Absolutely fantastic rum, just don't ruin the taste with mixer or ice
It'll change the way you think about rum. I can't imagine pouring Coke in it, though, I don't even want an ice cube watering it down...
I ordered this rum (cannot get it locally) based on a suggestion and I cannot get enough. It is so rich and so smooth. My gut tells me it is the fact that it is Demerara based. Other dark rums that shoot for this same type of flavor (Zaya 12-year, Diplomatico Reserva) get close but just are not as rich tasting.
I have enjoyed this on its own, as a base in a multi-rum cocktail, and it makes an incredible Daiquiri when using Demerara syrup in place of simple syrup.
One of the best rums I have ever had. Not too expensive at around $50 and worth every scent. Ripe tropic fruit and a little bit of smoke start you off with a smooth toasted molasses finish. If the gods of Greece had to pick something other than ambrosia they would certainly pick this.
One of the best, better than the 21yo in my opinion
it's my best rum so far. The smell catches you. You drink it down smooth with a long finish that settles a warmth that last
This is a wonderfully demerara rum, dark brown and sweet with excellent aftertaste.
.can be drunk straight or with ice and fresh lime. I have tried the range up to 21 y/o
And this trumps them all,
The only reason this one didn't get a ten is because I'm new to rum tasting and I believe there's always something better out there. Near perfection is this rum. Wonderfully balanced, slightly sweet, smooth and mellow. Almost non-existent burn going down. Great neat or with a small ice cube, which I prefer. This is my favorite to date.
Drink this one neat or on the rocks. Use the 12 for mixing in good cocktails. I'm quite partial to the Demerara style.
Really fantastic rum that is well balance and complex - an absolute joy
Top notch, prefer it to the 21yr old, buy this and just like others have said/stated use as the benchmark of excellence..
Вкуснейший ром, сбалансированный, с великолепным ароматом. Пока не попробовал Dimlomatico Reserva Exclusiva, этот буден для меня ромом номер 1.
I've tasted many different brands from all over, but this is my favorite. On the rocks is the best way to drink.
Just flawless. The best thing I've ever had in my mouth.
As good as liquid gets, not just rum, I would be very surprised if there was a better liquid on the planet.
This rum has to be my favourite.A wonderful sipping rum that I buy again and again.
Although it has its sweetness it is not overwhelmingly sticky sweet like the Diplomatico reserve. That's because this is a mature liquid "crafted from 15 to 25 year old rums" (Diplomatico reserve is a blend of rums some of which are aged up to 12 years - that does not make it a 12 year old rum). El Dorado SR 15's long years in oak casks give it a nice variety of flavors. It's at a very attractive price point for the quality of liquid.
Extremely smooth & the perfect amount of sweetness. May be my favorite sipper in my bar. At $44, it’s well worth the price to me.
Got a taste of this while hanging out in a bar in the Caribbean. I took a bottle home with me—and the flavours followed. Excellent taste for sipping.
It’s as smooth and complex as Zacappa XO which costs much more.
There’s a slight burn which fades away very quickly and than this one opens with a ton of flavors. Sweetness in a form of toffife caramel burnt nuts and a ton more. Aftertaste lasts for a whole minute.
I liked the 12 years on a rocks but this one is to be enjoyed on it’s one.
This one is a must.
This is what I serve first to friends who haven't experienced 'good rum.' It sets a high bar and rarely fails to please. Many will find it slightly on the sweet side, but not as much as, say Diplomatico. The flavor is highly complex and alluring.
From a value point of view, at about $40 USD/bottle, I don't think you can do better. Focusing on the El Dorado line, the slightly less expensive 12 year bottle isn't as good as the even-less expensive 8year, so it's skippable. The more expensive 21-year bottle is noticeably smoother but questionably more enjoyable to drink. My cabinet always includes a bottle of ED8 for 'everyday' rum, 15 for entertaining, and EHP for special occasions.
Matured in bourbon barrels.
Caramel, Vanilla, Dry prune, Dark Chocolate, Smoke, Bourbon Cask...
Outstanding Rum, the Best of the 12-15-21 El Dorado Serie.....
Its sweet but not as much as a elixir. Never tried anything with that barely noticeable alcohol presence. Stunning. You have to be carefull to not drink the bottle at once. Fruity, sweety, balanced, mild. Pure sipping pleasure.
This rum is nice the drink by itself no mixers. It has a sugary taste and great aroma. The color is a nice dark colored. There is no bitterness to the taste and goes down nice. I was very happy to see them sell it here in Florida. Most of the people I share it with loves it.
El Dorado Special Reserve 15-Year rum review by Mike at Ultimate Rum Guide