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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.
Simply, fort the price is incredible.
First pour, on the nose you smell some sticky alcool and flavours of a young rum, but let it rest 10/15 minutes and BOOM
is not so complex, but is smooth as fuck
Sweet, almost cognac like and make you wanting more
For me, is a 9.5 only because there is almost non remaining taste in your mouth
Easily in the top 5 rums under 100€
Delicious for sipping. Was skeptical given how good the 12 year is , but pleasantly surprised.
Worth every penny.
Once your finished your first glass. You will be wanting more. It is a dangerously addictive rum this one.
wonderful rum.. nicereal on the pallette.. enjoyed mixed and over rocks
Ron zacapa 23 solera was my favorite up until this bottle. Maybe Cause they taste so similar to me, This one is just a little bit more round and smooth. I'm surprised by the people that say the 12 year is better, while the 12 year is delicious this bottle is more complex and smoother to me. I find myself keeping it in my mouth for a few seconds longer just enjoying the taste on my tongue.
I thought I would prefer this to the 12 year (just because it was aged longer) however it has a dryer and less sweet taste than the 12 year (I was told by the El Dorado rep at Rum Fest Manchester, that the 15 and 21 year were made to be closer to a whisky finish)
Still it has wonderful a flavour.
I love El Dorado and have spent many a days and nights relaxing with a glass of this in my hand. One of the best i have ever had. Well worth the money and better than a lot of more expensive bottles.
I don't always sip rum, but when I do, I sip El Dorado 15. S T M F
Room temp straight from glass reminds me of a fruitcake with hints of orange,date spices and a light smokey flavour
More complex than the 12YO, think I need to make it breath a bit more before tasting on my next turn, otherwise an excellent choice.
Update: Upgrading score as after a bit more tastings I like the complexity more than the sweetness of the 12YO.
What a beautiful rum! This one has a sweet almost fruity aroma when you pour it. The tasting is full of different experiences for your mouth. It starts sweet then blends into vanilla and Carmel, finally finishing with oak and wine taste. The 15 year is the smooth that the 12 year doesn't have, and it has the depth that is missing from its younger brother as well. A must try even though it is a bit pricy.
My favorite sipping rum over a single block of ice. Cold and strong. Great character.
A rich dark rum with a lot of taste. I taste dates and vanilia followed by a little bitter aftertaste.
One of my favorite rum.
It's little sister (12 year) is also good but with a little longer maturation, this rum reach a perfect blend of flavour, taste and aftertaste.
Has the perfect amount of bite with great flavour and smoothness
Ce rhum est très bon. Il est très boisé avec une note de cannelle et vanille comme son frère de 12 ans. On peut faire la différence pour les amateurs mais c est très subtile. Pour le prix, le 15 ans ne vaut pas vraiment la peine. Je le classe néanmoins supérieur pour sa complexité.
Le rhum de référence, superbe complexité, longueur en bouche interminable.
This rum is tougher, warm with taste of caramel and dried fruit.
Elsker denne rom, og kan markant bedre lide denne end deres 12års :)
Denne bør stå i enhvers samling!
You start with El Dorado 5, then 8, then 12 - which is great... then comes 15 and simply there is much more. A lot of various tastes, a little less sweet than the 12-year.
Had just one glass, bottle is on the way to my bar, so will taste more and then share ;)
A great rum for the price!
Had this one in Barbados sitting in a all inclusive resort. Don't offend the barkeep by mixing this one. Great pricing on the island makes this affordable. Thank god for duty free,
Detta var en helt otrolig rom. Jag vågar inte ge den den 10:a då detta bara är den andra flaskan jag köpt. Så jag hoppas att den perfekta 10:an finns någonstans därute.
Doft : brunt socker, kaffe, kakao, tropisk frukt ananas kanske?. påminner om en god chokladpralin i doften.
smak : I smaken har du precis allt det där som jag skrev i doften. Men jag hittar även en viss krydda/peppar, detta tycker jag gör att den inte blir för söt.
Denna romen är väldigt tjock och oljig i munnen, ingen alkohol som bränner i slutet.
En flaska av detta är något man alltid borde ha hemma.
El dorado 12 is good, but this is awesome.
It start with ripe fruits and honey in the nose.
Taste is round and oaky. Finish is long sweet & spicy.
Splash of water helps develop overall impression.
Mi primer dorado y aunque está bueno quizás esperaba un poco más.
This is my gold standard rum. Every aged rum gets compared to this. Smooth,
Slightly sweet, with a woodsy after taste. Perfect served on the rocks. Can't beat the price around $40, nothing else in this price category compares.
El Dorado Special Reserve 15-Year rum review by Mike at Ultimate Rum Guide