El Dorado Special Reserve 12 year

May 12, 2012 - 6:17 pm 4 Comments


Type: Medium-Dark
Availability: Limited
Details: Smooth
Price: $22.99 to $27.99
Andy: I decided to purchase the El Dorado 12year on a recommendation from a fellow shopper at our local Total Wine & Spirits, and wow is it good. It has a really deep, rich flavor that makes it taste amazing even straight or on the rocks. For some reason I taste the hint of raisins in it. I think it actually looses a little of its flavor when mixed with Diet Coke, which makes it one of the rare rums that taste better on its own. This is a great choice, especially at the relatively inexpensive price. I think I paid around $20 for it.
Adrian: I give this rum good props. There is hardly any bite, but just enough to let you know it has alcohol. I taste strong molasses flavor which reminds me of when my Grandmother made me Boston Brown Bread.

4 Responses to “El Dorado Special Reserve 12 year”

  1. Phillip Chiricotti Says:

    World class stuff at a good price

  2. Duc Says:

    Spot on reviews. Does not need a mixer. Just wait for a hot and humid night, pour a bit over ice and you’re set.

  3. LW Says:

    I used to drink Mount Gay Extra Old and really liked it… then I tried El Dorado. Wow! a notch up in flavour and smoothness. Does not have that slight bitterness that Mount Gay Extra Old has on the first sip. I had both Mount Gay Extra Old and Eldorado and smelling both in the bottle, El Dorado has a more deeper rich aroma, no question. El Dorado is now my favourite…until something else comes along

  4. Champagneinhand Says:

    El Dorado is just delicious. It’s made different than many other rums and is from a very different place. It’s not island rum but it relies heavily on great sugar cane. The 12 year old rum is great but the 15 year old stuff is worth the extra cost if you plan on drinking it beat or on the rocks. The bad esthers or cogeners have been done away with and you won’t have to worry about a morning headache after a night of enjoying this rum, as long as you aren’t chugging or something else silly. It’s not a party rum but a thinking rum. Something meant to be sipped, smelled and enjoyed. You might think it expensive because it’s from the mainland SA, but Guyana is heavily forested and this most likely is shipped out on container vessels like island rum. Great stuff.

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