El Dorado 25 Bottling Note
A very, very exciting special edition from El Dorado. This was distilled in 1980 and, by Jove, it's one of the most fantastic rums you'll ever try, aged for a whopping 25 years.
Surely 1980 was 33 years ago, not 25??
13th April 2013
@ Counting concern!
Spirits only age in the cask so a 25 year old expression with a vintage of 1980 would have been uncasked, and in all probability bottled, in 2005 or the first part of 2006 (before the spirit had spent 26 whole years in casks). - The Chaps at Master of Malt
15th April 2013
Forgive my ignorance
Why is it that dessert wines (e.g. Tokaji) continue to age in the bottle but spirits do not?
5th October 2013
@Forgive my ignorance
It's all to do with chemistry! Wines have complex large molecules not present in spirits (due to the distillation process), which continue to interact while in the bottle. Spirits do not, although an opened bottle will oxidise in time (the more air is in the bottle, the quicker this will happen), which can change the taste of the whisky. --The Chaps at Master of Malt
7th October 2013
I know this isn't really a review, but I've been in search for this rum everywhere for the past few years. I'd love to give it to my fiancé as a wedding gift, but no matter what website or liquor store I visit no one either has it, or sold out of it. I'd be my greatest gift to give it to him since he absolutely adores his rum. I've traveled all over & still can't find it, so please can anyone help me?!
19th November 2013