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El Dorado 12 Year Old

(70cl, 40.0%)
El Dorado 12 Year Old

Awards for El Dorado 12

Gold Outstanding
Gold Outstanding

Rum - Golden - 2013

International Wine & Spirit Competition

El Dorado 12 Details

(Guyanese Rum)
(El Dorado)

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(12 Reviews)

El Dorado 12 Bottling Note

A great 12 year old Demerara rum from El Dorado. This has won golds at the Caribbean Rum Taste Test in London 7 times in the first 10 years! There are nine stills at the distillery, and this is based around coffey still rum, and double wooden pot still rum.
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Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

Nose: Sweet, toffee, vanilla, spices, oak. Hints of smoke.

Palate: Cocoa, caramel, prunes, spices, vanilla.

Finish: Long, sublimely smooth, hints of smoke on the tail.

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    User Reviews of the El Dorado 12 Year Old

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    Wows my secondgreat rum of the day this was a joy from start to finish just pouring this rum was a joy .to see such a deep colour of a good rum of this kind then came the taste what a joy you certainly felt this smooth rum go down like a good rum should if you have a rum collection this has to be there

    3rd April 2015

    And the winner is....

    Blind taste testing with friends vs Flora de Cana 12 yr and Matusalem 18 and Eldorado was the favourite.
    Will see how it fairs in next showdown, any suggestions for competition?

    11th December 2014

    How times have changed.

    This was a good rum, now, this tastes sweet like many other rum liquors out there... Added sugar is the thing that comes to the fore when drinking. Better than some.

    12th November 2014

    Nice, but disappointing

    Very creamy and sugary, supprisingly refreshing finish, delicious as a drink. Yet I was disappointed when whiffing the smell from a drained glass, to discover the unmistakeable odor of sawdust. While understandable that it is stilled in wooden pots, they had not been thorough enough with cleaning the pots, which leaves a sad aftertaste and whiff.

    12th October 2014


    Sweet, eminently quaffable, superb finish. Perhaps a little less complex than Mount Gay XO, but overall a better rum.

    16th June 2014

    el dorado disappoints

    Sorry to disagree with the crowd but found this harsh - too bitter for 12yr- much prefer Cruzan single barrel or aged, Appleton 12 or Extra, or many, many others. This was a big disappointment.

    22nd May 2014

    not as smooth as id hoped

    tried it straight and while it was drinkable unlike ur average rum i wouldnt call it smooth, tried with a few ice cubes and it improved, at the mo im taking it with a bit of diet coke, maybe im time my pallete will take to it

    4th February 2014



    31st October 2013

    One of my two favorites

    Complex but not difficult to drink. Really well balance but with its own unique character. Over ice is a treat.

    10th August 2013

    the best

    this is one of the best sipping rums in my opinion.
    not as smooth as the 15 or 21yr old or something like the Zacappa solera - but if you're having it over ice or with a dash of sparkling spring water i think it is far superior. If you were to offer me any of these at the same price i would still take the 12yr old. not sure i want to sing its praises too much or it will start selling out all over the shop...

    10th July 2013


    Red-tinged gold. Quite a pungent nose, sweet but slightly vegetal - like an agricole, or Wray & Nephew, but only a hint. Quite fruity, like berries dipped in honey. Still lots of bite, peppery finish. Great - a good crossover from mixing to sipping.

    1st June 2012

    Smooth caramel with a warming afterbloom

    When I was younger I read a description of a cold, wet child on a pirate ship being offered a sip of rum by a kindly sea-farer and feeling instantly warmed and cheered. This is the rum I imagine him drinking.
    If you're going for a classic and beautiful rum - go no further. It may not be as cheap as the similarly flavoured, but sweeter, Doorly's XO but this is a more complex, richer and ultimately more satisfying dram, and worth the extra £10 is has on Doorly's - although Doorly's is a fine drink. Ultimately a superb purchase, I just wish a 70cl bottle would last longer.

    9th May 2011

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