1. Shopping at Master of Malt is safe and secure.

Currency and Delivery Country

We're just loading our login box for you, hang on!

El Dorado 12 Year Old

(70cl, 40.0%)
El Dorado 12 Year Old
User Rating
(15 Reviews)
In stock, worldwide delivery available.
Can be dispatched today.

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.

El Dorado 12 (3cl Sample)
View more samples

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.

Tell us what you think of El Dorado 12 Year Old


Please enter your details to make it easier for us to help you further.

country flag
No spam and entirely confidential. That's a promise.

The legal stuff: not providing your contact details may mean we have to delete your comments if another member of our community complains about them. Whatever happens though, we’ll never share your contact details unless you specifically tell us we can.
Please click here for more details.

User Reviews of the El Dorado 12 Year Old


What i find about this rum
Is its to sweet and it has a artificial taste to it, like aspartame

22nd May 2016

Brilliant rum should be more famous!

This run is a little hidden treasure! Never fails to impress friends with its fabulous flavour. Perfect for sipping over ice.

6th April 2016

Over ice is a delight

Simply serve over ice, sit back and enjoy! I found that the taste was very rich and creamy but as whole a really well balanced rum, would definitely recommend!

24th March 2016


this is the first amber rum i have been introduced to and this is definitely a sure value

20th December 2015

Still coughing out the sugar..

Overtly sweet (more than 40 g/liter) and not very balanced in flavor. A real disappointment when compared to independent demerara rum bottlings.

4th September 2015

Rum taster

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

Recently viewed

We use cookies to help provide you with the best possible online shopping experience. By using this site, you agree that we may store and access cookies on your device. Visit our privacy policy page for more information.