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El Dorado 12 Year Old

(70cl, 40%)

El Dorado 12 Year Old

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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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El Dorado 12 Year Old Reviews

Smooth rum

Smooth rum. One of the nicest I've tried. A winter warmer.

10th November 2022


Smooth warm relaxing

16th September 2022

The 12 years weren't wasted, delicious.

The sort of rum to sip, consider, and really enjoy. The taste notes it leaves changes over the time you take to enjoy it. There is a flavour at the start I can't quite put my finger on (but like it!) and then there is definitely a smokey vibe. Many of the smokey whisky I have tried, I have not acquired the taste for, but this is fabulous. Obviously the 12 years taken to distil this are not wasted. And yes, just figured the initial taste is vanilla, then the smoke kicks in. This was a present for my 53rd birthday. Happy Birthday to me, loving getting older all of a sudden!

16th February 2022


Guyanas best kept secret

23rd August 2021

5 star

Excellent, best rum under the sun

6th May 2021

My favourite for under £40

Has to be in my top 3 rums, a little smokey which I like, it's the same price as diplomatico's exclusiva and and between the two I think I would choose the Eldorado 12

30th April 2021

Not the same

Really disappointed with this bottle. After really enjoying the El Dorado 12 before and savouring it's smooth and smokey flavours. This bottle is just not the same. It takes like a completely different rum and not one that's truly enjoyable to sip over ice.

13th March 2021

Not impressed

I agree with "Honestly ... disappointed". Harsher than I expected. The tasting note above: "Long, sublimely smooth" is not true at all, at least for the bottle I have.

22nd February 2021

Honestly... disappointed

Am more of a whiskey drinker, but do appreciate the odd rum. This was my first more premium rum, as before my go to rums were supermarket offerings such as woods and mount gay. Reading the reviews I was really expecting a step up expecting perhaps what Redbreast 12 might be to a standard supermarket offering. However, the rich colour is the only nice thing about it. It does not possess a rich or unctuous mouthfeel, and has a harsh burn with little flavour. The finish is short and although I would not say it’s rough I would compare it to a cheap whyte and mackay like scotch. When this costs 50% more than woods old navy and manages to be harsher despite woods having a nearly 50% higher abv, I knew this was not money well spent. The overriding flavour was burned sugar (not in a good way) and the taste of alcohol. It may just be this batch, but needless to say I was disappointed. I am no expert on rum, however I feel that El Dorado is more preoccupied with chasing impressive age statements than making a well balanced and tasty rum, and I must admit that as a whiskey person I was drawn to the 12 year statement. Having had a look at the science, over a decade in a barrel can actually have a detrimental effect on spirits made in the Caribbean, as rums often reach their peak after 8 years in a cask. Despite all this, this is off one bottle, and I am probably wrong judging by the 4.5 star review on MoM. I will still polish the bottle off although it definitely will not be one to remember.

8th February 2021

A must try for all you rum lovers.

I've been drinking rum for decades now and never tried this wonderful rum. I know. He, he. This is simply a smooth best friend as far as rum goes. I love the warmth and satisfying glow it gives you glass after glass. Perfect.

4th February 2021

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