El Dorado 21 Year Old Special Reserve Rum 70cl

Guyanese Rum • 70cl • 43%
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El Dorado 21 Year Old Special Reserve
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Country Guyanese Rum
Distillery/Brand El Dorado
Style Dark Rum

El Dorado 21

Made from rums of between 21 and 25 years of age, matured in 45 gallon oak casks, within six degrees of the equator in Guyana. El Dorado 21 was awarded a Gold at the International Rum Festival 2003 in Canada and a Silver at the 2003 International Wine and Spirit Competition in London. Most remarkably, this was the highest scoring rum ever to be tasted by the Beverage Tasting Institute in Chicago.

Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

Nose Buttery, with chocolatey notes of Rolos behind it. Ripe banana and fruity Christmas cake. Hints of tobacco and sandalwood, leading into spent match smokiness.

Palate Sultanas, dates, blackcurrant and macadamia nuts. A touch of rosewater, too. The mid-palate brings dark chocolate and nutmeg too.

Finish It just keeps going! There's fried banana and handfuls of raisin notes right through to the end, with just a little hint of spicy cinnamon.

Winner of 2 spirit awards

Rum - Golden - 2017
International Wine & Spirit Competition
Rum - Golden - 2013
International Wine & Spirit Competition

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This product does not contain any notifiable allergens
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Reviews for El Dorado 21 Year Old Special Reserve
Given the price and reviews and tasting notes, I was expecting much more from this. Itr's good, but quite frankly, not THAT good. I would not buy it again.
Roger M , United Kingdom
one month ago
Amazing intense nose of soft brown sugar. You then expect it to be very sweet on the palate - but it isn't. It's just gloriously rounded (but with some sweetness). Flavour goes on for ages but by then it's time for another mouthful. Needs strong self discipline to avoid drinking large amounts in one go. Fantastic rum.
David , United Kingdom
one month ago
This is really good
Saw this in the sale and wondered should I buy? Well I already had an unopened bottle in the cupboard that I bought some time ago at a rum tasting. So I took the plunge and opened it! It really knocks the 12 and 15 out of the park. I sometimes find the younger ones a little too sweet, but this really is great for special drams!
Neil S , United Kingdom
3 months ago
I was really surprised.
It has a sweet scent and a soft taste.
The lingering feeling full of berries.
I can't believe it's this high quality at this price.
I had a great time while drinking.
I'm curious about the year 25.
Mi Young C , Korea, Republic Of
one year ago
One of the best rums I've ever had
Fantastic rum, flavours just keep coming and so smooth
Master of Malt Customer
one year ago
Captain Jack Sparrow Would Sell The Black Pearl For This Rum.
WOW what a rum ! So dense but not in a bad but in a good way packed full of flavour and very dangerous and morish. It warms the cockles and is very easy to tell there are a load more rums older than 21 years in this magnificent offering. I’m mostly a molasses guy but I do really miss the day when you could get great old British naval Demerara rums that had some flavour in them because up until now they were not any really great Demerara rums and El Dorado have now changed my mind again. I loved trying the full range working my way up to the 21 Y/O a bottle at a time. I liked what Ralphy said in youtube and I quote “Captain Jack Sparrow would sell the black Pearl to get his hands on a bottle of this rum” and I completely agree. Well done and thank you El Dorado and thank you to Master Of Malt for selling this wonder full dram. If this rum is a measure of things to come then the 25 is going to be unbeatable. Right on to the 25 Y/O now ! 5 stars easy.
Stuart C , United Kingdom
2 years ago
Such a smooth and spiced aged rum. I'd give it a 5 star if it weren't for El Dorado 25.
Master of Malt Customer
3 years ago
Sipping Rum to die for - it was worth every dime
I have always been a top shelf bourbon drinker choosing to sip neat or with a cube of ice if the proof is over 100. I decided to buy this El Dorado 21 on a whim, and frankly, it is priced around the same mark as some of the better bourbons I buy.

I was extremely pleased with this purchase and can say this rum totally has my attention. The nose is rich and full, the palate is smooth and full of nuances and the finish is the best part of all.

I can without question say this rum will have a permanent place in my cabinet along with Pappy Van Winkle as a running mate.
Morrey T , United States
4 years ago
Favourite rum
To date this is my favourite rum. The Appleton Estate 21 is also very good but a tad lighter and more a summer sipper. This is almost a "winter rum" - it's dark and heavy. If you're predominately a whisky drinker like me you won't find this too sweet and it pairs beautifully with a cigar (so far a drew estate t52 and a montecristo no 2 have been the best experiences).
Luke , Australia
4 years ago
As good as it gets.
This is just about my favourite rum out of my collection of about 50. It really doesn't get any better. The 15 is almost as good and thus offers better value for money but if you are after the crème de la crème then this is it.
Master of Malt Customer
4 years ago