on 20 April 2013
I am afraid I don't have the correct taster's terminology to accurately describe just how good this rum is. However, I first tried this on a trip to the carribean some years ago and was pleasantly surprised at just how smooth (& sweet) a traditional spirit can be. I have since discovered, not surprisingly, that the Eldorado 12 y.o. has won the Gold medal at the Carribean Rum Taste Test (held in London) a mere 7 times. IMHO it is unsurpassed except by other El Dorado products, the 15 & 21 y.o. Which have won similar accolades.
I have tried this on some "Single Malt" experts and they were a delighted as I was!
Don't let the price put you off this really is nectar and worth every penny *****
on 5 January 2016
Awesome golden rum! I can't recommend this particular brand and aged-year highly enough. Perhaps I shouldn't be so positive so I can keep it all to myself? Really though, for the money it just doesn't get any better than this. It is as it states though a darker demarara, Caribbean in-style.
on 15 November 2015
I have had some friends around and tasted both this (£30) and Ron Zacapa Centenario XO Solar Gran Reserva (£90), and everyone agreed that the El Dorado was a far better tasting rum with much more complex flavours despite being 1/3 of the cost of the Ron Zacapa! It is a bit on the sweet side with hints of toffee, vanilla, tobacco and a little wood. It is a truly wonderful rum and I would highly recommend it. Just please do not use it as a mixer, it is far too nice to be wasted in that role!
on 17 January 2014
Both the Rum and the recipient are fine, noble and deserving of respect. It was a small gift... but, then again, this was only his first Christmas gift. Buy, enjoy, share... - Martin Higgins