spicy
earthy
butter
coconut
zesty
oak
syrup
sweet
fruit cake
Spiral El Dorado 12 Year Old

El Dorado
12 Year Old
Reviews and Tasting Notes

Appearance / Colour
Dark brown. 
 
Smell / Nose / Aroma
Rich, buttery, molasses, coconut, oak
 
Flavour / Taste / Palate
Mmm creamy, soft, scrumptious, orange peel, zest
 
Finish
Medium, super smooth
Price:
$36.99
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El Dorado 12 Year Old is adored for its spicy, earthy, butter and coconut flavor notes.

This Rum is carefully distilled at Demerara Distillers Limited distillery, Guyana.

Based on 155 votes, the average rating for El Dorado 12 Year Old is 8.4/10.

Top reviews for El Dorado 12 Year Old:

— Wonderfully sweet and rich. My favorite rum so far.

— amazing. smooth and the flavors keep coming. Light rocks , great while outside at sunset

— Very smooth. Perfect for a Daiquiri.
  • Category
    Rum
  • Style
    Dark Rum
  • Region
    Guyana
  • Country
    Guyana
  • Alcohol
    40%
  • Distillery
  • Age
    12 Year Old

El Dorado 12 Year Old

(0.75l, 40%)


8.4/10
Ratings & Reviews
Member Reviews and Ratings of El Dorado 12 Year Old
guest
guest,
Delicious aged rum, just the right amount of sweetness.
 
Chris
Chris,
Excellent sipping rum. Not too sweet either. This is definitely worth the price to always have on hand in the bar, especially for introducing people to drinking rum neat.
 
Tara
Tara,
A good drinking rum.
 
Jim
Jim,
Wonderfully sweet and rich. My favorite rum so far.
 
Paul
Paul,
I thought this was an excellent sipping run. It great over a cube of ice or from a chilled bottle.
 
Donna
Donna,
Complex, but not difficult to drink either neat or on the rocks. Tasty and smooth with a solid body. One of my new favorites.
 
Jonathan
Jonathan,
Enjoy this rum very much. Smooth on its own but is great with Dr. Pepper.
 
Jonathan
Jonathan,
Surprisingly good. Possibly the best rum for the price -- Much better than Plantation's 5 year varieties. Smooth and shares many similar caramel and vanilla notes as a good bourbon.
 
guest
guest,
A tasty, yet affordable, sipping rum with some nice sweet caramel notes at the end. I personally preferred this to the El Dorado 15 year aged rum.
 
Jonas
Jonas,
A non-sweet rum suitable anytime
 
John
John,
I am an ameture, so i won't say much. It wasn't as smooth as i had expected, but it had a nice spicy kick with a sweet finish.
 
Barry
Barry,
Damn good dark rum.. Hint of Caramel is awesome...
 
George
George,
Not quite a 10 but at least a 9.5. Great flavor so perfect for sipping. Started neat eventually added a touch of ice and it smooths it out more. Touch of lime adds to it.
 
Jarred
Jarred,
I never knew rum could be best served neat. Absolutely fantastic!
 
Paul
Paul,
amazing. smooth and the flavors keep coming. Light rocks , great while outside at sunset
 
Antti
Antti,
is an outstanding, intense, aged Demerara liqueur closing smooth with hint of smoke!
 
Jeff
Jeff,
Very smooth. Perfect for a Daiquiri.
 
Mark
Mark,
Very nice, smooth and sweet. Great on the rocks.
 
Rob
Rob,
To me the coconut plays very much first chair! Followed close with vanilla and caramel. This is a wonderful rum! A smooth sweetness that isn't overwhelming. I'm ordering a second bottle! It's perfect for an after dinner drink on the patio with some JB or Gypsy Kings (depending on the mood) 😉 in the background!
 
John
John,
A very smooth flavor with a twist of spice and sweet making it very good as an after dinner sipper.
 
Charles
Charles,
Very good rum! It was a little spicier than I thought it would be from reading the description, but in a good way. Fruity, sweet nose where the spice grabs you at the end. The spice is the first thing I tasted, then came the citrus, woody caramel, and lingered with a dark sugary sweet in my mouth. I would buy this rum again!
 
Michael
Michael,
I had never tried a dark rum before this bottle. I'll admit it looked cool, so I got it. I really enjoyed the smooth, sweet taste. Now I'm a fan.
 
Matthew
Matthew,
Deep and rich
 
Alan
Alan,
Rich fruit and spice nose with hints of honey and dark sugar. Round, mellow, full bodied palate with rich flavors of fruit and spice. The finish is very smooth and warm.
 
Dan
Dan,
Rich caramel and spice smooth and warm
 
Pedrinho
Pedrinho,
Amazing Rum!!!
 
James
James,
A small sip of heaven...
 
Chris
Chris,
Always got a bottle in my freezer and best served straight up.
 
Nick
Nick,
Very smooth. Excellent taste. Love it!!
 
Lee
Lee,
a smooth sipping rum that is really great on the pallet. great just out of the bottle, no mixing needed
 
William
William,
Smooth, classic aged dark rum. Good for sipping or mixing.
 
Justin
Justin,
So great. Great to sip. Great in mixed drinks.
 
robert
robert,
smooth sweet and full bodied with a balance of vanilla and caramel flavors. very warming.
 
guest
guest,
Demerara runs are some of the finest in the world -- as sophisticated and complex as a bourbon or and single malt Scotch. El Dorado and Lemon Hart (both Demerara runs) are two of the finest rum families available. Being a fan of mid-aged rums (yes, you can age rum for too long of a period), El Dorado 12 (& El Dorado 15) sits at the top of the list (along with Ron Abuelo 7, Flor De Cana 12 & 18, Appleton Estate 12 & 21, etc). Distilled from several pot stilled rums, the youngest being 12-years old. E.D. 12 has nice flavor from the American oak casks, which blends well with rich West Indies spices of brown sugar, cinnamon, cloves and molasses...to mention a few. Fresh citrus notes appear in the nose and linger on the palette - particularly orange peel. The rum also has a slight smoky tobacco-ness about it. The tasting profile of El Dorado 12 makes it a terrific rum served neet (add just the slightest dash of water to create heat); and, a fantastic rum for cocktails!
 
Christopher
Christopher,
My wife and myself tried this (Zaya is her favorite). She admitted that this was smoother than Zaya. If you are looking for a somewhat sweeter taste profile, you can't go wrong with this one. Must definitely NOT mix! Straight up or on the rocks only!
 
guest
guest,
I'm typically a bourbon guy. This was my first non-Bacardi and coke try.... Wow, I was impressed, neat or on the rocks, can't go wrong. The bottle did not last long. Now in search of my next aged rum experience.
 
guest
guest,
Very smooth
 
Thom
Thom,
Nice smooth cane sugar molasses with a slight oaky flavor. Enjoy sipping on the rocks
 
Scott
Scott,
This rum is fantastic on the rocks!
 
Mike
Mike,
I tried this in a mixed drink...BAD IDEA!!! This rum is better served on the rocks in a tumbler!!! YUMMMMM....
 
Ryan
Ryan,
I am not the most eloquent speaker or writer but anyone who likes rum will love El Dorado 12 year. This stuff is like a semi-sweet candy that will take you to your favorite place. I like it best on the Rocks but it is great strait and even in any rum drink such as a Dark and Stormy.
 
Nicholas
Nicholas,
Not a good mixer but ok on the rocks.
 
Allen
Allen,
very good Rum straight up. perfect mix with Mexican Coke !!!!!
 
guest
guest,
Very smooth sipping rum.
 
guest
guest,
Great rum
 
Ryan
Ryan,
Awesome smooth flavor
 
guest
guest,
My first higher end rum experience. Usually I am a bourbon guy but this rum is amazing. Natural sweetness up front, very fruity and smooth. Brown sugar finish.
 
guest
guest,
Excellent
 
guest
guest,
One of the best aged rums
 
Lesley
Lesley,
Super sweet love it
 
Maurizio
Maurizio,
Perfect rum for scotch lover!
 
guest
guest,
Great on its own or as a strong component to a cocktail
 
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