Paid: $25 for 750ml
Distilled/Owned by: Demerara Distillers
Aged For: 12 Years
Cask Type: Ex-bourbon
Chill Filtered: Yes?
Additives used: Sugar added
Color: Chestnut orange
Drank: Neat, in a glencairn
Nose: Sweet syrup, molasses, vanilla, citrus, raisins, brown sugar, tropical fruit
Mouthfeel: Light bodied
Palate/Taste: Maple syrup, vanilla, brown sugar, oak, oranges, sherry, molasses, coconut
Finish: Light warmth and short, caramel, coconut, vanilla, and brown sugar
Thoughts: I compare this with Diplomatica Reserva as they are both sweetened rums, but I like the El Dorado a bit more. That said, as I explore more rum I am finding the sweetness to be just too much and can only have it in small amounts. When I am in the mood I do enjoy it though.
Score: 81 out of 100