El Dorado 12

El Dorado 12

Paid: $25 for 750ml

Distilled/Owned by: Demerara Distillers

Region: Guyana

40% ABV

Distillate: Molasses

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

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