Awarded the gold medal at the Caribbean Rum Taste Test (held annually in London) no fewer than seven times in the first ten years in which the competition was held! IWSC 2011 Gold Medal Winner - Best in Class
By far the best 'bang for buck' of the El Dorados. Better on the palate, imo, than the 15 year old. Beautifully smooth, full of fantastic flavours and by far my favourite rum of the many, many I've tried. Best drank neat with no ice.
- Davy, 29th April
This is a decent rum but has a bit of a biteto it, when I was epxecting it to be as smooth as the 15 year old. The 15 year old is truly sublime and is worth paying the extra 13 pounds. I tried to "save" and it wasn't worth it.
- Evan, Hampstead, 5th March
I have tried the Appleton 15, 18 and 21 year old but I still prefer the 12 year old El Dorado. It is the smoothest spirit I have ever tasted.
- anonymous, 10th February
This isn't rum, this is candy.
- Jeff, 19th Nov '12
You cannot go wrong with any of the El Dorado rums and this one is no exception. Can I have a free bottle of 21yr old now please?
- Angus J Whitehead, 23rd Apr '12
Smooooooooooooooooooooooth!Great with lime and ginger beer
- Gigi, 22nd Apr '12
I've been drinking rum since a wee nipper when my cheeky uncle gave me a sneaky snifter in George town Guyana. This is a fantastic rum. Not as sweet as some Guyanese rums thus allowing for a more complex taste. Rich molasses quickly holds hands with orange, citrus and oak finishing with coffee, toffee and vanilla. Blended to a smashing taste! This rum keeps going even when it's gone ?!
- Tom, 9th Jan '12
This was my first quality sipping rum! And WHAT a CRACKER! On the nose/ palate: Burnt sugar, spice and fruit that goes on forever!
Good stuff folks, you can't go wrong!
- Z7089, 6th Dec '11
Very rich and smooth. You can taste the toffee and raisins clearly. The first sip doesn't even burn, but then the warmth develops afterwards. I'm new to the wonderful world of (good) rum, and this was my introduction to just how fantastic it can be.
- anonymous, 29th Nov '11
Super smooth, it's like a blend of rum with port. Several delightful tastes on the tongue. It's delicious straight or on the rocks. I've tried the El dorado 15 and i prefer the 12. It is by far the best spirit I've ever tasted, just wish it was a little easier on my wallet.
- Fraser, 8th Jun '11
delicious, great demerera taste and super smooth, the 15 is better but this is plenty good enough and a bit more affordable, i haven't tried an El Dorado that i didn't like (i'm not going to try the spiced!)
- Henri, 17th Jan '11
Fantastic. Similar in taste to Angostura 1919.Would make a supurb gift for any rum lover (hint hint!)
- Marc Pollitt, 8th Jul '10
this rum is a very good sipper. If you like the sugar taste, try this. A good quality/price itemOne of my favorite,and not too expesive so you dont care about finishing the bottle.
- Heimdall, 12th Apr '10
That one is excellent, better than Appleton 12 yo, but I prefer the Flor de cana 12 yo. This one is my second favorite 12 yo.
- Heimdall, 11th Apr '10
Yar! this bee true RUM exelent smooth and full of fruit worth sailing the spanish main for me heartys.
- Dave, 6th Mar '10
A beautiful rum, full of complex flavour. Superb.
- Bones, 6th Jan '10
Fair comment Tony but you must try Mount Gay extra old, the 15, 21 and 25 year old El Dorado are superb a must try even at the price. One for the true rum lovers out there
- The Doctor, 6th Dec '08
This is the best spirit I've ever tasted. To understand the meaning of the word "rum" drink this.
- Tony, 5th Oct '08
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