Drink it neat or splash it over a single cube. In the glass El Dorado 21 is a rich, golden hue with sappy aromas of caramel, honeysuckle, praline, maple, brown sugar and butterscotch. Like fine cognac, it has legs that stretch for miles down the inside of the glass too. Caramel carries through to the palate and joins spice and dried fruit, evocative of chilly winter days spent dunking apples into a steaming pot of melted Brach’s cubes. Hints of orange zest and vanilla accompany the long and sustained finish as this amazing spirit inches off into the distance. An incredibly complex whisky that will truly upgrade your backbar. This is serious rum.
Mark Stitt, B-21
“Copper color. Rich mocha, toffee, pipe tobacco, and brown spice aromas. A rich, satiny and vibrant entry leads to a smooth, dry-yet-fruity full body of toffee, coffee, and brown spice flavors. Finishes with a seemingly endless, sweet nutty fade with evolving layers of tobacco, chocolate, and spice. A monumental aged rum that is one of the world’s greatest rum drinking experiences.”
98 Points (Superlative)
International Review of Spirits