When considering the nearly 350 years of experience that go into each batch of El Dorado 21 Year Old Special Reserve, the two decades and change required to create this premium spirit seem like a relatively short stretch of time.
Exhibiting a rich red mahogany color due to prolonged aging in oak barrels, the rum is the El Dorado Master Blender's own special recipe, blending spirits from several distinct stills for a unique, full-bodied flavor. On the nose, there's sweetness and light, but with a whiff of alcohol and a sense of import. The oak from the barrels is evident on the palate where this honeyed and viscous liquid makes its presence felt. The earthy aftertaste contrasts well with its sweet beginnings. Adding ice lightens the effect, but can't mask this rum's gravity.