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DDL El Dorado 25 Grand Special Reserve 1988 25yr 43%

El Dorado 25 Grand Special Reserve is a refined rum from Guyana’s Demerara Distillers Ltd, distilled from molasses in 1988 and aged for 25 years. It offers a luxurious nose with notes of caramel, fruitcake, spice, dark chocolate, and molasses. The palate is a rich blend of fruity, butterscotch, dark chocolate, vanilla, and toffee flavors. Users praise its smooth, round, and elegant profile, noting its fantastic and complex finish. While some feel its persistence could be better, most agree it stands out with superb Demerara characteristics and superb drinkability. Ideal for those seeking a premium rum experience, with profound yet balanced flavors. A must-try for luxury rum enthusiasts.

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How does this rum taste?

Most frequently mentioned flavors

Aroma

Caramel Fruitcake Spice Dark chocolate Molasses Coconut

Taste

Fruity Butterscotch Dark chocolate Vanilla Toffee Fruitcake

Finish

Spice Sweet Vanilla

Community reviews

8.4/1017 ratings
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9.1/10

“A truly fantastic rum, but it’s always discussable if it’s worth the money. Fantastic nose of Demerara sugar, caramel and chocolate. At the palate it’s very complex, well balanced and elegant and after that a fantastic finish.”

Aroma

Caramel Dark chocolate

Taste

Dark chocolate Vanilla Toffee Fruity Butterscotch
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7.8/10

“A bit disappointed”

Aroma

Caramel Molasses Coconut Banana Raisin

Taste

Dark chocolate Toffee Vanilla Licorice
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8.8/10

“Very delicate, round, refined and silky, notes of vanilla and chocolate typical of demerara, with slightly spicy finish due to aging, but with little persistence. Very drinkable”

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What are the key facts about this rum?

Country
Brand
El Dorado
RumX ID
RX1193
ABV
43%
Vintage
1988
Made from
Molasses
Age
25 years
Bottle volume
70cl
Price range
Above 250€
Type of spirit
Rum

What is the price trend for this rum?

349 €
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The RumX community has already added 16 bottles to their collections:

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