Formerly King of Diamonds, this distinctive spirit, aged in oaken casks for 12 years and blended to achieve a smooth strength and rich, full-bodied taste, is a rum of superb colour, full, fragrant aroma; a sure delight to the most discerning drinker.
This very special rum has been awarded the gold medal at the Caribbean Rum Taste Test held annually in London for seven (2001,2000,1998,1997,1994,1993,1992) of the 10 years of which this competition has been held.
Granted the seal of approval at the International Spirits Challenge of London in 1998, the El Dorado 12 years old rum was allotted 95 out of a possible 100 points at the Chicago Beverage Tasting Institute and awarded the gold medal. In describing the El Dorado 12 years old, the judges said "… Copper. Lush tropical fruit and spice nose. Round, mellow, full bodied palate with powerful fruit, tobacco, and orange peel. Leather and toasty and oak flavours. Hedonistic and well balanced."