Review: El Dorado Special Reserve 15 Year Old Rum (Guyana)
Posted: Fri Apr 11, 2008 10:48 pm
Read the full review on the frontpage!El Dorado, the name conjures images of the mythical city of gold ruled by El Rey Dorado, The Golden King. A legend of a South American tribal chieftain, who would be completely covered in gold dust as part of an ancient ritual. The chieftain would travel with a decorated raft to the middle of a gigantic lake and offer a sacrifice of gold to the god-monster they believed lived in the lake. With this ritual the chieftain was recognized as king.
Many have died searching for the gold of El Dorado. Tonight I get to be one of the explorers searching for the gold, hopefully with better luck.
El Dorado Special Reserve 15 Years is packaged in a box embossed with gold-lettering and decorated with pictures of Brigs sailing on the great Demerara River. The bottle itself is an attractive green glass bottle reminiscent of the hand blown flasks used in the navy centuries ago. The label features the same Brigs on the great Demerara River as seen on the box. The bottle also has a plastic seal with gold colouring that glistens in the light like the real thing.
I am pleased to announce the first Refined Vices Gold Award winner! Perhaps no surprise there as I've often expressed my love for El Dorado 15. I'll drink to that!