Just picked up Plantation Grande Reserve....great rum, and cheap too.
$5 coupon day at Binny's brought an El Dorado 15 down to $34.99 so it came home to replace a departed 12. Never had the 15 before (and I know some prefer the 12) but a preliminary mini sip is promising. Feel a healthy pour coming on tonight.
Picked up a bottle of Cruzan Gold Aged Rum yesterday and was all set for comparison cocktails this weekend but the weather turned too blasted cold for anything but whisky and coffee.
T Comp, that's a spectacular deal. I strongly prefer the ED15 over the 12.
E and T, what do y'all think about the nose of the ED15? I picked up a bottle a few weeks ago, and have visited it several times, since. But, I have to admit that I am put off by the nose. Something funky. Sipping it, there is none of that, which is disagreeable to me. It's delightful, actually. Creamy sweet, touch of orange, and with a drying and spectacularly long finish. But, there is something on the nose that doesn't hit me right. I have a bottle of Plantation Rum Grande Reserve that gave me the same funk. What are your nosing thoughts on this?
I thought I liked ED 15 over the 12. Blind tasting a bunch of rum I picked the 12 over the 15. Either way Eldorado is a fav
joe, basically what sailor said. I describe it as a kind of musty, organic off-ness that's there, that sound about right?