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Old 09-14-2008, 12:07 AM   #1
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Default Barbancourt 15 v. El Dorado 15

Both really amazing. Problem is I finished the Barbancourt before I opened the El Dorado. With no side-by-side comparo. I invite your coments. The BC15 I had was the "new" style bottle and was a few dollars more per 750ml than the ED15.
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Old 09-14-2008, 12:34 AM   #2
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What is the new style bottle? Got a pic?
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Old 09-14-2008, 01:59 AM   #3
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I think they're two different beasts. ED is loaded with burnt caramel and dark
sweetness, heavy and viscous in the mouth. Barbencourt is drier lighter, if not a bit hotter and spicier. Two unlike rums.
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I do not have a picture. By "new" bottle I mean the one labeled Estate Reserve as opposed to the Reserve de Domaine numbered bottles mentioned in similar threads. Sorry for the confusion.
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Old 09-14-2008, 02:43 AM   #5
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i am going to have to side with my pal Lew. .
Totally different, totally wonderful.
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Old 09-14-2008, 02:45 PM   #6
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I think Tiare had cocktails the included both (not together). Is one "better" or preferred, under certain circumstances - or is it simply a matter of taste. I remember thinking the Barbancourt was wow-amazing; then I tasted the ED and was thinking the same thing: Wow!
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I get that "wow" thing all the time. Some many great rums, so many great moments associated with them.
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i have never had the other one, but i got some of the el dorado 15 year from my grandmother on my birthday. at first i didn't like it very much. but that changed pretty quick haha. it's one of my favorite rums now. however it is a bit expensive for myself, so i normally go with sailor jerrys spiced rum

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Each has a very different profile, and each one is excellent in it's own right. These are two that will always be on my shelf.
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My personal preference is with the El Dorado 15, much richer full favorered rum and dollar for dollar the best value out there !!!!
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