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Whether you call them, clear, silver, white or simple 'see through' how do you drink them?


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Old 02-11-2010, 08:53 PM   #1
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Default El Dorado Deluxe Silver 6 yr old white rum

I received a bottle of this rum today after hearing about last night in the Appleton Reserve chat. It's only sold in Ontario at the LCBO for now, so don't ask me where you can buy it.

I'll be taking a picture of the bottle and posting it tomorrow. If I can sort it out I'll be doing a short video tasting online and will post details like the time, etc. as soon as I have it sorted out.
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Old 02-12-2010, 08:22 AM   #2
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sounds like a treat, for the tongue and the eyes on this site
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Old 02-12-2010, 10:38 AM   #3
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Can't wait to hear your thoughts on it. The 3 year is my favorite white. I can only imagine this one. I should ask my mom to bring me one from Ontarion the next time she comes in NB.
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I have to admit my skepticism. I like the ED 3 yr white, as well as the Flor de Cana 4 yr dry white. To me these are excellent rums where the charcoal filtering took that last bit of rough edge off the rum but enough flavour remained to make them really nice.

At six years, the flavour from the barrel aging should already be very smooth and I really wonder what the point of filtering the rum to a clear colour would be. At this point I think rather than any rough edges being taken off, a serious dent in the taste must also occur.

I am probably wrong, as El Dorado has proven in the past to be capable of seriously delighting me, but I remember my first taste of the Diplomatico blanco. (I was told by the rep it was 12 years old) After tasting it my impression was, why would you take a superior product like the 12 year old Diplomatico and then filter most of that wonderful taste away?

I can't help but think I may have the same reaction to the El Dorado 6 white.
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Here's a bottle shot I took this morning.

I'm as skeptical as you are Arctic Wolf, but I'll be opening it over the weekend live on ustream.tv. There's no special access to see it and I'll post a link as soon as the details are worked out. Unfortunately, I've got to take care of some of business this afternoon.
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I'll post a link to the live feed in a few minutes. I'll be opening the first bottle of El Dorado 6 yr old Silver Rum that I've seen.

You can ask questions in the rum chat by following the link at the top of the page or in the nav bar, if you are a logged in member.

If you aren't a member you can still see and hear the live feed.
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This is the first Live Video Feed from the Ministry of Rum. You can also ask questions.
To see the video from ustream.tv, click on the Live Video link at the top of this page.
To ask questions or just watch the chat, logged in members can click Ask Questions above and see the chat.

Anyone should be able to see the video and audio feed but only logged members can ask questions through the chat.
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Good job Ed! I agree 100% with your finial statements on age and maturity. My favorite rums tend to be in that 6 to 12 year window.
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Here's a link to the review I did on El Dorado Deluxe Silver 6 year old RUM.

That page will change in the next couple of days so please don't bookmark it. You can, however, bookmark this post.
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