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View Poll Results: Which one to buy first?
Zacapa XO 3 17.65%
El Dorado 21 14 82.35%
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Old 12-02-2012, 07:43 PM   #1
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Default Zacapa XO vs El Dorado 21 year?

I know these rums might not be anything alike but here is my situation. I am in Winnipeg and thus cannot get either of these locally.

I love the Zacapa 15 and 23 year rums and love the El Dorado 12 and 15 year olds.

I am down in Florida every so often and usually get a bottle to take back home.

These 2 rums are close in price. Around $85 for the ElD 21 and around $99 for the Zacapa XO in Florida so disregard price in this poll.

Next time in Florida I will buy one of these. And then the next year I will probably get the other one. So which one should I try first?
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Old 12-02-2012, 09:25 PM   #2
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21 without question...it has more body and complexity and is a shade less sweet. The XO doesn't even come close. But that's just my opinion.
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21 without question...it has more body and complexity and is a shade less sweet. The XO doesn't even come close. But that's just my opinion.
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Old 12-03-2012, 02:06 PM   #4
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You can get the ED21 at LCBO, which is not that far away from Winnipeg, so I would go for the Zacapa XO. While in the States, if you can get rum delivered to your location, Shopper's Vineyard from New Jersey sells it at 54.99.

These are two completely different rums, so it's a matter of taste. They are both excellent.
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Old 12-06-2012, 12:25 AM   #5
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Hello everyone!

We represent El Dorado here in Manitoba and Saskatchewan. At MLCC Liquor Marts we carry the Spiced Rum, 5 Year Old, 12 Year Old, and am pleased to announce...now the 21 Year Old El Dorado!

It has arrived and is trickling into stores this week. If your local Liquor Mart does not carry it yet, please feel free to ask for it, they will gladly bring it in for you. We are doing our best to assure that it is in as many stores as possible.

Maybe the best part...the price. We are happy to tell you that it is $106.98! This compares well against the likes of Appleton's 21 at $150. It's also a great price considering the Florida price quite mentioned above at $85.

Anyway, thanks for your love these fantastic Rums and if you haven't already, be sure to give one of them a try soon!

El Dorado 21 Year Old Rum
Code: 13771
Price: $106.98

Enjoy!!

Cheers!

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Old 12-08-2012, 08:54 AM   #6
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I love the ED 21 and bought 2 back up bottles but yet to try the Zacapa XO as I'm not blown away by Z 23....
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Hello everyone!

We represent El Dorado here in Manitoba and Saskatchewan. At MLCC Liquor Marts we carry the Spiced Rum, 5 Year Old, 12 Year Old, and am pleased to announce...now the 21 Year Old El Dorado!

It has arrived and is trickling into stores this week. If your local Liquor Mart does not carry it yet, please feel free to ask for it, they will gladly bring it in for you. We are doing our best to assure that it is in as many stores as possible.

Maybe the best part...the price. We are happy to tell you that it is $106.98! This compares well against the likes of Appleton's 21 at $150. It's also a great price considering the Florida price quite mentioned above at $85.

Anyway, thanks for your love these fantastic Rums and if you haven't already, be sure to give one of them a try soon!

El Dorado 21 Year Old Rum
Code: 13771
Price: $106.98

Enjoy!!

Cheers!

Darren Ford
Decanter Wine & Spirits

Thanks Darren, I actually just saw it in the store last night and of course bought it! Sweet. Will be trying it tonight.
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Old 12-10-2012, 06:28 PM   #8
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Hey Darren,

could you get the El Dorado 15yr in Winnipeg also at a fair price? Love this rum...
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Old 12-12-2012, 12:23 PM   #9
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If You prefer a rather sweet rum, go for the Zacapa XO, if not, take the ED21. Whichever You choose, You can´t go wrong with either one, both are excellent.
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Old 12-14-2012, 05:38 PM   #10
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Delighted to be able to enjoy the ED 21 in Winnipeg. Thanks, Darren!
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