El Dorado 5 Year Rum

Gold Rum

El Dorado // Guyana

community rating

2 out of 5 stars
( 36 )

El Dorado is distilled from molasses from 100% Demerara sugar. They have 9 different types of stills at the Demerara Distillers Limited (DDL) and for this bottling they use a four-column French Savalle still and an Enmore wooden Coffey still. The rum is blended and aged in ex-bourbon barrels.

  • age
    5 Year
  • Cost
  • abv
  • Gold Rum
    Rum that is often aged, but can also just have caramel-coloring added to provide color. No specific type or size barrel required. No set time required for aging for most countries with a few exceptions.
  • Cask Type

Tasting Notes

"The aroma begins a little dusty and somewhat like dry cardboard. Some barrel char notes appear, but the sugar aromas are gentler like the top of a crème brûlée. As you taste, you'll get just a little bit of funk, coffee grounds, and an aroma like a Sharpie permanent marker. Some copper tones come into play as well and the rum is on the dry side. Would be fine in a cocktail, less so sipped neat."

Score 80

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