El Dorado 8 Year Rum
El Dorado // Guyana
The El Dorado rums are distilled at the Demerara Distillers Limited (DDL) in Guyana from molasses sourced from 100% Demerara sugar. They have acquired quite a few different stills from closed distilleries on the island and use a combination of them for each marque. The 8 year uses four different types of stills including an Enmore wooden column-still and a two column-metal-Coffey still. The rum is blended and aged in ex-whiskey barrels.
Aged RumRum that is aged, but no specific type or size barrel required. No set time required for length of aging, but will often carry an age statement (which should be taken with a grain of salt). Often thought of as "sipping rums".
"Quite a few things are happening in this rum like apple juice, cigar ash, orange peel, and a moderate dose of funk. There's a slight metallic note as well. The rum is of average body and has some burnt sugar, and barrel spices along with what you found on the nose. If you're just getting into rum, this is a good one to start with to get an understanding of what this funk or "hogo" you see cropping up when people talk about rum. It's a good value as well."