A blend of specially selected aged rums, the youngest being no less than 12 years old, El Dorado 12 Year is a combination of the Enmore and Diamond Coffey stills and the Port Mourant double wooden pot still. Skilfully blended and aged in ex-Bourbon whiskey casks, this rum has received international praise and is held in the heist regard by rum connoisseurs.
Appearance: Deep caramel.
Nose: Hints of tobacco and chocolate fudge.
Taste: Roasted stone fruit with notes of flambŽed banana.
Finish: Soft butterscotch with lingering treacle notes.
Overall: Smooth and sweetly aged rum.
One of the easiest rums to drink on the market, El Dorado 12 is sure to win over even the staunchest whisky drinker. If you must mix it, only add a dash of sugar and a few drops of bitters for a delightful Rum Old Fashioned.
If the person you’re buying for is a fan of the El Dorado 12 Year, you could also try La Hechicera, Admiral Rodney or Mount Gay XO.
Demerara Distillers Limited.
ABOUT THE DISTILLERY
The Demerara County of Guyana has been steeped in the history of sugar and rum production since the 17th century. By the 18th century, there were over 300 estates growing sugar cane, each with their own distillery, each producing their own unique rums. Through the centuries, these estates and distilleries have been amalgamated, fortunately, many of their marques and original stills were preserved.
Today, Demerara Distillers operates the last remaining distillery in Guyana at Plantation Diamond on the east bank of the Demerara River. Here they have consolidated all the old original stills, marques and traditional techniques which make Demerara rum so distinctive. With its nine different stills, no other rum distillery in the world offers such a variety and range, boasting over twenty different styles of rum.
ABOUT THE LIQUID
Demerara Distillers launched the El Dorado range of rum into the market in 1992, becoming one of the first rum producers to market a premium quality aged rum, El Dorado 15 Year Old Special Reserve. The El Dorado range has become the internationally recognised benchmark for many rum brands that choose to display an age-statement on their bottle. This is significant in that each age-statement on El Dorado rums specifically indicates the youngest rum in the blend, even though the oldest rum may be many years older.