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El Dorado 5-Year rum

El Dorado 5-Year

Guyana | Gold

The blend of El Dorado 5-Year rum's is distilled in a both column and wooden stills before maturing for five years in bourbon oak casks.

El Dorado 5-year rum is produced by Demerara Distillers Ltd. of Guyana. Sharing its name with the Demerara River, Demerara Distillers first started production in 1670.

145 ratings
Tasty, but not quite great


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Posted 9 months ago by PirateKristen from United States with 18 ratings

This is my go-to #3 rum for Martin Cate's book - wonderful tiki cocktails come with this- and this in a daiquiri is heaven.


Posted over 8 years ago by Biggsy from United Kingdom with 16 ratings

This is a fantastic rum. It doesn't quite match up to its older brothers on the taste front but is an absolute staple in Guyana. From Georgetown to the Rupununi, I can't think of anything I'd prefer to have in my back pocket whilst under the Guyanese sun than a bottle of 5 year old. Tasty enough to be sipped neat or with coke. A must try for any Rum drinker. Just wish it was more available in the UK


Posted 8 years ago by rafeener from Canada with 25 ratings

Enough said!


Posted 4 years ago by Philippe Roy from Canada with 32 ratings

I really like the bottle design and the color of the rum, nice display bottle in the bar. Perfect for guess who are use to rum and coke and want something else than a captain coke.


Posted 3 months ago by Sdduuuude from United States with 3 ratings

I like sweet rums and I cannot lie so the El Dorado line is one of my favorites. This is my go-to rum for mixing drinks that call for a blended aged rum, but not quite a sipper and I love it for hot-buttered rum. It isn't harsh or funky at all and gives quiet strength to cocktails that lean to the sweeter side (not like stupid sweet boat drinks and pina coladas, but the sweeter tiki style drink.) of the tiki spectrum. It isn't really a 10 but it is so inexpensive, it is the best value for mixers I have found.


Posted almost 7 years ago by John from United States with 16 ratings

This rum is one of my favorites for under $20. It has a floral spiced flavor that is slightly sweet. Just right for sipping on ice on those hot summer nights in south Florida.


Posted 2 years ago by Blobbo from United Kingdom with 3 ratings

This is E Dorado 5 year old: my 2nd favourite rum (afterAngostura 1919) - smooth, warming, with a bit of a kick.


Posted 3 years ago by Amauri from United States with 29 ratings

My firsyt incursion in Demerara rum. Ver good, smooth and really good to sip. one of my favorites rums.


Posted 7 years ago by Scott T from United States with 122 ratings

This one will be a little dry for those who love rums such as Zaya, Zacapa and Diplomatico. Nicely robust Demeraran and one of the best buys in the $15 price range.

This one has a different blend of rums from the 8 and 12 yr and is closer to the 15 in terms of flavor profile, with substantially less added sugar (12 grams/ltr vs 30 for the 15 yr). Don't be fooled into thinking the aging is responsible for the smoothness of the 15 yr, who knows what percentage of the rum is actually 15 years old? (Only the blender).


Posted over 5 years ago by Mark from Canada with 59 ratings

This rum has a beautiful reddish tinge to it's amber colour, and with little/no alcohol smell it's very inviting. Even when mixed with cola, you can still immediately taste a little smokiness which provides some richness to the drink. This aged rum gives some nice depth to an easy-drinking smooth rum and cola. One of my favourites.