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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 14 days ago by Lukestar122 from Canada with 10 ratings

I was absolutely enamored with the 12yr El Dorado, and recently found this one on sale at a local store. I try to make it a point to taste as many as I can, and was not disappointed in this one.

While not as good as the 12 yr, I was pleasantly surprised by the flavor and quality of this 5 yr. It was smoother than many other young rums, and enjoyable both neat and mixed. I preferred it mixed for sure, but the flavor was enjoyable without being too complex.

In the mid $20 CAD range, this is a winner.


Posted 1 month ago by Morten Graenge from Denmark with 39 ratings

En af de bedste til en drink med mørk rom. rigtig god i en dark and stormy.


Posted 2 months ago by MatLen from Greece with 15 ratings

ED 5years old is a full body tasty (and sweet) Demerara mixer. Would not recomend it as a sipper. Deep amber colour, rich vanila and toffee flavor. Best mixed with bitter fruit juices insteed of the classic coke. Must have in the cabinet for tasty cocktails


Posted 2 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 4 months ago by Andrewofcalgary from Canada with 80 ratings

A good priced rum with a better flavour than your run of the mill national brands. Not as complex a flavour as the aged El Dorado rums.


Posted 4 months ago by Romeo from Netherlands with 11 ratings

Use the rum for in the mix and cocktails. No complaints about the flavor.


Posted 5 months ago by BallerAND1P from United Kingdom with 9 ratings

Certainly taste the chocolate and banana coming through. Very smooth for a £21 bottle.


Posted 5 months ago by Cowboy Neal from United States with 18 ratings

Too sweet for sipping, but is a good affordable mixer


Posted 6 months ago by Reeb Barbill from Isle of Man with 46 ratings

Tastes like ice cream. Smokey Demerara taste like you’d expect. Kind of dries the inside of your mouth, probably cos it’s not as full of sugar as the older ones. No better or worse than the eight, probably the best value El Dorado, but overall just ok.

Small plantation

Posted 6 months ago by Montal from Romania with 20 ratings

It is good neat, not sophisticated , but worth the money
Aged for at least 5 years in bourbon barrels, with notes of dried tropical fruits, caramel, and towards the end we discover aromas of dry coconut and vanilla
Excellent for cocktails