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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.

6.2/10(144 ratings)
Tasty, but not quite great

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Posted 6 years ago by Pielor from Canada with 25 ratings

I went to Antigua and they gave us this bottle at the resort we were. I did not expect much, but I was surprised by the taste of this rum. Ok, it is mostly great for mixing, but nevertheless, it is a good sipping rum too. I start with this one before having some better rums, to warm my throat and palate.

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Posted 6 years ago by Bill Rogers from United States with 33 ratings

Begins with a bite but can be mellowed with many slices of lime. OK rum but not my favorite. Really a mixer rum.

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Posted 6 years ago by Grand Master Jay from United Kingdom with 80 ratings

This can be sipped on its or drunk straigh. It's much better than the . Mixed ita okay too

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Posted over 6 years ago by Danb0y from Canada with 6 ratings

Nice rum for the pricetag (around 25 $ in Canada)
Very good for mixing, a bit harsh but can be sipped on ice.

Would certainly pick this rum over Captain Morgan / Bacardi Gold (same price)

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Posted over 6 years ago by Brendan S from Canada with 55 ratings

When buying rum from Guyana you expect that sweet dark molasses Demerara taste, which this just does not have.

Nose: Not much except alcohol.
Body: Non existent. A little harsh but nothing you wouldn't expect at this price point.
Taste: Little sweet at the start but very boring. Has almost the least amount of aftertaste of any rum I have reviewed.

If you want a rich Demerara at this price point then I would recommend Lemon Hart (also not affiliated) over this any day for any purpose.

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Posted over 6 years ago by martin jeppesen from Denmark with 246 ratings

Im a big fan of the ED 12, and though the ED 5 does not come close to that level of quality, its very obvious that these rums are related. The Aromas are very much alike in character. The palate is also with the same robust demerara fingerprint. The ED 5 Has a medium melasse sweetness, that rolls off into a spicy and slightly edged oaky, tobaco finish. Only tried it neat so far, but i imagine that its robust and nice character would compliment a cocktail extremly well. Nice value

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Posted over 6 years ago by thefatrumpirate from United Kingdom with 122 ratings

But a great mixing rum

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Posted over 6 years ago by Margus Mägi from Estonia with 75 ratings

Nice 5 year old, but still cocktail rum. Spicy and with character and candy like smell.

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Posted almost 7 years ago by Helena Tiare from Sweden with 110 ratings

Good value for the money! it both sips and mixes well.

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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.