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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 almost 7 years ago by Banana from Italy with 10 ratings

This RVM should be the cheap version of the family, but it is a very pleasant surprise! I didn't think a distillate so refined. There is a spicy smell and a mineral taste to try, for not to mention of the good price. Strongly suggested!


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 7 years ago by BerodeQuentin from France with 40 ratings

Color : Amber
Flavour : Mellow rum with ripe fruits, sweet spices like cacao & tonka
Palate : Well balanced, med-bodied

A great rum in long drinks like Mojito & Hurricane, or with ginger ale.


Posted almost 8 years ago by rafeener from Canada with 25 ratings

Enough said!


Posted 8 years ago by MMihran from Canada with 27 ratings

Just love every single ED bottles!


Posted 8 years ago by Trini Yank from Trinidad and Tobago with 41 ratings

Excellent on the rocks (probably too hot for sipping neat), nicely complex and oaky. Mix it with coconut water and you have the world's greatest drink. Also great with cola and ginger beer. At between $12-$17 this can't be beat for value.


Posted 8 years ago by Hugh from United Kingdom with 8 ratings

The rum of choice when drinking with coke.


Posted 8 years ago by Mike McPhee from Canada with 13 ratings

Great colour in this rum. Not as smooth as the El Dorado rums that are aged longer but if you wish to mix with a rum, this one will do the trick excellently. My preference is with Cola. The rum can be smoothed greatly if aged in an oak barrel. After only a month there was a tremendous difference. But as is, it is still a great staple of my bar since it is priced well, has some solid flavouring and mixes well.


Posted 8 years ago by Tanya Kempe-Tummon from United Kingdom with 7 ratings

It's a shame you can't really buy this outside Guyana, as it's a very yummy rum.


Posted 8 years ago by muppet from United States with 49 ratings

very good standard gold rum