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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 months ago by Rotem oren from Israel with 11 ratings

I like him neat, although he is a bit lite for a sipper.
As a mixer he is amazing, his buttery profile is shining in cocktails.


Posted 6 months ago by Hefron from Czech Republic with 73 ratings

Oproti starším El Dorado rumům je o něco víc ostřejší a sušší. Nicméně po pár doušcích mi zachutnal. Aroma vanilky a dubového sudu je velmi příjemné a nevtíravé. Dobře se pije jak samotný tak i s colou.


Posted 7 months ago by FunkyZebra from United States with 11 ratings

I thought I'd like this a lot more since I like the other El Dorado offerings. It's got a nice nose but I found the taste to be just okay.
Color: Golden
Nose: I get tropical fruit and molasses
Taste: Caramel and fruit


Posted 7 months ago by Supreme from Canada with 37 ratings

Defiantly a good mixing rum not for enjoying on the rocks !


Posted 7 months ago by Komatus from Slovakia with 36 ratings

Nothing special, but quite drinkable for 5-year version. Would rather pay little more for 12-Years one.


Posted at TikiCat 7 months ago by NinjaHippo from United States with 18 ratings

After greatly enjoying the 15yr and 12yr I decided to rate this 5yr and boy am I glad I did! This bottle now has a place on my shelf for mixing as I really like the smooth buttery, toffee, caramel flavors which are NOT subtle!


Posted 7 months ago by Simon_W from Switzerland with 17 ratings

Sufficient aroma intensity, somewhat fruity, typical demerara rum.


Posted 8 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 9 months ago by alazzaro from United States with 4 ratings

Had read that this was a good value rum and can't really disagree. Comes off smokey and you definitely get a taste of caramel which is nice but doesn't do enough to overcome the alcohol aftertaste. Definitely meant for mixing and nothing more.


Posted 9 months ago by Cerro from United Kingdom with 16 ratings

I was expecting more from this rum, ED has a reputation for sweet (sugared) rums that while somewhat muted are otherwise nice to drink. Oddly this has very little sweetness and that makes it rougher and harsher in the finish. I think the 8 year is probably the better value / mixer rum. This rum is decent, cheap but ultimately a little dull.