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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.
Strong caramel smell. Harsh taste with a simple finish. Nothing fancy. Good for cocktails. Sweet regular rum.
Smooth dark gold rum. Demerara flavours come through with a hint of vanilla. A pleasant lingering flavour. Lacks a depth of flavour at the back of the throat.
Drinking this rum neat, is doable but in my opinion does not reflect the quality and taste of El Dorado. The complexity is resided and a bit boring.
But with Coca Cola this rum really shines! The subtle taste compliments the sweet taste of the cola and pair perfectly together. As mixer, this is my go-to rum!
I was expecting a more of a sipping rum, but it's a little rough around the edges, and bet used as a mixer.
Pas trop mal, mais juste en mix...................
I am big fan of ED 12 and 15 years. There is no comparison to the other.
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I'm a big fan of all of the ED line of rums even though I know some purist don't like how they add sugar. I somewhat agree with the purist on some of the more expensive rums but this one isn't overall sweet and is perfect for mixing cocktails. It's got a nice nose of caramel and a not overly sweet taste. The afterburn is a little stronger than its big brothers (12, 15, and 21) but that's to be expected. And even though its not my first choice for a sipper it's smooth enough as one as well. Considering how cheap this can be picked up this is a great rum to always have in your cabinet.
it was a very nice evening in the Salt Whistle Bay in Mayreau when i drunk them with my sailor friends Heli, Heinz and Erich :-)
excellent aroma just a little let down by the taste.....
À venir prochainement..............................
To date this is the worst in my collection. There is no way I can enjoy this straight; and even as a mixer it is way to sweet. I would go with the 8 year old if your looking for a good El Dorado mixer
cheap rum replacing party rums such as cheap pseudo Czech rums
Bestemt ikke den beste rom fra el dorado 12 og 15 er betydelig bedre. Men den er helt okay til prisen
Caramel and butterscotch notes with hint of coconut.
For me, it's not quite a rum to sip. Maybe more aging than 5 years would improve it. $ 18 at the supermarket.
As far as aged rums go this one's a baby but surprisingly smooth. The aroma in the bottle is quite nice. I can't put my finger on it but the aroma hints of sweetness but not a syrupy sweetness but a fruity sweetness. This is accentuated when smelled via a snifter.
The flavor is nice. Sweet but not cloyingly. Far from it. Seems the sweet is natural. Doesn't taste like there's added sugars. Has elements of butterscotch and vanilla and a little cinnamon. A little pepperiness, too. Not harsh at all but surprisingly smooth. I can see some enjoying this as a sipping rum while others use it in mixed drinks. Very versatile. A great rum for the price.
An excellent mixer rum.... Mix with iron bru to give a unique cocktail... I
A lot like the El~Dorado 8 in terms of body and texture, but just barely misses the mark of the quality of spiciness/oaky flavors that the 8 has, making the 8 more to my liking. But still, the El~Dorado 5 makes a quality mixer, so I'd have a hearty dose of this with some pineapple juice and 7-up and ice thrown in! Cheers!
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Fles: 70cl, dop
Kleur: amber bruin
Karamel, eikenhout en kleine alcohol burn domineren.
Kleine broertje van de El Dorado 8 jaar oud. Alleen iets minder zacht. Maar toch,voor €18 was dit een prima rum.
Don't expect the angels to caress you while drinking El Dorado 5. But at it's price and age - who would do that? What you get is value for money, which will suit your Cuba Libres and most cocktails just fine.
This has only a little bit of the good flavors and body which make ED 12 and 15 so enjoyable to so many fans. You'll taste the smoky sweetness which is common to El Dorado rums thanks to their practice of sugaring their products, but the flavors compete with an alcohol aftertaste that isn't very pleasant. This is not terrible rum, but there are so many better ones out there. Glad I tried it, but I won't ever be buying a second bottle.
It is okay to drink straight up but might be kind of hard compared to older El Dorados. From what I've seen the price is very similar to the 8-year El Dorado and I'd advise to get that one instead for drinking it straight up.