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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.
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.
This rum has a beautiful reddish tinge to it's amber colour, and with little/no alcohol smell it's very inviting. Even when mixed with cola, you can still immediately taste a little smokiness which provides some richness to the drink. This aged rum gives some nice depth to an easy-drinking smooth rum and cola. One of my favourites.
Sugar: 12 gpl. It's better than Bacardi Gold for mixing but it's not a sipping rum like the older brothers in the El Dorado line. At the Duty Free shop I was tasting it when a chap from Guyana told me it was Peasant Rum. Ouch, that is harsh! Similar taste profile as with the 12 but not as sweet or complex. Tastes of Oak, Vanilla, and Caramel and starts off with some heat but it passes quickly. I have enough mixing rums so I passed on it this time. Good value mixer.
Som titel siger, så må El Dorado jo være et paradis og så vidt jeg ved er ingen gået gal i byen med netop denne rom. At komme hen på hylden og se vigtig ud :)
El Dorado's opening price point. Smooth Amber and probably the best bang for your buck. One of the nicest economy rums. Very similar to the 8-year old version.
this is a good house rum for mixing. I prefer a stronger taste .
low end El Dorado great for mixing. Looks more sophisticated when you bring to a party
You can drink it straight up, but it better with cola, and much better then others you mix with cola.
This is a pretty good mixing rum, but not nearly as smooth or tasty as the ED12 or ED15. Hits the palate with the simple taste of rum, followed by a good amount of Navy rum type burn when sipped alone. In our house, its is used as a mixer, gives a good taste and kick to cola. Pyrat will remain my goto for the rum and coke scene however.
I tried this alongside some of the more aged El Dorado's (12, 15, and 21), and (no surprise) this was my least favorite. It's a fair step down from the 12 as it lacks in sweetness and complexity. The smell is weaker, and the taste is harsher.
A mix between gold and aged. Everyone sipped an El Dorado rum, already knows quality of this brand. Recommended for most, highly recommended for beginners.
Dette er blot en billig rom som drikkes en sjælden gang.
This one comes in a little lower than the others in El Dorado's line, albeit a pretty good line to be in. Certainly a contender in it's price range, if not one of the best.
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.
Begins with a bite but can be mellowed with many slices of lime. OK rum but not my favorite. Really a mixer rum.
This can be sipped on its or drunk straigh. It's much better than the . Mixed ita okay too
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)
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.
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
But a great mixing rum