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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.

145 ratings
Tasty, but not quite great


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Posted over 8 years ago by LDNShindiggery from United Kingdom with 71 ratings

Again, as with the 3 yr its a pretty basic rum. not a lot to say really but could do worse in a cuba libre...


Posted over 5 years ago by mistervee from United States with 10 ratings

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.


Posted 5 years ago by jim burnds from United States with 29 ratings

For me, it's not quite a rum to sip. Maybe more aging than 5 years would improve it. $ 18 at the supermarket.

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Posted over 1 year ago by Spidey-P from Netherlands with 79 ratings

This is just a No! Has nothing that satisfies my taste buds!

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Posted almost 3 years ago by I3R0K3N7FEET from United Kingdom with 70 ratings

Nice rum, but not a touch on the 12 year and unfortunately there are better rums for the price. It tastes rather watered down straight, but retains a little character in cocktails where I think this one will certainly shine.


Posted 11 months ago by Jleveille from Canada with 18 ratings

Tried it on the rock, yikes, best enjoyed with a little lime and some other type of pollutant like ginger ale or coke.


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.


Posted almost 4 years ago by Grendelite from United States with 13 ratings

I have often used this in cocktails but it's not very fun to sip on. I prefer it to the 8 year as there is less woodiness to get in the way but would probably rather use something like the Plantation 5 Year Barbados in my drinks.


Posted 4 years ago by Fredrik from Denmark with 50 ratings

This rum works, not as a sipper, but works decently in a cocktail.


Posted 10 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.