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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 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 4 years ago by nomad from United States with 131 ratings

A touch hot, but there is a bit of that El D nuance.
sugar test - 5g


Posted over 6 years ago by Brendan S from Canada with 55 ratings

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.


Posted 3 years ago by Nielf from Denmark with 155 ratings

Den her er efter min mening ikke en rom, som gør sig som sipperom. Den er sikkert meget god i cocktails.


Posted almost 5 years ago by Lukas from Czech Republic with 26 ratings

cheap rum replacing party rums such as cheap pseudo Czech rums


Posted almost 2 years ago by Anders Ravn Jørgensen from Denmark with 125 ratings

Ikke noget sindsoprivende rom, mangler nok nogle år på bagen ift dens navnebrødre


Posted 4 years ago by caillan from Canada with 30 ratings

a good rum for cooking with or maybe mixing with dark pop


Posted over 3 years ago by Joola69 from United States with 2697 ratings

El Dorado 5 year is a far cry from the much better 12 year. If you get a 5 year El Dorado, mix it with Coke or Ginger Ale, since it is vile as a neat sipper. Best memory is from the Demerara Distilleries between Georgetown and Cheddi Jagan Airport in Guyana when I visited their rum distillery and enjoyed their entire line up in its own surroundings.


Posted almost 2 years ago by Rasmus from Denmark with 146 ratings

A rum can be good or bad in the mouth of the taster, but it is almost worse, when a rum is boring. Unfortunately this is something, that can be said about this rum.

Nose: Oak, burned suger and caramel
Taste: A small hint of spiced wood mixed with caramel and burned sugar
Overall: This is just a boring rum. There is no character, and there is nothing else to say about it.


Posted over 1 year ago by Leo K from Canada with 56 ratings

Its flavor is not terrible, but overall its rather harsh straight and even on ice. I don't mix rum but perhaps that is what this is primarily for.