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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 7 years ago by Banana from Italy with 10 ratings

This RVM should be the cheap version of the family, but it is a very pleasant surprise! I didn't think a distillate so refined. There is a spicy smell and a mineral taste to try, for not to mention of the good price. Strongly suggested!


Posted 4 months ago by BallerAND1P from United Kingdom with 9 ratings

Certainly taste the chocolate and banana coming through. Very smooth for a £21 bottle.


Posted 11 months ago by Jacek Bogucki from Poland with 9 ratings

I am not a huge fan of such taste - I would definitely recommend it to people who "like whisky, but don't like Rum" - but to them I usually recommend some of Plantation's . it is smooth this way. I'd say 6.5/10 (better with Cola).


Posted 10 months ago by Kenneth from United Kingdom with 64 ratings

This may actually be my favourite El Dorado. I have enjoyed the 12 and the 8 year olds, and this one is lovely too. Toffee and caramel are the predominant flavours, with a very subtle rum flavour, and very smooth on the palette. Lovely stuff and great value for money.


Posted 11 months ago by kheiligh (PREMIUM) from United States with 45 ratings

Somehow this is way sweeter even than Zaya... almost too sweet, but perfect for mixing where Demerara rum is called for. The older El Dorados are lower in sugar and have more complex flavors coming through, but the price + versatility of this make it a good addition to a tiki bar, if not the best for sipping (unless you really like marshmallow sweetness in your rum).


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 4 months ago by Cowboy Neal from United States with 17 ratings

Too sweet for sipping, but is a good affordable mixer


Posted 1 year ago by Andreasx from Canada with 25 ratings

A really strong smell of caramel that is delicious. Tried it neat. Stronger and more alcohol taste then the 3 year. A little bit of burn and heat with a long after-taste. Not a bad sipper, but nicer mixed.


Posted 3 years ago by AlexMo from Russian Federation with 155 ratings

Nose: overripe melon, wax, even sharp, not outstanding.
Palate: bitter, sweet, harsh. This rudeness seems appropriate. Masculinity. There is a feeling that this should be the true rum.
The digestion handles perfectly, and the head feels hot and fast intoxication. Further the taste seems watery. Does not produce severe post-effects.


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.