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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.
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.
Nicely balanced...good in drinks and also isnt to bad to sip...only slightly sweet.
I was not really impressed with this rum so I tried a little experiment. After reading how added sugar 'ages' a rum, I boiled up some demerara and made a sugar syrup. It definitely works! Very nice aperitif that my wife really liked.
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.
Some oak, astringency.
Very light and generic.
Its only competition is other bland mass marketed rums.
It's alright. I wouldn't sip this. Better off as a mixer. I really think this is like a slight down grade of the 8. Similar flavor and such, but less and more burn. It's also cheaper than the 8 by maybe 4-6 dollars.. so really.. just get the 8.
Pay the extra, go for the 12 if drinking straight, this one finishes a bit too harshly to be rated any more. (Or add a splash of diet coke)
Not for sipping little strong for the a good mix would do just fine
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.
This rum works, not as a sipper, but works decently in a cocktail.
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Not good on its own. You'd do better to save your money and buy a nicer bottle for a bit more money. Cheaper mixers available.
I really like the bottle design and the color of the rum, nice display bottle in the bar. Perfect for guess who are use to rum and coke and want something else than a captain coke.
a good rum for cooking with or maybe mixing with dark pop
A touch hot, but there is a bit of that El D nuance.
sugar test - 5g
If some one says they like rum and then say they like captain Morgan. Then start them with this it is good enough to show them something, but not waisted the good stuff
Ranked 7.5 on my scale, but the bottles here are never half full. A nice aftertaste. Oak flavor but not as rich as the 12.
A solid mixing rum. However if given the choice I would opt for the 8
Very good, for a small price. Will enhance any cocktail if you replace your base rhum by this one.
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.