El Dorado 21 Year Old Special Reserve

El Dorado

21 Year Old Special Reserve

(0.7l, 43%)


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Over 300 Guyanese sugar cane producers got a bit carried away and formed a co-operative.
 
El Dorado Rum is also known as the ‘Liquid Gold of Guyana’. Demerara Distillers started in 1670 when every sugar estate in Guyana had its own Rum still and a group of sugar cane producers formed an exporting co-operative. This early production of Rum for sailors was the beginning of the Demerara. Guyana had as many as 300 producers at any given time over the years.
 
El Dorado (the name of an Indian chief who founded the golden city, according to the legend) 21 Year Old Rum uses a selected blend of Rums from their World-famous stills, two of them – the Enmore (wooden Coffey still) and the Versailles (single wooden pot still) – are the World’s only functioning wooden stills. The El Dorado range is so distinctive because of this heritage.
 
All the Rums in the blend have been aged at temperatures of 30°C-34°C in oak at least 21 years, making this one of the oldest production Rums in the world. This age statement is quite different to those Rums which feature a solera style age statement which highlights the oldest Rum in the blend and usually includes a high percentage of Rum which is much younger in the blend. That makes a big difference!
 

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  • Style
    Dark Rum
  • Region
    Guyana
  • Country
    Guayana
  • Alcohol
    43%
  • Distillery
    Demarara Distillers Limited
  • Bottler
    Demarara Distillers Limited
  • Age
    21 Year Old

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tobacco
dark chocolate
brown sugar
caramel
pepper
coffee
candied
orange
leather
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A little bit of etymology; nobody really knows where the word Rum comes from. Most popular suggestions are: Rum (the Romani word for potent), Rumbullion (an uproar), Saccharum (sugar in Latin), Rummer (a Dutch drinking glass).

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Colour
Coppery rich gold.
 
Smell / Nose / Aroma
Nose packed with brown sugar, espresso, dark chocolate, candied orange, pipe tobacco, toffee, leather, pepper and vanilla.
 
Flavour / Taste / Palate
Super mellow, dry, full-bodied palate with rich flavours of fruit, toffee, coffee, smoke and brown spice on the palate. 
 
Finish
Sweet, long, drying and nutty aromas fade with evolving layers of tobacco, chocolate and spice. 
 
Comment
One of the World’s greatest Rums! Period.

 
Ratings & Reviews
Joseph
Joseph,
Hands down the best Rum I've ever tried. Neat all the way.
Pierce
Pierce,
Sweet, smooth, and very, very dark. Has a little burn going down almost reminiscent of a whiskey, but the brown sugar sweetness of a truly great rum.
Don
Don,
A bit too "fruity" in taste for me. It was smooth but as the drink extended- the fruit taste (apples) came through more and more.
anonymous
anonymous,
Excellent pure taste
Vladimir
Vladimir,
A perfect blend of sweetness and wood. Really specific and rich tasting.
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