Rum - El Dorado Finest Demerara
El Dorado Finest Demerara
Demerara Distillers, Guyana
Importer: Demerara Distillers, Inc., Miami, Florida
AGE: 5 years
PRICE: $18.00 750ml
Notes: This is a very complex rum from a production standpoint using totally unique stills that are the only ones of their kind left in the world. They use a combination of 3 different stills each one delivering a totally different spirit. The first on is a wooden Coffey still (Coffey stills are usually used in the production of Irish Whiskey and some gins).The second is a wooden (and copper top) pot still and finally a Savalle Still which is a type of copper continuous still.The rum is then aged in 45 gallon used once whiskey (read bourbon) barrels, blended, then rested again and allowed to marry before bottling.
One of the many expressions from this distillery the others being El Dorado Superior White, El Dorado Superior Demerara (12 Year Old), El Dorado Special Reserve (15 Year Old) , and El Dorado 25 Year Old.
Appearance: Please straw/gold/bronze on swirling, a very thin coat on glass and legs slowly forming along with droplets.
First Impression: Dark fruits, figs, kumquats, some char/leather notes, vanilla.
Taste: Cinnamon and nutmeg notes, spice, tropical fruit, pineapple, rambutans, figs, with char and leather notes intermingled with barrel oak, spices, a rich complex rum. Medium-bodied, with a medium, fruity but dry finish.
Drinks: Any drink calling for a aged rum will shine with this one. Reasonably complex a good backbone to it. Certainly cheap enough to use as a mixer and good enough to make a superior drink. A fantastic cooking or baking rum.
Cigars: Nothing too heavy. A good natural or shade wrapper cigar by a local hand roller would do nicely.
Bottle/Packaging: Standard clear glass,looks like a scotch bottle. Neck/wrap label prominently states "5 Years Old" Above a rectangular paper label with a drawing of a galleon on the label. Gold colored screw cap with "El Dorado" silk screened on it completes the package.
Final Thoughts: A very complex and delicious rum, especially for the money. A very unique spirit from a distilling point of view, and a good candidate for a horizontal age tasting or flight to compare styles and distilling methods.
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