Description: This superb recent addition to the El Dorado portfolio is the result of the skillful marriage by their Master Blenders of aged rums from no fewer than four of the traditional Stills preserved by Demerara Distillers, including the original Wooden Coffey Still from Enmore and the double Wooden Pot Still from Port Mourant.
This 8 Year Old rum is a complex fusion of a full flavoured, heavy bodied rum with light-to-medium bodied rums aged in bourbon oak casks - creating a sumptuous smooth sipping rum which can also form the basis of memorable cocktails.
Light to medium-bodied nose with hints of tobacco mixed with caramel toffee.
Faint aroma of dried stone fruits and flambee banana.
Soft and faintly sweet mouth-feel with traces of oak and butterscotch.
Category(s):Rum Group(s):Dark Gold Rum Producer: El Dorado - www.eldorado-rum.com ABV: 40% Age: 8 Year Old Ageing: Cask Body: Medium Bodied Brand: Demerara Distillers Country of Origin: Guyana Distillation Method: Column Still Master Distiller: George Robinson Oak Cask Type: Ex-Bourbon Overproof: No Rum Style: Gold Single Barrel: No Sweetness: Medium Website:www.theeldoradorum.com
Review: I love this rum, it's my favourite in the El Dorado range, partly because it tastes amazing, but also because it's so versatile. You can mix it in stirred drinks or long, the aged flavour stands up well to martini style drinks and the punchy 'rummyness' works equally well in a mojito too.
In 1860 Demerara Distillers Europe, then under its former name Breitenstein Products, began trading in tropical products. From the former Dutch East Indies they imported cane sugar and coffee intended for the Dutch market. Thanks to Breitenstein's extensive knowledge of the export country and the maintenance of good relations, their activities soon became a great success.
Beginning of 2003 the company name Breitenstein Products was changed into Demerara Distillers Europe to emphasize the international character of the operations of the company and the bond with the holding company Demerara Distillers in South America. The company now deals in ingredients, products and brands. Their suppliers are located in the tropics and subtropics and their customers in Europe. The company now deals in a full range of rum.
El Dorado consider a knowledge of the production country and its products essential to their activities. Staff are fascinated by the tropics and subtropics and know the products, suppliers and customers inside-out. Good relations in the producing country as well as the purchasing country and an understanding of their needs are essential. It is this philosophy that has made El Dorado's 140 years of success possible.