Beautiful Guyana - land of many waters, an eco- tourist's haven of vast, pristine tropical forests, a plentitude of flora and fauna, undulating mountains, a multitude of rapids and waterways, home to the world's tallest wooden building - the St. George's Cathedral, home to the mighty, thunderous Kaieteur falls - the world's highest single drop waterfalls, and home to the El Dorado range of rums - the world's best rums.
The El Dorado range of rums are distilled, blended and bottled by Demerara Distillers Limited - located on the East Bank of the age old, world famous county of Demerara. Demerara is popular across the world for its rich, unmatched history of in excess of 300 years of sugar and rum production. In the 17th and 18th centuries, there were in excess of 200 small distilleries operating, each attached to the existing sugar plantations, from which a special blend of rum was produced. However, with the passage of time, consolidation and amalgamation, today, there remains just the one distillery at Plantation Diamond on the East Bank of Demerara - wholly owned and operated by Demerara Distillers Limited.
At this distillery, the standards and methods of the age-old industry have been maintained, working in tandem with the most up to date facilities and equipment. The old wooden coffey still continues to be used in the production process. This is the last operating still of its kind in the world today, and rum connoisseurs attribute the uniqueness of the Demerara rums, to this still. In addition, the distillery makes use of a wooden pot still for the production of the very aromatic, flavourful, heavy rums that are widely sought the world over. This still is again the last operating of its kind in the world, and the resultant rum, is so very distinctive that rum experts opined that it is the wood of the still that lends the flavours and congeners to the rums.
El Dorado Reserve 15 Years Old
Premier in the range of rums, is the El Dorado 15 years old Special Reserve Rum. Described as ""….attractive, rich copper hue,. A complex nose of confectioner' s sugar, banana and cedar. A silky entry leads to a moderately full-bodied palate of vibrant, yet refined dry caramel and grilled tropical fruit flavours braced by warm alcohol, and firm, smooth oak spice. Somewhat Scotch like, with subtle peaty overtones. Beautifully proportioned and designed for long contemplative sipping." (Chicago Beverage Tasting Institute), this premium product of great distinction is a blend of specially selected aged rums, some as old as 25 years old, blended to perfection by the company's master blenders and aged in oak casks. To complement this fine product, the rum is packaged in a gold embossed presentation box illustrated with a maritime design, underlying Demerara Distillers' association with ancient maritime traditions. The bottle, a unique custom designed bottle, was inspired by the shape of the old hand blown flasks used on the banks of the Demerara river, centuries ago, by the sugar planters.
Such pride and care was rewarded in 1998, when the International Wine and Spirit Competition of London voted the El Dorado 15 years old Special Reserve rum, the Best Rum Worldwide, and gave the company, the coveted Wray and Nephew Trophy. Then in 1999, 2000 and 2001, the 15 years old Special Reserve rum was judged Best Rum in the World, won the Wray and Nephew Trophy and is today known as the world's only rum to achieve such a feat. In 2002 and 2003, the Gold Medal was awarded to the El Dorado 15 Years Old Special Reserve at the International Wine and Spirit Competition of London and the International Rum Festival, in the Super Premium Category.
Long acknowledged as the Caribbean's premier rum, continuously winning medals over the past decade at the Caribbean Rum Taste Test held annually in Barbados, the El Dorado 15 years old Special Reserve Rum won in 2001, the Platinum Award and was voted the Connoisseurs' Choice at the Chicago Beverage Tasting Institute. And, in 2002 and 2003, this superb rum was awarded the gold medal by the International Rum Festival of Canada and the International Wine and Spirit Competition of London.
The El Dorado 15 years old rum is available across the Caribbean and in excess of 60 countries around the world.
|Region Produced in||East Bank|
|Cask||American ex-Bourbon casks|
|Tasting Notes||Colour: medium depth of gold.|
Nose: full nose packed with dark coffee, candied orange, almonds, dark chocolate, pepper and rich vanilla.
On the palate: beautifully rounded with a great spread of flavours across the mouth - lush & chewy mouthfeel. Flavours of smoke & oaky spice as well as rich fruit develop slowly over time.
Finish: long and smooth.
|Awards||2003 - International Rum Festival: Gold Award- Super Premium Category|
2003 - International Wine & Spirit Competition of London
2003 - International Spirits Challenge:
2002 - International Rum Festival: Gold Award- Super Premium Category
2002 - International Wine & Spirit Competition of London: Gold Medal
2001 - Chicago Beverage Testing Institute: Best Spirit of 2001, Platinum Medal, Connoisseurs Choice of 2001
2001 - Caribbean Communications Inc. Rum Fest:
Gold Medal Winner - Premium Category
2001, 2000, 1999, 1998 - International Wine & Spirit Competition of London:
Best Rum in the World
1999 International Wine & Spirit Competition of London: Gold Medal
1998 International Spirits Challenge: Gold Medal & Joint Trophy
1998 International Wine & Spirit Competition of London:
1996, 1995, 1994 - Caribbean Communications Inc. Rum Fest: Gold Medal Winner - Premium Category
|Storage Instructions||Storage away from direct light in a cool and dry place|
|Manufacturer/Producer||Demerara Distillers Limited|
|Country Produced in||Guayana|
|1 Liter Proportion EUR||71.35|