El Dorado Rum

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El Dorado Rum is a Rum brand produced by Demerara Distillers in Guyana.

Age statement[edit]

The flavours of the oak wood from the barrels and the complexities of the interaction between wood and spirit are greatly enhanced by the tropical climate of Guyana. The ageing process[1] there is greatly increased by the high humidity and steady temperature – resulting in an El Dorado 8 year old rum, for instance, having a maturity equal to that of a 16 year old spirit produced in colder climates.

El Dorado rums are blended selections of different ‘vintages’ or batches of rums from different stills - aged in oak barrels. The age statement specifically indicates the youngest rum in the blend, even though the oldest may be many years older. This rule is the same as the one for Scotch Whisky and is used for rums produced in English-speaking countries. In contrast, the age statement on the label of rums produced by the Solera system indicates the oldest rum contained in the blend. This is a traditional method of ageing used in Sherry production and is usually associated with rums from Spanish-speaking countries.

Products[edit]

  • El Dorado Rum Cream Liqueur - 16.5%
  • El Dorado Black Label - A low-aged rum
  • El Dorado Spiced Rum - A blend of aged Demerara rums and carefully selected natural spices
  • El Dorado Superior White Rum - A light, dry rum
  • El Dorado Superior Gold Rum - A light, dry rum
  • El Dorado Superior Dark Rum - A full bodied lightly aged rum
  • El Dorado Superior High Strength Rum - 151 proof
  • El Dorado 5 Years - Aged in oak barrels for a minimum of 5 years
  • El Dorado 12 Years - Aged in oaken casks for a minimum of 12 years
  • El Dorado 15 Years - A blend of select aged rums, each of the constituent rums is at least 15 years
  • El Dorado 21 Years - A blend of select aged rums, each of the constituent rums is at least 21 years
  • El Dorado 25 Years - Aged in oak casks for a minimum of 25 years

Awards[2][edit]

2003

International Rum Festival Gold Award- Super Premium Category
International Wine & Spirit Competition of London Gold Medal
International Spirits Challenge Bronze Medal

2002

International Rum Festival Gold Award- Super Premium Category
International Wine & Spirit Competition of London Gold Medal

2001

Chicago Beverage Testing Institute Best Spirit of 2001, Platinum Medal, Connoisseurs Choice of 2001
Caribbean Communications Inc. Rum Fest Gold Medal Winner - Premium Category

2001, 2000, 1999, 1998

International Wine & Spirit Competition of London's Wray & Nephew Trophy - Best Rum in the World

1999

International Wine & Spirit Competition of London Gold Medal

1998

International Spirits Challenge Gold Medal & Joint Trophy
International Wine & Spirit Competition of London Silver Medal

1996, 1995, 1994

Caribbean Communications Inc. Rum Fest Gold Medal Winner - Premium Category

Sponsorships[edit]

They have been announced as an official partner of the inaugural tournament of the 2013 Caribbean Premier League. El Dorado will not only be the rum of choice for this landmark event, but will also sponsor the tournament’s Catch of the Match award. This award will go to one player in each of the 24 matches who makes a thrilling catch in the game, demonstrating the spirit of the tournament and the El Dorado brand.[3]

References[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ El Dorado Rum - Discover True Age
  2. ^ Award winning premium rums & alcohol - Demerara Distillers Ltd
  3. ^ http://cplt20.com/news/el-dorado-rum-%E2%80%9Cspirit-cpl%E2%80%9D

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