Guyana is everything but a touristy country, and not exactly top of the list of safe places for a girl to roam around on her own… but seeing it houses one of the oldest rum distilleries in the world, the El Dorado, I just had to go.
- El Dorado 3 yo (white): light thanks to the used of Savalle still, with some aromas of coconut, hazelnuts and wood – perfect for Daïquiri
- El Dorado 5 yo: – not tasted
- El Dorado 8 yo: It is a blend of Coffey and Savalle Stills with a dash of Pot Still. You instantly get the taste of caramel notes and the smell of the oak cask. It remains dry at the back
- Spiced rum – A lot of the cinnamon comes from the rum itself and is accentuated by natural infusion with cinnamon sticks among a medley of local spices. There is a hint of vanilla that comes through the use of first-fill Bourbon barrels. You can definitively recognise the cinnamon and a little touch of cloves in both scent and taste.
- El Dorado 12 yo:a blend of wooden and metal coffey stills. This one is fruity with orange and toffee cream notes
- El Dorado 15 yo: a blend of double and single wooden potstill – this one has won a lot of awards and is the first rum produced by El Dorado back in 1993. On the nose, you can smell leather and tobacco notes. The taste is very interesting and evolves from moment to moment. It has a nice afterglow
- El Dorado 21 yo: this one is a blend of metal and Coffey stills which are quite volatile, this volatility is reduced by the use of single wooden potsill. Wow, this 21 yo is very smooth, with different aromas and tastes: first comes fruity notes (banana), then you get some leather notes and it has a real nice molasse nose. It has a very nice afterglow and is definitively my favourite one!
- El Dorado 25 yo – Not tasted but I guess it is really something
Superior premium rum
Single barrel rum
El Dorado decided to produce single barrel rum (understand rum not blended and issued from one type of still)
- PM: Double wooden Pot Still
- ICBU: Savalle still
- EHP: Wooden Coffey still