El Dorado 25 Year Old Limited Edition Rum
In 1658, Guyana began exporting sugar back to the Netherlands and within a decade, farmer's along the Demerara River began distilling their excess cane sugar into rum. By the turn of the century, the tiny Caribbean country had over 300 unique distilleries. Today, Demerara Distillers Co. — the last remaining rum distillery in the country — pays homage to Guyana's rich tradition of distilling fine rum.
El Dorado Rum is made from fresh, raw sugar cane cultivated in Guyana's rich, alluvial soil. After the sugar cane has been harvested by hand, it is transported back to Demerara Distillery by barge. There, the molasses is fermented with a proprietary strain of yeast specifically designed to control the Brix of the wash (Brix is the measure of dissolved solids in a solution). Following fermentation, the rum is distilled through Demerara Distillers' antique Enmore wooden Coffey and copper stills (the stills, which are up two centuries old, were used when the country was still a settlement).
El Dorado Reserve marks the turn of the millenium. This very limited edition 25YO rum is an exquisite spirit with a smooth character that resembles that of a finely aged cognac. The warm tropical climate of Demerara quickens the maturation process, essentially yielding a spirit with a character far beyond its years. El Dorado 25 Year Old has decadent soft notes of caramel and rich fruit cake, making it a fantastic digestif.
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|Proof||86 (43% ABV)|
|Distiller/Bottler Name||Demerara Distillers|
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