El Dorado 15 year special Reserve has such depth of character that you can almost chew the fruit, nuts and tobacco that lead to the signature Demerara rum finish of smoky oak, treacle, leather and cigar tobacco with just a touch of sweetness. The dark green glass bottle hides the dark mahogany color of fine rum. Blended from aged medium to heavy rums as soon as you open the cork closure the aroma of dark fruit - prune, smoky roasted cashew, baked blackberries and oiled leather invite you to taste the dark spirit.
Full nose packed with dark coffee, candied orange, almonds, dark chocolate, pepper and rich vanilla. Beautifully rounded palate with a great spread of flavours: grilled tropical fruit with smooth oaky spice – silky, vibrant and moderately full-bodied.
El Dorado rum in Guyana started in the 1640’s with the introduction of sugar cane by the early European settlers. But it was not until distilling was introduced into the new territories by the British in the 1650s that the foundation of Demerara Rum production was laid down.
Demerara Distillers is the unique position in the world of rum in continuing to operate the original production Stills used on three of the great Sugar Estates of the 18th and 19th centuries. When Columbus first sighted Guyana in 1498, a land inhabited by the Arawak and Carib tribes of Amerindians, he had recently introduced sugar cane to the Caribbean from the Canary Isles.
150 years later the Dutch came to Guyana and established the first settlements of Essequibo and Berbice, introducing the cultivation of sugar cane in the 1640’s along the coastal plain and the banks of the great rivers.