2009 El Dorado, BBR Exclusive Cask, 13-Year-Old, Rum, Guyana (50%)

2009 El Dorado, BBR Exclusive Cask, 13-Year-Old, Rum, Guyana (50%)

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2009 El Dorado, BBR Exclusive Cask, 13-Year-Old, Rum, Guyana (50%)

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El Dorado Rum is a special drink for me, as an island boy who loves the finest rum from South America and the Caribbean. This 13-year-old expression is a golden delight that entices with its fruity aroma. I can smell honey, caramel, vanilla, and orange peel in every sip. The texture is smooth and rich, filling my mouth with flavours of dried peach, walnuts, baking spices, and a sweet honeyed sugar that tickles my tongue. There is more complexity to discover in this rum, as it reveals its secrets slowly. The finish is long and sweet, like a slice of spiced rum cake from the Caribbean. It leaves a warm and spicy aftertaste that makes me want more. I would recommend enjoying this rum neat with a couple of ice cubes on a hot day, or with a splash of your favourite mixer if you feel like indulging. But I would always drink it slowly, to savour every drop.

Stephan Herelle, Private Client Manager, Berry Bros. & Rudd (December 2023)

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El Dorado

El Dorado

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

One of the smoothest tasting rums available, Demerara Distillers is known not just for the production but also for the marketing of its rums which focuses on the well-known legend surrounding its name. The story tells of explorers who travelled to Guyana in search of a fabled golden city known as El Dorado. The tale describes a king who wore a fine dust of gold all over his body; to the explorers he appeared to be made of gold. The legend continues to describe the king's city (Manoa, in Rupununi, in the heartland of Guyana) as being constructed of pure gold, just like its king.

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 there is greatly speeded up by the high humidity and steady temperature – resulting in an El Dorado 8 year old rum, for instance, having a maturity of an older rum produced in colder climates.

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