Demerara sugar is a large-grained, raw sugar with origins in Guyana on the shores of the Demerara River.
Not all Demerara sugar now comes from Guyana but it is worth seeking the original, and best, when making one of the most coveted rums in the world.
Guyana has the largest single drop waterfall in the world. The Kaieteur Falls, located on the Potaro River, is 226 metres (741 ft) high when measured from its plunge over a sandstone and conglomerate cliff to the first break. The extent to which the Kaieteur Falls affects the wonderful aromatic and smooth El Dorado rum is unknown.
El Dorado 15, in the maker’s words; Long acknowledged as the Caribbean’s premier rum, continuously winning major awards over the past decade, El Dorado 15 Year Old Special Reserve is viewed as a fine, cognac-like rum possessing the most intriguing and complex character in its class. Perfect for long sipping, straight or on the rocks.
A combination of specially selected aged rums, some as old as 25 years, from the Enmore and Diamond Coffey stills, the Port Mourant double wooden pot still and the Versailles single wooden pot still, it is blended to perfection and aged in old bourbon oak casks.
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 is the spanish term for ‘the golden one’ and is linked to many expeditions in the 16th and 17th centuries in search of a mythical city and tales of gold. Sir Walter Raleigh, in 1595, was one of the expedition leaders. During the course of these explorations much of northern South America, including the Amazon was mapped for the first time.