Full Review

El Dorado

El Dorado
2012 High Ester Blend LBI/DHE Demerara Rum

Category: Rum (Aged more than 3 Years)

Date Tasted:
Country: Guyana
Alcohol: 57%
96 Points
Platinum Medal
Superlative
$132

El Dorado
2012 High Ester Blend LBI/DHE Demerara Rum

Category: Rum (Aged more than 3 Years)

Date Tasted:
Country: Guyana
Alcohol: 57%
Dark amber color. Aromas and flavors of bananas foster, grilled pineapple dipped in chocolate sauce, baked cherries, and pecan pie with cinnamon with a round, lively, dry medium-to-full body and a warming, gigantic, long finish revealing nuances of chocolate creme brulee, ripe banana and pineapple drenched in caramel sauce and lit on fire, cinnamon and nutmeg with clove and ginger accents, and kola nut. First and foremost, delicious; also estery funk with tons of complexity, and then navy strength on top of that making this Rum an absolute winner.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: bananas foster, grilled pineapple dipped in chocolate sauce, baked cherries, and pecan pie with cinnamon
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with nuances of chocolate creme brulee, ripe banana and pineapple drenched in caramel sauce and lit on fire, cinnamon and nutmeg with clove and ginger accents, and kola nut
Smoothness Smoothness: Warming
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails, neat, on the rocks, with cigars and with drops of water
Cocktail Cocktails: Cuba Libre, Daiquiri Natural, Dark & Stormy
Bottom Line Bottom Line: First and foremost, delicious; also estery funk with tons of complexity, and then navy strength on top of that making this Rum an absolute winner.

The Producer or Importer

Demerara Distillers (USA) Inc.

The Producer or  Importer
499 NW 70th Ave., Suite 120
Plantation, FL 33317
USA
1 786-275-0253

Rum Aged more than 3 Years

Añejo and Age-Dated Rums are aged Rums from different vintages or batches that are mixed together to insure a continuity of flavor in brands of Rum from year to year. Some aged Rums will give age statements stating the youngest Rum in the blend (e.g., 10-year-old Rum contains a blend of Rums that are at least 10 years old). A small number of French island Rums are Vintage Dated.