El Dorado, 15-year-old, Guyana

El Dorado, 15-year-old

RRP £52

One of the first rums to engage those looking for aged sipping spirits, for years El Dorado was considered the drinks writers’ rum of choice. This 15-year-old example – another from the versatile Diamond Distillery in Guyana – has a quiet aroma with hints of ginger, whipped cream, gooseberry fool, kiwi fruit and green banana. The palate has coffee, banana and a great balance of sweetness and bitterness, culminating in a creamy banana-split finish. Perhaps overshadowed these days by more complex and interesting rums, this still holds a special place in the world of drinks. 

Score

Spirit Details

Master Category

Rum

Country

Guyana

Alcohol

42%

Tasting Information

Blind

No

Tasted by

Joel Harrison

UK Stockist

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