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The blend of El Dorado 5-Year rum's is distilled in a both column and wooden stills before maturing for five years in bourbon oak casks.
El Dorado 5-year rum is produced by Demerara Distillers Ltd. of Guyana. Sharing its name with the Demerara River, Demerara Distillers first started production in 1670.
Its flavor is not terrible, but overall its rather harsh straight and even on ice. I don't mix rum but perhaps that is what this is primarily for.
N- Presents of wood that always a welcoming signs, nutty, grassy with mineral. Chocolate milk and some caramel underlay. Sort of cafe mocha and kahlua. Soft, gentle and harmless, like a stroll in the woods with comfort earthiness. (85/19)
P- Coffee, kahlua on rocks, bitter chocolate, nutty with trace of sourness. Not much going on, remains gentle and soft. (82/17)
F- Short, relaxing and laid back, sourish caramel with vanilla sweetness from the oak. Nothing to wow but you will not mind sipping this, quite clean actually (83/18)
Weighted Rate - 72pt
— at The Rum Bar KL.
Don't sip it. Mix it ! Best in a mix. For sipping go for the 12 years at least !!
Has some flavor, but could use more, Eldorado doesn't disappoint.
So age does make a difference. But at this price not a all bad. you could sip it but let it air first. best to mix and enjoy
A well balanced Guyanese rum for around $20 a bottle. Makes a damn fine daiquiri too.
This rum is nothing special, the aroma is a bit off putting. Although it mixes well, the flavor and aftertaste are not great. Absolutely fine in a cocktail, but not worth drinking straight.
A rum can be good or bad in the mouth of the taster, but it is almost worse, when a rum is boring. Unfortunately this is something, that can be said about this rum.
Nose: Oak, burned suger and caramel
Taste: A small hint of spiced wood mixed with caramel and burned sugar
Overall: This is just a boring rum. There is no character, and there is nothing else to say about it.
Ikke noget sindsoprivende rom, mangler nok nogle år på bagen ift dens navnebrødre
Unlike his older brothers, El Dorado 5 Yr is not a sippable rum. But is a very good rum to enhance your favorite mixed rum drink. Definitely would use this over and again for that purpose. And will say a lot better than most of its mass-marketed competitors.
Don’t expect this to be a great sipping rum but El Dorado 5yr does deliver in countless cocktails!
Mám vyzkoušeno El Dorado 12 a nyní i 5, rozdíl pozná i kojenec, tento rum je velmi podobný Pampero Especial, vůně i chuť, dokonce když je mám vedle sebe ve sklenkách a hraju si jakože kterej je jakej, tak si je celkem pletu. Pětku už si nekoupim.
Not a terrible rum for the price. Also not an awful sipper.
Nose: butterscotch and alcohol
Taste: caramel, vanilla, and oak
Finish: slight alcohol burn
Not quite as good as it's older brothers, but good if you're in a bind.
Vanilla, burnt sugar, some oak. Strange sweet rum, like a sugared one. Does not feel good straight but hammered a bottle away mainly with coke and lime nonetheless. Ok as a free gift, would not buy again.
This is E Dorado 5 year old: my 2nd favourite rum (afterAngostura 1919) - smooth, warming, with a bit of a kick.
That dumb grab when you just want some rum.
Cheap. Cheerful. Well decent.
Weak body, strong alcohol taste, short aftertaste. Only for mixing. Save you money for 12y or 15y
K pivu je to výrazný parťák, není to na vychtnávání, ale pít se bez problémů dá. Hezkých 7. Kdo nechce riskovat, přeskočte 5tku, 8čku a jděte rovnou po 12y, která je v poměru ceny a požitku za 9b. Speciale 15y mně nepřesvědčil, asi by to chtělo mít víc času si ho vychutnat a poznat.
Found a bottle for around $20, heard a lot or rave about Demerara rums, I've had Hamilton 151 but wanted to try a normal proof. Upon first taste I was expecting something special but found the this to be very familiar. Reached in my cabinet pulled out Pusser's, nope Pusser's has a darker taste. Next I tried Doorly's XO, yeah that's the one. Very similar.
This one took me by surprise, certainly not as sweet as I expected, in fact I found it quite dry.
Good colour, legs that cling to the snifter, and warms you all the way down.
For the price I can't think of many that would best it.
Not tried it with any mixer, to be honest I don't think I will, just sip it neat and enjoy it.
It's nice but not compared to its older cousins. It's fresh and that's ok but there is a little alcohol harshness coming through even while mixed.
Nice and light on the rocks. Good value. Hint of Caramel I was thinking Kahlua. A decent rum but there is so little time. Won't be in my cabinet
The rum has character, is smoky and a little sweet.
Has a nice burn.
Not less than the other El dorado rums.
Recently purchased a bottle of El Dorado 5 yr rum, which is a bargain in my area. I am not an El Dorado fan as the majority of their product is too sweet for my liking. The El Dorado 5 yr, however, which tests at 12 gpl contains 1/3 of added sugar compared to their popular ED12 and ED15 so I thought I would give it a try.
My initial perception was that it is indeed a young rum, which lacks the complexity of aged rums, however, it is nevertheless a nice change and even acceptable as a sipper once in a while. The sweetness of this rum is detectable but not overpowering. I am not likely to purchase this rum again as there are too many dry rums I prefer but I enjoyed ED5 more than I thought I would.