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El Doardo 12 YO

This premium rum from Demerara Distillers Guyana (South-America) shows a distinctive delicate taste and is aged in oak barrels in the company’s warehouse for 12 years.
The depth and body of this matured rum is best discovered when drunk straight or on the rocks.
A rum of superb color, full, fragrant aroma; a sure delight for the most discerning drinker.

Distillation:
The 12 year old El Dorado rum consists of rum from the unique wooden continuous Coffey still , former Enmore Estate as well as rum distilled on the only operational wooden single pot still in the world, originating from the Versailles Estate.
Together with other selected rums this rum is blended by Demerara Distillers Master Blender to achieve a smooth strength, rich, full bodied taste.

Ageing:
The rums are aged in oak barrels in Guyana (South-America) with its ideal climate for ageing.
At temperatures of 30 – 34 degrees Celsius the oxidation process is more rapid and creates delicate aromas.
Under these conditions, unwanted congeners are absorbed easily by the oak wood.
The loss of these congeners is called mellowing and this process continues for as long as the rum is in direct contact with wood.
Most of the rums are stored in used Bourbon barrels sometimes re-charred on the inside to help impart more of the character from the wood.

Tasting Notes:
Medium depth of gold.
Super attractive nose packed with wonderful aromas of Demerara sugar, honey, toffee, raisin and sultanas.
Wonderful balance of rich, ripe flavors and sweetness with rich spice and firm frame. After all the sweet characters there is a delightful, dry finish.
A beautifully elegant rum.

Recent Awards:
 International Wine & Spirits Competition, London 2009 – Gold, best in Class
 International Wine & Spirits Competition, London 2008 – Gold, best in Class
 International Wine & Spirits Competition, London 2007 – Silver, “best in class”
 International Wine & Spirits Competition, London 2006 – Silver, “best in class”
 International Wine & Spirits Competition, London 2005 – Silver, “best in class”

Packaging
The El Dorado 12YO Finest Demerara Rum is packed in a gold embossed “Red” presentation box illustrated with a maritime design, underlying Demerara Distillers association with ancient maritime traditions.
The unique custom designed bottle was inspired by the shape of the old hand blown flasks used over centuries ago by the sugar planters on the banks of the Demerara River. Bottled at 40 % alcohol by volume, 0.7 l.

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