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El Doardo 15 YO, Special Reserve Rum

Introduction:
Demerara Distillers flagship brand, the El Dorado 15 Year Old Special Reserve Rum has been a Gold Medal winner for many years and voted “The Best Rum” at the International Wines & Spirits Competition held annually in London.
El Dorado Special Reserve can therefore be reckoned as the finest 15 year old rum on the market and is designed for long contemplative sipping.
In this blend of selected aged rums, each of the constituent rums is at least 15 year old.
The bold smoky rum is best enjoyed with just a splash of water but will add a rich flavor to almost  any dark rum cocktail.

Distillation:
The 15 year old El Dorado rum from Guyana (South-America) is a special mix of rum distilled on some truly unique stills.
Demerara Distillers is the proud owner of the only operational wooden continuous Coffey still as well as the only operational wooden single and double pot stills in the world.
Rums from these stills, first located at the former Enmore, Versailles and Port Mourant sugar Estates, form the hart of this unique Special Reserve Rum.
Using other rums as well the 15 year old is blended to perfection by Demerara Distillers Master Blender making this rum is a true joy for connoisseurs.

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:
Dark mahogany and burnished bronze color rum.
Full nose packed with dark coffee, candied orange and dark fruit - prune, almonds, baked blackberries and oiled leather, dark chocolate with rich vanilla.
Beautifully rounded with such depth body and with all the nose and a wonderful sweetness, which invites you to taste the dark spirit.
Great spread of flavors across the mouth.
Deep, rich underlying fruit, super harmony.
Magnificent, long, well ordered finish of smoky oak, treacle, leather and cigar tobacco with just a touch of sweetness.

Recent Awards:
 International Wine & Spirits Competition, London 2009 – Gold “best in class”
 International Wine & Spirits Competition, London 2008 – Gold “best in class” & IWSC RUM Trophy – “Best rum in the world”
 International Wine & Spirits Competition, London 2007 – Gold “best in class”
 International Wine & Spirits Competition, London 2006 – Gold “best in class”
 International Wine & Spirits Competition, London 2005 – Silver

This rum was also awarded the gold medal and voted “Rum of the year” in the “Internationaler Spirituosen Wettbewerb” held in Germany.
The Chicago Beverage Testing Institute awarded the Best Spirit and Platinum Medal to this rum.

Packaging
The El Dorado 15YO Special Reserve Rum is packed in a gold embossed 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 43 % alcohol by volume, 0.7 l.

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