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A truly unique rum style

All rums of the world are based on sugarcane using either the sugarcane juice itself or molasses.
To produce sugar the sugarcane undergoes a process of Washing, Preparation, Milling and Filtering.
Molasses is a sweet, sticky residue that remains after the sugarcane is boiled and the crystallized sugar is extracted.

In general 4 main rum types are being recognized:

El Dorado - Demerara Rum :
These Rums originate from Guyana (South-America) only and are produced by Demerara Distillers. El Dorado - Demerara Rums are produced from molasses using a unique wooden continuous Coffey still as well as a wooden single and double pot still. Demerara Distillers is the proud owner of the only operational wooden stills in the world. The wooden continuous Coffey still from the Enmore Estate and the wooden single pot still from the Versailles Estate as well as the wooden double pot still from the Port Mourant Estate are now all located at the Demerara Distillery at Diamond. Because of the special distillation process using wooden stills the El Dorado – Demerara Rum is truly unique and is recognized by connoisseurs worldwide. El Dorado – Demerara Rum is therefore full-bodied, very aromatic with a rich taste palate.

Spanish Rum Style :
These Rums mainly originate from Spanish speaking territories in the Caribbean and therefore are often labelled „Ron”. Spanish Rum is produced from molasses using a continuous column still. During the distillation process extra column’s are used to remove aldehydes, heads, fusels and other unwanted elements leaving a clean, clear distillate. Spanish Rum therefore is light-bodied with a fairly clean taste.

English Rum Style :
These Rums mainly originate from English speaking territories in the Caribbean and consequently are labelled „Rum”. English Rum is produced from molasses also using a pot still. During the fermentation special yeast is used resulting in a slow overall fermentation process and a high ester level. English Rum therefore has a fuller taste still showing the molasses flavour.

French Rum Style :
These Rums mainly originate from French speaking territories in the Caribbean and therefore are often labelled „Rhum”. This Rum style is often referred to as “Rhum Agricole”. Rhum Agricole is made from 100% sugarcane juice using a single column still (this rum style is not made from molasses). The local sugarcane estates as such therefore are not used to produce sugar. French Rum is fruity, mild but very nuanced.