El Dorado Rum is back to Washington!
Many people have been asking “where’s the El Dorado?” Well now it’s finally at Wine World & Spirits in Seattle! The answer is complicated, but the short of the story (as I understand it) is that some sort of importation issue had caused major shortages nationwide. The good news is that the problem has been fixed and the most diverse range of Demerara Rum from Guyana is once again back on the shelves. With 70 awards under their belt in the last decade alone, Demerara Distillers Ltd, the producers of El Dorado, have become world renowned for their high quality.
Confusion abounds about the word “demerara.” It is large grain sugar that is formed during the first crystallization of the sugar refinement process, and (should) originate from Guyana. It often gets confused with brown sugar (which is simply white sugar with a little molasses added) but is considered by most to be superior due to its richer, caramel-like flavor. Today, demerara sugar is produced in Mexico, India, and Hawaii, USA, among other countries, but Demerara Distillers Ltd (DDL) is fighting to define the term as a product distinct to Guyana. While the effort continues for the sugar industry, in the world of rum, they have been successful and they are the only rum producers allowed to produce rum with the demerara descriptor. Champagne must come from France, Right? Well Demerara Rum must come from Guyana!
The El Dorado range includes a 3yr white, 6yr deluxe white, Spiced Rum, 5yr dark, 8yr dark, 12yr Finest, 15yr Special Reserve and the ever elusive 21yr Special Reserve. Such a spectrum means that there is an option for everyone. Whether you call it Rum, Rhum or Ron… make Mojitos, Cuba Libres or prefer a rich, flavorful, smooth tipple to sip on… El Dorado is definitely a line worth exploring. And Wine World & Spirits carries all of these and more – we strive hard to have the best spirits and the best rum selection in Seattle!