The Demerara Story
The story of rum in Guyana started in the 1640s with the introduction of sugar cane by the early European settlers. By 1670, the foundation of Demerara Rum production was laid down with the establishment of distilling into the new territories by the British.
Three centuries of crafting rum
The county of Demerara in Guyana has been steeped in the history of sugar and rum production since the 17th century. Today, Demerara Distillers Limited operates the last remaining distillery in Guyana at Plantation Diamond on the East Bank of the Demerara River, after having consolidated all the old original stills and marques which make Demerara Rum so distinctive.
The El Dorado range now includes a unique collection of aged rums ranging from 3 – 25 Year Old.
El Dorado rums are produced to the highest standards and conform to the international regulations on age statements. Therefore the age on the bottle refers to the age of the youngest rum in the blend, even though the oldest may be many years older.
Crafted richer, aged deeper.
Drawing on 300 years of craft, passion and wisdom, our rum-making legacy is world renowned. With our original distilling equipment and heritage stills, we have combined the traditional with the technology of today, capturing every ounce of our rich history in the full expression of El Dorado Rums.
We take pride in every single detail, producing award-winning rum in small batches.
It is all these things that give our rum its soul.