September 16 2013  |  Spirits & Tobacco

El Dorado rums sweep the IWSC

By Ryan White

El Dorado 15 YO (pictured) is the only rum ever to have won the Best Rum in the World title a record eight times at IWSC since 1998, but it was El Dorado 8 YO that won the Best Rum trophy at this year’s IWSC

El Dorado 8 YO rum has surprised its competitors by winning the Best Rum trophy at the 2013 International Wine and Spirits Competition (IWSC). In addition to the above wine, El Dorado Special Reserve 15 YO and El Dorado 12 YO both won Gold Outstanding trophies. El Dorado 21 YO won a Gold trophy while El Dorado 5 YO and 3 YO won Silver Outstanding honors.

In judging El Dorado 8 YO, the judges described the product as “amber gold” with “very complex aromas combining orange pekoe tea, roasting nuts—Brazil, walnut and pecan—and smooth caramel.” The judges went on to note that “this complexity rolls around in the mouth achieving a wonderful balance of aged richness, and a superb integrated sweet/bitter balance that is outstanding. The finish is long and evolves beautifully—a fantastic product.”

El Dorado 15 YO, the flagship brand of Demerara Distillers Ltd., also boasts the distinction of being the only rum ever to have won the Best Rum in the World title a record eight times since 1998 at IWSC. The rum has also won the IWSC Gold Medal a remarkable 12 times between 1998 and 2013.

“Demerara Distillers has always been committed to producing the finest quality products for its customers the world over,” says Komal Samaroo, Vice President of International Marketing at Demerara Distillers Ltd. “The fact that its rums have gained sustained international acclaim is testimony to the company’s commitment to quality and excellence.”  

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