El Dorado 21 year old Demerara Guyana Rum (750ml)
El Dorado Rum is made by Demerara Distillers Limited in Guyana, South America and is perhaps the single greatest rum producer on the planet. Having operated since the 1600s, and supplied the British Royal Navy with rum for more than 200 years, the Diamond Estate Distillery still churns out a variety of spirits today. DDL's historic stills, built in the 18th and 19th centuries and still in operation and produce a number of amazing flavors along with more than seven additional stills that create more traditional ones. The complex and ethereal 21 year uses heavy-bodied rums from EHP Coffey still (a wooden column built in the 1800s) and from the two wooden pot stills (the Versailles single pot was built in the 1700s). The result is a nose full of mocha and tobacco with a mineral note behind it all. The palate is like velvet with tropical fruit notes and a rich, leathery finish. It's one of the great rums in the world, and when compared to the price of 21 year single malt, it's one of the best deals as well.