View Single Post
Old 05-11-2009, 12:39 PM   #6
El Dorado
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Aging in the barrel
Posts: 105
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Berbician View Post
It's an adequate mixing rum - streets ahead of Bacardi anyway.

It's now extremely difficult to find the cheaper El Dorados in London. Most retailers only stock the 15 year old, the 12 year old and occasionally the 3 year old white. Most of the white rum produced by DDL is shipped in bulk to Europe and bottled here under a variety of labels. The Superior White is in this category, whereas the 3 year old white is, I understand, aged and bottled in Guyana.

I met DDL's representative in London a few months ago, and although she was very helpful, she didn't think that availability of El Dorado in the UK would improve.

Still, that won't be of any concern to you in the Netherlands where, I believe, there is no shortage of any of the El Dorado range.

Sorry Berbician, I think you mean cities ahead of Bacardi.

Sorry to hear that you can't find the cheaper EDs but as a true Guyanese you should know your way around to get them.

I see you mentioned that "Most of the white rum produced by DDL is shipped in bulk to Europe and bottled here under a variety of labels". This is not so. What we do is ship raw spirit to Europe where it is bought by warious individuals / companies and blended and bottled under their marks. Most of these rums are identified as being labeled as Demerara rum. I would not be able to say how authentic this statement is. Even our competitior in Guyana advertise their product as Demerara rum but again I cannot gurantee the authenticity of the statement. What I can gurantee is that El Dorado rums are 100% Demerara rum and nothing else. And you can take that to the bank.

I do not understand how the DDL representative in UK can tell you that "she didn't think that availability of El Dorado in the UK would improve". I would need to find out.
El Dorado is offline   Reply With Quote