El Dorado Rum Tasting Experience


Guyana’s El Dorado rums are the best in the world! And that is not just us making this claim. No other rum has been voted best in the world more than once. However, the El Dorado 15-year-old has won nine awards and the 12-year-old is not far behind with five awards. The county of Demerara in Guyana has been steeped in the history of sugar and rum production since the 17th century. Today Demerara Distillers operates the last remaining distillery in Guyana, after having consolidated all the old original stills and marques which make Demerara Rum so distinctive.

Crated on the banks of the  Demerara, the smooth and uniquely complex El Dorado aged rums represent over 300 years of Caribbean rum crafting. Faithfully continuing  to use the original wooden heritage stills from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries the master blenders coax out rich and diverse characters from  within the spirit. El Dorado Rums are blended selections of different  “vintages”or batches of rums from different stills-raged in oak barrels.

Your rum tasting experience at The Patio Bar at the colonial Cara  Lodge includes a background on Guyana’s story of sugar, slavery and  rum and then your chance to decide on your personal favourite as  your rum-tasting guide leads you through samples of El Dorado’s 5- year, 12-year, 15-year and 21-year-old award-winning rums.

Company Name: Wilderness Explorers


  • US$115.00 for one person
  • US$90.00 per person, group of two persons
  • US$80.00 per person, group of three to six persons
  • US$65.00 per person, groups of seven persons or more
  • Add Georgetown hotel return transfers for only US$5.00 per person

Enhance your experience by adding the exclusive  El Dorado 25-year-old Rum for only US$25.00 per person. Your rum experience includes:

  • Rum-tasting guide
  • Single shots of El Dorado 5-year, 12-year, 15-year and 21-year-old
  • award-winning rums
  • Rum-tasting snack
  • Your own miniature bottle of El Dorado rum and rum-tasting glass
  • as a souvenir of your experience
  • VAT



The perfect complement to your rum-tasting experience is to continue with the rum theme and enjoy a wonderful  three course rum-infused dinner in the atmospheric Bottle Restaurant at Cara Lodge.

Cost: US$48.00 per person

Includes three course rum-inspired dinner with a glass of house wine or 2 Banks beers or 2 soft drinks.


 Laid down in oak barrels for at least five years, this rum is imbued with unsurpassed  dimensions and depth. Enjoyed best straight or on the rocks.

Tasting notes 

Lively with a dried tropical fruit nose with aromas of caramel, butterscotch and  molasses. A vibrant spicy entry leads to an evolving palate of fruit, caramel and  toasted coconut, fading to a vanilla-tinted gow. 


This rum has been laid down in oak barrels for at least 12 years producing a rich and  diverse spirit. Blended to perfection using a combination of the Enmore and Diamond  Coffey Stills and the Port Mourant Double Wooden Pot Still.

Tasting notes 

Lush tropical fruit and spice nose with hints of honey and dark sugar. The profile is  round, mellow and full bodied with rich flavours of fruits and spice. The finish is  delightful, elegant and dry. 


This rum has been laid down in oak barrels for at least 15 years then artfully blended  using the Enmore and Diamond Coffey Stills, the Port Mourant Double Wooden Pot Still  and the Versailles Single Wooden Pot Still – for you to savour and enjoy.

Tasting notes 

Full nose packed with dark coffee, candied orange, almonds, dark chocolate, pepper  and rich vanilla. Beautifully rounded palate with a great spread of flavours: grilled  tropical fruit with smooth oaky spice – silky, vibrant and moderately full-bodied. 


This richly crafted rum has been laid down in oak barrels for at least 21 years then  artfully blended for you to savour and enjoy.

Tasting notes 

Nose of mocha, toffee, tobacco, and dark spices. The mouth is velvety smooth with full  body of tropical fruits, coffee, leather, and rich toffee. The finish is nutty and smoky. 


Created to mark the turn of the millennium, El Dorado 25-Year Old Grand Special  Reserve possesses a silky smoothness which challenges the oldest cognac. The  constant ambient warmth and tropical conditions of Demerara dramatically hasten the  maturation process. An after dinner treat for sipping slowly and sparingly.

Contact: +592 227 7698 E: [email protected] W: wilderness-explores.com

Address: 141 Fourth Street, Campbellville, Georgetown