El Dorado Rum is made by Demerara Distillers Limited in Guyana, South America, which is perhaps the single greatest rum producer on the planet. Having operated since the 1600s, it supplied the British Royal Navy with rum for more than 200 years, and the Diamond Estate Distillery still churns out a variety of spirits today.
DDL's historic stills, built in the 18th and 19th centuries, are still in operation and produce a number of amazing flavors. The deliciously supple 12-year-old uses medium-bodied rums from the Savalle still (a very unique column still that tends to producer spirits with fruity aromas) and blends them together with Coffey still and pot still rums aged in used American oak.
The result is a soft and rich flavor, with decadent caramel and molasses that is never cloying or overly sweet. It's one of the best rums in the world and, for the price, it might be the best deal in all of spirits.