Hamilton Demerara Rum
In the last century, the remaining Guyanese distilleries were consolidated by Demerara Distillers on the site of the Diamond Plantation, and today operates as the sole rum producer in Guyana. With a production capacity of more than 26M liters of pure alcohol annually, DDL sell bulk rum to a number of international blenders and bottlers and bottles rum under their own El Dorado and other labels.
The name Demerara rum refers to rum produced in Guyana. The trademark 'Demerara' lapsed but is being reclaimed. In the meantime, a number of rum and sugar producers around the world have begun using the word Demerara in their product name. In order to protect their name, Demerara Distillers has discontinued the practice of selling bulk rum to other bottlers to be bottled as Demerara rum. Today all rum bottled under the Demerara Rum name must come from Demerara Distillers in Guyana.
From pirate life on the open sea to Caribbean island paradises, perhaps no other spirit evokes such a romantic history as Rum. Made through fermentation and distillation of molasses or the fresh-pressed juice of sugar cane, Rums range from 20% to over 70% alcohol and come in a variety of tones from clear to dark. Highest quality Rums are generally produced in pot stills and aged in wood, while less expensive Clear or “White” Rums are produced in column stills and bottled without barrel aging. Naturally, Rums form the base of tropical cocktails like Daquiris and Mojitos.