Our 7 Favorite Demerara Rum Brands on the Market

Demerara rums are rums that originate from Guyana. The rums are not made from demerara sugar, as you might think.

bottle of 12 years old rum "El Dorado", finest Demerara rum

Instead, the demerara name comes from the fact that the original Demerara Distillers Limited company is located near the Demerara River in Guyana.

The flavor of these rums is most closely related to Jamaican rum. They are smoky and have a nearly burnt flavor, which adds flavor layers to a cocktail and makes for an excellent sipping rum


Demerara rums are darker with a fuller body, but a sweet touch, which makes it the perfect sipping rum or mixer for a tropical cocktail.

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Written by Paul Kushner

I have always had a deep interest in the restaurant and bar industry. My restaurant experience began in 1997 at the age of 14 as a bus boy. By the time I turned 17 I was serving tables, and by 19 I was bartending/bar managing 6-7 nights a week.

In 2012, after a decade and a half of learning all facets of the industry, I opened my first restaurant/bar. In 2015, a second location followed, the latter being featured on The Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.

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