El Dorado Rum, the “liquid gold from Guyana” was our featured rum this month. This South American spirit has had three centuries of rum production in Guyana, growing it’s sugar cane along the banks of the glorious Demerara River. Although the sugar cane looks a lot like brown sugar, unlike brown sugar, which has added molasses, Demerara sugar comes out like that naturally. It has a caramel-like flavor that hasn’t been refined out, which then gives it’s rum a natural warm-caramel flavor. And this isn’t the only unique characteristic of El Dorado rum. The humidity in this region essentially speeds up the aging process for their rums resulting in, for example, their 8 year having the maturity of a 16 year from a colder climate!


Our very own Chef and hero, Lee Imsland created some tasty plates to accompany each taste of rum. Here’s what we tasted…

El Dorado 3 year with lime served with ‘ensalada con camarones.’ The 3 year has mineralogy to it due to it being grown on the banks of the Demerara River. Water washes minerals down the steep slopes of the river and builds up at the base, where the sugar cane is grown. It has a strong notes of vanilla from the American oak that it is aged in rather than steel, which makes this rum character and complexity that most white rums don’t have. Delicious!


El Dorado 8 year served with ‘salmon frito.’ The 8 year has notes of toffee, caramel, cinnamon, and raisins.


El Dorado 15 year served with ‘spicy coconut beef skewers.’ The 15 year won best rum in the world several years in a row!


Cam brought out a big surprise at the end! Or should we say small but incredibly strong and flavorful surprise…


Thank you to everyone who came out, and special thank you to Nathan Weber from Vinum for telling us everything we need to know about this incredible rum from the Demerara.

If you’re getting hooked on Rum Club, don’t worry, it’s a healthy addiction. Bring your friends, your (of age) family members, your co-workers, and get them hooked too. We have even extended our Rum Club to two nights instead of one! Just remember that it’s every last Tuesday in Ballard, and every last Wednesday in Redmond. We love you, we’ll see you next month on September 24th and 25th! For the full photo gallery, check out our Facebook photo album.

Share →

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>


Ballard Location Re-model

Come see the new remodel!!!

Welcome to La Isla Cuisine

Washington State's first and best Puerto Rican Cuisine restaurant. Join us for lunch, dinner and cocktails at both our Seattle location and newly opened Redmond location. Think you've had good Caribbean food? Well then you haven't tried La Isla!!!

Make a Reservation for Redmond

Powered By:

Seattle Hours

Sunday - Thursday: 11am - Close Friday & Saturday: 11am - 2am Brunch Sat/Sun: 11am - 2pm
Our Ballard Location Does Not Accept Reservations
21 and over after 10pm

Redmond Hours

Sunday - Thursday: 11am - 11pm Friday & Saturday: 11am - 2am Brunch Sat/Sun: 11am - 2pm
Reservations Recommended
21 and over after 10pm

Happy Hour

Redmond: Every Day: 3pm - 6pm Sunday - Thursday: 9pm -11pm Friday - Saturday: 9pm - 1am
Ballard: Every Day: 3pm - 6pm (All Ages) Sunday - Thursday: 10pm -11:30pm (21 & Over) Friday - Saturday: 10pm - 1am (21 & Over)
Must buy drink during late night Happy Hour. 1 drink per person minimum.
Last call for Happy Hour is 15 minutes before ending time.
Happy Hour Prices For Dine in Only.

Join Our Newsletter

Email Marketing You Can Trust