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Guyana Rum

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Guyana is a country located on the Atlantic coast of northern South America. It is quite distinct from French Guiana, to the east, although the pair are united through their colonial history. The two are now separated by Suriname, another erstwhile colony, and all three countries share their southern borders with their larger neighbor, Brazil.

The name of Guyana's capital, Georgetown, betrays its former status as a colony of the British Empire. Previously it was under Dutch control, but despite the influence of these wine-thirsty European cultures, Guyana has never produced wine on any scale. Due to the country's coastal situation just a few degrees north of the equator, the climate here is simply too warm and humid for successful viticulture. Only in exceptional circumstances have grape-growing ventures made it to equatorial latitudes, typically with the aid of substantial altitude to moderate the heat. Guyana shares its latitude with Cameroon, Somalia and Malaysia.

Guyana, like many countries in this part of the world, counts sugar cane among its key agricultural products: in the early 21st century, sugar production made up almost 30% of Guyana's export earnings. In fact, it is from the former Dutch colony of Demerara that demerara brown sugar takes its name. The name originally comes from the river which flows into the Atlantic just outside Georgetown, and was subsequently used for the colony and then its key export. With such an abundance of high-quality sugar and a total absence of grape and grain, it was only a matter of time before the colonists began using what resources they had to make alcoholic beverages. Rum was the natural choice, and even today it figures among Guyana's key exports.

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We found 59 wines produced in this region.
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El Dorado 15 Year Old Special Reserve Rum, Guyana Rum $50 1554
El Dorado 21 Year Old Special Reserve Rum, Guyana Rum $100 2978
El Dorado 25 Year Old Vintage Rum, Guyana Rum $493 4681
Lemon Hart Rum, Guyana Rum $25 5229
El Dorado 12 Year Old Rum, Guyana Rum $36 10208
Lemon Hart 151 Demerara Rum, Guyana Rum $31 17631
Wood's 100 Old Navy Rum, Guyana Rum $38 21579
El Dorado Cream Rum Liqueur, Guyana Liqueur - Cream $18 22785
Port Mourant Full Proof Old Demerara Rum, Guyana Rum $134 23844
El Dorado 151 High Strength Rum, Guyana Rum $21 29759
El Dorado Superior White Rum, Guyana Rum $13 45468
C. Ferrand Plantation Old Reserve Rum, Guyana Rum $53 45938
El Dorado Superior Dark Rum, Guyana Rum $13 49318
Rum Nation Demerara 23 Year Old Rum, Guyana Rum $132 49601
D'Aguiar's XM 5 Year Old Demerera Rum, Guyana Rum $23 56018
D'Aguiar's XM Royal Extra Mature Demerara Rum, Guayana Rum $38 56355
El Dorado Spiced Rum, Guyana Rum $18 57777
Silver Seal Demerara Rum, Guyana Rum $152 59744
Bristol Classic Rum Port Morant Demerara Rum, Guyana Rum $114 61804
Skipper Finest Old Demerara Dark Rum, Guyana Rum $26 63480
El Dorado EHP Single Barrel Rum, Guyana Rum $85 64870
King Robert II Dark Rum, Guyana Rum $15 66922
Silver Seal Enmore Distillery Demerara Rum, Guyana Rum $82 68378
Robert Watson's Demerera Rum, Guyana Rum $26 69475
El Dorado 3 Year Old Fine Cask Aged Rum, Guyana Rum $20 70027
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