The El Dorado brand of rums were quite honestly what got me into sipping rums. All of their high end rums (12, 15, 21 & 25 y/o) are actually blends of rums from individual stills from the numerous estates/distilleries that exist under the Demerara Distilleries company in Guyana. Of those stills, there are three major ones, and the rum from those single stills are marketed under their "Single Barrel" brand...of which there are 3: EHP, PM & ICBU. These rums are not felt to be as refined as the beautifully blended sipping rums which are known to most people, however they are still wonderfully crafted rums, which are very unique, maintain the distinctive Guyanese rum character, and offer an opportunity to sample what is often times a major ingredient in the blended rum recipes. For an El Dorado enthusiast, getting another one of these to my collection is exciting. I already have the EHP, and now the PM, also known as the Port Mourant Estate. This still is special as it's the only double wooden pot still used in the world today, was created in 1732, and is the major ingredient in the 15 y/o blended rum.
Glad to have picked up Mount Gays newest rum: Black Barrel. It's the same price as their XO ($39 Can), which is quite a decent sipper for the price. Considering that Mount Gay is the oldest active distillery in the world (1703), I can't imagine that I will have a hard time enjoying their newest product. Cheers.
P.S. Can you tell that my fiancé likes the movie Monsters Inc. !