Ron Dos Maderas 5+3 Rum is produced by Williams & Humbert in traditional fashion. Centuries ago, Caribbean rum producers would mature and ship casks of rum to Europe and the United States, where the rum would spend additional time maturing before it was bottled and sold to the public. Ron Dos Maderas is matured in American oak casks for five years in its place of origin (Guyana and Barbados). Then the rum is shipped to Williams & Humbert's installations in Spain, where the rum is aged for another 3 years in casks that previously contained the internationally-renowned Dos Cortados Palo Cortado Sherry, which was aged for 20 years.
As a result of this dual maturation process, Ron Dos Maderas 5+3 Rum has an aroma of dark bing cherries, brandy and brown sugar. Notes of caramel, butterscotch, brown sugar and oak are apparent on the palate, and are complemented by a light, sweet undertone. The finish is slightly nutty and oaky, with a hint of vanilla.