Demerara Distillers Limited Corporate Profile
The core business of Demerara Distillers limited for the three centuries has been Demerara Rum. In the 17th Century, every sugar plantation had its own small distillery and these, with the passage of time, were gradually consolidated into one distillery at Diamond on the East Bank of Demerara. The Company’s alcoholic products especially its rums, including its flagship brand, the El Dorado 15 year Old Special Reserve, and its other brands – the El Dorado 25 Year Old, El Dorado 21 Year Old, El Dorado 12 Year Old, the El Dorado 5 Year Old, El Dorado Cask Aged 3 year, El Dorado Cask Aged 8 year, El Dorado Deluxe Silver Aged 6 year – are well known in the Caribbean and International markets. The Company is also a leading supplier of bulk rum to bottlers in Europe and North America and its bulk terminal ensures a most efficient service to customers.
Over time, the Company has been diversifying its activities. It is a leading producer of carbonated beverages including Pepsi, Seven-Up and Slice, in addition to its own wide range of Soca flavours. It also produces Diamond Mineral Water. It produces its own Carbon Dioxide and Dry Ice. It has been producing high grade Fruit Jams and Jellies, Fruit Juices and the well known Tropical Fruit Mix. The Company’s Shipping and Warehouse services are among the most modern in Guyana. Its Fruit Juice operations range from fresh juice delivered to homes and premier restaurants and hotels to conveniently packaged juices done in a state-of-the-art Tetra Pak packaging plant under the brand name TOPCO. The Company also has interests in the Insurance industry.
The Company has expanded into the Distribution Business, where it is now the Distributor in Guyana for some of the most well-known consumer brands such as Johnson & Johnson and Nestle. Distribution Services Limited as this part of the group is known also represents several leading local companies.
DDL has Subsidiaries and Associates in Europe, North America and the Caribbean. DDL is best known for its commitment to quality and has held continuous certification through the ISO 9000 (2008) International Quality Standard.