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I'm suspicious of rums that are "sweet and smooth" like this one, because it inevitably means they've been doctored with a ton of sugar and additives. So, yeah, you can gulp this stuff straight up without much of an afterburn, but you sacrifice any real "rum-ness". Not much character, not much depth, not much period.
This rum was the one that got me into this whole rum rating situation. I loved it so much that I started to try more and more rums. Great starting rum!
Glæder mig temmelig meget til at smage på denne skønhed!
I får naturligvis at vide hvad jeg mener og tænker om denne billige rom.
Nice color and wonderful aroma. Taste is good but the aftertaste is a little bitter. I got a bottle for under $20.
Pokud už máte dost sladkých rumů, ale nechcete vpadnout do extrémních alkoholových odérů, dřev a pláství je Vizcaya 12 ideální volba. Jemný, bez cukru, ve vůni trocha vína. Pohodových 8b.
Since my old bottle of Vizcaya VXOP Cask 21 was 2 gpl shy of being classified as a sugar bomb and I also loved the Vizcaya Cristal, this had been my missing link to Vizcaya rums until today. For only $24 per bottle, I would rate this one as a bargain. I was hoping for this one to be semi-dry, which it is not. I have no idea what the exact number of gpl for added sugar for this one is, but I can tell you that it is not quite as sweet as it's older brother VXOP Cask 21. I would estimate it to be between 22 gpl and 27 gpl of added sugar, based solely upon my own experience of documenting all of the rums that I have rated and tried. It is extremely smooth and almost as good as the VXOP 21. I would actually rate this one as the better buy between the two. With too much added sugar for both, it is difficult to tell them apart.
Update August 16, 2018: This one is not so smooth after all. I could feel it causing me indigestion with each sip that went down after only two months of opening the bottle. I wound up pouring the rest down the drain and lowering my rating. My initial guess of 22 gpl of added sugar or more was probably right and the reason for the nausea. It is supposed to be a rhum agricole, but laws in the Dominican Republic are nowhere near the same as in the French West Indies.
One on the best rums I have tried in this price range, smooth molasses aftertaste.
Ok rum. Not too bad.
Nice aroma and taste
I would prefer buying another rum to enjoy
Nice vanilla scent with notes of marzipan.
The flavour is immature with no complexity.
Nice looking bottle though
If You are into sipping rum but have been spending a little too much money on bottles and your wife is starting to notice and give you crap like me, then this rum is for you. For a little over 20 bucks I havent found anything this sweet and smooth. Its a little bit bland compared to more complex rums that are aged longer but there's absolutely nothing to complain about for this price. No bite at all. Perfect Every day sipper. Will be buying again.
I had a high expectation on the Vizcaya Cask 12 rum after liking their VXOP 21 for years, but this one is a long ways from the 8 rating I granted for the more matured one. Vizcaya Cask 12 is a decent rum in isolation, but compared to the older sibling, it is very unmature and has an over powering sweetness to it.
I find this rum very well balanced with just enough of every part of the taste.
I was pleasantly surprised by the caramel/vanilla taste in the rum. Not as smooth as other runs but there was no burn either.
I had this after having the 21 and I was not even remotely dissapointed the silky caramel/vanilla was still present maybe not as refiened but experience has taught me that 9 years can make a difference. If i compare this to other 12 years I feel like it is a incredibly well balanced.
Quite nice rum, price is reasonable. Little bit too harsh, but this is normal in this price range. Can recommend this.
Nothing harsh in this rum. Not as many extra notes as Zacapa, but if price is a consideration, this is very good.
This is an extremely underrated rum. Definitely my favorite gold. It almost tastes like a spiced, without the spice. Absolutely sippable, cheap enough to mix.
Smooth and sweet with vanilla undertones. Good sipping rum.
For this price it is a very good rum, its warm, smoky spice.
This is an excellent Rum. Nice hints of Vanilla with a hint of Cherry. I usually like my rum neat but in with this rum I find it good one of 3 ways either on the rocks, mixed 1:1 with coke or neat. All are excellent and very enjoyable. I would recommend you step up to the Cask 21, this stuff is the bomb. Anyhow Cask 12 is still a very enjoyable rum. Nice bottle too!
Will not find a better rum at the price of $18. A regular buy for me.
Yes its smooth and the great flavor combines caramel and vanilla flavors that create a most enjoyable and delicate balance for soothing experience.
Surprised me. A taste like top shelf Vizcaya Cask 21, but alot less expensive. It's worth a try. It's a regular purchase of mine.
Very smooth sipping rum. Just the right balance of sweetness. Not as sweet as Zaya. Nice amber color and nice aroma. Not sold in this area on a regular basis, so you have to peruse the specialty section occasionally. Price is definitely on the high end of the spectrum. Currently my go to rum.