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I've tried the 18 year also, which I also rate a 9, but I prefer the 12 by just a little. It's really tasty and a true pleasure to drink neat.
I like a good sipping rum that tastes like rum. Smooth, flavorful, with a modest bite to it. It's got to have a hint of sweetness to it, as that's what rum is all about. This one fits perfectly.
Stunning cool bottle. But when you put your nose to it there is a not much aroma. A hint of brown sugar in a oaky note. Palate is a thin taste of lemon and exotic fruits. An ok rum but not much more. You can find better rums for the price of this one.
Had this for the first time just a coupe of years ago and it is just really nice. This is another rum that won't break the bank. Great color and taste.
Took a chance on this one as I had never heard of it, and I am glad I did. A bit dry at first, but the oak notes mellow into a cocoa finish that lingers on the tongue. A really great overall drink and a smooth sipper,over an ice ball.
This is an excellent rum. When I was given a bottle of this I was skeptical but it blew my socks off. It has character and complexity, is a great sipper and a great cocktail component (I'd save it for the former). The best thing about it though is that it's unique. It has it's own taste and it does it well. It's not interested in the race to the sugary bottom that diplomatico, el dorado etc are doing. Get some! You won't regret it. (UNLESS, you love sugar beyond all other things in rum)
Classified as a spiced rum, but it is barely sweet. One of the best rum I tasted so far! Found it for 34$ so it definitely is the best one by far for the price.
Kirk and Sweeney was a real surprise. It is a very smooth and light sipping rum. Excellent starter for someone inexperienced in pure rum tasting.
Either my palate needs work (which definitely could be the case) or there's something else going on, but i found this one unremarkable. It wasn't bad, it wasn't great, just middle of the road. I want my rum to bring back the old seafaring days and be memorable. This one missed.
This Rum was recommended by the manager of one of our stores and it was on sale. Very satisfied with the taste, one of my favorite sipping rums.
A solid, if run-of-the-mill sipping rum. Typical flavors of caramel and vanilla. Balanced sweetness. A solid, if run-of-the-mill sipping rum. Typical flavors of caramel and vanilla. Balanced sweetness. Will update if I get another chance to try it.
Update 11/17: This was one of the first aged rums I tried. Since then I've tried well over a hundred other rums, and I re-tried this one. It's fine, but after a few minutes of breathing it releases very strong vanilla notes. It's not bad, but it does seem artificial and a little unbalanced. I'm wary.
Good for beginners, less so for aficionados. Nice presentation, but difficult to pour. Great for mixing!
Aged marvelously to bring out all the various flavors that make this rum such an enjoyable rum to sip. Don't mix it unless you don't have any lesser quality rums in your home.
Very smooth and tasty with little bite.
Way to go Dominican Republic and I look forward to trying your older siblings!
This is a rum I could drink every day, if not for the price (other reviews make me think this is cheaper in the US, but it's about $70 CDN where I live).
Very smooth very little bite on the finish. Such an easy drinking rum. I've only ever drank this neat, so I cannot compare it as a mixer. But, it's so good in its own, I wouldn't even dream of mixing it.
Easily a go-to rum.
And that is not just the glass. This is a well aged rum that is almost too easy to drink. Not too sweet but still has some of the sweetness of rum compared to an aged whiskey.
One of the best looking bottles on my shelf
Love the feeling as it as it travels tru your whole body
what I like about the 18 and 23 are the amazing nose and great flavor and mouth feel. This one is not as strong but still very enjoyable.
For me, this is a pretty smooth and satisfying sipper for a relatively low price of $33. I also tease this into killer mai tais once in a while. I always sip it neat and never felt the need for ice or dilution. A bottle usually doesn't last long around here. Its crisp with a little sweet oaky-vanilla and toffee, maybe some citrus and breath tobacco/leather/earthiness. Get some, and if you don't like, someone will gladly take it off your hands. The local spirits shop around here tends to got through several bottles a week.
As my title says, this is an exceptionally smooth and mellow rum. Has a mild vanilla flavor and a beautiful amber color. Absolutely delicious.
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