Thanks so much for submitting a report. It has been emailed to the Rum Captain and will be actioned shortly.
Had a rum tasting on a sunny afternoon, because why not. Facundo Neo Rum bottle and label design looks very nice and definitely unique. Plenty of alcohol and some vanilla to the nose and palate. Strong burn at the end. Mix it up for your own sanity. Its pretty pricy for a mixer. Fancy bottle disguises just plain old Bacardi product.
As the title says, modern style of making (filtering) rums... the result is a transparent rum with a bit of coconut flavor. Interesting for rum tasting, as it is completely different, otherwise you can drink some coconut vodka :))
I gave it a shot when retailer hyped this rum.
It is sweet in the nose right from the beginning reminding some artifical sweet flavours in candy.
Taste is not what you exactly expect from rum. Also medium sweet with some hints of oakiness and smoke but with some disturbing tones of something like licorice and herbs.
Not bad but not good either
I am a fan of the Bacardi brand because of their amazing history and the integrity behind the brand to make the world's best rum. Yes, I am a fan, but will stay true to my "unsophisticated pallet." This rum is "ok" when consumed "neat," but best when poured with a "Mexican Coke" in my opinion. The packaging surpasses the actual product.
The Neo is one of the better light rums I've tried. Oak, sugar cane, vanilla, almond, and pepper.
A little expensive for a light rum; I prefer the more affordable Vizcaya Cristal and Diplomatico Blanco. But still, this is one of the better light rums I've ever tried, though the score may seem a little low because I prefer aged rums.
I received this as a gift for my birthday. I've read it was an aged rum that has been filtered to take the color back out. It is definitely interesting. Not as smooth as what I normally like. Probably would not buy it again once this first bottle is finished.