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Tried the Don Pancho 18 year a few weeks ago in the best rum bar in Chicago and I was not that impressed with it at all. Surprisingly strong alcohol taste and smell and what a burn for an 18 year old aged rum. Life is too short to waste your time on something this mediocre. The Don Panchos 8 year old is only marginally worse than the much more expensive 18 year old, so better for you to skip both.
Fruit notes, soft aged taste. It is very well balanced. It is not too sweet, it is not too spicy.
So still being new to sipping rums I'm giving this one all the kudos I can muster. Fantastic straight away. Smooth as can be. Nice mix of vanilla with a woody finish. Pure elegance IMHO.
Eine sehr spezielle Flasche im Art déco Stil für diesen aussergewöhnlichen Rum.
Ein richtiges Meisterwerk vom Meister Don Pancho Fernandez persönlich !
Die Farbe im Glas, ein Übergang vom Bernstein zu Mahagoni, eine Augenweide.
In der Nase schwere Holznoten gepaart mit tropische Früchten etwas Gewürze und heller Tabak.
Im Gaumen exzellent ausbalanciert, am Anfang ein sehr starker Auftritt der die Geschmacksknospen aufweckt, danach entfalten sich wundervolle Aromen von Vanillegebäck, gebranntes Karamell, Trockenfrüchte, dunkles Holz, dunkle Schokolade, Toffee Noten ....
Im Abgang macht sich eine schwere Süsse breit die nochmals Holz und Leder aufleben lässt.
Ein wundervoller Rum auf höchstem Niveau, für spezielle Tage.
A very special bottle of art déco style for this extraordinary rum.
A real masterpiece by the master Don Pancho Fernandez personally!
The color in the glass, a transition from amber to mahogany, a feast for the eyes.
In the nose heavy wood notes paired with tropical fruits some spices and light tobacco.
The palate is well balanced, in the beginning a very strong appearance of the taste buds, afterwards, wonderful aromas of vanilla pastry, burnt caramel, dried fruits, dark wood, dark chocolate, toffee notes ...
In the finish is a heavy sweetness which once again wood and leather revived.
A wonderful rum at the highest level, for special days.
Very nice. Sweet and works very well alone. Easy drinker. One of my favorites. A little pricy but worth it.
It's always great to take one off the old wish list; found this great one in Vegas.
If these were ratings based on smell alone; this would be a 10. It reminds me of one of my favourites; Panamonte.
The taste holds it own as well; although not as refined as the aforementioned Panamonte.
Still really tasty with just the right amount of fruit and not overly sweet.
It definitely fills the ranks as a special occasion rum.
Har prøvesmagt denne rom og bestemt en der kommer på min indkøbsliste næste gang der skal handles. Dejlig duft og sødme
Love the long rich flavor with just the right amount of wood coming through.
Great rum from Don Pancho. Great aroma and taste. Try also de 30 year.
I was curious about the hype about Don Pancho rums and had high expectations. but it is really a great but easy to drink rum. Sweety but not too much, you feel the time spent to create it by probably the best and most experienced rum master himself
Sehr voll, wuchtig, aromatisch, süß, Bitterschokolade. Langer Nachhall, komplex. Echte 18 Jahre, kein Solera.
I tested this after asking for suggestin on Rumfestival and I liked it a lot. A lot of taste and body with long aftertaste, vanilla and dark amber.
Cunoscând-ul pe Master Blender în persoană am descoperit un rom extraordinar. Recomand oricând cu încredere.
A very interesting rum. Great aftertaste and color. Great job Don Pancho.
Nice rum will have in my collection always. Good change of pace from Zacapa 23. I drink it on the rock. Very nice.
Very nice rum, great flavors of dried fruits, and tobacco with a touch of vanilla. Smooth over all but the esters up front are a bit heavy. Let the rum sit in a glass "covered" after pouring for 5 minutes and it mellows beautifully. Slight sweetness, beautiful bottle and worth the money spent.
Very good rum with vanilla flavour with figs and dates, pastry cake aroma. Spicy flavour like cinnamon or gingerbread. Complex rum with a certain elegance. Hope to taste the 30th Year.
Besides the vanillafudge and oak hints, there's a fruity spicyness wich i like. A drop of water or two would do some good. Dont know about the price but it it's a rum worth trying
Don Pancho Origenes 18-Year Reserva Especial Rum er en kraftfuld og kompleks rom med en tilpas sødme. Mange smags noter.
Quel douceur, encore une réussite à saluer, beaucoup de caractère, un rhum qui mérite amplement sa place dans une belle collection.
This rum is magnificent, it is balanced and extremely smooth. In the mouth you just need to add one ice cube to bring this drink alive. When you do this you're met with a cake like flavour with figs and dates. This is a rum you reward yourself. It's a full body rum that has a nice finish, minimum burn that marries together everything you lool for in a sipper. This is special, it is not overly sweet like zacapa. This is sophistication in a glass made by master Don Pancho.
En rom med en utrolig flot glød og en duft af appelsin, eksotiske frugter, mørk chokolade og krydderier. Det er en kompleks rom, der udvikler rigtigt godt. Smagen emmer af kraft og starter sødt, der afløses af vanilje, bourbon og kryddernoter med en potent fadsmag. Et dejligt bekendtskab.