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Excellent all around rum. Easy to enjoy neat (though not top shelf), on the rocks or mixed. Makes a great Cuba libre. A rum I recommend to anyone given it only has a $20 price tag.
Though not a preferred brand, Diamond Dark is a good rum. Not a sipper, best as a mixer - but a winner in the Cruzan lineup.
I let it breathe. You get the traditional sweet nose. Little bite but goes away and warms back up at end. I get the vanilla notes and oak from barrel. Based on price you can sip but not ideal. Probably best for mixer. Relatively smooth with little bite as stated
Now this is one cheap sipper at $20 per bottle. It will never make it into my top ten sipping rums, but there is nothing offensive about this one either. The nose is alcohol with a taste like caramel and an after taste similar to rums from Mount Gay with no burn. I did not even need to add ice. No need to feel guilty if using it as a mixer. The wide mouth bottle with a cork is also reusable.
Compared to my other cheap sipper of Flor de Cana 7 for only a couple of bucks more and being much easier to find, this one loses out by a margin. Whenever I wind up going back to the Florida beaches, this one will be at the top of my list for an all purpose rum if there is no Flor de Cana 7 available..
Picked this one off the shelf at Total Wine to leave at my daughter's house. I remember that it wasn't expensive. I'm no connoisseur but I drink a lot of aged rum on the rocks. Turned out to be a pretty good option. Good taste and pretty smooth. I'd buy it again.
Nice packaging and a higher price definitely did not indicate what was in the bottle. Poured a glass, lit a cigar...and was surprised at the burn and harsh taste as I took my first sip. Drank the rest mixed with ginger beer on ice. Much better.
I really like cruzan, it just fits my pallet. Opening it you get the vanilla oak flavor with some spice in the back. Very nice smell. Drinking it straight isnt the greatest idea. It has a very harsh skunky taste. Drinking it with coke is good choice. Little dry with a good oak taste and some cinnamon after taste. To be honest its not that flavorful, just makes a good generic rum and coke. The price wasnt bad nor was the bottle to the collection.
This is a nice step up from the basic Cruzan gold rum that won't break the bank. It held up well for all four of my taste tests: neat, neat w/water, chilled and on the rocks. Slightly prefer this chilled or on the rocks. Cruzan seems to be changing lables and product names but the bottle and label shown match what I tried.
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