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Now this is some good stuff
Lovely color with so many complex flavors. I also had Plantation 20 and Plantation Stiggins (today) to compare it too. Noses well, but tastes amazing.Molasses, dark brown sugar(almost burnt).. Delicious! Would buy a case if I could!!
Had this gifted to me in Cuba by a local. It is very enjoyable on ice. A true Cuban rum that I enjoy.
Need to find where I can purchase more on my next trip to Cuba.
Ron Santiago me dejo desilucionado. Pense que hiba a ser de mejor calidad. En mi opinion no esta a la altura de un Habana Club Ritual o de un Selección de Maestros. No esta malo, pero se le ciente un tufo a alcohol que me recuerda a los rones mas malitos de Cuba. Pero igual se deja tomar.
This rum is best enjoyed with a friend and maybe a Cohiba. My buddy brought a bottle back from our trip to Cuba and I'm sure glad he did! Of course you never really drink it alone, Fidel entre nosotros.
Purchased a bottle of Santiago de Cuba 11 yr Rum ($40 CUC) in May 2017. Bottle still intact and will update my review upon tasting.
I have had this bottle of Santiago de Cuba Anejo 11 year Rum in my cabinet for over 6 months and time has come to sample it. I must admit that my expectations are high, a result of reviews read on RumRatings as well as other websites. The bottle, labelling and overall presentation of this rum was enough to convince me that this rum (which is not available in my area) is a must to bring back from Cuba and a bargain price of $40.00 CUC (approximately $60.00 CAD).
After pouring and swirling about 75 ml in my sample glass, I notice the copper colour of the rum, which looks inviting. My initial nosing observation is that of disappointment as faint smells of sugar cane and spices are barely noticeable and underwhelming. I let the rum breathe for 10 minutes and the flavours are finally coming through with notes of toffee, butterscotch and oak.
The first sip was indeed enjoyable but the spiced taste was too prominent for my liking, overshadowing the flavours of toffee and caramel. This 40% ABV rum provides a light burn and the flavours remain on the tongue for several minutes.
I am indeed disapointed by this Cuban rum as it taste more like a spiced rum, therefore I am assigning a rating of “6”. In my opinion the “Santiago de Cuba 12 year” rum is a much better and balanced rum.
Tried the Santiago de Cuba 11 year old rum during my last trip to Havana and the most surprising fact with the smell and taste is that it's very close to the much more expensive 20 year old Santiago de Cuba. The 11 year old has traditional Cuban flavors and some burn at the end, and in a blind test you would not be able to make a difference between the 11 and the 12 year old rums. It is a very dry rum for sure.
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