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Malecon 8-Year rum

Malecon 8-Year

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16 ratings
Tasty, but not quite great


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Posted 3 months ago by Harrie from Netherlands with 89 ratings

Though there are typical Panamese rum notes to scent and taste, this rum reminds me most of the Mulata 5yo and 7yo, especially by scent. It has however, apart from molasses, banana and some fudge, vanilla and wood, also this floral/rotten wood (in a good and sweet way) which I found in Malteco rums as well. The scent is pleasant, vivid and inviting.

On the palate it remains pleasant, dry or as good as dry (it is all very rounded for a relative young rum to be complete without additives, but I can't tell for sure). Light and easy but with enough flavour to be interesting. It is not really complex and has the 'usual' rum flavours; vanilla, caramel, some wood and floral/herbal notes. There is a hint of a musty basement in there as well and it could have done without. Relative short ending with some chocolate, coffee and wood.

A pleasant sip, rather mellow but with a few 'flaws' that are easily forgiven at this pricepoint. On the other hand, I definitely prefer the two Mulata's mentioned before over this one. No punishment drinking this though!

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Posted 7 months ago by Craiglee from Netherlands with 74 ratings

Another really solid mixer at an agreeable price. Essence of rum, unlike most at this price point. Hardly any sugar, brilliant with a smoke.


Posted 7 months ago by Seko from Czech Republic with 134 ratings

The smell and taste is classic Malteco/Malecon - spicy tobacco, wood, bit of vanilla, citrus fruits, too rough to be sipped, but it works very well in mixed drinks as the intense aroma and spicy taste develops. The taste profile is rather dry, I cannot feel any sugar added. If you like Havana Club Especial (or other HC offerings) in mixed drinks, you will like also this one. Perfect strong bodied mixer, good price, no sugar - for me it is 8.


Posted over 2 years ago by AlexMo from Russian Federation with 175 ratings

Aroma: spices, molasses, barrel, Spanish style, sherry.
Taste: sincere and real - fiery, bitter, sweet, all in moderation and long enough.
Effect: a light snack enough to accompany. In general, it is not tough and contributes to the continuation. The disadvantage is that it fools the head with the first glass.


Posted almost 3 years ago by SkinnyRumPilot from Hungary with 5 ratings

For the record, I'd give a rating of 7.5 for this rum but I don't have a choice. I found this rum being very similar to Havana Club 7 in both tasting notes, smell and price tag. A very nice classic style rum, with no added sugar but plenty of tropical fruits on the nose and in the taste. A definite friend of cigar lovers.


Posted almost 3 years ago by Joola69 from United States with 2810 ratings

Enjoyed a bottle of Rum Malecon 8y in Germany while vacationing with my friends. Marginally worse than 3 times more expensive 15y. There is definitely burn at the end, but then again so does the 15y Malecon.


Posted over 3 years ago by Olaf from Netherlands with 72 ratings

Smooth, nothing special rum. Can be sipped neat. Somehow I think I find the taste better than the 15 year old Malecon. I'll compare the 2 next to each other at another time.


Posted almost 4 years ago by Andi from Germany with 70 ratings

Gutes Preis-Leistungsverhältnis für einen jährigen. Pur okay, klasse für Cuba Libre.


Posted over 4 years ago by Pavel Cech from Czech Republic with 48 ratings

The standard tasty rum for a very good price. Recommended.


Posted almost 5 years ago by Per Rosenhave from Denmark with 159 ratings

Just got this bottle with new layout on lable but also bottle.