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Enjoyed a bottle of Copacabana Ron Añejo while vacationing in Las Vegas. Very nice and unique bottle and label design. Light golden color. Pure alcohol and plenty of vanilla, oak and citrus fruits to the nose and palate. Strong burn at the end. Mix this up with your favorite soda since this is not a neat sipper rum.
As a history buff I do like the design of the bottle.
The rum, however, could be better. It seems to be JUST on the precipice of being a very good rum but instead falls a tad short.
The rum is straw colored and has a rather harsh aroma. Its flavor is rather intense. Not bad actually. There is a hint of sweetness at the outset with hints of pineapple and citrus as well as a pepperiness to it. According to the website the rum was aged in white oak barrels but does not indicate for how long (one online source says 7 years) nor if the barrels were charred or not. I detect some oak flavor relating to a tannen tinge. Once the burn fades the finish is quite nice with hints of the pineapple again along with a caramel undercurrent.
A little too harsh to be a sipping rum in my opinion. This rum would be better suited for mixers such as a mojito or a hurricane.
This 7 year rum is decent overall. Has a tinge of sweetness but a truck load of esters, which leave your nose and mouth begging for air. The nose is good, mouth feel is ok and it has a decent finish but lacks luster and smoothness that we so often desire in a rum. For the money a decent price and value. Not something I will label as a "Must Have" but worth consuming. Very nice glass embossed bottle!