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Truly a fantastic choice
I compared this liquid treasure with another famous gem from Olivier & Oliver : the Quorhum 30-year.
I must admit that it would be hard to make a choice. Both have a lot in common : gentle nose, deep color, incredible smoothness around vanilla, caramel, dried fruits.
However, I tend to think the Cubaney tastes a little bit more complex. More surprises int the mouth after a initial feel-good sensation. Moreover, the finish of the Cubaney lasts much longer, which would encourage me to have another glass from this one. All in all, these are two must-have for any rum collector on the west side, along with the Plantation XXe anniversary, which shares a lot too with the two rums I compared but on a more fruity and more "gourmand" side.
I really like cubaney 18y so my expectation from this was big. And its superb. On the nose you can smell that it is really old rum. Aroma is full of plum, oak and caramel. In mouth you can feel flavours of plum jam, vanilla, fruit and oak. Everything is extremly well balanced and rum is super-smooth. I could drink it whole day....
A very nice looking bottle that comes in a cheap paper box (picture). I really think that this luxury rum deserves a better package. In this pricerange you can expect more.
In the glass you first smell some alcohol but after a while you get sweet aromas from toffee, vanilla and almonds. You also sense som oak and maybe a hint of whisky. I really recommend that you let this rum rest in the glass for atleast 10 minutes.
In the mouth you get a lot of spice. You also get sweet flavours of caramel, vanilla and fruits. In the throat you get some spice and sweet flavours. This rum is very smooth with a very long spicy aftertaste.
This is one of the rums that can make any "rumhater" to change their minds. With its 25-30 year blend this rum deserves a lot of respect when you drink it. Cheers to Oliver & Oliver and thank you for a great experience.
And this is very nice example. More on dry side but you can feel little sweetnes in it. Vanilla and then woody. Quite smooth. This rum deserves your attention.
I got this collecting dust over a year now, sipping from it once in a while, picked it up around 90 euro's. I love it, smooth, complex, almost have an extra level of thickness around it. The after taste isnt as long as I hoped for but that doesn't matter compare how delightfully the actual tasting is!! It might be a little sweet compare to the rest of my rums but I only here I make an exception!
All I can say is wow! Finally managed to get my hands to Cubaney Centenario while in Dominican Republic and its worth every single penny of its $115 price tag at any local grocery stores. Bottle looks very nice and high end. Very flimsy cardboard box looks silly. Super deep dark color. Notes of coffee and toffee to the nose. More coffee and toffee to the palate with very mild spices and almonds. Nice and long finish. Simply amazing rum. Second best rum from Oliver & Oliver right after Esclavo XO which was not available anywhere in DR.
Here's my top 30 list:
1. Ron Tres Loco de Vinos from Vinoble Skanderborg
2. Ron Esclavo XO Cask Strength
3. Legendario Gran Reserva 15y
4. Cubaney Centenario 25-30y
5. Companero Panama
6. Ron Esclavo XO
7. Ron Millonario XO and 15y
8. Plantation Barbados XO 20th Anniversary
9. El Dorado 25y
10. Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva and Single Vintage
11. Presidente Marti 23y and 19y
12. Cubaney 18y
13. Pusser's 15y
14. Black Tot
15. El Pasador de Oro XO
16. Bavaro Black Ultra Premium
17. Punta Cana Esplendido
18. Edmundo Dantes 15y
19. Pampero Aniversario
20. Bacoo 12y
21. Ron Esclavo 15y and 12y
22. El Pasador de Oro Gran Reserva
23. Brugal Leyenda
24. Exquisito 1990 and 1995
25. Koloa Kaua'i Coconut
26. Plantation Gran Anejo Guatemala & Belize
27. Unhiq XO
28. Ron Hero 21y Solera
29. Punta Cana XOX
30. Ron Cartavio XO
Nice bottle with a golden cork plug
The colour: dark amber or light mahogany
The aroma: vanilla and almonds, further caramel and a spice
The taste: Most people write that it is dry rum but I do not think. A little sweetness is present inside but what is the most characteristic is the smoothness! The taste is full and the rum does not burn on the tongue during the whole time in a mouth. It is so trully harmonious taste that it can be described very difficult. Unhiq XO from the same producer is much more sweeter. I started with quite sweet rums but I forge into dryier more ballanced ones.
The best rum what I tried yet.
It is obvious 10.
A truly special dram. Colour is dark amber. Good viscosity. Hangs off the walls of the glass. Nose is complex; vanilla, oak, caramel. Alcohol hits you up front on the palate. As this settles the complexity of this rum comes alive. So well balanced, the oak & vanilla winning the dominance battle early, then gradually giving way to spice, caramel & burnt toffee. Length on the palate outstanding. You’ll still taste this for hours after your last sip. Truly special.
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