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Tasty, but not quite great
At precisely 41.7%, it suggests that they blended or watered it down to a point where they deliberately decided that was good. It’s got a little alcohol bite to it, but more (surprisingly) smooth. Not a bad sipper but I think better for mixing.
Compared it to Santiago de Cuba which is a lot cheaper and Ron de Abuelo 12y in the same price range and it came out at the bottom. I like the smell but it dissapoints on the taste, maybe that's the citrus part i don't like.
I finally got my hands on a bottle of rum from Grenada. I had not been to the spice island in almost 30 years, so scoring this rum for me has been on my wish list for a long time.
It certainly stands out from all of the other rums. Nowhere on the label does it say that it is a rhum agricole, which probably came from it's neighbor of Martinique almost 200 miles to the north. I will just have to trust fellow reviewers who have stated that it is an agricole, along with my own experience. If no one had told me, I would have to say that it is a mildly spiced agricole, since I taste no molasses at all. It is VERY different from all other rums. You will either love it or hate it. I don't quite love it, but I certainly don't hate it. The aroma is too complex and alien compared to what I am used to. Definitely worth keeping on hand for a change of pace. Super smooth!
Update March 4, 2019: This is not a rum that I would return to often because it is just so weird. On the other hand, if you want to impress your friends with a rum that is uniquely different, then by all means go for this one. I tried to create a drink with the right mix to include this one and I just could not. Being one that can save all but the rot got from going down the drain, this was quite a disappointment. VERY unique!!! Not terrible, but it does not warrant a repeat purchase. It now drops from my initial rating of 7 to a 6.
Has a good flavor overall but the citrus is too heavily grapefruit for me. I actually don’t think it’s overpriced if you like a citrusy agricole style, but I didn’t get the banana flavor (I did get the smell) nearly as much as others are saying here (and I usually like the flavor).
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