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Vigia Gran Reserva 18-Year rum

Vigia Gran Reserva 18-Year

Cuba | Aged

6.7/10(18 ratings)
Tasty, but not quite great


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18 Vigia Gran Reserva 18-Year ratings

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Posted almost 4 years ago by Elgrande from Cuba with 66 ratings

Very well balanced and aromatic. Sweet fruity entrance followed by a dry finish.
Great choice for those who look for a good price/taste option amongst the Cuban high class rums.
The rum is named after the Finca La Vigía, the Cuban residence of Ernest Hemingway. The red sign on the bottle is Hemingways family crest.


Posted 1 year ago by LuxAlpha from Luxembourg with 7 ratings

I found it rather disappointing for a rum that claims 18 years of aging. The taste is somewhat one dimensional, it's on the dry side. Without being unpleasant, I can't really call it enjoyable. There are much better Cuban rums for the money.

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Posted over 1 year ago by Jagsroy from Canada with 182 ratings

Was looking forward to sample Ron Vigia Grand Reserva 18 yr rum and recently visited “La Casa del Ron” in Varadero, Cuba where I purchased a bottle. Upon paying for it the teller told me there are much better rums available on the premises but based on my research I was set on purchasing a bottle of this rum as it was said to be very dry.

My first sampling upon my return home was to say the least very disappointing, this rum is indeed dry and oaky but there is an after taste that lingers and is not pleasant at all. Glad I only brought back one bottle of this rum. Pleased to have tried it but will not purchase this product again.

Update: This was so bad that I dumped the last 1/3 of the bottle in the drain!


Posted almost 2 years ago by Daniel from Canada with 3 ratings

It has a bit that lingers after swallowing. Tobacco, very light brown sugar and sight medicinal tastes. I liked it but would I buy it. As a single drink.. yes, as a bottle... probably not.


Posted over 2 years ago by Steven Richardson from United Kingdom with 124 ratings

Slightly medicinal aroma. It’s strong on the tongue. Pungent. I get the feeling 18 years is a bit too long. Such a disappointment for a drink in the dram.


Posted 3 years ago by Joola69 from United States with 2698 ratings

What a disappointment the Vigia Gran Reserva 18 year old rum was during my last trip to Havana. Very strong alcohol smell and taste to it for an 18 year old rom and the burn at the end is just awful. Struggles to earn a 4.


Posted 3 years ago by Robert G from Canada with 30 ratings

This is kept in the dark recesses of my bar. Yes I keep it for myself as it is the most well balanced rum I have found to date. It comes out when I am home alone and I can listen to music and enjoy a cigar. The phone is unplugged so I can truly not be bothered while I enjoy my evening. In fact no one is home and the time is right.


Posted 3 years ago by George from Canada with 30 ratings

It’s a good rum but not worth the dollar amount it’s sold for. Slightly different flavour but many familiarities as other Cuban rums.


Posted almost 4 years ago by Romo from Slovakia with 29 ratings

Tasty and smooth. Cuban rum, very good taste. Recomended


Posted over 4 years ago by Teis Madsen from Denmark with 114 ratings

Af en 18 års rom er den ikke i nærheden af, hvad man ellers kan få. Den er mangler i den grad sødme. eftersmagen er ok, men spar pengene.