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The comments on Parce 8 year-old are love/hate with little in between and I understand why. Sampling rums with good friends, we'd tried a couple of sweeter rums before cracking open the Parce bottle. Tried it on the rocks with little time to breath first. SHOCK. I thought my friends were having some fun and had slipped me a bourbon. Look, I love a good bourbon, but not when I'm expecting rum. This was unpleasantly overpowering, although it is smooth. I could try it another night and enjoy it, but make sure your expecting something closer to Jack than Ron when you try this one.
The Parce 12 Year shows just a slightly darker color in the glass compared to its eight-year sibling. The nose is more subtle than the Parce 8, but is ultimately more intriguing, combining vanilla and leather to invite you to sip sooner rather than later. The initial entry shows lushness and complexity not present in its younger sibling. It has a mild sweetness with faint almond and cherry notes piping up behind the leather and vanilla. The mouthfeel is pleasing with little burn on the finish
I bought this bottle on the recommendation of a local package store. Unfortunately it's not worth the $45. Overall it's smooth and not overly sweet - the way I like my rum, but there is a pungent sawdust aroma and flavor that overpowers every sip. Almost makes it hard to drink. I've been mixing what's left with Flor de Cana 12 and that has helped tone it down a bit. Won't purchase again.
It's smell pretty harsh, but it has a very light burn to it. It is rather smooth, and has that whiskey taste to it
I thought I'd try a bottle of this and the 12 year due to the 12 year's good reviews. I tried this first, and this is really good! Tastes and smells of oak, molasses, and a light hint of bourbon. I like that it's somewhat sweet, unlike many other bourbon aged rums.
My first Colombian rum, a little hot with a dry finish. The older version is better.