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Tasty, but not quite great
In the interest of full disclosure, I'm not partial to white/silver rums. I find most of them only suitable as mixers.
This is an exception.
Diplomatico, one of my favorite brands, has a winner here. The aroma is crisp and clean with a little alcohol pungency. The flavor here is a winner...a white rum worthy of sipping status...and I haven't taken such a stance with any white/silver rum prior to this one. This is a well-aged rum although how long is not known. I couldn't even guess. But unlike most white/silver rums I've tried, this one is rather smooth with no harsh burn. The flavor is rather simple. Sugar cane sweetness balanced well with an oak undertone. This is a buttery rum with subtle vanilla and caramel undertone. If you come across a bottle of this, you would not be amiss to buy it. I am confident you would not be disappointed. I could see this being used as a mixer but I would encourage you to try it on the rocks or neat.
I'm not a big fan of the light rums, but this is one of the best I've had. This is one of the few light rums I've tried that I really enjoy straight. Light vanilla, sugarcane, and oak. Soooo smooth and creamy. VERY highly recommended if you like light rums!
Toffee, caramel, vanilla, and a wonderful thick mouth feel. Goes well with tropical drinks, but not my favorite as a sipper. At $30 a bottle, price is it's biggest negative.
edited to add sugar test results- 8g
This rum has been modified and has had an increase in ABV with a new name called Planas. After reading reviews for both, I decided to grab that last bottle of Blanco on the shelf of the liquor store before it is gone. At $27, it was a bit steep, but it is a good dry white rum with only 8 gpl of added sugar.
On the nose is faint alcohol and nothing else. On the palate, I was groping in the dark to find hints of coconut and banana. Going down the pipe was minimal burn with no unpleasant after taste. It can't quite compete with Plantation 3-Star Artisinal or Vizcaya Cristal, but it is still a good white rum that won't go to waste.
Pleasant smell of lightly fragrant pineapple (poured into a snifter). Mild and smooth flavor of banana cream, vanilla, toffee, and caramel. The mouthfeel has a wonderful warm velvet quality. I'd pour it into a snifter and drink it neat, or mix it with a good cola. Haven't tried it in a daiquiri, but I'd downplay the lime and sugar if I did. Tasty rum, good for when you want something delicate to sip on.
In der Nase klar mit dezenten Zitrusnoten und leichtem Duft nach frischem Zuckerrohr. Keine Schärfe, was sich auch auf der Zunge bestätigt.
Sehr angenehm rund und weich. Neutraler Geschmack. Kaum wahrnehmbare Süße. Unaufregend.
Wärmend im Abgang, leicht pelziger Nachgeschmack mit Rückständen von dunklen Gewürzen, aber ohne Bitterkeit.
Bestimmt bestens für hochwertige Cocktails, aber auch gelegentlich zum schlückchenweise pur trinken geeignet.
This is the only white rum I would sip, great for cocktails, makes great mojitos. Caramel notes although not as sweet as the Diplomatico Planas
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