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Love this rum as a mixer. Folks from Puerto Rico love this rum.
Have used this in various cocktails calling for white rum, always tastes great to me. Have also tried in a mix with dark rum to steep cherries in (but those are still currently aging in the jar). Does not have a strong flavor, but that is a good thing, I don’t think it supposed to. In any event, I like it better than Bacardi white and think it will do great in any cocktail.
Asked for good rom in puerto rico alckohol store, priposed don Q vs bacardi and with coke was pretty ok.
Plain, but smooth start and finish. Will do on a long sail through hot weather.
This is a good mixer. 1 level higher than the bacardi. But a little bit expensive for what you get. I prefer Brugal white.
Better than it’s Bicardi counterpart but I prefer the Don Q gold. Okay for everyday mixing
Very light floral nose. Light vanilla bean. So neutral not sure what to do but mix. I prefer more of everything.
Only with coke for me. Not as a sipper. Bit blend taste as a regular white rum
Sampled in a snifter neat and in tiki cocktails. Aroma is extremely light but crisp, clean and smooth. No medicinal or hot notes. Hints of grassy sugar cane. A touch of perceived sweetness. Again it's very light.
The flavor is lightly sweet and warming. Hints of grass, sugar cane. Not a whole lot here to comment on. Nothing offensive or off here, just very, very light and neutral. Alcohol is warm but not at all hot. Smooth on the palate. Very light slightly drying and bitter finish. Overall this makes a fine mixer for light cocktails, especially for someone not wanting a stronger rum influence. I'd personally go for Flor de Cana 4 year or Plantation 3-Star as they have much more character and add more to the drink but I have nothing negative to say here. Similarly priced and much much better than Bacardi Superior.
This had a sharp taste, but this doesn't really taste like a rum. Will need to try again to determine what it's flavor profiles are.
This was about as bad as I figured, Don Q and as blanco as can be.
Pleasant aroma, very floral. Smooth, nuetral flavor. Nice in daqari, mixes well with most mixers. I like
Nose: some medicine
Palate: harsh, spicy, some menthol (!)
Not much more to say here. I‘ve had much better crystal rums (Santa Cruz from Tenerife, for example).
Info: Bottle looks different now.
Don Q cristal is a versatile everyday white rum that we enjoy after work and in happy hours. Served as cuba-libre or with fresh grapefruit, it starts the evening on the right foot!
This one is really good for mixing. Light floral flavors, no harsh alcohol burn, no overly sweet notes.
Surprising taste, I'm not the biggest fan of light runs but this one was very good. It mixed very well, especially when making more complicated drinks. If you're looking to find a quality light run for the price this is it cheif.
This is my go to mixing rum...great neutral rum flavour at a decent price.
This is my go-to PR rum for punches, and especially coquito. It’s a better value Demerara than the others at this price point (Bacardí, Barrilito 2 star), no frills, no additives.
The best Light Spanish Rum...ever. Full stop. Light, dry, fruity, and sweet. Perfect.
Tried Don Q Cristal neat first and that's a no-go. It will mix well with your favorite soda or with a fancy umbrella drink. There are easily 20 better clear rums though.
Its $10 a bottle, and though an industrial column-still rum, isn't bad at all. Very light, slight floral whiffs that suggest flowers and detergent. Everything moves very hurriedly across the palate, leaving only nuances of flavor and a mild burn, which I actually enjoy.
This is a mixing rum for people that don't like the taste of alcohol. It is a good introductory for people to start building an appreciation for rum, albeit through weak mixed drinks like the mojito. Its crazy thinking back to when I was younger, when anything with a high alcohol content tasted simply like nail-polish remover. Significant training (and desire) needs to be present for someone to develop a palate for appreciating good rums, and I consider a rum like this to be a good gateway to that.
In my early days of exploring rum cocktails-which was, uh, not too long ago-this was the first budget rum that I came to appreciate. In a bind, it’s worked in simple rum highballs and on the cheap daiquiris. It’s been a bit since I’ve tried it, and I wanna visit, but flor de cana extra seco has become, and I think will continue to be, my go to white rum. What does that mean? Basically, I gotta smile when I see this as a bars well rum, but as long as I can buy something a little higher, I will.
It's honestly hard for me to be fair on this review as, I grew up drinking this stuff!!!!...this is THE rum people drink widely in the Island....Bacardi, is known locally as a rum for tourists...Serralles, however, is what we all grow up drinking....the QIUZZWER was my very first drink growing up and to this day goes great with any mixer. Mentiritas (little lie) as Cuba Libre's are known in PR are done up with Don Q....
Is it THE best ....NO.....but its a great drink to relax to!!!!