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Don Q Gold rum

Don Q Gold rum is produced in Puerto Rico by the famed Serralles family. The ""Gold"" brand is aged between 1-5 years and then carbon filtered.

Don Q has over 140 years of history with the original distillery being founded in 1865. Its name is derived from the famous La Mancha character Don Quixote.

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Posted about 3 years ago by Kieron wood from United Kingdom with 382 ratings

This is a wired rum as it's labelled as a golden rum but it is really light in colour. Myself I like a really flavourful golden aged rum and this is more along the lines of a white rum than gold which is what makes its bizarre.

Posted about 3 years ago by Matthew Brown from United States with 27 ratings

It's hard to understand exactly how the gold is so much worse than the cristal. This is not a good spirit but there are plenty worse, and may have a better rating than it deserves because of my reluctant ambivalence to the brand

Posted over 3 years ago by Cracker from United States with 13 ratings

At this price point, I think there are much better rums out there like Flor De Cana 4 year and Cruzan. Don Q gold has a harsh alcohol "bouquet" and a somewhat "chemical" flavor to me. It's drinkable but I'm not inclined to buy it again, even as a mixing rum.

Posted over 3 years ago by Markus Lehto from Finland with 32 ratings

Light straw colored, like white wine or cider. Light aroma, like an rubbing alcohol. Lightly sharp taste, a lot of alcohol. Use in a drink, maybe...?

Posted over 4 years ago by Mark from Canada with 59 ratings

This rum's colour is a faint yellow - not very "gold" at all. It smells like rubbing alcohol and has a harsh taste with a hint of sweetness... Doesn't look or taste like an aged rum, and when mixed with cola its drinkable, but really more comparable to a white rum.

Posted over 5 years ago by Natalio from Argentina with 68 ratings

Un ron ideal para mezclar, un sabor impresionante para mezclar

Posted 7 months ago by desdamonas_rocketship from United States with 3 ratings

Bought this to mix. Trying on the rocks to rate. Very sweet and boozy. No real nice aging characteristics at all, straight up liquor. Must mix this, not good by itself.

Posted 7 months ago by Gregdeboer2019 from United States with 13 ratings

My “go to” Cuba Libre while I’m in Puerto Rico. Its much better that its Bacardi equivalent.

Posted 9 months ago by Daan from Netherlands with 56 ratings

All the don q rums are a bit to agricolic for me. This one is no exception. Nothing special....

Posted 11 months ago by KYRumRunner from United States with 5 ratings

Misses the mark in my book. Strong, harsh like a bottom shelf tequila. Ugh!

Posted 11 months ago by Engwild from United States with 153 ratings

About what you'd expect from a cheap rum with minimal age.

Posted 11 months ago by Tomy from Romania with 388 ratings

Is a comercial rum. Good only in a cocktail combination.

Posted about 1 year ago by johnrullan from Puerto Rico with 21 ratings

Don Q Oro is my favorite everyday rum. Its taste is refreshing and its aromas are balanced when served as Cuba Libre, with lime and coca cola. It is smooth and I csn drink it all night snd nevet get tired of it!

Posted over 1 year ago by Paul B (PREMIUM) from United States with 299 ratings

The other reviews kept me away from this one up until now because they are right. It is pale in color and almost could pass for a white rum. As others have said, the after taste is quite unpleasant and bitter. I compared this side by side against Cruzan Gold, which is my top recommended rum among those for less than $20. No contest. Even at only $9 per bottle, I won't be buying this one again.

And later that evening: this shit is horrible, so I dock it one point. It's clear brother called Don Q Cristal is much better, as others have said. As bad as this one is, it is still better than anything by Bacardi or Captain Morgan.

Posted almost 2 years ago by Robert Ferron from United Kingdom with 166 ratings

Sampled this rum during a tasting seminar at Cardiff Rum Festival.

Not much to say about this one. Pretty standard cocktail bar fare. Not a sipper by a long shot. How old even is it? Got to be 1 or there abouts.

Posted about 2 years ago by Bay from United States with 1 rating

Very enjoyable oaky rum flavor.Velvety mouthfeel.Smell is like how it tastes.Smoothness is not great but that's how rum should be in my opinion.

Posted over 2 years ago by Joola69 from United States with 2555 ratings

Don Q Gold is decent when mixed with Coke, but as a neat sipper rum, not so much. Harsh alcohol smell, very weak bland color and nasty taste if you try it neat.

Posted about 3 years ago by Roc James from United States with 6 ratings

I had a really bad week, and I was broke and drank all of the Kirk and Sweeney 12 year in my liquor cabinet. Hiding in the back I spotted a bottle of Don Q that a friend had brought over and I put my nose in the air and quickly shoved it in the back to never be seen again until today. Not a horrible rum, but not something I would purposely buy to consume myself unless my pockets were light. Mixed with coke I think it tastes better than Bacardi

Posted over 3 years ago by Tony Lindo from Panama with 133 ratings

sippable rum that is fairly cheap. Flavors are definitely oriented towards cigar smokers. Very similar flavor, actually, to Flor de Cana.

Posted over 3 years ago by Henri from Finland with 16 ratings

Almost no smell. Taste is also very mild. Nothing bad, but not too many good things either.

Posted over 3 years ago by Nathan de Sutter from Belgium with 5 ratings

This isn't a particularly bad rum but it's quite unremarkable, possibly better to mix it with something

Posted over 3 years ago by Kenny Rasschaert from Belgium with 4 ratings

Very alcoholic taste but throat feeling is not too harsh. Gets better as you keep drinking it.

Posted over 3 years ago by Glenn from United States with 5 ratings

DonQ Gold and ginger ale is a cool refreshing drink. Plus it's cheap.

Posted over 3 years ago by Lyle from United States with 8 ratings

Good quality for the cost. Very smooth and easy to drink straight or on ice.