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Don Q Gold rum

Don Q Gold

Puerto Rico | Gold

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 7 years ago by Tikihead from United States with 23 ratings

Very average. I would only mix it. Not much flavor. Inexpensive.


Posted almost 7 years ago by mamajuana from United States with 148 ratings

This rum I tried neat. This rum has a nose of straight alcohol. It is a bit harsh going down and in the mouth. This is a solid 5 rating nothing to write home about. But it is cheap that is its once saving grace. I have seen many age statements about this one its hard to pinpoint. I have seen up to four years, 1-4, 1-5, 3-5, I would say that up to four is the right thing mostly 1.


Posted over 5 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 6 months ago by vomi1011 from Germany with 350 ratings

I get shy and bright nose. Nothing special, it's not harsh but simple.
The taste starts watery but warm with vanilla from the bourbon white oak. It turns spicy, I get also some bitter notes and a light fruity taste. At the end is some bourbon oak and some chocolate notes.

Very simple and young rum. I would rate it with 46 points.

Nose: vanilla, white oak, some citrus a fruit like peach or apple (it's very shy)
Taste: vanilla, some peach, some spice, some bitter notes, bourbon wood, some chocolate
Finish: spice, vanilla

Sweetness: 1.5/5
Fruits: 1.5/5
Spice: 3/5
Mildness: 3/5
Complexity: 1/5
Value (16.9€): 1.5/5

Small jessica for rum ratings

Posted over 2 years ago by Paul B (PREMIUM) from United States with 411 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 5 years ago by Russ from United States with 85 ratings

Better than Bacardi Gold. This is a rum and coke rum.


Posted almost 2 years ago by Engwild from United States with 153 ratings

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


Posted over 4 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 Joola69 from United States with 2741 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 over 4 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.