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Notice the title of this review doesn't say this is just the best rum, but rather the best rum for anyone who truly enjoys fine spirits. This is because Don Q Gran Anejo is NOT ridden with tremendous amounts of sugar and additives added after distillation. This seems to be what most rum heads regard as 'smoothness' and 'complexity'. Why don't you guys buy some cheap 151, raw molasses, vermouth, spices and make your own pre-batched cocktail because that's what you're really drinking (and this includes Zacapa, Zaya and even Diplomatico).
The DQ GA drinks likes a dream and shows what a real unadulterated and extremely fine aged rum should taste like. I love the nuttiness from the sherry barrels and the full dark caramel mouth feel that resembles a fine cognac. If you want a one of kind cocktail make an Old Fashioned or Manhattan out of it and enjoy the fact it's not too sweet to do so right out of the bottle.
BTW, to Luis the reviewer below, I really have no idea what you're talking about comparing this or anything of Don Q's disfavorably to Bacardi. Luckily, you're a very small minority. The only thing Bacardi has done for the industry is make people stop drinking rum after they're out of high school. Oh I guess, those poor Cubans (fyi, they really left Cuba to keep exporting to the U.S. when Fidel took power) can also be credited with pumping a whole lot of waste water into the Caribbean and confusing consumers about what really is Puerto Rican rum. And, nothing of Bacardi's even the 'Facundo' B.S. comes even close to this Gran Anejo. I hope you got paid for your ignorant review or will someday. Otherwise, I really have no idea what's wrong with you.
This is one of the few rums that I can drink on the rocks. It is amazing how smooth - but tasteful - this rum is. I have it over Bacardi's "Reserva Selecta."
Very nice presentation but taste lacks all the sugars and sweetness some others possess. This is silky smooth sipper with a nice nuttiness/woody flavor. Quite enjoyable.
Dark color, very smooth, not complex, not a lot of fruit going on, but very smooth indeed.
This is the best rum ever, love it I do recommend it 100 percent
A friend of mine gave me a bottle of DonQ Gran Añejo as a gift. The bottle and box it comes in is nice for gift presentations. I was very surprised with the soft taste and sweetness this rum has.
I'm from cuba last time I went to vacation I try Havana club select was real good but to me Don Q anejo is the best hard to find in tampa now don't know why
What a great smooth sophisticated rum that is great with a little ice. Full, flavorful that doesn't kick you in the mouth. Very refined and elegant.
This gran añejo is Don Q tip of the line and I enjoy it for special ocassions. Very smooth, light with subtle vanilla, oak and caramel, I enjoy it on the rocks. There is something about Don Q Gran Añejo and Puerto Rico evenings that is magical
Don Q Gran Añejo is best drank neer or on the rocks to experience its full body. Dry rum the goes down very smooth. The best out of Puerto Rico!
Picked up this Gem at the airport in San Juan after a free sample me and my co worker decided it would be a nice addition to compliment the Ron Cana de Guayaba (moonshine) we had just checked (that gallon was gone on day 2 of being on the main land).
This stuff is good
Every trip I make to Puerto Rico, I return with a couple of these.
Ce rhum est très bon, il un gout de caramel, de miel et vanille et quand même complexe. Le prix, la boite et la bouteille ne représente pas le rhum dedans. Il ne faut pas se fier a l'emballage.
There is a slight burn on the nose but you can smell some of the woodiness. You can taste the cask and some subtle sweetness. Very smooth finish with no burn. Compared to some of the other nice aged rums (Santa Teresa 1796 and Brugal 1888 to name a couple) this is a definite contender to keep on my shelves.
This expression of Don Q is superb. Smooth, light with subtle vainilla, caramel and oak. You could understand and appreciate what aging do to rums when comparing it from the Añejo. For me, it's a benchmark.
One of our great aged rums. I enjoy it on the rocks or neat straight out from the freezer. It has aromas of vainilla and oak.
Pripomina mi dos maderas luxus. Suchy rum, vyvazeny, neskriabe, jemny, korenisty, alkohol vobec nepreraza. 8.7/10
My Favorite Rum from Puerto Rico. Great sipping rum. A bargain in Puerto Rico, but pricey in PA.
Very nice!! Smooth and perfect on the rocks. Highly recommend trying.
A fabulous premium rum if you have the scratch. It comes in a wonderful box that looks like a silk coffin. I love sipping it on special ocassions. The best I've had from Don Q.
This has some heat to it for a Gran Añejo rum, but when you get passed it, the flavors are really good and it finishes smoother than expected. There's simple mild caramel/oak flavor that's really delicious. There's no added sugar to this rum so it's not as smooth as some sweeter rums, however it's got a great natural/classic taste. Recommend to purists not sugarbomb lovers. Cheers!
Es un ron delicado en el cual puede deleitar hasta el mas exigente
Poured neat, you smell a lot of oak and spice with a hint of honey. It rolls over the tongue nicely with a lot of flavor. Bourbon drinkers will like the oakiness. It leaves behind a bit of anise that would pair nicely with a cigar.
molasses. dry rum.
this rum is flashing me. it tastes better than ever expected.
on the nose i realize plum in madiera, raisins and caramel. in the mouth it starts with a fruity sweetness which instantly faded out. plum. leather. chili catch. soft and light body. medium length aftertaste. with the same notes. great stuff.