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Recommendable to most
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.
I’ve heard great things about Don Q White rum from my Puerto Rican friends but this one was a fantastic surprise.
Nice burn, smooth, not sweet, not tangy, not too much oak or bourbon flavor.
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.
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
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."
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.
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.
A sweet almost perfumed like aroma is followed by some oak, a little spice and a lovely waft of light vanilla.
"The initial sip gives a sweet yet slightly peppery entry. Running alongside these flavours is a subtly creamy vanilla note which runs right through the rum. The finish is long and peppery."
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