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Dos Maderas PX 5 + 5 rum is made from a combination of rums from Barbados and Guyana. It is unique becuase of its triple ageding process where for 5 initial years the rum is aged in the Carribean in oak casks. Next PX 5 + 5 is aged in Spain for 5 years in sherry casks, and lastly for 2 more years in even older sherry casks.
The Dos Maderas family of rums are produced by Bodegas Williams & Humbert, which is a well known Spanish winery founded by Sir Alexander Williams in the late 1800s. The region of Spain where the winery is located has a climate perfectly suited for wine and is known as Europe's wine cellar.
Recommendable to most
Beautiful deep amber color. The nose starts off with a lot of alcohol burn but turns into a pleasant mixture of oak, spices, and molasses. The taste of darker fruits linger on the tongue. The finish is that of sherry sweetness. Very nice overall.
Very smooth and a bit sweet, kind of a mix between molasses and honey for the sweet note. The sweetness has a richness to it, may be the sherry influence that gives that kind of "juicy" aspect to sweetness in drinks.
I have tried this neat and also with a bit of ice, and I think it goes better neat. If you want it with ice, I recommend letting it breathe a bit and then adding ice. First 5 minutes, it seemed like the ice opened up a more bitter, charred note that wasn't there. Luckily it did not linger on the aftertaste, but it was noteworthy. After about 15-20 min this went away and it became much more enjoyable, but yeah maybe take extra time if you plan to have this with ice.
Overall a great bottle for the price. I was fine with this neat, both immediately and after letting it breathe a bit, but with ice definitely let this breathe some.
Even though, I am rather fan of dryer rums, this one just got me. Slight sweet taste with little touch of figs and raisins. Perfect without adding ice for evening chill. Recommended!
There is just something about this rum that doesn’t work for me. I have had it open for many years and even when tasted blind, I just don’t care for it.
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