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Malecon 1996 Rare Proof 20-Year rum

Malecon 1996 Rare Proof 20-Year

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Posted almost 5 years ago by Marc Cardinal from Belgium with 401 ratings

Beautiful bronze color with flavors of oak, molasse, chocolate. Good sweet fruity taste and complex with minerals flavor.With a normal finish it's a nice discovery.

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Posted 11 months ago by Mr. Rumantic from Germany with 102 ratings

The Malecon Rare Proof Small Batch 1996 is a limited special edition. The rum was allowed to be stored in oak barrels for 20 years before being bottled without dyes. The rum has 48.4% alcohol. The bottle has the Malecon typical design, which I personally find very beautiful. The bottle is stored in a wooden show box. Makes it very classy.

In the Nose the Malecon already hints at what he has to offer without being intrusive. Fruit and caramel. Vanilla and clear oak notes. On the palate, the rum literally explodes and is directly very complex. It greets a lot of sweetness like caramel but also spice and some wood with a nice warmth which comes from the 48% alcohol. The rum balances everything very well and is therefore soft and pleasant to drink. He has a full body and a velvety consistency. In the finish there is more wood from the barrel with a fruity touch. Here the rum makes a point landing. At the end, there is a slight sweet barrel note, which then subsides a little too quickly. Overall, the rum is an absolute recommendation and fully meets expectations for 65 Euros. I would argue that it is hard to get a similar quality for less money.

I was already very enthusiastic about the Malecon 25 years, which presents a successful mixture of sweetness and wood. For me, The Rare Proof from Malecon is an increase in that. The focus here is more on the sweetness. However, the perfectly integrated 48% alcohol makes it the more complex rum of the two.

Der Malecon Rare Proof Small 1996 Batch ist eine limitierte Sonderedition. Der Rum durfte 20 Jahre in Eichenfässern lagern bevor er ohne Farbstoffe abgefüllt wurde. Der Rum hat 48,4% Alkohol. Die Flasche hat das Malecon typische Design, welches ich persönlich sehr schön finde. Die Flasche kommt zur Aufbewahrung in einer Show Box aus Holz. Macht es sehr edel.

Der Malecon deutet schon in der Nase an was er zu bieten hat ohne dabei aufdringlich zu sein. Frucht und Karamel. Vanille und deutliche Eichennoten. Am Gaumen explodiert der Rum förmlich und ist direkt sehr komplex. Es grüßt viel Süße wie Karamel aber auch Würze und etwas Holz mit einer schönen Wärme, welche die 48% Alkohol mit gibt. Der Rum balanciert alles sehr gut und ist daher weich und angenehm zu trinken. Dabei hat er einen vollen Körper und eine samtige Konsistenz. Im Abgang ist mehr Holz vom Fass mit einer fruchtigen Note präsent. Hier macht der Rum eine Punktlandung. Zum Ende bleibt vor allem eine leichte süße Fassnote welche dann aber doch etwas zu schnell nachlässt. Insgesamt ist der Rum eine absolute Empfehlung und erfüllt für 65 Euro voll die Erwartungen. Ich würde behaupten das es schwer ist für weniger Geld eine ähnliche Qualität zu bekommen. Dazu ist er limitiert.

Ich war schon von dem Malecon 25 Jahre sehr begeistert, welcher eine gelungende Mischung aus Süße und Holz präsentiert. Der Rare Proof von Malecon ist für mich dabei noch eine Steigerung davon. Wobei der Schwerpunkt hier eher auf der Süße liegt. Die perfekt eingebundenen 48% Alkohol machen ihn aber zu dem komplexeren Rum der beiden.

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Posted 3 years ago by Stefan Persson (TASTING CLUB) from Sweden with 224 ratings

Tested this on Birka Cruises rum cruise on the Baltic Sea, and have now bought me two bottles together with two bottles of the 18 year old Rare Proof.
The aroma is sweet, nutty and fruity. In mouth the aromas is still there but together with some spicy notes.
It’s a complex blend that’s quite sweet but well balanced with the high strength of 48,4%.
It seems that Panama is my favourite country when it comes to Spanish styled “Ron”. This is definitely my favourite brand together with Ron Zafra, also from Panama.
I have also understand that “Don Pancho” is involved in both brands.
Picture: My Malecon shelf.


Posted 7 months ago by Pluring from Sweden with 11 ratings

A smooth and fragrant rum with a lot of vanilla and a bit spicy. Yummy!

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Posted 11 months ago by Richard from Sweden with 74 ratings

A little smokey, spicy and a tad sweet. Complex and just the right amount of oak. Can easily handle the higher ABV without being harsh, it just boosts the flavours


Posted 1 year ago by Docsarvis (PREMIUM) from United States with 200 ratings

OK, I admit it. I love a smooth flavorful lingering finish. This rum might have the best finish it has ever been my pleasure to savor. Outstanding! I have read other reviews marvel at the color of a particular rum. This one has a great deep mahogany color. The nose is not pronounced. The taste is. Cinnamon, oak, vanilla, with white pepper and raisin notes. Smooth with a nice subtle alcohol smolder on the pallet. Deep and complex.. But it is the finish that makes this rum soar. It is so rich and smooth and stays for a long time. If this is indicitive of Panamanian rum I am definitely going to find more of them. Great rum! Solid 9.1 for me with the finish 9.9


Posted 1 year ago by Belec from Belgium with 23 ratings

Son vieillissement, opéré dans des fûts de chêne américains ayant contenu du Bourbon, lui a donné cette robe ambrée, feu profond, que vous ne vous lasserez pas de contempler !

Ce Rare Proof 20 ans ans affiche un nez intensément marqué par les senteurs boisées. Parfums de caramel et noisette complètent cette première sensation.

La dégustation dévoile un profil chaleureux et structuré, qui déploie des saveurs de fruits mûrs mêlés à la gourmandise de généreuses notes de nougat. Dans un second temps, la dégustation s'oriente sur des saveurs vanillées et chocolatées


Posted over 1 year ago by Rulirrendo from Canada with 1 rating

The Malecon rum is the first time I try it and I can compare it with the quality of the Santiago Cubano Rum, the Malecon super rich rum.


Posted almost 2 years ago by Alfonso from Hungary with 7 ratings

Overproof rum 48,4 % alc
Full flavour, dense, very good.
Molasse, chocolate, honey.


Posted almost 2 years ago by Tomas Venturi from Sweden with 17 ratings

Väldigt god och smakfull rom som jag verkligen kan rekommendera.