Thanks so much for submitting a report. It has been emailed to the Rum Captain and will be actioned shortly.
Yesterday I bought a bottel of Aldea Maestro. It comes in a bottle thats nicer than most premium brands. Has a nice colour and it havig several less aged rums below it, it is one of the supposedly better rums of the brand (above this are only familia and tradición, below there is the reserva, the 8 year and the añejo). After opening the bottle strong alcohol smell kicks hard. First I tried to drink it just on ice but no way. For me it had only alchol presence, I was not able to taste more different things in it (maybe the alcohol presence was to hard for me to notice more, maybe there was nothing more). It is very simple and not mild at all (considering it has 10 years eventhough the label does not mention it, but the reserva below has 10 years and the familia 15, so it should have 10 or even 12, on the net it is offered as 10 years).
Then I mixed it in a Cuba Libre as it is not sweet at all, what I consider good for Cuba Libre. It is half way to dry I would say. The Cuba Libre was acceptable but strong, and far far away from rums that bring other flavours into it.
I'm definitely keeping the bottle (removing labels) and will refill it once it is empty with other stuff. The bottle has one of the best designs of all. For the price I paid here in the canary islands (20 euro) I consider it far to expensive compared to other rums you get at this price here. Maybe the familia and tradicion are better, but if the entry premium rum of this brand has nothing to offer, Aldea lost the chance of waking up my interest in buying one of the two more aged rums. Maybe if I see the other rums at a bar, I'll give them a try, but buying an entire bottle again, I don't think so. What a pitty havind such nice bottles
en ok rom, men ikke noget prangende. Der findes mange bedre til samme pris
My sister brought me a bottle while traveling through the Canary islands. This is a decent rum straight or on the rocks, it almost taste like and aged Brandy, a little dry but a nice flavor with hint of toffee and spices.
Très bon rhum agricole, même surprenant car ce type de rhum est pas dans ma palette. Un goût de chêne et de miel comme celui 8 ans. Un peu cher mais j ai aimé!
I was quite happy with the Tradicion version but this one was not as satisfying. I know the Tradicion has 12 extra years of aging on it but it isn't that the Maestro is harsh; it has an odd, bitter taste to it that I can't put my finger on.
Plus the finish is too dry and leathery; and this is coming from a guy who likes dry rums.