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I'm not fan of cuban-slyle rum but this one I like. It have not so much vanilla and caramel like Extra Anejo so it quite tasty. Right proof and a little bit oak. It is easy to drink neat so it's good rum.
Hard to rate...room temperature to much of alcohol in taste...even cold....even on the rocks...still to strong alcohol fragrance...But on the end you can feel nice, sweet caramel.
A well rounded,well blended,smooth rum,as close to the Cuban style rums that you can buy in the U.S.A. without having to cross the border. Very drinkable on it's own.Has a slightly sweet taste with a light barrel char.I actually like it better than their 15 or 18 year expressions which are less sweet.
This rum has a light yellow/golden colour to it along with a pleasant caramel smell. Sipping it is too harsh for my liking, although I do like the mild syrupy sweet aftertaste on my lips. Having just picked up a book on Rum (written by a whiskey guy), I went with his suggestion for drinking (some) Spanish Caribbean rums and tried it with a little clementine juice - wow - pretty good combo. I would rate this rum a 6.5, or higher if it had less of an alcohol smell and burn...
It starts off strong. There are some nice caramel aromas. The thing that gets me about this rum is the finish. Perhaps I am a novice rum drinker, but there is something harsh about the finish, which I don't like.I'll usually make a cocktail with this rum and avoid it for months only to question my earlier impression and try again. I'll have to try the 15
Rather sweet and floral perhaps a little sickly some similarity to a younger Pampero. Not impressive for its price point and if the youngest rum is 10 years old pigs have wings. Spirit of Cuba... no Dominican Republic, more false impressions. If you are after a light sweet floral rum this is good as a mixer. After 2 glasses I switched to something else after a couple it is sickly
Tried the Ron Matusalem 23y, 10y and 7y back-to-back. The 23y is much darker in color, semi dark, but the 10y and 7y are very light. Surprisingly light for aged rums. Both the 10y and the 7y have the same smell and flavor profile as the older sibling, but obviously both younger ones are much less matured and developed in the flavor department.
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