Thanks so much for submitting a report. It has been emailed to the Rum Captain and will be actioned shortly.
Bottom line first, it's very similar to Kaniche XO. That's a good thing, as I find the XO to be a wonderful sipping rum, especially considering the reasonable XO price. The Perfeccion is considerably more expensive at my local store and not considerably different in taste, that's a very good thing! I did a back to back taste test and, maybe, maybe, I could almost claim that Perfeccion has a touch more of a spicy taste, maybe. However, when drinking Perfeccion alone, it seems to have a slightly different character. I like it very much and it's among my favorites, right next to, and as good as, XO.
I have really enjoyed Kaniche’ XO and is one of my favorite aged rums. Today I spent $10.00 more to try Kaniche’ Perfeccion at Total Wine. When I mixed coke with both it was hard to tell the difference. Drinking it dry (without soda), the Kaniche’ Perfeccion had an extra bite to it. Honestly, I will stay with the XO and look forward to trying other Kaniche’ Rums when they become available at Total Wine. I certainly don’t want to discourage anyone from trying Perfeccion as my taste buds maybe be off. Enjoy!!
I love rum, hands down. I have tried low rated, low price rums to over priced and high rated rums. No less than 3 bottles in the house at any given moment. I have been loving the XO version for awhile now and just came accross this at Total Wine. The aroma and finish are amazing and much better than the XO. The tastes are different so I won't compare those as I like both. Well worth the $39.99.