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Zaya Grande Reserva 16-Year rum

Zaya Grande Reserva 16-Year

Trinidad and Tobago | Aged

6.5/10 (57 ratings)
Tasty, but not quite great

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Posted 4 days ago by Sparrow247 from United States with 2 ratings

Good Price $$$
1st introduced on Disney Wonder cruise out of NoLo “French Quarter Bar” immediate fan. Got home in SC and found at Frugal McDouglas. #2 so far on my list behind the Brugal 1888. Great mix with Coke 0 double shot extra ice wine goblet. How I do my rum.

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Posted 26 days ago by geroji from United States with 26 ratings

It tastes unbearably forgettable and artificially sweet. I don’t even remember the tasting notes. This is one of my first sipping rum, I remember when I first opened the bottle as a mewbie I enjoyed rums like this and bumbu. I forgot about it and started trying out new rums, and when I sampled this again a month later, I poured it out.

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Posted 27 days ago by Ajt95 from United States with 11 ratings

A good rum with a very noticeable hint of vanilla, goes great with coke in the right proportions.

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Posted 1 month ago by Ben9494 from United States with 3 ratings

Initially a bit strong and the first sip was harsh and heavy with etoh flavor.p As I let it breath it changed quite a bit. The vanilla is pretty forward. Not as complex as I was expecting. Many other reviews felt it was too sweet but for me it definitely wasn't.

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Posted 2 months ago by Jason from Canada with 3 ratings

Beautiful aroma. Sweet but not too sweet. If you don’t like caramel and vanilla don’t buy this.

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Posted 2 months ago by monnich from United States with 5 ratings

Really impressed. Sweet, which is my flavor profile. Great nose with a flavor of mint chocolate.

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Posted 2 months ago by Skyvie from United States with 37 ratings

On the nose, VERY vanilla.
Tastes very carmel, toffee, butterscotch - ending with vanilla and a STRONG bitter flavor.
Very long finish.
Definitely not anything like the "whisky-like" dry rums most of us prefer (Pusser's, Appleton, Plantation).

It is a blended rum, but it does have the brown sugar flavor of very old (XO) brandy, so it seems that there's a decent amount of 16ish-year-old rum in the recipe.

Decent if you're using it as a dessert rum, or for people who don't normally drink rum neat.
(There was never any sticky residue in any of my glasses, so they don't seem to be adding much sugar.)

Final verdict: it's not one I would get again, and it's too pricey to buy solely as a mixer.

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Posted 3 months ago by Rogo-zin from United States with 26 ratings

Heavy vanilla nose. Soft mouth, smooth. But, there is something funky that has a chemical quality on the back end that I just don’t like. Charred plastic maybe?

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Posted 3 months ago by Alphamale76 from United States with 14 ratings

Not terrible. Definitely a little sweeter than most rums. Smooth finish and I like the vanilla hints. Good value.

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Posted 3 months ago by Neman3 from Canada with 90 ratings

Imaginary liquor, still classic rum;
The best on nose;
Sweetness the must to be;
Where it's from? From Trinidad or from Tobago?
Why it's limited to .75l!?!
Viva T&T!

Ok, бе reasonable - minus one point just to be reasonable