Thanks so much for submitting a report. It has been emailed to the Rum Captain and will be actioned shortly.
Tasty, but not quite great
It got this for 20€ which is golden. I like the Botran rums,and i tried this younger one as a reasonable daily sipper. Tho not as deep as the 18yo,it is excellent. Just like the Guatemalan in general,you taste immadiately the molasses and you can blindly tell in the nose and palate that it's either a
Zacapa/Maltecto/Botran. The afterburn is a bit harsher but not disturbing. A sweety but light rum,eventhough quite cheap,still too good to be mixed
This rum was from a dark time for Botran. Most their rums were horrible and could be found in close out in stores. This was a huge exception. It was actually decent. The problem was it inherited the black label from the old low end Botran (which was rebranded with a red label). People associated this one with that monstrosity the old black label was and it suffered.
Currently all rums from this times are discontinued. The line was replaced with Reserva, Reserva Blanca, and Solera 1893. You can notice the influence Zacapa had in these new lines.
This is by far the best rum of which mixing with cola isn't an insult. The subtle burnt sugar tones and desert like quality lend itself very well to creating one great rum and coke. Unfortunately this rum isn't more mainstream because it would compete well with, and easily beat the more common "aged rums"
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