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I've been drinking rum for over 50 years, so i think my rum palate is as good as any.
My preferred drink is Bacardi white with Coke no ice. Yet occasionally I'll try another brand for educational purposes only. I was delighted with this 15 year Botran's rich sweet molasses aroma, which lights up all your taste buds. I always use a mix; coke or eggnog. This is top quality rum.
A sweet rum that goes down like a fine whiskey. Anybody claiming this isn't sweet and smooth doesn't know what she is talking about.
très léger en bouche pas du tous agressif, léger gout vanillé ressemble au diplomatico reserva mais le sucre en moins ce qui est très agréable pour éviter d'être écœuré trop rapidement, ideal pour une fin de repas, et surtout un rapport qualite prix tres interessant
The same folks that make the Ron Zacapa brand make the Botran brand. I was sitting at a Cuban restaurant in New York last week, just two days before National Rum Day when I had the pleasure of tasting Botran Reserva. That's right! I drank that straight up and it was smooth. Zacapa 23 is one of my favorite rums because of its complexity and smoothness, but some say it's a little on the sweet side. Botran makes up for where Zacapa 23 can be improved on. Equally complex, Botran is smoother and at 60-70% of the price of Zacapa 23, there are few other better deals in the $30-$35 range.
Overall, it is good on the rocks, but would be good in a mix drink too, just don't over mix it. Keep it simple, a daiquiri will do. Trust me. When you have a good piece of meat, you don't ever want to cook it too much.
I picked this up in duty free leaving Belize. Price was great and it is a tasty rum. I will have to keep an eye out for this one again.
The cork was rotted, had to scoop it out, strain the rum, and pour it back in. First shot went down like 90 proof with an aftertaste of upchuck. I put the bottle in its bag to return to the liquor store. Then when I realized I had nothing else to drink in the house, filled another glass, and weird, it tasted great, smooth all the way. Not quite sure what miracle took place here, but this is actually really good stuff, dark and heavy, at a really affordable price.
J ai trempé mes lèvres dans 2cl de ce rum et j'ai été surpris par les notes de bois,très surprenant mais néanmoins agréable ... à revister à l'occasion !!!
Another rum that proves you don't have to pay an arm and a leg for a great rum. I found this locally for $24 and after reading some reviews decided to give it a shot. Glad I did. This rum is produced by Industrias Licoreras de Guatemala, the same distillery that brings you Ron Zacapa. But make no mistake, this is not the just a cheap version of the sugary Zacapa. Wonderfully smooth, and just enough sweetness to compliment the play of flavors without over powering them with a syrupy, sugariness. According to other reviewers, it's coming in at a 0-5g sugar test. It mellows into a comfortable finish, with virtually no alcohol burn. I'm giving this an 8 based on quality and price. Will definitely buy again.
I spent $23 US on this, and I expected something more along the lines of a mixer for that price. Instead, what I got was a delicious, complex, smooth rum perfect for drinking straight, with a splash of water, or on the rocks (my preferred if I can't put it in a freezer... I love my spirits very cold, for some reason).
Another surprise is how sweet it is, considering the results of the sugar test conducted by nomad and edited into their review back on page 1 (0-5g).
This rum is made from virgin sugar honey and aged via the Solera system in bourbon, port, and sherry casks. It definitely shows from the amazing palate. There's some dried fruits, almond, and orange (I love that orange citrus note on the tongue). The finish is almost like a chocolate cinnamon, only more on the dark/bitter-sweet side than the milk/creamy side.
The nose is also wonderful, giving off some charred wood aromas like oak, as well as creamy caramel and honey.
I absolutely recommend this one, especially as a baseline for introducing someone to Reservas. Obviously better can be found, but this is definitely the definition of a good Reserva.
This rum was recommended to me by the a cashier at the Mill Valley Market At Mill Valley California and for the price it was Fantastic! Love the aromas of vanilla and caramel is very smooth love this find. The cashier was right on this one.
The reserva is named now as 15 years, it is bit woody and strong rum in nose, great citric profile on the taste, the brand advises to mix with orange peel or any other minimal stuff (probably bitters, old fashion, etc)
However I think it is an awesome rum for a incredible price
Vyborny hutny rum, prirovnal bych ho k diplomatico, akorat mene sladke. Hutna vune s nadechem karamelu a duboveho dreva, barva tmava, chut karamelova, s prichuti duboveho dreva, jemna, hladka. Mohu doporucit
A step up from the 12 year anejo, if you ask me. Little more sweetness and flavor with less burn and funk. This rum can be enjoyed neat or mixed. Guatemala sure makes decent rums as is evident in this representation from Industrias Licoreras de Guatemala. Not as sweet as Zacapa!
Gusto equilibrato tra dolce e secco, Sapore intenso di caramello e affumicatura, retrogusto vaniglia persistente. Accompagnato dalla cioccolata fondente è una libidine. Lo consiglio come start per entrare nel mondo dei rum. Difficile trovare un rum così buono a questo prezzo. Consigliato.
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