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Botran Solera 1893 is a dark rum from Guatemala aged using the Solera method in casks that previously held sherry, port and bourbon.
Un rhum qui ne m'a pas convaincu. Un peu déçu au final.
I've always liked the younger Botran 12 as a cheap everyday sort of rum, especially during my time in Guatemala, so I had high hopes for this one. Have to say i'm slightly dissapointed. It's not that much better than the 12. Also the flavours tend to break up in the mouth, giving it a rather chaotic, confusing, filmsy feel. I like robust rums with solid flavours. The aftertaste doesn't go wel with the initial sensation. The overal taste is quite floral, like a chardonnay. Having said that: i've only tried it once and maybe I shall revisit this review. My bottle is different from the one depicted here. It's a raindrop shape now, which is nice. Very feminine and something different. The huge gold-coloured cork is a bit over the top though.
There's a lot of competition at this price range, and I'm sorry to say I don't feel this rum holds up. It's certainly a high-quality rum, exhibiting the smoothness I expect at this level. But, the complexity of flavor was simply not there for me. My only thought is that it seemed to need more time in the barrel - perhaps the length of solera-aging is too short? If it were not for the modestly-high price, I'd suggest this as a beginner-sipper - several others among my ratings beat it, though. I'd avoid paying this much for a mixer, too.
Oaky, vanilla and spice. Slightly harsh, nice aromas.
Nose:Strong vanilla,caramel, alcohol
Tail:aftertaste is long lasting and warming
Bottle: I have the old bottle,this is a masterpiece!The new one is pretty standard,under average.
I really like the old bottle, the rum is similar to Zacapa,but not as sweet,for me much more interesting! Price is very reasonable!
I read reviews of this one raising it to the skies in praise, so my expectations were way up there. But first impression was that it had a fairly weak nose. Taste is rather elegant, but it fades quickly. It has some nice tones of cane and feels like a typical rum, not very prominent. I expected a lot more from it, not only for reviews I've read, but also from the price range.
Al igual que Zacapa 23, sistema solera y sabor muy similar. Menor precio que su competencia. Se disfrutan sus diferentes sabores si se toma derecho, se aprecia sabor a madera, jerez, vainilla y caramelo.
Average sweetness, but some harsh alcohol is present. Taste of mainly oak, some smoke, with some flowers and vanilla. Quite complex taste and smell. I prefer a smoother rum...
Ottimo Rum, sapore deciso. Al palato sapore di Caramello e Tabacco quasi da Whiskey, retrogusto non troppo persistente speziato. Non consiglio l'abbinamento con cioccolato. Meglio liscio con un buona sigaretta.
Nose; A discreet palette with hints of caramel, exotic fruit, molasses, oak and vanilla.
Palate; Honey and spicy oak first. Then raisins, bitter dark chocolate, vanilla and coffee. Not very rich, creamy or soft in the flavors.
Finish; A dry, medium finish with spicy oak, exotic fruit sweetness and liquorice.
Overall; A well-made rum, but I am a bit disappointed. It is not as soft and creamy as i like my rum to be.
Really Good ans easy to drink rum !
Caramel and chamallow taste
Quite weak! It has a brown sugar, butter toffee, spices, tropical fruits and it has a little smoky smell at the end.
It has a bitterness of bourbon. Spices and little peppery.Long after burn with butter toffee and little smoke at the end.
Perfect pair with cigar!
This is similar to the Zapaca, but maybe not as refined and rounded. Still, it is a great pour which I would recommed to fans of Zacapa.
Good rum that always seems to please me. I love the taste and afterburn
In my humble opinion the best rum from Guatemala.
Dark amber colour, dense, long legs, you can feel the slow aged spirit in there.
Smell like honey, some toffee and cocoa bit of chocolate and bit vainilla (probably from the bourbon cask).
The taste is smooth, soft, delicate; of course you can feel the sweetness, the cocoa and some invitation to the wine aroma, probably because the Oporto cask aged.
I used to enjoy this rum straight up, or with a chunk of ice. This rum is also known as a 18 years old (the brand new package) and another way to enjoy it is on creams or cake, especially the caribbean christmas cake with fruits and so on the sweetness and rum's profile just gives an extra to the dessert.
Une palette aromatique fade par rapport à un autre produit du pays, zacapa qui au même prix sera plus attrayant, je ne lui laisse pas de seconde chance
Ce édition du botran m'a moins séduite que le 12 ans solera. Il est plus balance, moins de relief dans les arômes, on y retrouve la vanille, le caramel, et le bois. Prix abordable pour découvrir, et déboucher sans se poser de question
Premières impressions, un nez parfumé aux arômes de caramel et d'épices. En bouche, il surprend mais reste équilibré, avec une finale toute en longueur.
A teste au moins une fois :)
Plus points for impressive carafe style new bottle. For me tastier than his younger brother Reserva. More complex.
Découvert par hasard, c'est devenu une bouteille meuble dans mon bar. Il faut toujours en avoir une. De plus son prix est doux tout comme lui
Découvert au hasard d’une dégustation ce rhum du Guatemala au nez léger est onctueux, agréable en bouche. Pas trop sirupeux, il est puissant et équilibré. Le bois, la vanille le caractérisent, et un peu de miel en fin de bouche.
Pour moi, il;est trop fort , par contre , ma femme aime beaucoup celui la car justement il est moins sirupeux que les rhums que j'aime habituellement.
C'est pour cela que j'ai mis 7/10. Le parfum est pas mal, mais c'est la force de l'alcool qui me rebute un peu.
Même maison que le fameux zacapa. Il s'agit d'un rhum savoureux qui ne prends pas de risques et sans surprise. Saveurs de vanille, caramel.
Botran är en Zacapa utan så mycket socker. Denna är fantastiskt god och helt klart värd att köpa. Kostar väl hälften av Zacapan. Tillverkas i samma fabrik som Z.
This "Botran Solera" is a wee bit harsher than the "Botran Reserva". Pleasant to sip, yes (even if quite conventional), but I do prefer the sweeter taste of the "Reserva": I drink the "Reserva" straight and this one "on the rocks".