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Botran Solera 1893 rum

Botran Solera 1893 is a dark rum from Guatemala aged using the Solera method in casks that previously held sherry, port and bourbon.

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Posted about 1 month ago by gerben de lange from Aruba with 15 ratings

got this rum for my wedding, pleasant taste, but must add i'm somewhat of a rum assassin, i still can't get myself to drink rum neat most of the time, i will always be a rum and coke lover and yes i dare mix a good or expensive rum with my coke. i've been blasted countless times for doing it and i've heard every reason available why i shouldn't. what can i tell you? you know better than me? your sipping makes you a better critic? i might as well use bacardi? i'll tell you how it is, if a rum is awesome, it will also make my rum and coke awesome, and if that's what i like, sorry to hurt your feelings lol

Posted about 2 months ago by ThomasW from Netherlands with 5 ratings

Straightforward and okay. Is not the perfect sippin rum as advertised. Not bad, but better alternatives for the same price.

Posted 2 months ago by Pirate from Sweden with 6 ratings

It’s not bad, but it’s not good either.
Quite dissapointed.
I had high expectations.
It looks good on the paper. Guatemala, solera, made in the same building as Zacapa etc.
But it’s simply not a complete top notch rum.

Posted 3 months ago by Marty from Czech Republic with 65 ratings

Will be .... .

Posted 3 months ago by Bob from United States with 72 ratings

From the same distillery as Zacapa, that’s what it tastes like but with less sugar added. Pretty good, maybe a tiny bit medicinal though.

Posted 4 months ago by mmciesielski from United States with 22 ratings

Excellent vanilla odor. Good color. No overpowering alcohol taste, no burn. Good straight or with ice

Posted 4 months ago by Isegal from Germany with 81 ratings


Posted 5 months ago by vomi1011 from Germany with 152 ratings

Solid performance from the manufacturer.
The smell is amazing, I love this fruity sweet aromas. It reminds me of Zacapa.
I can tell you, this is a good rum for small money.
I have the old bottle, what a beauty for just 28€.

A fresh bottle is not that aromatic and has too much wood aroma. But after some months the rum gets better with oxygen in the bottle.

Smell: Caramel, herbs, fruits (mandarine), dried fruits (plum), some wood, vanilla, lard (very nicely balanced, not too sweet)
Taste: mandarine, caramel, herbs, burned sugar, toasted barrel (wood), nutmeg, spice.
Finish: earth/cask, spice, wood, bitterness
Aftertaste: typical sherry aftertaste, cherry compote, orange

Country: Guatemala
Place: Quetzaltenango
Barrel: American white oak, whiskey, pot and sherry wine barrels
Material: Virgin Cane Honey
Age: 5-18

Sweetness: 1.5/5
Spice: 3/5
Fruit: 3/5
Mildness: 3.5/5

Posted 7 months ago by Vicke from Sweden with 62 ratings

This is not any favourit of mine. Drinkable yes, but lacks character and I experienced it as too dry.

Posted 8 months ago by Tomas from Czech Republic with 135 ratings

Significant alcohol burn in aroma, full sherry body with alcoholic plain tail.

Posted 9 months ago by Trini-tallman from Trinidad and Tobago with 7 ratings

A little harsh, but good with soda to enjoy. This is 18, but I've had better 12 year old runs.

Posted about 1 year ago by Nismo86 from France with 11 ratings

Un bon rhum, facile à trouver, accessible tant en terme de prix que de goût, pas de parti pris extrême... Je ne le trouve pas "épicé", contrairement à beaucoup, mais très équilibré, et facile à boire tout en ayant un réel plaisir.

Posted over 1 year ago by Erik Marum from United States with 29 ratings

My first experience with this was at a new year's party when someone brought this. I was curious and tried it. Loved it. Shocked it was a rum and have been into high quality sipping rums over whiskey ever since. This is such a nice balance of deep caramel and a touch of spice that leans towards a molasses flavor but just hints at it. I'm not a fan of molasses heavy rums and this gets right up to the edge for me but doesn't cross over into the heavy molasses flavors. This I can down neat or on the rocks. It's not the smootest, but the burn is pretty mild. The flavors are heavy up front and the finish is very slight and relatively lasting. This is a solid choice for whatever your purpose. Sip or mix it will go down well.

Posted over 1 year ago by Pavel from Czech Republic with 133 ratings

Better average, not surprising but you'd be able to drink it the whole night long.

Posted over 1 year ago by Pandur from Austria with 73 ratings

Der Geruch des Ron Botran 1893 Solera ist gut, der Geschmack dagegen 0815. Positicv: nicht nachgesüßt, jedjeInsgesamtoch fehlt Frucht und v.a. Raffinesse. Insgesamt kein schlechter Rum, ohne großartige Ecken und Kanten, aber am ehesten zum Mixen geeignet.

Posted over 1 year ago by Stefan Persson (PREMIUM) from Sweden with 149 ratings

This Solera Ron with distillate between 5 and 18 years old has a well balanced sweetness. In your nose you can feel oak, vanilla and caramel but also dried fruit. Then in your mouth you can together with above mentioned also feel some orange, I believe.
It’s also quite complex and a good budget priced Ron.

Posted over 1 year ago by 5xo from Slovakia with 237 ratings

The flavor is similar to the higher level Botran Solera 18, only without the sherry aspect. A competent albeit boring molasses and wood, can extract burnt sugar when giving it a proper mouth wash.

Posted over 1 year ago by Michal Micko (PREMIUM) from Czech Republic with 251 ratings

The perfect aroma is promissing more than you get. First taste is alcohol kick and you must search for more layers and tones. The sweet is natural and pleasant, aftertaste not long and burning.

Posted over 1 year ago by MiKli from Czech Republic with 66 ratings

Nice oak aroma, full taste, tones of candied fruits, too spicy. I bit dry, sweet touch.

Posted almost 2 years ago by KevinGT from Puerto Rico with 17 ratings

At first aroma and taste match, but suddenly the alcohol + spice kicks in and is a totally different story.

Posted almost 2 years ago by Nico from France with 15 ratings

Un rhum qui ne m'a pas convaincu. Un peu déçu au final.

Posted about 2 years ago by Taster from Switzerland with 104 ratings

Nose: Very oaky, intense and complex.
Palate: smooth and well balanced, but maybe a bit thin, somewhat smoky, not too sweet.
In contrary to other reviewers, I noticed absolutely no burn.

Posted about 2 years ago by Axel from Germany with 89 ratings

Ron Botran has much better stuff to offer than the 1893. It is not a neat sipper since the alcohol smell and taste are strong and the burn at the end is not pleasant. Go straight with the 12 or 15 year Botran if you are looking for a slightly better experience. They are not neat sippers either, but at least your rum-and-coke will have a better flavor to it.

Posted about 2 years ago by Ian Storey from Canada with 18 ratings

If you love rum, and chances are if you are reading this you do, this rum has great aroma and colour with a crisp rich aftertaste. It is however not the greatest value but certainly appealing with its strong aged-rum aftertaste.