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Centenario 20-Year rum

Ron Centenario 20-Year rum is produced from Costa Rican sugar cane which is turned into molasses before aging in American white oak barrels up to 20 years using the solera aging system.

The company producing Ron Centenario 20-Year rum used to be named Seagram de Costa Rica, but in 2002 changed its name to Centenario Internacional. The rum wasn't sold outside of Costa Rica until 2007.

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Posted 5 months ago by Mujuru from United States with 35 ratings

So after reading the reviews and ratings here I picked up a bottle when I was in Miami. This is a solid 8.8 everything considered. The nose is candy, the palate is caramel, butterscotch, and natural spice which combines in an absolutely magnificent mid palate. The aftertaste is gentle warmth and rum cake. It is a sweet rum with the distinct “Solera” aftertaste, but it is by far the best Solera I have had yet. I grabbed this bottle for $39 which I now consider to be an absolute steal. The ratings aren’t wrong. This will be a staple in my cabinet if I can get a local store to carry it. Delightful.

Posted 5 months ago by Nathan Hevenstone (PREMIUM) from United States with 27 ratings

This has definitely piqued my interest in Centenario's rums. While certainly not the best rum I've ever had, this one is very good. I really enjoy everything about it's flavor. I would definitely not ever mix with this one... it's a sipper for sure. I love it with some ice, personally. I also found that it was good to let it breathe, for the same amount of time as a scotch (1 minute for every year it's aged... so, in this case, 20 minutes... or if you happen to have an aerator, run it through that then let it breathe for 10 to 15 minutes).

Very much recommended.

Posted 6 months ago by Gork from United States with 12 ratings

I enjoy this rum above all others. I yearn for this rum because it did not make my move to the islands and I have yet to locate a local purveyor. The price has come down since I began to drink this... however, I feel it is worth every penny at $65+ It has a great smell, gorgeous color, warm flavor, and a mellow ... melt... as it washes down the hatch. Smooth as silk and I cannot wait to get another case.

Posted 6 months ago by Probus from Czech Republic with 1 rating

I really like this rum. Sweet taste and very Good aftertaste.

Posted 6 months ago by thj001 from Denmark with 3 ratings

A great rum with an exceptional aftertaste - one of my all time favourites

Posted 6 months ago by Biohazzard from Czech Republic with 12 ratings

At first taste is very sweet but after a second has litlle bit fruity or sugar

Posted 6 months ago by Petr Gabriel from Czech Republic with 24 ratings

Just average sweet rum. Quite soft taste but nothing particulary interesting.
Smells after sugar maybe a bit of fruit too.

Posted 6 months ago by ripperussr from Czech Republic with 96 ratings

Caramel and vanilla in flavour, sweet taste in the beginning, then little harsh ending. Quite nice complete taste.

Posted 6 months ago by Tomas from Czech Republic with 135 ratings

Sweet taste of vanilla with tones of cinnamon and slight burn

Posted 7 months ago by Mike (PREMIUM) from Czech Republic with 118 ratings

This is one of the best rum I ever had. It is smooth, not that much sweet and very well balanced. In taste hints of banana, tobacco, caramel and cream. This one is much better that a lot of other rums at double price.

Posted 7 months ago by Manu from Germany with 17 ratings

Mit diesem Rum lässt sich ein schöner Abend noch mehr versüssen. Passend zum Dessert.

Posted 8 months ago by Spidey-P from Netherlands with 63 ratings

I really prefer sweet rums and this is definitely one of my favorites! Ufff can't even recall how much bottles I already demolished!

Posted 8 months ago by Jaroslav Nečas from Czech Republic with 54 ratings

Kostarický rum velmi sladké chuti, o dost lepší než jeho mladší kolegové.

Posted 9 months ago by marekmikus (PREMIUM) from Czech Republic with 31 ratings

I like this rum, it has full flavour, sweet but not too much, very smooth

Posted 9 months ago by Patricebru (PREMIUM) from France with 28 ratings

a well balanced rhum not too sweet, an interesting one I taste for the 1st time

Posted 9 months ago by Hesel from Denmark with 33 ratings

Color: 3/5, too dark. Nose: 7/10, little vanilla but also chockolad. Taste: 15/20.
Very good starter rum, easy to drink. A lot better than Zacapa 23.

Posted 9 months ago by Snookerman from United Kingdom with 121 ratings

I find so much to like about this rum. For the first part, upon opening the bottle, the aroma wafted to me long before I poured it. I smelled blackberries, raspberries, molasses, caramel and a hint of sherry. Certainly all of those things are present in the taste, as is a plum and damson-like sweetness on the tongue. There is maybe a quality of cake to it - not fruit cake, strangely, but maybe more a soft sponge with vanilla , chocolate or strawberry jam. All of this makes it sound VERY sweet, but here's the thing - it is sweet, yes, but not very sweet. I do imagine that some sugar has been added to this. I've not seen figures for it, but I've tasted other rums that did and this has some of the hallmarks. I have to say that it holds it rather well - perhaps becuase of the rich fruitiness.
The aftertaste is of rumminess, fruit, cinnamon and brown sugar. The taste lingers well, but not as long as some rums.
I'll see how I get on with it with future sips - will it go up or down a point?
The price is good, so, that's a plus too.

Posted 10 months ago by jennissa from Switzerland with 28 ratings

klebrig süss caramel schokolade mild. liebe alle rums dieser reihe 20, 25, 30. bester in dieser preisklasse. sehr empfehlenswert!

Posted 10 months ago by Pirate from Sweden with 6 ratings

Great tasting rum. It’s like a mix of the best qualities from Plantation XO, Diplomatico and Zacapa packed into one bottle.

Posted 11 months ago by Martin Kennedy from Australia with 194 ratings

And very nice it is ! Yes its sweet but not cloyingly so.. Nice deep amber colour with long legs in the glass. Aromas of honey , caramel and chocolate. Easy , easy sipping , no ice required. Tastes like it smells , sort of a Nicaraguan rum but sweetened.. spices are present plus a little bit of white oak. No burn at all , very easy to drink and very hard to find here in Oz..

Posted 11 months ago by Dries from Belgium with 16 ratings

I tasted this one last year, having requested to try the 25yo, but the shopkeeper told me he preferred the 20yo and so he poured me a glass of both. I certainly did not dislike the 25yo, but damn, am I happy I tried the 20yo too! What a great rum... I will say the aroma doesn't blow me away, but everything that follows is really nice. A smooth and warm sensation with a touch of sweet, just right.
Why did I even wait so long to buy a bottle of it?!

Posted about 1 year ago by Ernie Higgs from Canada with 19 ratings

A recent trip to Costa Rica allowed a taste of Centenario 20 for the first time. The best rum I have ever tasted. Smooth with body, nice but gentle nose, flavour of caramel and a touch of vanilla but not overwhelming. At the airport picked up a 2 pack of 20 and 25 for a very reasonable price and will spend some time now deciding which is better.

Posted about 1 year ago by Reiwa from Japan with 136 ratings

At first, the bottle design looks verg good. Red and gold logo suits dark color of rhis rum.
Of course, taste is good too.
Very smooth and sweetness like shine.

Posted about 1 year ago by Enforcer from United States with 3 ratings

In comparison to the 30 year Centenario, this one comes very close in terms of quality. The price tag of this being almost a third of the 30 yr makes this an amazing buy.