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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.
Now this is some good stuff
Beautiful dark, mahogany color. Sweet caramel, fruit, honey, vanilla and amond aroma. Very sweet in mouth with pastry taste, caramel. The finish is not very long and doesn't burn. I prefer the 25 Year but it's a very good one !
So after reading the reviews and ratings here I picked up a bottle when I was in Miami. This is a solid 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.
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.
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.
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