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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.
One of the best rum i have ever tried. Nice smooth and no after burn. And an amazing smell. Perfect price quality
I picked this one up yesterday for $40. Since my bottles of 12 year old solera and 7 year old solera have been long gone, I had to judge this one based upon memory only, along with my reviews for those two.
When I got it home, the aromas from an ounce of it in a snifter reminded me of El Dorado 12. Wow! Was I about to find another rum that could rival ED12? Upon tasting it, all such fantasies went out the window. All I could taste was pepper and extreme sweetness, with a slightly bitter after taste. If I wanted pepper, I would stick with some of those peppery tequilas. Then after reading fellow reviews, I found out that this one is a sugar bomb. Looks like I have to put some of my bland dry rums to use into toning down the sweetness on this one.
This one is NOT a good buy and I wound up initially rating it as a 7.2 in my spreadsheet. I am so glad that I waited so long to finally try this one because if I had started out with this one, I may have rated it as a 9 or 10. Comparing to my true 9 and 10 ratings, there is no way for this one!
A few days later, I tried it on the rocks. Not even ice cubes made from Ozarka spring water could help it. Then I tried it it in a Cuba Libre, which only fared as average. I then had thoughts about pouring the remainder of the bottle down the toilet, but luckily I had orange juice in the fridge to save it. OJ mixed 50/50 with this rum is the only way to save this stuff. They really goofed with the added sugars on this batch. My rating went down to a 6. I will stick with their 12 year solera.
A great rum for sipping neat. Highly recommend as this is one of the best bangs for your buck.
The taste of wood is normally not something you find in solera-rums, but somehow it hits the back of the palate in this 20-year solera.
Nose: Very sweet and smooth with hints of tropical fruit and raw molasses
Taste: Sweet, but balanced dominated by caramel, tropical fruits and with a hint of wood
Overall: A little sweet, but one of the better 40abv soleras around.
Typical Solera style, but the sweetness is a bit too much, but still miles better than most of the competition.
One of the finest ever. I have always a bottle of it next to my Plantation 20th anniversary
Beautiful color and balanced taste with a touch of sweet taste for enjoying cool moments
Every time I have this rum I end up wondering why I bother to pay more for others! This my go to for parties. Who said you can't sip quality rums on a budget.
A solid rum for a good price. I really recommend this one! Try if you have a chance!!
Pretty smooth. It has a bit of an alcohol bite to it when drinking it room temp. Nice mildly sweet aroma and flavor, not to overwhelming.
Sweet, floral, vanilla, and abundantly smooth. This is one of the best Solera style rums I've had. You will not regret this purchase.
Was excited to try this rum. The first taste was wonderful. It’s smooth and has a creamy texture. But after that all I could taste was molasses. It’s too sweet for my palate. Zacapa, and Kirk and Sweeney are still my favorites.
Hverken før sød eller sprittet. God balance. Dufter dejligt og smager rigtig godt. Skal helt sikkert smage den igen.
For me is better centenario RUM. Not too much sweet. Tastes good. Fine...
Aussi doux au nez qu'en bouche. Beaucoup de parfums qui restent longtemps en bouche. Une vraie réussite.
So far this is my third favorite rum.
If you like a rum that has a light alcool taste and is strong on the sugar cane side. This is for you.
Rhum facile d’approche. Côté caramel qui rappelle les portos Tawny, avec des arômes de beurre et de vanille. Bonne complexité.
Great amber rhum, not to sweet and a slight of bitterness.
Nose: intense, complex, oak, caramel, dried fruits
Palate: just wow! Very well balanced, sweet, voluminous, long lasting, authentic.
Hard to beat, a must have.
Nicht zu süß, kommt nicht ganz an den 30 jährigen heran, aber bei diesem Preis unschlagbar
Comme le 25 ans. Il est super bon, mais je vous dirais qu'il est un peu moin sucré. J' adore.
Kvalitní rum ale trochu ostřejší a úplně mě nezaujal.
This one is soooo great. Sweet, but not too sweet. Just for me. And soft, so soft. Hint of caramel and vanilla.
I like to taste 25 and 30 years old also, but I don´t know if I have give them afer that 11 or something. :)
This rum reminds me of Kaniche but perhaps a little more expensive and aged. The taste is less than a bottle of Eldorado 21. It is also good with coke and lime. I would buy it again.