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Recommendable to most
Nose: strong, pleasant, toffee, oak, and some smoke.
Palate: rather sharp and thin taste, no volume, does not last long.
6,5 - 7
A rather dark rum. Very nice bottle presentation. Quite fragrant - I let it sit for a while and can smell thre aroma. Fairly smooth, with an average finish. Doesn't last too long on the tongue. Overall not bad, but not that memorable either.
Sipping this neat, I must admit, the first few tastes of this Rum I was not overly impressed. I have now finished about a quarter of the bottle and the taste is much better now ( I have discovered this with a few other Rums too). Now I love this stuff, very smooth and a wonderful depth of flavour, with hints of Molasses, Vanilla and Chocolate, and a very pleasant afterburn. I very was tempted to give it a 9.
Having tried and rated a bottle of 1888 Ron Gran Reserva Familiar I saw this one as a new product at my local store and thought I would try it. After looking it up on their website I think this is the new standard 1888 since the old bottle is not listed. It says aged up to 14 years and double aged in bourbon and sherry casks. The aroma is very subtle and inviting. The flavor is very heavy with molasses and is quite smooth. It reminds me a great deal of Papa’s Pilar 24. Overall a nice offering if you like sweetened rum, it not too complex but a very good choice for $40.
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