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Tasty, but not quite great
We have honey, rum, fruit, peach and other very interesting flavors with loads of sweetness. At 20%. Nice product, but can't be rated higher.
I tried this rum because i really like the taste of honey but the lack of punch at mere 20% really disappointed me. Also it doesn't even taste as much like honey as like a cough-medicine. Higher alcohol percentage would definitely improve the taste but for 20% it's just too sweet. Couldn't drink more than a glass at a time and I do like sweet rums.
Definitely not going to buy another bottle and will avoid in the future and I advice you to do the same.
At 20%, Ron Miel is very much on the lighter side of things, and I personally would count it as a liqueur and not a rum. But as far as spirits go: this stuff is tasty. One dimensional, but tasty! Nose and mouth are practically identical, with raw honeycomb dominating, and just a hint of lime zest underneath with none of the acidity. The rum flavor doesn't really make an appearance besides providing a backbone, until the finish where it finally comes out a little.
Enjoyed a half a bottle of Arehucas Ron Miel. Bottle and label design look very cheap and basic. Super strong honey flavor to both nose and palate. This Ron Miel is bottled at 40 proof, so its much closer to a liqueur than a real rum. Arehucas is definitely something different, very refreshing indeed. This is much better than the Oliver y Oliver equivalent.
Ron miel is not what I'd define a rum. It's more in between aguardiente and canchanchara. That said, this one is a very nice one and honestly reflecting Canary Islands traditions. Not bad at all.
A lot of rum drinkers would probably find this way too sweet, but for me, this is very smooth, very sippable and rolls off the tongue like a smooth and fine syrup. I like it very much, but it's very much a rum that you would drink once in a while rather than on a regular basis.
In taste terms it's simple - a light, caramel, vanilla and molasses based rum with a pronounced taste of honey.
It has a bit of a cult following from those who have visited the Canaries - particularly Gran Canaria - and many of us had our first taste there and then duly brought home a bottle. Does this colour our view of it....well yes, I guess it does as you get the holiday vibe from it, but it's still unusual and pretty lovely to sip.
It can be bought online, but I've never seen it in a UK shop.
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