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Tasty, but not quite great
I bought a bottle of this in costa rica at a duty free. I had the bottle for about 4 years or so still in a sealed plastic bag. I must say that it was worth the wait. This is a very good rum! It has a depth to it an some level of complexity it had some notes of bubble gum which was oddly satisfying. I'm not sure about these other reviews maybe they have cheapened in?
I bought this at the behest of a store clerk who said it sold really well and was better than Bacardi 8, which I was buying for mixing. Definitely not a sipper, strong alcohol smell, stronger taste, not much going on here but heat. Maybe in a mix it could be good, but it was pretty cheap so didn’t expect much.
Hints of vanilla when smelling it. Not as strong when sipping it and it has an afterburn. Mixed, it’s a neutral. Hence the 5
Ron Viejo de Caldas 8y has a very nice dark rum color, but that's the only positive thing. The bottle looks very cheap, the rum smells like hand sanitizer and has such a harsh burn to it that you want to mix it with something, anything. I can't believe such a rat poison comes from Colombia when they have a dozen better rums to offer in a blink of an eye.
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