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Santa Teresa 1796 rum is produced in Venezuela and aged using the solera system that blends rums aged between 4 and 35 years. Before bottling, the rum is aged for a further year in large French oak casks to marry the blends.
This rum was first created in 1996 to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the establishment of the distillery, the Santa Teresa Hacienda.
Great spanish style rum, but that was "one night" adventure becouse I will choose something different with this money in my pocket that man need to spend for Santa Teresa.
More about the rum itself - rich deep flavour with lots from wooden side, semi sweet, no sugar bomb for sure, really nothing wrong with it.
This rum for me is a little lighter and the finish is a little long, harsher than the Gran Reserva from Diplomatico. The aroma is sweet, but on the palate it feels light, lack luster. Still an ok sipping rum, but for the price, I'll get the Diplomatico.
Have to say it’s packaged in one of the best bottles, especially liked the waxed cork.
Golden colour, average legs on the glass.
At first sip I thought it was quite bland, very little of anything.
After 10 mins in the glass it was much better.
Very smooth, little if any burn and a pleasant wood, fruity and maybe coffee aftertaste.
£58 for a litre bottle at Gatwick airport.
Money well spent I think.
Look...this is a good rum. But after everyone fawning all over it in reviews I am disappointed. So, can you sip it? Yes.should you mix it? No. But temper your expectations.
Any Venezuelan feels really proud of this rum for sure, nothing tastes more like home!!! Great value for a high quality rum. Use it as a base for an amazing old fashioned.
Nice taste, ok. .
Nice one a lot of flavors and a bit dry, but overall fine.
A truly average aged Spanish style molasses based rum with good hype and buzz about the spirits community. It’s a little more intense in sherry barrel flavor profile than others in this category, so that may appeal to people who enjoy this characteristic. I would take it over Diplomático, but I still haven’t found a sweet spot for it to shine through over other examples of this style.
yeah thats my style of rum. Honey, melasa, vanilla a bit of oak, well balanced with spice. For sipper it its highly recommend. Very good and not to sweet.
Excelent taste, Beautiful color, is like a Miss South America . the refined taste conquers you from the first mouth.
Everything that diplomatico isnt and wishes it was. Strong bold and not too sweet, with the change of the bottle recently the flavor profile of this rum also changed but for the better. It is now much smoother without being too sweet but still with a strong nose and finish that reminds you “yes, you are drinking rum...and it will put hairs on your chest”
Discovered 30 yrs ago and we didn’t really know what we had at the time but it did become one of the elite for the timeline in rum....love the whole package to this day and decent value
I would give it a 7,5, but I can't. I do not think it is in the same league of the El Dorado 15 or Zacapa Solera 23, but you have to pay the same amount (at least in the UK). I think it is a great rum and I appreciate how well balanced it is, but it does not have the same level of complexity of the two aforementioned rums (and costs the same). I put it in the same category of the Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva: great elegant rums amd they will make you always happy. But not quite at the same level of Zacapa 23 and El Dorado 15.
In my other reviews, I say I like sweetened rums more than the "natural". But I have to say this one maybe changed my mind...
Santa Teresa 1796 is a wonderful and quality rum. I didn't know what to expect and I was pleasantly surprised by the natural sweetness and by the complexity of the rum. When drinking, I thought about Zacapa 23. Both of these rums are made using the solera system and I guess that's the reason behind the interesting complexity and layers of taste. Santa Teresa gets the upper hand here though, because it's not trying to impress so hard. I thought Zacapa 23 was really good, but when comparing to this.. the sweetness of Zacapa stands out a bit and is more.. obtrusive you could say. Don't get me wrong. Both of these rums are superb in my eyes, but they are different and it depends on what you're looking for.
All in all, this rum really surprised and exceeded my expectations. It's such an honest rum which just doesn't try too hard to impress someone, still masterfully crafted. Nice rum for evening sipping.
Sweet caramel nose, dried fruit and baking spice notes. Velvety mouth feel with a smooth finish. Great Venezuelan rum!
Rum morbido senza infame e senza lode. Per il prezzo pagato ha un rapporto prezzo qualità medio
Me encanta este ron, de los mejores rones que he probado. Color y aroma excelentes! Me parece que es un ron infra valorado, muy buen precio para la calidad del mismo.
If anyone is new to exploring rums, i would say this is a very safe option as one to begin with because it is not overly sweet and not overly dry. I find it to be bang in the middle and pretty enjoyable to drink too. Only reason it is not higher is because it doesn't stand out massively to me but perhaps the more i drink, the more i will like it.
Hints of chocolate on the nose followed by a chocolate taste. A nice rum for every day drinking
This is a good solera rum. Notes of dried fruit and toasted nuts. Nose is not that good but the taste lasts long.
Sólo las buenas manos venezolanas son capaces de hacer un ron que baja como crema...
I will say the aroma of this is second to none. It has a brilliance of its own, and should be treated as such. It does open up, and has a bit of an overwhelming essence upon opening, but relaxes a great deal with a cube of ice. (blasphemy I'm aware), but I feel this Is warranted for such a full bodied heavy ester rum. Very little, if any reflux takes place in this distillation, as it is heavy on oils and is wet on the tongue.
You cannot go wrong with this bottle.
Velmi příjemný rum, jemný, voňavý, chutný, spokojenost
My first real taste of quality rum! It's a perfect balance of flavors and goes great with some lime. I'd give it a 10 but I don't have enough experience yet.
"Santa Teresa 1796 rum review by The Ultimate Rum Guide"