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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.
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.
A very good gold rum... Creamy, easily consumable.
I have been wanting to try this rum based on the good reviews. It was drinkable. But I would not buy this one again.
This rum is a very good rum. It is not too sweet contrarily to many south american rum and has a very good taste though it has not a very long persistence in mouth. This is definitely a very good bargain for the price !!
Such a nice rum. I'll make sure to always have one
I visited the distillery in Venezuela though I didn’t like rhum. This one changed my mind and made me fall in love with rhum. The smell is great and the taste as well! Some bottles though tend to be more aggressive when you take a sip and then the rhum shows up.
Oak vanille smell, first sweet caramel taste and straight after a strong harsh alcohol taste. Aftertaste is also sweet again. Colour is good, nice brown. Overall a nice rum to sip on
Shares a lot with Diplomatico coming from Venezuela, without that super uniqueness that has so many people in the Diplomatico camp. One of those ones where after the first sip I looked at the glass and said 'wow!' Nice and sweet, full flavour and a little kick. Will definitely pick up a bottle of this when I get the chance and I will not be wasting it on a mixer.
Un rum di alto livello, ma caratterizzato da una leggerezza che lo rende molto più beverino di altri suoi concorrenti
With an amber color, the nose is sweet.
On the first touch of the palate there is also a slight sweetness, not as robust as the nose. The feel on the tongue is a rich complex character.
If added with ice, the richness fades quickly as does the slight sweetness
Dry, smoke, oak and full bodied. Reminds me of a Flor De Cana.
Santa Teresa 1796 is one of the best rum i have tasted, mix of perfect balance of spice that lingers, great smell, hints of oakhoney.molasses, vanilla and nutmeg.
Santa Teresa 1796 rum review by The Ultimate Rum Guide