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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.
A nice bit of flavor but still has a bit of a burn at the end. It's in my top 5 for sure.
As the first reviewer "Brad" states, this starts off as a wonderful tasting Rum, but there is ... in my opinion too, an unpleasant bitter aftertaste with a strong alcohol burn, and not in a pleasant way. I really wanted to like this Rum after reading other reviews, but considering the price, I am a more than a bit disappointed. Much better Rums to be had in this price range, I won't be buying this again.
I do not know which one is better, love both Zacapa 23 and this one.
This is essentially the same as the diplomatico vintage series. Very good. Sweet, complex, but not a cocktail in a shot
Where to begin? The color? The sweet nose? The tasty body? The salty aftertaste? Unic. A good choice. Not to be mixed.
Not too complex, alcohol presence in taste and smell is strong but get if you leaeve it a minute in the glass it gets better. Very balanced, not sweet, not dry, no long aftertaste. Kind of a serious pure old rum thing. If you are not into sweeter and more complex rums like Diplomatico or El Dorado this could be your choice. Have not tried it mixed as the price is considerable, but can image it would make a more than decent Cuba Libre.
This is my first Rum in the Laka Lono Rum Club. I can't remember must about it, so I will need to go back.
Nice,but a bit sweet,the price was good.good to let it breath a bit
What a wonderful aroma, and taste. Smooth and tasteful. One of my favorites so far
Smakade den på Birkas romkryssning 2018. Hade nog för höga förväntningar på den men tyckte att nåt saknades i smaken.
Nothing to be afraid when it comes to comparison with other rums at the same price range. I just found it a bit flat to the second hal (and this is a completely personal taste thing)
the first zip kicks in wonderfully but the aftertaste leaves me wondering...
Overall... yes i would drink it and enjoy it again.
I had good references of Santa Teresa 1796, but in my opinion it is inferior to Zacapa 23 or El Dorado 15.
Smooth, but has a little alcohol taste.
I recommend only if you find a low price.
Not the best and not the worst. Could be mixed or sipped. At the lower end of taste/nose/quality for sipping, but it a good start for someone new to rums.
Nice taste nice smell. Ron is interesting. Teresa was good choice of name for it. I like it.
One of my favorites, at the bar and at home. Always a delight.
First thing in the nose is smooth warming alcohol with hints of vanilla, cinnamon, oak and maybe even a touch of caramel or molasses. No one thing stands out to me nor does any one thing dominate. Very, very smooth and pleasant aroma.
Sampling neat in a snifter. Soft natural sweetness and fruitiness followed by warming alcohol on the palate. Mid taste starts to dry out and brings a slightly bitter leather hint and drying lingering soft oak notes. Very smooth on the palate. The barrels do not take over this rum, it stays smooth and 'rummy' throughout. Very soft and complex. I think age has mellowed this rum more than anything else. Warming and never hot. Medium/long finish that is dry and slightly oaky.
This is a very nice sipping rum. It doesn't take on bourbon-like or other barrel aged spirit qualities that bury the rum but it does take on complexities from the aging that add depth of flavor and character. I can see it being a really nice rum in simple cocktails as well but I wouldn't use this in complex cocktails or tiki drinks as I think the subtle complexities would be lost in that arena.
This seems like a true rum enthusiast's rum, unadulterated, no sugar or additives. If you like pure aged rums with no sugar or bull then give this a try. A true delight to sip! Back in the day I gave Ron Zacapa a 9. I wouldn't give it that now but I still think it's a great sipper for what it is. This is a better rum. I give this a solid 8.5!
Surprised this one has such a low score as I think it's one of the best bang for buck rums in my collection.
Solera aging with ex bourbon and French cask. No big age indication on it which is a good point.
Chocolate mousse drizzly with warm honey and lightly zest of orange on the nose. Good touch of cedar wood towards the end.
As on the palate, it's slightly dryer and lesser on body compare to nose. Lightly sweeten dark chocolate with macadamia nuts. It gets drier towards the end, tannic and touch of cedar wood.
Finish with cup of warm honey with slice of lemon. Dry cedar wood was prominent after a couple of seconds but it ended too soon.
Good to have it on its own or on an Old Fashioned with dash of Angostura bitters and 2 dashes of chocolate bitters.
Lived for 4 years in Caracas and never visited the hacienda.
Shame on me.
The beautiful colour in the glass is augmented by toffee tones with nice spicy aftertaste. Definitely underrated and worth every penny.
Un ron muy equilibrado, lleno de sabores, suave, seco, agradable en todo sentido.
Nice rich color with caramel notes and nose with the standard, honey, toffee, vanilla, and complex flavors of a good rum. This is particularly good on ice and tames down the sweetness a tad. This rum is smooth and a great after dinner sipper with a pleasant aroma. Probably would make an excellent mixer.
Decided to give this one a try recently & so glad I did. Really well balanced rum. Nice blend of molasses-y sweetness & a little spice, and very little burn.
All the serious rum drinkers i speak to, love this fine Rum.
Great sipping neat.
My opinion, but I cringe at the thought of putting cola in good rum (or even in crap rum).
Santa Teresa 1796 rum review by The Ultimate Rum Guide