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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.
Doux et riche j'adore ce rhum. Pas trop sucré il a un bel equilibr.
Sugar: 6 to 10 gpl. This is an interesting yet tasty rum. It has a moderate degree of sweetness with a pronounced taste of Oak, Honey, Nutmeg, and a faint bit of sherry from the casks it was stored in. The reddish colour also reflects the aging in Sherry casks. A bit of a heat and spice from the oak in your mouth but it goes down quite smooth and has a nice long after burn. It is very similar to the Brugal 1888. At $70 per bottle in Canada, it is a bit short on value for the taste you get. It's still worth having in the collection.
Santa Teresa is amazing. In many ways it would top my list. An issue that I often find in rums is that they are underproofed. This is not the case of Santa Teresa, a not too-sweet taste that goes perfectly with mineral water. You do not get as much of the fruity and nutty flavor of sweeter rums, but in exchange you get a smooth fine single honey flavor that'll make you happy in the rum sense and you'll appreciate it.
I am very undecided by this one. The first bottle I had bowled me over. I thought it was all the rum that I was ever looking for. But since then, it is more of a case of it being OK but nothing special. Where I loved the balance of spice and oak, the subsequent bottles left me feeling that it was all a little disjointed and forced.
Edit - I am wondering whether they blend has changed over the years. The first time I had it was some years ago but I can't believe that time alone would have changed my opinion so drastically.
Lovely rum, with Good spice and a heavy bottom. Not too sweet. Add a sprink og Water, and The flavours comes to Life.
Lækker afvekslende rom, ikke så fed og sød, men tilgengæld dejlig krydret.
Et overvejende genkøb.
Dans la lignée du Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva, ce rhum est doux et ample. Il ravira les débutants comme les connaisseurs de rhums de type espagnol.
This sweet venezuelian rum is just fantastic. The smooth taste of it is similar to the Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva. A great rum!
A top class rum (but not top of it's class) and way too expensive. It is a well balance enjoyable rum. Would of been 8 stars but took a point off for being greedy ;), Can't say more than that.
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).
Buon rum metodo solera, non mi ha entusiasmato. Un po' leggerino con retrogusto legnoso, corpo poco presente e finale veramente leggerino. Tende al dolce, bellissima la bottiglia.
Very nice rum reminds me Centenario and abluelo12. Recommend straight, without ice.
Almost Venezuelan rum is good, and this is my best rum in Venezuelan rums.
Very smooth, smells elegant, nice and sweetness.
Un rum tra i più siceri provati fino'ra.
Pochissimo zucchero aggiunto, colore ambrato e profumi che aumentano con il calore della mano.
Profumo: melassa, poi poco caramello e un finale di legno e fumo.
Sapore: sincero, diretto. Man mano che si scalda perde forza l'alcool per fare posto ai profumi. Poco liquoroso e molto schietto nel sapore e nei profumi. Tenace la persistenza alcolica e la leggera acidità.
Prezzo/qualità: a 29-33€ su Amazon è un best buy per chi cerca un rum diverso dai soliti, liquorosi e con molto zuccheroa ggiunto. Ideale per testare qualcosa di semplice e diretto.
Solid aged rum. Good flavor. I can't find anything super distinctive about it good or bad.
A spicy nose that does not overpower yet lingers to add to the sipping. Spice carries through increasing the overall depth of taste as you get past that first burn. Flavor grew in both cola and citrus mixers for a wonderful treat. Not my favorite sipper but different enough to keep a bottle around for a change or special cocktail.
I like this one good taste, not to heavy in the after taste. once some other bottles are finished, I will add one to my rum cabinet.
Just a wonderful sipper. Doesn't disappoint, very good value.
Le Santa Teresa 1796 est vraiment agréable en bouche et à l'odeur. Avec un cigare, il est très sympa.
Je ne sais pas qu'en penser. Je le trouve un peu commun, mais pas désagréable. Ni trop sucré, ni trop raide.
Very good rum, not too sweet but with a little too much alcohol in the after taste
Dark brown color pleases the eye. Nose carries notes of butterscotch that is delicate and enticing. Caramelized sugar on the tongue. Very smooth. The finish is long and pleasant. This is a great sipping rum! One of my favorites!
It has a certain depth of flavour, and may suit some palates. I didn't find it completely unpleasant, but it didn't do a lot for me.
...the smell, after letting it breathe for 10 to 15 minutes is very pleasant and luscious.
The tastes itself gives you a at first quick but early vanishing burn, the taste itself soothes very fast (may be even to fast), that leaves you wondering if that was already all. Do not get me wrong, it tastes good, suppose to not be sugared making it an honest tasty rum...yet still thinking " it could be better".
For the offered price a good bargain and not a bad buy.
Santa Teresa 1796 rum review by The Ultimate Rum Guide