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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.
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.
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.
I find Santa Teresa 1796 kind of middle of the road for a sipping rum. Pleasant enough flavor, but not exciting. O.K. aftertaste, but again nothing exciting. I don;t find it terribly interesting in any direction. I could drink it all night, but why would I when I like many other in and less than the price point.
"One of the best rums of South America" they said. I dont know. Walomeh for me. Weird taste.
I much prefer Ron Zacapa 23, XO or Ron Centenario 20 for their fuller flavor and smoothness. Santa Teresa 1796 has considerably less body, smoothness, and comes across as “dry”.
Disappointed in this bottle, it has less body than similar priced brands. There is a distinct aftertaste that is slightly burned.
This is a delicious rum from start to finish. Somewhat sweet with nice butterscotch tones to it. Does make my tongue tingle. This is my go-to Rum. This is in my top 5 with Vizcaya VXOP , Plantation XO 20th Anniversary, Zafra 21 and Kirk and Sweeney 23 as my official sipping rums.
This is another great rum to come out of Venezuela. It has a really nice balance and lends itself to be a really nice sipper. It is also my go to for a whiskey forward cocktail when I want to substitute I a good rum!
It is not a sipping rum by any means, it is a good rum to be mixed with coke.
Rum má velmi neobvyklou chuť s jasně patrným nádechem sladkého ovoce, v Evropě je bohužel zastíněn populárnější značkou Diplomatico, byť je jeho kvalita srovnatelná.
Prachtige fles maar wat tegenvallende vlakke geur. Lang naar deze rum uitgekeken door z’n goede reputatie, maar echt top wordt ie nooit voor mij. Niet uitgesproken genoeg wellicht, kan er de vinger niet opleggen. Hele smakelijke maar geen topfavoriet.
I was expected way much more from this Rum.
When I was given one bottle I was very exited so greater was my deception.
Good nose but the ethanol is too strong to really appreciate the aromas, which seems interesting passed the ethanol. I read it in some previous comments, not all, so maybe it is not an issue on all the bottles.
I first tried this in Florida and have had it several times since. Maybe it was the beach atmosphere or the nice plantain and oak flavor, either way I love this rum!
Oui, c est un bon rhum, pas trop édulcoré, pas trop puissant, juste un peu trop facile, je prefere d autres rhums plus jouissifs.
The dry nutty, woody, caramel honey and molasses taste is quick on the tongue and lingers only slightly. It's the wood and dry nutty taste that remains, but It's slightly spoilt by a noticeable overtone of ethanol. For the money I expected better, but yet a good contender non the less. It will be a very devisive Rum. One you'll have to taste for yourself.
Taste 6+/10. This is an original every day rum but not rich as Diplomatico, Zacapa, Millonario... but for sure more realistic & how a rum should be taste. In taste this is somewhat sweet & some other flavours with its character... but i can say this is frequent flavour profile of a rum and not a rear taste.
Santa Teresa 1796 rum review by The Ultimate Rum Guide