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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.
Nice dark amber color and great smell. Has a nice smooth taste, the only downside is it leaves a lingering burn. I like to sip rum and this one is a nice sipper as long as you are ok with the burn.
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).
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.
Santa Teresa 1796 rum review by The Ultimate Rum Guide