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Don Q Double Aged Sherry Cask Finish 8-Year rum

Don Q Double Aged Sherry Cask Finish 8-Year

Puerto Rico | Aged

6.8/10 (6 ratings)
Tasty, but not quite great

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Posted 2 months ago by Mr. Rumantic from Germany with 69 ratings

Der Don Q Double Aged Rum Sherry Cask Finish aus Puerto Rico ist ein Melasse Blend welcher erst 8 Jahre in Bourbon Fässern lagern durfte, um dann sein Finish in Oloroso Sherry Fässern zu bekommen. Der Don Q genießt einen guten Ruf da der Rum nachhaltig und fair produziert wird und ein hoher Qualitätsstandard gilt. Der Rum wurde nach ca. 10 Jahren mit 41% abgefüllt. Die Informationen auf der Flasche machen den Rum transparent und geben viele Informationen.

Der Don Q ist in der Nase nicht kräftig. Es kommen leichte Fruchtnoten, etwas Süße und Karamel. Leichte Holznoten und ganz dezente Würze schwingen mit. Am Gaumen bietet der Rum ein sehr präzises Bild mit leichter Frucht, Rosinen, Vanille und Eiche. Die Sherry Noten geben eine natürliche Süße sind aber nicht aufdringlich. Der Abgang ist mittellang mit klassischen würzigen Fassnoten und auch etwas Schärfe.

Der Don Q ist ein solider Rum welcher vieles richtig macht. Es fehlt etwas der Kick und er ist etwas zu brav. Aber er macht mindestens genau so viel richtig und schmeckt mir sehr gut. War bei dem Wagemut Tasting für mich auf Platz 2. Werde auf jeden Fall den Single Barrel 2009 in Cask Strength probieren. Ist für ca. 45Euro sehr attraktiv.

The Don Q Double Aged Rum Sherry Cask Finish from Puerto Rico is a molasses blend that was allowed to be stored in bourbon barrels for 8 years and than got its finish in Oloroso sherry barrels. The Don Q enjoys a good reputation because the rum is produced sustainably and fairly and a high quality standard applies. The rum was bottled with 41% after about 10 years. The information on the bottle makes the rum transparent and give a lot of information.

The Don Q is not strong in the nose. There are light fruit notes, some sweetness and caramel. Light wood notes and very subtle spice sway along. On the palate, the rum offers a very precise picture with light fruit, raisins, vanilla and oak. The sherry notes give a natural sweetness but are not intrusive. The finish is medium-long with classic spicy barrel notes and also some sharpness.

The Don Q is a solid rum that does a lot right. There's a bit of a kick missing and he's a bit to nice. But i liked it a lot. For me it was the Nummer 2 at the Wagemut Tasting. A straight Rum. Will definitely try the Single Barrel 2009 in Cask Strength. It is very attractive for approx. 45Euro.

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Posted 5 months ago by JGiralt from United States with 84 ratings

It’s pretty classic Don Q Gold with a little more to offer. Notes of Apricot, almond, and toffee. An easy sipper.

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Posted 5 months ago by Adrian Adame (PREMIUM) from Czech Republic with 329 ratings

Tak nějak jsem od něj čekal víc, vcelku zklamání, není špatný, ale ani nenadchne

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Posted 10 months ago by locorican68 from United States with 25 ratings

I got mine at the PR airport a few years back, along with the Vermouth version. A little warm on the finish, but a subtle fruity sherry flavor on the palate. A little different sherry present, compared to scotch. But if you like sherry, this could be a good addition. On the nose I get sweet chocolate and sherry, lovely color. The palate is smooth and sweet, with a little lingering heat on the back end. The Sherry influence is good, not overpowering. A nice sipping treat from Don Q for an affordable price. I got my bottle at the PR Airport during a special, two for $80 or so.

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Posted 12 months ago by Bob from United States with 74 ratings

I love Don Q but this one kinda let me down. There’s something about the aging that left me with a little burn or flavor I didn’t love.

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Posted 1 year ago by Michal Micko from Czech Republic with 382 ratings

Aroma is not strong or complex. Taste is smooth, light and a bit sweeter but not much. Aftertaste is average with sherry, oak and caramel tones