What do you think about peruvian rum?
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Go for Cartavio 12 Solera! That one requires a full 30 minutes of breathing in the snifter before taking the first sip. And then it becomes truly incredible. It also has a very long shelf life after opening the bottle. After that one, I tried it's older brother Cartavio XO. WAY too much added sugar! Stick with the 12 year. No other Peruvian rums can be found within a 400 mile radius of where I live.
I like the herbs (parsley) and the glue flavors in Millonario rums. Sounds a bit strange, but I like their disitillery character.
If you want something more natural you can try this one (it's from the same distillery):
I received a sample of Cartavio XO as a part of a rum sample collection (a Christmas present), and I gave it 6 out of 10 in my review:
"In the glass, the color is deep, caramel-induced brown. After swirling the glass, thick legs separate after a while, as the rum is quite viscous.
The nose is rather weak, ginger bread, wet pine twigs, slight medicinal note in the back.
The taste is dominated by the added sugar, with very little oak to hold it back. Fruity notes, plums, cherries, brown sugar, very little spice, the mouth-feel is oily and viscous, yet the flavor profile lacks complexity, ending up in non-committal hints of oak tannins still muted by the overall sweetness, and short, lingering sweet burn that is however quite pleasant.
A typical example of a premiumised, Spanish-style "Ron", presumably mainly column still distillate that is moderately sweetened, flavored, which result in one-dimensional flavor profile designed to attract broad consumer base."
Plantation has a Peru bottling that I like very much. The 2004 has now been replaced by the 2006. It's not too sweet (around 10 g I guess), about 43% abv and finished in cognac casks.
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