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Vizcaya Cristal rum

Vizcaya Cristal

Dominican Republic | Light | 40% ABV

26 ratings
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Felipe P πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ | 70 ratings
Posted over 9 years ago

This is by far the best white rum available! The aroma was slightly sweet, and it was very clean on the palate. It's a shame that more people don't carry it. Only white I can label as sipping quality.

PhilipR πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ | 8 ratings
Posted 9 years ago

This Vizcaya rum is much sweeter than the other two. Good on rocks and great mixer.

Prter Dreier πŸ‡©πŸ‡° | 18 ratings
Posted almost 9 years ago

Despite being a white rum this could be enjoyed on the rocks.
The rum has been aged in barrels and the colors removed by filters.
A lot of fruitiness in the flavour.

Rating is compared to other white rums.

jmp3 πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ | 88 ratings
Posted almost 9 years ago

Good white rum for mixing lots of vanilla flavor. Taste straight is a little like turpentine.

Alejandro F. πŸ‡©πŸ‡ͺ | 41 ratings
Posted over 8 years ago

El mejor blanco que he provado, su aroma a vainilla le da un toque especial

Falcon91Wolvrn03 (PREMIUM) πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ | 562 ratings
Posted over 8 years ago

This surpassed the Diplomatico Blanco as my favorite light rum (though I've since discovered the Banks 5 Island to be my favorite light rum). Even sweeter and smoother than Diplomatico, this has very nice notes of vanilla, sugarcane, and marshmallow. A great sipping rum! I prefer aged rum to light rum, however; hence my score isn't as high as many of the aged rums I've reviewed. But an exceptional light rum, nonetheless!

james Ford πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ | 27 ratings
Posted over 8 years ago

Oliver & Oliver know rum and if you drink this, you will too.
Seriously do some research and you'll know what I mean since the bottle only says "Cuban formula rum" and not much else, but it really doesn't need to.
Made from the original pre-revolution Cuban formula and distilled in the Dominican Republic where the environment is damn near identical.
The initial aroma warms your nostrils and the taste is so smooth and warm that this one can be drank neat.
This rum is made straight from sugarcane and not molasses like most of the others in this category, but dear lord, you can taste the difference.
Sweet, smooth, strong.
The best you can get with white rum, hands down.

Travis πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ | 14 ratings
Posted 7 years ago

Always happy to see this on the shelf. Never mixed it and have no idea why anyone would want to dilute the way it sits on your tongue.

TomasM πŸ‡¨πŸ‡Ώ | 78 ratings
Posted over 6 years ago

It's proper aged rum, color was filtered out and there we have gentle rum with a lot of flavours. Vanilla for example. Or vanilla. And... Perfect smooth mixer.

Paul B πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ | 472 ratings
Posted over 6 years ago

I would like to thank fellow reviewer "james Ford" for his 10-star review to inspire me. So why the lingering doubt? I already had found enough of the perfect white rum mixers and nothing could top Plantation 3-Star Artisinal for a white sipping rum. Until now!!!!

I first did a side by side taste test against Matusalem Platino, since both are from the Dominican Republic and I have rated the Matusalem fairly high at a 6. No contest! The Vizcaya Cristal actually makes Matusalem Platino taste medicinal when compared. Instead, Vizcaya Cristal has no repulsive aroma or taste, but has an absolutely wonderful aftertaste that is different each time! Chocolate one time and vanilla another, then cinnamon. How on earth do they do it? Original Cuban Formula!

I just had to compare this side by side to my only other white rum worthy as a sipper, Plantation 3-Star Artisinal. I will rate Vizcaya Cristal as a 7 equally with the Plantation. Both are fantastic sipping white rums at the top of their class, but not quite up to the level of their darker competitors. Basically, if you want tropical fruit flavors, pick the Plantation. If you want chocolate, vanilla, cinnamon, and other surprises, pick this Vizcaya Cristal.

Update October 1, 2021: Two months ago, I found two bottles of these white rums for $25 each locally. I hoarded them since they are so hard to find. Well, it came time to make a daiquiri with the last six ounces left in the first bottle. It tasted awful and I at first thought that I added too much lime juice or that it had deteriorated in the bottle, which is indeed very rare for a white rum. Wrong! I then opened the second bottle to sip a very small amount neat. Same lousy taste! I must have gotten a bad batch on both bottles. Regardless, I had no choice except to lower my initial rating of 7 down to a 6. I can no longer recommend this white rum.

Brand Details

Type: Light
Company: Vizcaya
Country: Dominican Republic
Name: Cristal
ABV: 40%
Raw Material: Unknown
Process: Unknown
Distillation: Unknown
Women Led: No