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I agree with another reviewer who compares this with Plantation...it's similar to their Grande Reserve 5yr with a bit more depth. To me that's not a bad thing and although it's a bit sweet, I don't consider it a "sugar bomb." It's a flavorful Barbados rum, not exceptional but quite drinkable. However at $57 out the door for 750ml, I'll be sticking with Doorly's XO for now.
This is my second Kaniche purchase. I still have some Perfeccion left so had to do a side by side test. I find the XO to be sweeter and just a little less complex in flavor in initial taste and aftertaste than Perfeccion. I have rated both a 7 but for me Perfeccion has just a tiny bit better character than XO but I would not hesitate to recommend either one or purchase either again.
Schönes glänzendes Bernstein im Glas.
In der Nase elegant und lieblich. Zarte Vanillenoten verlieben sich in Sahne-Karamell Bonbons, frisch gepflückten Blumen und Früchte in hölzernen Vasen und Schalen verströmen einen betörend süssen Duft. Moos, Harz, liebliche Gewürze und erfrischende Kräuter füllen die noch vorhandenen Löcher perfekt aus.
Am Gaumen sanft und zart. Vanillecreme mit Karamelltopping liebkosen die Zunge, tropische Früchte und getoastete Hölzer verwöhnen die Geschmacksknospen, Schokolade und süsse Gewürze bleiben schön dezent im Hintergrund.
Im Abgang ergiebig und lang nachklingend. Früchte und Gewürze wuseln noch recht lange rum, Karamell und Holz bleiben länger auf der Zunge kleben.
Ein leckerer süsser Sommerrum zu dem man nicht nein sagen kann. Für Süssrum Liebhaber, Geniesser und Lebemänner. -8
Zur Alljährlichen Rum Runde.
Beautiful shiny amber in the glass.
Elegant and lovely on the nose. Delicate vanilla notes fall in love with creamy caramel candies, freshly picked flowers and fruits in wooden vases and bowls give off a beguilingly sweet scent. Moss, resin, lovely spices and refreshing herbs perfectly fill the remaining holes.
Soft and delicate on the palate. Vanilla cream with caramel topping caress the tongue, tropical fruits and toasted woods pamper the taste buds, chocolate and sweet spices remain beautifully discreet in the background.
The finish is rich and long lingering. Fruits and spices scurry around for quite a long time, caramel and wood linger longer on the tongue.
A delicious sweet summer rum to which you can not say no. For sweet rum lovers, connoisseurs and bon vivants. -8
To the Annual Rum Round.
Straightforward, uncomplicated, sweet, and enjoyable. Tasted side by side with the more expensive Perfeccion, and I can’t really say this is inferior.
First taste: NO Way!!! Secondat taste: Perhaps. Now: Oh Yeah.
Not your everyday rum, quite sweet with hints of cinnamon!!! on the palate
Initial smell wasn’t very good - chemical/alcohol. Then I’m thinking … oh no. But then I sipped. I’m an advanced intermediate rum drinker - by no means an expert.
I could taste the caramel immediately, but in a good way, but then later it tasted like liquid cinnamon rolls - 1-2 are good … 3 or more is too much. To me, it’s more sweet than Diplomatico Reserva. Reminded me of Brach’s caramel candy squares I used to eat as a kid.
No burn, no bad after taste. And after a few great sips, I smelled again and could cleanly smell caramel.
I can’t wait to taste the “better” Dictador’s. But I will say that this was a fine introduction. I look forward to sipping XO.
But in the meantime, I’m going to enjoy the rest of the bottle. For $25 US, I’d say it is one hell of a rum. I’m kinda sad that it was the last bottle at TWN & they didn’t have a label on the shelf, so it was the last bottle :(
Can’t believe that the coffee and orange bottles were a higher price. I definitely recommend giving it a try!
This is my 1st Kaniché. Not bad. My 1st taste was gingerbread. Crazy, right. But I like it. Can’t wait to try some of their other bottles.
Wanted to try a bottle of this and did a taste testing with a few other Barbados sipping rums we have. I like Barbados rums as they do not allow any sugar adulteration to the rum. This is very smooth and had a wonderful blends of flavors It is a little sweeter than the other Barbados sippers we have, but then it is aged less, so I would expect more residual sugars. I would definitely do this one either neat or over the rocks.
It's a solid Barbadian rum—nice, mellow, works as a mixer or as a sipper. The only thing that's keeping me from rating it higher is the price point. If it were around the $25 price point (as it apparently was a few years ago), I'd consider it a steal, but at $35 where I am, it's advisable to save yourself $10 and just get the Doorly's XO instead.
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