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That's some good stuff
Out of the three the 18 yr is the standard for me. It has the perfect balance, nothing overbearing like many with molasses. I highly recommend it!
One of the most disappointing rums I have had. I wouldn't say it was the worst rum I've ever had, but it certainly didn't seem a good one either. It seemed very under par for the press and build up it got.
Perhaps the clue is in the price...it's in a fancy bottle (which must be a chunk of the cost), it's supposed to be 18 years old and yet it only costs roughly £45...so maybe £40 for the rum and £5 for the bottle then...maybe even more for that bottle? Most 15 year old rums, let alone 18, cost at least a tenner more than that..hmmm
The nose was vanilla and sugar with a hint of cheap perfume; the taste was sugar and caramel, a subtle hint of violet cream in the background and a strongish alcohol burn that was a little insipid in the act of warming. The afertaste is quickly gone and is vanilla and caramel... and again that sort of cheap perfumey taste - violet, geranium, patchouli...dunno. I have previously only encountered a perfume-like quality in Pink Pigeon...I didn't like that either, but at least it was more fitting in a vanilla spiced rum aimed mainly at ladies.
If I had to sum this up, I'd say it's like a "premium rum" with someone deliberately adding a bland sweetener and sucking out some of the taste to make it as insipid as you can get away with whilst still being able to call it a "premium." I know there are many on here who like this a lot...but more than an other rum I've tried on here, I just don't get it. I can honestly see why some folk rave about Don Papa more than they do about this. The more I drank this, the more I really disliked it. I had to go and drink somethink else after it to remove the taste.
Pusser's, El Dorado, La Hechicera to name but three are several times more interesting. No contest.
I'm not the sophisticated rum drinker that some of you are. So, this review won't contain descriptions of taste that make no sense to me. Quite simply, this is obviously a very high quality rum, smooth and amazingly pleasant, it is absolutely enjoyable to sip straight.
Just tried. Well balanced. Notes of vanilla . I just compared to Zavala 23 and zafra 21, really good taste. I'm returning to the good rums to sip.
I love both the K & S 18 and 23 year rums. Locally, 18 year is $42 and 23 year is $50. Molasses, caramel and vanilla overtones. Mellow oak. Very smooth.
It’s a good rum with a lot of flavor and a little bite. However, I would say it is priced in the market where there are other brands and choices to consider that are comparable and even better.
A very nice aroma of toffee, vanilla and a little bit of oak. A really great aroma.
This rum is very smooth. In mouth you get vanilla and toffee. This rum is not too sweet and not too dry, great balance. The aftertaste is short with a little bit of oak and mild spice.
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