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I had very high expectations around the Cubaney Exquisito 21 year old Grand Reserve XO rum, but in actuality the Cubaney 15 year is smoother and more flavorful. It seems that the 21 year old rum has turned too dry, almost a cognac like flavors, instead of the typical aged rum flavor profile. I would compare the Cubaney 21 year old rum to be pretty close to the El Dorado 21 year old rum, both are very dry and their younger siblings are much tastier option.
If anyone asks me: Can you recommend me one of the best budget rum?
Always recommend this Cubaney 21, because of taste is absolutely amazing and you can drink it the whole day and you can still enjoy it.
Sweet and smooth on the level which is not annoying
Cubaney is in my opinion value for money. This rum is even though at their higher price end, no exception! You get it alle, great nose, sweet first impression that opens up to more advanced flavours and then rounds it up with a smooth goodbye.
The aroma is very nice and brimming with toffee and rounded oak. The palate is sweet with a light toffee body followed by a spicy tingle and light wooden flavours with a long and smooth afterburn. Though it's a bit pricy considering the fireworks, I like it a lot. It's very pleasant with some complexion to boot.
I picked this up on a trip to the DR along with a couple of bottles of their 15-year Estupende. They were the most expensive (but a bargain) rums at the "Supermercado Jumbo" in La Romana and probably the best DR rums I've come across. I think I actually prefer the younger/cheaper Estupende to the Exquisito as it seems to be less "rummy". It wasn't that much extra and I'm glad I bought it otherwise I'd be regretting not knowing (and expecting it to be so much better than the 15). Comes in a nice tall skinny bottle that presents well, but doesn't fit well on the shelf with the others (too tall).
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