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Easily consumable in a bind
A great easy white rum. The key word here is subtle. Subtle smokey aroma from the aging barrels I assume. Taste begins sweet, but ends quick with a bitter nutmeg/cacao aftertaste and flash of coconut in the middle. Would be great for mixing, but not quite for sipping.
A good one to have on the shelf. Mixes well with everything, and makes a wonderful daiquiri. When I don't want to mix the more expensive Cana Brava, I reach for this one.
40% ABV. This rum was smooth and slightly sweet. Almost no hint of off-putting alcohol aroma. Maybe the slightest bit of coconut. Not too different from the Real McCoy 3, though I'd choose the latter any day :)
Update 12/17 - The Dec. 23 box in the 2017 DbtD rum advent calendar. Dreaming of a "white" Christmas, are we?
Delicate nose. Coconut and tropical fruits. Palate: bubblegum, cherries, vanilla, caramel. Hint of brine. Short in flavor, short in finish. Recommended for those choosing between this and Bacardi (no contest), or those wanting a very mild white rum with hints of fruit.
I find this to be a wonderful rum for mixing. It's fairly mild, and blends well with other flavors when used in a background role, but unlike most basic white rums the flavor that it does have is good enough to make spirit-forward drinks work. Can be consumed straight, but it's not terribly interesting.
I had a few drinks of Ron Añejo Botran Reserva Blanca while vacationing in Oaxaca Mexico. Pretty decent bottle and label design. Pure alcohol to the nose and palate if neat sipped. Mixes rather well with your favorite soda.
"Pretty dry and spicy when taken neat. The sweetness on the nose is quickly over taken by the spiciness of the oak. The finish is very short."
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