Origenes Don Pancho Reserva 8-Year rum

Origenes Don Pancho Reserva 8-Year

Panama | Aged | 40.0% ABV

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43 Origenes Don Pancho Reserva 8-Year ratings

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Mo McGurk ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | 225 ratings
Posted over 6 years ago

Smooth going down. Very nice oaky aftertaste. Would like to try some of their others.

Paul B ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | 465 ratings
Posted 5 years ago

These bottles of rum are always placed on the shelves next to other tall bottles of Panamanian rum called Debonaire, so it has been easy for me to overlook for so long. However, after doing some research, I read about the lengthy career of Master Blender Don Pancho who was behind the best Cuban rums from Havana Club. He must have provided the ruling party with some of the finest rum while keeping the masses happy with the cheap rums, and then somehow moved to Panama in the early nineties.

What a truly beautiful bottle this is and in an art-deco style. It is crystal clear to show off the beautiful dark amber color of what is inside. It is aged for eight years in American white oak barrels. They state for tasting notes candied dates, figs, dried plums, and leather, but I never agree with stated ones that seldom have anything to do with the true origins of a spirit. It needs to breathe for at least thirty minutes to remove the mild alcohol vapors, then the palate is greeted by oak, vanilla, and mild sweetness. I would call this one as a semi-dry rum with very little burn going down. This is a really fine authentic Cuban style rum that is not complex enough to compete with it's older siblings, but can still be enjoyed as a sipping rum. At only $32 and readily available where I live, I would have no problems adding ice or using it to make authentic Cuban Daiquiri's or Cuba Libres. I am so glad that I pulled this jewel out from it's hiding place on the shelf of the liquor store.

Hesel ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ | 66 ratings
Posted almost 3 years ago

There is a aftertaste that is a bit awful. Many bad bananas? Something from rotten fruits.

Earl Elliott ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ | 222 ratings
Posted over 5 years ago

Sugar: Estimated at 18-20 GPL.
Overall this is an okay rum as it does have some of the characteristics of the older 18 year Don Pancho. This rum has the vanilla, wood, caramel, and spices but those flavors can't hide the harshness of the alcohol taste and bite present in the blend.
I would skip this one and go for the 18 year old Don Pancho rum.

Neman3 (PREMIUM) ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ | 225 ratings
Posted 5 months ago

Attractive, smooth and rich taste. Good aroma.

Wish to try their older sorts

Cool Breeze (PREMIUM) ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | 408 ratings
Posted 7 months ago

Tasted at Laka Lono. Rich gold/amber pour. Delightful brown sugar and butterscotch aroma. Mild palate. Less flavor than the aroma would suggest. Honey, acorns and a slightly oxidized cardboard finish.

KittieKatt ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | 14 ratings
Posted 1 year ago

A great rum that is wonderful to sip straight or in a mixed drink! This walks that line of yummy alone, but not so expensive that you feel bad making a cocktail out of it!!

Midway ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช | 13 ratings
Posted 3 years ago

Bought it after reading about Don pancho, had high expectations. Was ok but there are better ones at this price range. Smell had a bit too much โ€œperfumeโ€ in it

Herman ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | 104 ratings
Posted over 6 years ago

Purchased for $39.99 in Delaware. Very nice bottle with a deep amber yellow color. Very nice nose. Not very leggy. An 8 year rum that tastes like it's older. Quite smooth, very tasty, with a slight burn going down. Very enjoyable.

David Bliss ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | 2 ratings
Posted over 6 years ago

I've done a fair amount of experimenting and so far, this is my favorite rum. Not because it's particularly spectacular when compared to truly spectacular rums, but because it's particularly spectacular for the price. You have to spend $10-15 more on a bottle, to have something noticeably superior. Ratings seem to drop off sharply below this price point, so here's your Goldilocks rum. Not as delicate as a 12 or an 18, but plenty smooth enough. Only slightly warmer when mixed in my punch, but at a significant savings. Still no hangovers, headaches, sleep disturbances or other negative effects. Thank you Seรฑor Pancho.

Carl Saxmark ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช | 114 ratings
Posted over 8 years ago

Great rum. But it tastes a bit to much alcohol for my mouth.. Nice finish though.

Brand Details

Name: Don Pancho Reserva 8-Year
Company: Origenes
Type: Aged
Distillation: Unknown
ABV: 40.0%
Aged: 8