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Produced in the Dominican Republic, Atlantico Private Cask is a blend of small batched rums aged up to 25 years. It is a very unique dark rum that is bottled by hand and carefully inspected. It has won several awards and has the support of Enrique Iglesias, the multi-platinum recording artist.
This rum is incredibly smooth for the price range. Fantastic flavor, a little less nuance that Real McCoy 12 year, but significantly less bite. This can be a sipper which is rare for a $40 dollar rum, but isn't as full as something more expensive.
Every time I enjoy this, I can hear Joy Spence with that wonderful patois accent saying, "No added shu-gah!".
What a delightful creation. One of the few I enjoy neat.
Nose - Apricot, Oak, Molasses
Palate - Spice, Vanilla, Caramel, Orange
Long, outstanding finish.
This is a standard of excellence, top to bottom.
With the manipulations of some other heralded brands, I understand why a master artist like Ms. Spence could be vexed at uninformed comparisons.
As the title says, this was the rum I was drinking the night I lost my virginity.
Can’t say it was the most incredible experience and I think due to that I don’t look to fondly on this rum.
In my opinion, you don’t really age rum — it gets spoiled.
Whisky needs it, but you can over-age that too, and take out the character. I think people are only aging rum these days to appeal to Scotch drinkers who don’t know better. You end up with a bland, syruppy thing on your hands.
That said, Appleton 12-yo is pretty good, but suffers somewhat from the above defects.
As to why anyone would buy their 30-yo — some people have more money than sense!
Good as a mixer not sure of all the hype . Not sweet at all with an acid burn . Will be serving this on mixed .
This is a very nice rum, well balanced, not too much funk and it caught my interest for Appleton rums!
This 12 year expression much more elegant than reserve and also need 15-20 mins to breath in a glass. Some rubber/resin still there but it's become more pleasant
Good rum for semi-regular enjoiment. Taste is quite complex, but also bit hars for the age. It is no longer easily available for me, so my last tasting was some time ago (5 - 10 years) and product may have changed. I wish it would still be more easily available as the taste, noise and price was quite nice package. As far as i know the rum used to be quite natural (no added sugar or flavors).
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