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This rum smells very floral. At first it tastes floral which changes into soft honey and cocoa notes. I love to drink this rum straight up, but to convince rum haters that Rum is an heavenly spirit one can make an old fashioned with this Rum (sugarcane syrup, ron abuelo rum, orange bitters, and ice cubes) stirr all ingredients and garnish with an orange zest. That'll do!
Definitely agree that there are better out there, but this is a nice one too. Very Central American in terms of light color, soft and subtle taste, but without crossing into blandness. I love the bottle too. Definitely could be a bit cheaper but not bad at mid-$20s. Have seen it at JFK duty free for $18, which would be an outrageous bargain.
surprising to me in that I had no knowledge of this brand. I had not read anything, or heard anything pro or con. I got a 1.75 on sale for about $15.00 and have enjoyed it as a mixer.
Maybe it's the bourbon barrel aging? This rum doesn't strike me as sweet on the nose - in fact after some air I smell faint cigar-box. But the palette is buttery and the finish is rich and just slightly sweet. There is definitely complexity here, as you'd expect from this age bracket, but it's not as much as I find in other rums. This rum lasts a LONG time on the palette, too, reminiscent of a good cognac.
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