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Tanduay Dark rum

Tanduay Dark

Philippines | Aged

28 ratings
Easily consumable in a bind

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RedBlaze6 πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ | 26 ratings
Posted almost 8 years ago

I was fortunate enough to get an opportunity to visit the Philippines. While there, I spent my time in the central islands away from the bustle of Manila. As stated by other reviewers, Tanduay Rum is super cheap on the islands and was the go-to liquor for locals. Tanduay Dark, which has a strange hue of reddish orange, is definitely not a smooth sipper. It has a sweetish ethanol smell and could be described as an alcohol flavored rum. Quite harsh all around with a glimmer of sweetness trying to escape the flames of gasoline. The locals created some interesting "cocktails" to cover the burn. One variation that I found enjoyable and memorable was called "Reggae Reggae", a mixture of Nestea Powdered Iced Tea, Calamondin juice (small limes found in Southeast Asia) and an overly generous amount of Tanduay Dark. Although not a top shelf rum, Tanduay will always remind me of that great time when I almost died in the Philippines.

Nicoakr πŸ‡«πŸ‡· | 114 ratings
Posted over 8 years ago

The classic rum of the Phikippines. Found almost anywhere for less than $2 a bottle. Can't expect much at this rate. It is drinkable with cola.

Boyett57 πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ | 1 rating
Posted over 9 years ago

It's has multi awards in the world
The best of the best in all the rums...

Hospitable drinks πŸ‡³πŸ‡± | 4 ratings
Posted over 11 years ago

This Rum is a spicy dark Rum with an amber colour. At first the rum tastes very peppery with a smooth and soft sweet aftertaste. Tanduay Dark is a beautiful dark Rum that stands out in a Rum & Coke or even better Rum & Tastings Gingerale, but can also be enjoyed on the rocks.

Wim Hengelmolen πŸ‡³πŸ‡± | 1 rating
Posted almost 8 years ago

The color of this Rhum is reddish dark brown, it's a strong 80% smooth to drink Rhum with a good after taste. I like to drink it on the rocks, pure in the glass with some ice. This rhum is hard but proven good, no problems in the morning. It can compete easily with the great names like Bacardi Rhum, I appreciate its taste even more. it's alcohol content is much higher and very affordable.

Marsellus1 πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ | 3 ratings
Posted 9 years ago

This version is Tanduay is their 'basic' rum...a 750ml bottle locally in the Philippines costs less than $2...hence, everyone drinks it....locals prefer to sip and chase with Coke...not a connoiseur's dream as its 80Proof will only let you have so much before your body signals warnings...nonetheless, a classic rum in its own right...

EmotionallyVolatileDrunkard πŸ‡¨πŸ‡­ | 1 rating
Posted 3 months ago

Spent a great deal of my childhood in the Philippines, so I just had to try it out for myself once I'd grown into proper drinking age. So, trying to restrain any bias, I gotta say I quite love it. It's cheap, and nice to have on a quiet evening at any time I want. The sheer cold of January really goes well with this drink's flavour, at least for me. I know this drink is very pedestrian when compared to other well known rums, but hey, you can't knock this drink for doing it's rather cheap job damn well.

100mi_runr πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ | 24 ratings
Posted 5 months ago

I really expected this to be bad but was quite presently surprised. This rum is pretty average with a little burn but no off notes. I think Tanduay Dark fits the bill of what most people would think of as a mixing rum. Not a sipper and nothing particularly exciting, but there are no off notes with this rum.

I believe it must have added sugar but I would swap this for any cocktail I generally use Plantation 5 year, and would probably work just fine.

jru πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ | 113 ratings
Posted 1 year ago

First taste was sort of meh. A bit bland. But then it’s really nice tasting and clean. Just faint notes of caramel vanilla cocoa whisky.
Bought in California. I don’t know if this is the same one people rank low … not bad to me

Globomanni πŸ‡©πŸ‡ͺ | 11 ratings
Posted over 1 year ago

Of course i like e.g. the 20 year old Ron Centenario from Costa Rica more than this simple Tanduay Dark Rhum. Bit for this price (130 Php) you will not get anything better in the whole world i guess. So, this is the reason, why i give it a 9.0 - 8.0 for the taste and a 10.0 for the price.

Brand Details

Type: Aged
Company: Tanduay
Country: Philippines
Name: Dark
Raw Material: Unknown
Process: Unknown
Distillation: Unknown
Women Led: No