This rum is very typical of their products. If you want ti know if you like this type of rum, do not hesitate. Good price and good hint at what higher quality products of their company might be. sweet, smooth but some harshness that a couple of additional years ease.
At first the nose is ... awful. Like a chemical product in the painting industry ...
If you dare taste it, now it is different. You understand how particular rums can be according to the culture and style. This is form Jamaica. Wooden, dry, not round or sweet. More aggressive and energizing. Not my style but add 2 if it is yours !
This is not a sipper. Strange flavors ... a lot of fruit (additives ????). I prefer to mix it with orange juice when friends want a cocktail ...
An easy rum, not very deep ... Gentle nose, light taste. In between Spanish and Jamaican. An all-rounder that you can have in an informal party but not with connoisseurs. Worth a try.
This rum is very easy to drink and to decode : pineapple and rum. It is more like a very stylish cocktail than a real rum but it works ! Everybody would like this in a cocktail. Prefer an more aged rum for after-dinner.
This must be on the top of your shelf. Everybody will like this rum : fruit, pleasant nose, sweet but not too aged flavors. A perfect sipper for rum beginners and for rum connoisseurs. The price tag is also incredible. A combination of tropical pleasures and French treasures.
Gorgeous bootle, great color, aged liquid, smoothness, complexity and roundness ... Gentel nose, but at the first sip, you know you are taking with a very old friend ... The flavors are typical of this style of rum : vanilla, slight oak, caramel, brown sugar ... Delicious ... but too east to drink ! In the same category as Quorhum 30-year.
This rum is very original because full of unique features : smooth but powerful, vanilla and tobacco, rural bootle but classy liquid.
It has a well-marked nose, which announces a great taste : sweetness first, green tobacco and natural power in the end. A slight afterburner and a long finish. A very good sipper, much more dynamic than the excellent, end-of-the-evening sipper that is the Ron Millonarion XO, I recommend too.
As I said in my review of dictador 12, I like coffee. Concetrated coffee, italian kind of ristretto, especially after a good meal, on a late evening. This 12-year version tastes caramel, dark chocolate and coffee, which is my profile. So, if you're like me, do not hesitate ! The Insolent version is much more expensive and is more powerful, clearer in the flavors.So, I appreciated it. This is however not a rum for any rum drinker. Not a jamaican style, not a real spanish, not an agricole type either. It is very original. Is this worth the difference of price ??? Up to you but I tried the 20-year version and it is a good compromise !!
I like coffee. Concetrated coffee, italian kind of ristretto, especially after a good meal, on a late evening. Il owe and like a gin called Qahwa, which obviously mix up orange and coffee. That was my first option in case no coffee was available.
This rum is a real alternative to both other options. It tastes caramel, dark chocolate and coffee, which is my profile. So, if you're like me, do not hesitate ! Try the Insolent version as well (cfr. review)
I compared this liquid treasure with another famous gem from Olivier & Oliver : the Quorhum 30-year.
I must admit that it would be hard to make a choice. Both have a lot in common : gentle nose, deep color, incredible smoothness around vanilla, caramel, dried fruits.
However, I tend to think the Cubaney tastes a little bit more complex. More surprises int the mouth after a initial feel-good sensation. Moreover, the finish of the Cubaney lasts much longer, which would encourage me to have another glass from this one. All in all, these are two must-have for any rum collector on the west side, along with the Plantation XXe anniversary, which shares a lot too with the two rums I compared but on a more fruity and more "gourmand" side.
This is a great, easily sourceable Cuban white found in Mexico, etc., that adds contrast to Havana 3 yr. It’s a little sweeter and lacking some of the herbal notes of Havana, but it’s still a good baseline example for the style. It could be sipped neat, owing to the fact there’s a palatable dosage, making it sweeter to taste. Perhaps not for the connoisseurs, although it shouldn’t be beneath anyone, but a great entry level white rum sipper, and certainly a clutch for a mojito or daiquiri, as you might imagine.
I like the XO of this series best, as the 8 yr adds a little too much barrel aroma and flavor for my palate; nonetheless, it is still a worthwhile addition to your bar for what it brings (Aged Bajan rum) at the price point ($20) for home and pro bartenders. This makes a superior cocktail and is no slouch in the snifter. One note that really stands out is an almost orange-like flavor that hits mid palate and fades slowly, making this an excellent accompaniment for drinks calling for citrus.
Total middle of the road white rum at a great price point. I won’t retread what has already been marketed to you, but it’s got a little more body than your Bacardi or Don Q as it’s a filtered lightly aged rum. Naturally, it has a little more flavor, too. It still comes off bracing and crisp like its Spanish brethren, so I can’t sip it straight, but it goes well as a blend or in a cocktail calling for this style. Easily replaces the above mentioned brands for its accessibility and value.
Great rum. Well balanced. Rich and woody. Less sugar and dryer than its older brother the Reserva Exclusiva. To me, the best Diplomático considering the price.
This tasted GREAT mixed with coke, but the cream frothed at the top and looked to be old, it was like the dirty foam you see on the beach when the tide is strong. Loved the taste, but couldn't get past the visual that it was stale and cream was clumpy. I threw it away after half a drink.
Just the right amount of sweetness, just the right amount of coconut, just the right amount of rum spice. This is the perfect mixing coconut rum. Fantastic!