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Millonario Aniversario Reserva 10-Year rum
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Millonario Aniversario Reserva 10-Year review posted 15 minutes ago by r.svec@gmx.at from Austria with 30 ratings

Good enough for the price - would I offer it to friends? Rather not

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Posted 26 Jan '21 by Stefan Persson from Sweden with 199 ratings

"No normal people with normal incomes use expensive rum in drinks.
Those who do, do it to impress their friends and they are also often newly rich and are the same people who offer red wine in the 1000€ class."

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Posted 26 Jan '21 by RumGuy1 from United States with 41 ratings

"To each its own. Ive drank a lot of whisky and rum. Both of them have equal capacity to be taken seriously or not. It is true that we all have different tastes and opinions. However, it's discourteous to attempt to project your opinions on others.
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Ron de Jeremy Spiced rum
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Ron de Jeremy Spiced review posted 3 hours ago by Herutza from Romania with 14 ratings

Not bad but there is noting to like there. Tastes like the rum flavor used to put into cakes. There are much better options out there

Captain Morgan Original Spiced Gold rum
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Captain Morgan Original Spiced Gold review posted 7 hours ago by cowboykidd from United States with 8 ratings

Captain Morgan is the rum that got me started on Rum. Let's be honest, this is no Zafra or Centenario 30. However sometimes you want a prime steak and sometimes you want a fast food cheeseburger. When I want a cheap mixing rum, I am going to buy Captain Morgan. Don't try to sip it. Don't try to make it something it is not. Put it with some juice, or Sprite, or Coke and enjoy. Honestly it probably gets an extra star from me, just for the nostalgia of my youth.

Appleton Estate 21-Year rum
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Appleton Estate 21-Year review posted 7 hours ago by cowboykidd from United States with 8 ratings

I know that there are people who love Appleton. Heck, I was a child in Jamaica. I want to love Appleton. However, Appleton has a very distinctive after taste. Some find it pleasant, but I have always found it rather acrid. Even on their 21 year, it is the same blended distinctive unpleasant aftertaste. The rest of the flavor is what you would hope to find in a rum in this price range. If you like the lower end Appleton, other than as a mixer, you will love this rum. I have always had mixed feelings on Appleton and the same exists here.

Bumbu Original rum
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Bumbu Original review posted 8 hours ago by cowboykidd from United States with 8 ratings

I really debated how to rate this. As a pure rum, it is not a true rum and would deserve a lower rating. However, at $33 it is affordable and it is fairly drinkable, if you accept it as not a pure rum. It is very sweet, very smooth amd low proof. I have seen some describe it as a liqueur and that is probably more accurate. Less sweet than most liqueurs but much sweeter and artificially flavored than most rums. Were I rating it as a liqueur, I would have rated it higher. I found it pleasant enough, but as a rum it does not measure up.

Ron Zacapa Royal rum
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Ron Zacapa Royal review posted 11 hours ago by Rumes from United States with 1 rating

Excelent aftertaste, Smokey, oxigenate well to dissipate it’s strength (45).

Plantation Guatemala XO Single Cask Amburana Finish rum
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Plantation Guatemala XO Single Cask Amburana Finish review posted 11 hours ago by Mujuru from United States with 65 ratings

Nose: Eggnog, cinnamon, nutmeg, tapioca pudding
Palate: fresh white oak, tapioca pudding, apples, cinnamon, vanilla, sweet despite minimal dosage
Aftertaste: Eggnog, cinnamon, literal vanilla extract, cinnamon throat tingle sensation

I have been longing to try an Amburana aged rum for quite a while now. When I read the reviews for this rum, it sounded delightful and something that I absolutely had to try. It took me almost a year to track down a shop that had it in stock and would ship it to me. This is a Guatemalan Single Cask rum that has been aged for several years in bourbon oak, then 1 year in French Oak in France, and then finished for 6 months in Amburana wood and bottled at 50% ABV. Per Plantation website this rum is very lightly dosed at 8gpL (3gpL more than might occur naturally under certain conditions). Amburana is a tropical wood found in Central and South America. I had read that it imparts a delightful cinnamon note to spirits aged in it, and not to spoil, but I found that to be true. Buts that's not all. No that's not all. This rum is quite delightful and I keep waffling on whether to rate it an 8 or a 9. But before I get to the final rating let's let the process play out because this is an interesting rum with some unusual characteristics

First of all, straight up, if what you want is eggnog and cinnamon and you want it now, there is where you can get that fix. On the nose I get strong eggnog loud and clear, almost like I stuck my face down near the eggnog punch bowl on Christmas. Hidden behind the Egg Nog I smell cinnamon, nutmeg, and delightful notes of tapioca pudding. All in all quite a pleasant and aromatically intense combination even if it is not overly complex.

Taking a sip is where things start to get interesting. It starts with raw white oak, not the long aged kind but the younger Tennessee whiskey sour kind. That appears for a second before turning into a mouthful of tapioca pudding with strong individually noticeable notes of apples, cinnamon and vanilla. This being 50% ABV it does kick a bit, but that's not the only physical sensation. In addition to the burn you get a tingly sensation in the throat like you just swallowed a tiny spoonful cinnamon powder directly out of the jar. The entire combination on the palate comes across as very sweet and decadent even though the rum is only very minimally dosed and packs a punch.

On the finish the eggnog reappears accompanied by cinnamon and vanilla extract (literally...vanilla and strong bitter notes in its entirety). After walking away rom the glass my throat tingles and little bit and simultaneously my mouth feels refreshed. Its a very interesting experience, that I highly recommend. So why not a 10 or a high 9? Because at times the vanilla extract and bitter notes sometimes dominate the expression to an extent that I don't like quite as much. Its still an absolutely wonderful rum but those notes do dampen the experience a little. Also I have never been a huge fan of fresh white oak (which is why I don't like bourbon as much) which appears prominently on the palate.

All in all this is a great and novel experience, but otherworldly to the extent that I feel like I have to order a case of it. The notes on this are so unique that it would probably make an otherworldly Cuba Libre but I am not sure what else you could mix it in...and besides it is meant to be sipped and it serves that purpose quite well.

Country of Origin: Guatemala (later partially aged in France)
ABV: 50%

Nose: 10
Palate: 8
Finish: 8
Smoothness: 8
Versatility: 8
Price: 8

Total: 8.3

Mezan XO Jamaica rum
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Mezan XO Jamaica review posted 12 hours ago by OlekDegustuje from Poland with 9 ratings

Nose 6/10
Mouth 7/10
Finish 6/10
Price value ratio 6/10

Kuna Aged rum
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Kuna Aged review posted 12 hours ago by OlekDegustuje from Poland with 9 ratings

Nose 6/10
Mouth 6/10
Finish 6/10
Price value ratio 7/10

Ron Zacapa 23 Solera rum
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Ron Zacapa 23 Solera review posted 12 hours ago by OlekDegustuje from Poland with 9 ratings

Nose 7/10
Mouth 6/10
Finish 6/10
Price value ratio 7/10

Equiano 8-Year rum
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Equiano 8-Year review posted 12 hours ago by OlekDegustuje from Poland with 9 ratings

Nose 7/10
Mouth 6/10
Finish 6/10
Price value ratio 7/10

Doorly's XO rum
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Doorly's XO review posted 12 hours ago by OlekDegustuje from Poland with 9 ratings

Nose 8/10
Mouth 8/10
Finish 7/10
Price value ratio 10/10

Doorly's 5-Year rum
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Doorly's 5-Year review posted 12 hours ago by OlekDegustuje from Poland with 9 ratings

Nose 6/10
Mouth 7/10
Finish 7/10
Price value ratio 7/10

Dictador 20-Year rum
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Dictador 20-Year review posted 12 hours ago by OlekDegustuje from Poland with 9 ratings

Nose 5/10
Mouth 7/10
Finish 6/10
Price value ratio 7/10

Foursquare 2008 12-Year rum
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Foursquare 2008 12-Year review posted 12 hours ago by OlekDegustuje from Poland with 9 ratings

Nose 7/10
Mouth 10/10
Finish 9/10
Price value ratio: 10/10

Kuna Davidoff Of Geneva Cigar Cask Finish rum
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Kuna Davidoff Of Geneva Cigar Cask Finish review posted 12 hours ago by OlekDegustuje from Poland with 9 ratings

Nose 10/10
Mouth 8/10
Finish 9/10
Price value ratio: 7,5/10

Velier 1996 Trinidad The Tasting Gang 23-Year rum
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Velier 1996 Trinidad The Tasting Gang 23-Year review posted 13 hours ago by Heutje (PREMIUM) from Netherlands with 1 rating

Caroni gets better and better. Can’t wait for more of this stuff

La Favorite 1995 Cuvée La Confrérie rum
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La Favorite 1995 Cuvée La Confrérie review posted 13 hours ago by Loldelagohelle from France with 164 ratings

This bottle have an exceptional taste, near the flibuste, but with more toast. Very long and complex. Note. 9,8.