I admit, I'm relatively new to rum, but this is the best one I had yet. Sweet, but not as sweet as the Diplomático Reserva Exclusiva - it seems I start my rum-journey as a Demerara-junkie, but Venezuela is just around the corner. ;)
Sugar: Estimated at 27 GPL. Bought this in Cuba last week and the clerk said it's a blend of 18 and 20 year old rums. Maybe. At first sip I had a serious case of Deja Vu. Wait a minute this tastes like Pusser's Navy Rum! I did a side by side taste test and the colour, aroma, and taste are almost identical. Old wood, leather, smoke, and burnt sugar are all there as in the Pusser's Nelson's Blood 15 year old. Pretty sure someone found the recipe and duplicated it. Overall it's a good Navy rum for smoking a strong cigar with. I like it. It's $100 USD in Cuba and at that price it’s overpriced when compared to Pussers.
Sugar: 0 GPL. This is a cheap bar rum that I had in Cuba last week. It's got a strong chemical smell and taste that you need Pina Colada mix to hide it in, and even then it's still got a nasty taste to it. Do yourself a favour and ask for Havana Club and tip the bartender to to keep this one away from your glass.
Sugar estimated at 5 GPL. This is a mixing rum. Don't bother to try it as a sipping rum. Vanilla, oak, coffee all coming together with a harsh taste that needs coke or some other mixing agent. It's a cheap bar rum that does the job. It's the younger version of the Havana Club 7. Spend the extra and get the 7.
Sugar: 20-25 GPL. This is a sweet rum with a fair amount of alcohol in the aroma, but the sweetness factor combined with the almond taste brings it closer to a liqueur than a rum. It's smooth at first with a bit of a spicey burn on the exit. It's too sweet to mix with coke. It's okay with ice and if you like Amaretto then this will do in a pinch.
A nice nose with just a slight burn on the tongue. As it mellows after that first taste your get the butter scotch malt taste that makes this different. A great value for a sipper.
Tried mixing it and was very impressed in coke and ginger ale but thought it lost something in citrus. Did not blend but feel this is the kind of rum that will add to any recipe, definitely a keeper.
This is a drier tasting rum that has just a touch of burn. For me not a supper but for some it will be with just a background of funk, no real sweetness.
As a mixer it is very smooth and that slight burn comes through as a nice effect on you tongue. Really liked it with citrus and very good with Coke.
Have not blended it but think it will be very good. Also might make a great rum old fashioned.
It is a sleeper with a screw cap but will probably make my keeper list.
There is only one white rum I've come across that I will sip on the rocks and this is it. It has a wonderful flavor profile, with complex hints of coconut and aged rum flavors you normally find in rums from Barbados. As a mixer I don't think you can find a better rum. I started buying this when it went for $25, but now I see it going for $13.99 at total wine. Insane steal at that price.
Bought this due to an in store recommendation. It's not as bad as the low scores here but also not as good as the high. It does mean towards a molasses forward flavor which are NOT my preferences for rum. But it is not too far forward. The flavors are kind of a mash up, and not necessarily complimentary of one another. It's a complex flavors profile but not necessarily in a good way. It is a heavy and dark rum. I threw ice on it to thin it out. Not one to sip neat. But I think this might go well with ginger beer, but I wouldn't mix it with coke. Again, a bit of an anomaly here. It is relatively smooth, and has that going for it. Also, I don't detect that there are added sugars to this, as it's more subtley sweet. At the end of the day, I won't buy again. Too many other great rums out there, I'll pass on this one.
So much talk about this clear rum, I was expecting something along the lines of Diplomatico Planas. It does have a little funk to it. Not one to sip neat.
Je-li Bacardi Carta Oro přítel lewné whisky ze supermarketu, pak tady jsme někde jinde, minimálně o stupínek výš. Ale i tak zatím pouze po kotníky ostatním favoritům.
Svým pojetím připomíná lacinou whisky z obchodního řetězce Lidl, možná v závěru patrný ocásek melasy a hodně vzdáleného karamelu... ano, byl to dárek, takže mix do Coca Coly určitě neurazí...
Je zajímavé, kam může dojít tradice - tento rum s oblibou vozíme na rybářské výpravy do Švédska a vždy si najde své místo. Neotřelá klasika, která neurazí.
První rum, který mi zakoupila manželka a moje první veřejná prohra při tajné ochutnávce - zařadil jsemho mezi lacinou sortu rumů ála Bacardi kontra Republika... sám netuším, proč, ale mýliti se jest lidské. Vynikající rum!
Velmi osobitý rum, který má jednu úžasnou vlastnost - neurazíte žádnou návštěvu ani žádného milovníka rumu.
Každý si jistě pamatujeme za hluboké totality sadu fixů, které podle barev nesly i svoji charakteristickou vůni. A tak to , že velmi intenzivní byl právě žlutý fix s vůni nazrálého banánu. Na tyto okamžiky lze nostalgicky zavzpomínat právě s tímto elixírem, který si jistě najde svoje místo v každém baru a přinese neotřelý zážitek. Jeden z mých nejoblíbenějších elixírů.