Very good for the cheapest rum, does not smell like ethanol, a pleasant light essence on the palate. ....... Приятный проработанный дизайн, качественное исполнение. Хвастать происхождением и выдержкой не может, поэтому пахнет очень скромно, с медовостью. Во вкусе горечь, ещё горечь, жжение, сладость, приятная лёгкая эссенция. Послевкусия нет, хотя есть приятный огонь в желудке. Требует запивки, не несёт негатива и позитива тоже.
Beim Probieren war mir noch nicht bewusst welchen edlen Tropfen ich da bekommen hatte, umso größer war die positive Überraschung über den tollen Geschmack.
If someone tells you they don’t like rum...let them taste this. Perfect first sipping rum, doesn’t need to be mixed with anything. I prefer it neat or on the rocks. Such great value for money too
⭐️Ron Valdeflores 3 años⭐️
Year: Unclear (Harvest 2011)
Style: Agricole style Rum, Pot still
Ron Valdeflores is a handcrafted and organic rum made from pure sugar cane juice, grown in the mountains of the Sierra Madre de Oaxaca range. The fresh cane juice is fermented in steel tanks immediately after harvest and milling, using the natural yeast that occurs on the sugar cane. Characteristic of an ‘Agricole’ style of r(h)um is the earthy, vegetal aromas and flavours that are preserved after distillation. The type of cane and even the type of soil used, will greatly influence the outcome of the final product. After distillation in handmade, stainless steel Alembic-type pot stills the spirit is matured between 3 to 5 years on first-use & only slightly charred American oak barrels before bottling. Pangea Spirits, the company behind the product is also responsible for the acclaimed Los Siete Misterios brand of Mezcal, and their dedication to supporting small traditional farmers and distillers is equally represented with Ron Valdeflores.
Valdeflores 3 años has benefited greatly from the extra maturation time. Retaining the zesty fruitiness of her younger sister, while developing an elegant nutty sweetness. A more well rounded drink, whether you take it pure, with a few drops of cold water or why not a spicy ginger beer?
Nose: Raisins, Maraschino Cherries, Toffee, Vanilla
Taste: Coffee with sugar, Coconut, Hazelnuts, more Raisins and Vanilla
Finish: Warm and sweet medium long finish with hints of coffee, chocolate and salty liquorice
Overall: A well expression of a medium aged Agricole style rum. Great marriage of cane and cask!
⭐️Ron Valdeflores Blanco⭐️
Year: Unclear (Harvest 2011)
Style: Agricole style Rum, Pot still
Ron Valdeflores is a handcrafted and organic rum made from pure sugar cane juice, grown in the mountains of the Sierra Madre de Oaxaca range. The fresh cane juice is fermented in steel tanks immediately after harvest and milling, using the natural yeast that occurs on the sugar cane. Characteristic of an ‘Agricole’ style of r(h)um is the earthy, vegetal aromas and flavours that are preserved after distillation. The type of cane and even the type of soil used, will greatly influence the outcome of the final product. After distillation in handmade, stainless steel Alembic-type pot stills the spirit is matured between 6 to 18 months on first-use & only slightly charred American oak barrels before bottling. Pangea Spirits, the company behind the product is also responsible for the acclaimed Los Siete Misterios brand of Mezcal, and their dedication to supporting small traditional farmers and distillers is equally represented with Ron Valdeflores.
The Blanco expression carries an impressive body and complex flavour profile that tickles every part of your tongue, from savoury to sweet, from astringent to pungent. Not a bad sipper, but also performs excellently in a mix with tropical juices, without losing its character.
Nose: Menthol, Grass, Fresh green Coconut, White Chocolate
Taste: Caramel, Cocoa, Sasparilla, Coconut macaroons
Finish: Warm, long finish. Somehow both slightly sweet and dry wood tannins on the back pallet.
Overall: Surprisingly complex for such a young spirit. Subtle woodnotes that boosts the vegetal qualities instead of tasting like antiques. Highly recommended!
⭐️Flying Dutchman Premium Rum no.1⭐️
Origin: Netherlands 🇳🇱
Style: Dutch/Molasses/Pot still
Zuidam Distillers is a family owned and run distillery from Baarle-Nassau that creates their products in a traditional artisanal way. With a portfolio of award-winning Genever and Whiskys, they now bring the same sense of quality, passion and dedication to handcraft into the world of Rum. Flying Dutchman is the first rum created in the Netherlands. A long fermentation of at least 14 days using the company’s own proprietary yeast and molasses, then triple distilled at low temperature ensures a distillate full of flavor and aroma. The heavy oak notes comes from aging for at least 1 year in small, new American oak barrels.
The result is a rum, that shares a lot of similarities with bourbon. A rum for a whiskey drinker, best enjoyed on ice or with a few drops of water. As a mixer I would choose coconut water to enhance the fruity notes and tone down the oak.
Nose: Orange zest, Vanilla, Oak, Coconut
Taste: Dried fruit, Toffee, Oak
Finish: Hot, spicy finish long finish. The oak lingers and peppermint develops on the back pallet.
Overall: Not bad Not bad for a young rum, but the oak notes overwhelms the spirit a bit.
⭐️Mates Gold Rum⭐️
Origin: Mixed 🌎
Style: English/Spanish Industrial Rum
A group of life-long mates with entrepreneurial spirit came together to create an unadulterated rum of exceptional quality and taste with the help of legendary, Amsterdam-based rum blenders E&A Scheer. The result is nothing short of amazing! A 3-5 year old rum from Foursquare Distillery on Barbados is blended with a Dominican rum from Alcoholes Finos with a similar age statement and topped off with a finishing touch of funky and fruity Jamaican pot still rum-blend, courtesy of three different estates. The Spanish style rum brings a light sweetness to the party, while the English adds the depth. This would make one hell of an Old fashioned or El presidente, but to be honest...I like it neat, perhaps with a lime twist and an ice cube once the warmer temperatures arrive in summer. It is however a drink made by mates, and should be enjoyed with mates as well.
Nose: Straight up molasses, Pineapple, Fruit preserves, Almonds, Caramel
Taste: Ripe fruit, Vanilla, Salted caramel, Cinnamon
Finish: Smooth, warm medium finish, with a building spicy backbone. The funky fruity esters linger on your tongue.
Overall: I could drink this all day! A very good balance of a lightness and depth.
I gave it 6/10 considering this forum is about all rums but if talking about white rums I could give it even 7 or 8! it is a great mixer but you can sip it easily, bit sweet, quite smooth with a point in direction to good rums in its family, comparing e. g. to white bacardi it is like heaven and hell :)
The Skeldon 1973 is more then outstanding. Nothing similar can be found on the rum market. Very complex and balanced. For me there is a little too much tannins and therefore it is behind the the Skeldon 1978.
Many thanks to Joola69 for letting me try this as part of rare rum exchange!
This is one of all time favorites! I read that this is based on a Diplomatico vintage rum, which is already one of my all time favorites, but this is 47%abv rather than just 43%, and to me that makes it even better (good rums taste better strong)!
Smells and tastes of rich butter toffee, caramel, and butterscotch, with a light sherry taste that doesn't detract from the rum. Taste is a wonderful follow up to the nose. As mentioned, the 47%abv makes it even better than Diplomatico vintage in my opinion. Simply amazing!
This Lord is the worst of the Lord series. The aftertaste is medium but something is in there what makes him not so enjoyable.
The Lord 1 is in hourdays almost gone. It is very nice rum, sugared and vatted but has a good complexity. It is a liitle flat with short aftertaste.
This Lord is very drinkable. Unfortunately it is sugared as almost all Rum Nation releases. It contains lots of citrus fruit flavors.
This Rum Nation Demerara id unfortunately sugared and vatted down to 45%Vol. But it flavors can convience. Very good sipping rum.