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Vizcaya VXOP rum is produced from sugar cane that is distilled in small batches then aged for between 18 and 21 years in bourbon casks.
The Oliver & Oliver distillery that produces Vizcaya VXOP rum was founded by Oliver Juanillo in the 1800s. It originally operated in Cuba, but in the 1959 revolution moved to the current Dominican Republic location.
It's really not that good honestly. It's simple beyond words. Its 85% oaky 10% vanilla and some sugar and trace other things. The bottle is nice to have in the cabinet but really it's nothing special. Honestly buy 2 bottles of brugal anejo. They taste identical except brugal has a slight less oak flavour. Drinking this straight is alright. Slight burn but nothing bad. Honestly Brugal is made in Dominican Republic and so is this. It would be no surprise to me if this was made in the same place using the same formula as brugal just in a different cask. It might be slightly less smooth than brugal anejo. But for 20$ less I would take brugal. I also could just add sugar to my brugal and it would be this at a large cost savings. I give it 8/10 because it's drinkable straight and I like the oak flavor but it's still nothing flashy. It's just good, not great, not memorable. Just good. Much like that movie you saw a month ago that was "good" but not that memorable, what was it's name again?
Medium color for an aged rum combining notes of cola, vanilla and light molasses. It combines sweetness with a touch of acidic bite. Well blended.
This is one of the better rums from the DR. a good entry level sipping Rum that is readily available.
Nice aroma with notes of vanilla with a simple and uncomplicated flavor.
Those Cubans can make rum, too bad we can't legit import it. It's just formulas, recipies, "inspired" or you travel a lot out of the US. Delicious.
I think, this is good for sipping. Smooth and not too sweet. But not special one. I can find almost same flavor and taste in other Dominican rum. Body is thin and has flavor of some dried fruit and spice.
Solid rum good for those that like sweeter rums reminds me of centenario 30 but less caramel
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Sweet with a strong but not overbearing vanilla finish.
I love this stuff, wish we could get it in BC!! Such fond memories of sipping this in New Orleans.
medicinal and cheap vanilla bomb. The finish was astringent and unpleasant. 70+
I tried this rum for the first time a few days back, and as soon as I removed the top, I knew I was for a treat. The aroma was sweet and immediately hit the right spot. The color was as expected for an aged rum, bronze but not too dark. The taste had hints of vanilla, caramel and so smooth on the way down. I have had more expensive aged rums that are not as smooth as this one. A must have in your inventory.
Taste 7+/10. This is good drink... little bit simple profile taste but not in bad way, with some sweetness as most Oliver & Oliver rums & also a very small touch alcohol finish (maybe thats becase this has not intense flavours to cover the ethanol). Also it is smooth but with different character maybe maple taste makes it something little new....
Overpowering vanilla and background rancidness. Similar to Zaya 12. After some time on shelve, you can taste sea salt and lime sourness.
wonderful bottle, nice colour
sweet interesting smell
very, very tasty....one of the best rums i've ever drunk....
nice taste with fruits , vanilla oak and little bit of chocolate on the end....very balanced and smooth rum.
Initial sweet taste that mellows into a warm, flavorful burn. Solid rum that’s great with an ice cube.
and you will be not dissapointed. litle boring but after while you get use to. 80% - 73% because of the price.
My wife and I were first introduced to Vizcaya at the Tampa Rum Fest in 2008. Before that night we only knew rum to be something mixed into a punch or added to a cola. I've since introduced a lot of rum fans to the larger world of cane-based spirits with this and Diplomatico. Ten years later I'll still go back occasionally. It's a bit sweet for me now, but this is a great starter rum for someone looking for something beyond Cap'n and Coke. It's very light on the nose with a hint of caramel and oak. The first sip has a lot of flavor from the sweetness and the woodiness. I like it on the rocks, but it also makes a nice Rum Old Fashioned.
$23.31 @Spec's. This is just a great sipping rum! On the rocks neat, or with a little water. Even works great with coconut water! My go to rum.
Nose: citrus, berries and a hint of vanilla and marzipan
Palate: hint of fresh fruity citrus.
perfectly balanced between the sweetness and alcohol - no harsh alcohol burn
I recommend leaving it for a couple of minutes, for the alcohol to vaporize.
Plenty of vanilla. Smells sweeter than it tastes. I like
Subtle hints of vanilla when sniffing the glass. You can taste the vanilla as well as clove and a bit of cinnamon. Very smooth on the front with a pleasant warmth on the back end.
Okay, I may have to test this one again because I have a cold and my palate my be a little off. However, what I’m getting matches most of the other reviews perfectly. It’s incredibly smooth. You could give this to a beginner as a sipper and it would not overpower them. On the other hand, you could mix it and not lose anything that makes it unique. The characteristic that comes out most is a spice that is kind of like cinnamon (although it’s not). It gives it a burn (not an unpleasant alcohol burn) just a little tingle - like a good tequila or bourbon yet it’s sweet enough that there is no doubt that you are drinking rum. I could easily give this an 8 but there are other rums that I’ve given an 8 that have more bold and complex tastes. Yet if somebody gave me a bottle of Vizcaya VXOP 21 as a gift, I would be very pleased. BTW, the bottle is a beautiful presentation that looks more like a great cognac or bourbon than rum - but again - this is sweet enough to be rum. It’s not overly sweet but if you’re looking for exceptionally dry, you may not like this as much.
A fantastic offering just like any premium offering Oliver y Oliver makes. Very smooth with notes of caramel, chocolate, vanilla, toffee, and hints of cinnamon
Superbe, ce rhum se boit tout seul, il est très doux et savoureux