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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.
Many people make comments about this rum lacking complexity. I agree, but it tastes good. Real good. Smell is sweet but not sugary. Color and aroma are of apricot with hints of vanilla. Initial taste has alcohol on the front but quickly fades to a long lingering sweetness that is not overly sugary. I would compare this to Plantation XO minus the coconut and the.... uh.... complexity. Either way, I would drink this all day if you put it in front of me. Delicious.
This is a must-try. Even a rum drinking novice can immediately tell the quality and smoothness. So smooth, you will question if it really is rum. Reccomended straight-up only. Distilled from pure sugar cane juice. Hints of vanilla, pineapple, and caramel.
This rum delivers aromatics and flavors not dissimilar to the Trinidad rums I enjoy. But, somehow, I didn't get the complexities and richness I associate with rums in this price category. While it's beautifully presented, and will be enjoyed by those with a taste for the sweeter rums, it didn't quite live up to my expectations for an overall experience.
A wonderful sipping rum, but you can still mix it with a bit of fresh pineapple juice or a simple seltzer with a spritz of lime. This is something truly special - the kind of rum that makes people sign up for rum fanatic websites...
Overall smooth, hints of vanilla on the nose, finishes with a touch of chocolate. Has potential to be even better if it wasn't so boring.
I like the color and nose. The taste is nice but kind of "simple".
by far the best sipping rum around. My personal favorite. Distilled from straight sugarcane and not molasses. Very sweet but goes down so damn smooth. It warms all the way down with no burn at all. You will not find a better rum in this price range hands down.
More people need to try this immediately.
Bottle: I like its shape but I do not like the label, all of the information is on the bottleneck so it is not easy to read it. On the other hand I like the simple cristal bottle with just a name on it. - 0,5/1
Colour: Nice amber
Aroma: Very nice. I smell vanilla, banana and little bit of chocolate. Overall impression is very interesting and pleasing. - 2/2
Taste: It is not agressive on the tongue. There is some banana. The rum is quiet sweet. It is fine rum but I'm lacking something complex. It is not too much better than Cask 12 - 3,5/5
Aftertaste: Very pleasent. It leaves some sweetness behind so it is pleasent rum even after the glass is finished. - 2/2
I cant help but be a bit annoyed by the marketing-scams, going on in the rum business. While this is a smooth, balanced, sweet, and in no way provoking rum, they just had to add 'Cask no. 21', which makes no sense other than being there to confuse newcomers to the rum-world. This rum is not 21 years old, as many newcomers might be thinking. It is not from 'cask 21' as there has simply been made way to many bottles of this, that they all could come from a single cask. This is a solera blend. Depending on the country, the number 21 means, that the blend simply has to have a small fraction of 21 year old rum in it. So what 'Cask 21' is, is simply dishonest marketing, ment to fool people.
Vizcaya VXOP 21 er en let og lys rom med god duft og smag dog lige til den søde side.
Personally speaking I cannot give any rum a 10 because I do not believe a perfect rum exists. The late great Vince Lombardi once said, "Gentlemen, we are going to relentlessly chase perfection, knowing full well we will not catch it, because nothing is perfect. But we are going to relentlessly chase it, because in the process we will catch excellence. I am not remotely interested in just being good." Vizcaya VXOP is the very embodiment of that. It has caught excellence in a bottle. I normally drink rum in Coke Zero but this tastes so freakin' good that I cannot bring myself to use it in such a manner. I would be a crime to do so IMHO. I can honestly say that this is going to be my first, and thus far only, sipping-only rum. Everything about this rum (other than the bottle) screams excellence (the bottle could and should have been more ornate for such a spectacular rum). The flavor is wonderful with just a wonderful balance of sweetness and oakiness (is there such a word a "oakiness"? If not, there ought to be one). It causes a burn in the back of the throat but not a "kick-you-in-the-throat" kind of burn one gets from cheap liquor nor the harsh burn from lesser quality rums but a silky/satiny burn that slides into place only to slide away just to entice you to take another sip. If you have to buy one bottle and only one bottle of rum, at this time, this would be the one I would recommend. I reserve the right to change my mind or add to the list. [NOTE: Yes, I do realize that sugar was added to this rum. I still like it.]
Picked up a bottle in Maryland as the ratings were good. Thought it was an excellent supper, very smooth with harshness. I would buy another bottle.
I have tasted this some time ago, but what I remember: Smoother than 12 yo. Very good stuff. Can recommend this one.
This rum is very smooth but the flavours are somewhat underwhelming when compared to other rums in the same price range ($101 CAD in my area). I also found it a bit too sweet for my liking.
This has got to be one of the Dominican Republics finest representation of fine rums. Distinctively aged using the popular solera method, Vizcaya VXOP 21 blends a nice array of various aged rums up to 21 years to provide a dynamic flavor combination for the palette with notes of caramel, vanilla, citrus and brown sugar. This is just another fine example of a fine sipping rum produced by Oliver and Oliver.
Another amazing Rum, sweet, ultra smooth, lingering finish!
This rum and Plantation 20th are my go to on the rocks $40 rums. Well worth the money. Next time I have a glass I will write thorough review.
Very nice vanilla warm sweet nose... perfect! Strong vanilla scents. Sweet rich body. Alcohol quickly fades out. Sweetness that is too sugary. Long great aftertaste... perfect... it could be a bit richer body...
Bin etwas enttäuscht, weil ich mehr Profil erwartet hatte. Der Rum ist mir zu "dünn" und irgendwie langweilig. Zu teuer.
Rating kommer i når jeg er blevet ædru i morgen eller lige efter
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tilpas sød og god smag, men det holder desværre ikke så længe. Har godt af at dampe lidt af...
This rum is incredibly sweet but not cloying. It's very smooth (I had it neat) and I imagine it mixes very well. That said, I'm part of the group who would say that this lacks in some complexity and isn't quite as distinctive or memorable as other rums.