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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 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.
I like the color and nose. The taste is nice but kind of "simple".
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
Sladký a voňavý , ale .... Nekomplexní tělo , jako by chyběl obsah alkoholu nebo doba v zrání v sudu . Ale láhev má tento rum opravdu luxusní .
This may be one of my favorite rums from this area. I have learned that this can not be my bench mark for judgeing all rums. The price alone made it a category all its own. This one had a beautiful silky smooth texture layered with an bitter vanilla and creamy caramel. This is an amazing rum and as I have used in numerous times as a suprise rum in my tastings it has never not been well recieved. I am not sure if whoever posted the 1rating is a rum fan.
After a long day at work and in most cases well into the night, I'll relax with a quality rum poured neat. The nose on first glance was exciting.... even interesting.... but the first tasting was not remarkable. The second, third tastings.... well, let's just say it started getting weird. I am not enough of a trained taster to make an in depth analysis, but I'll close by saying cotton candy and plenty of ice.
This is one to be drank by itself, no mixers straight up or on the rocks
The nose is awesome, but the taste falls a little short. I'm a fan of the sweeter rums, and this one has a some sweetness, but is a little on the bland side. Hopefully the further into the bottle i get, the flavor becomes a little more complex.
Smooth with a long taste, nice sting at the end and the nose is nice.
the flavor and smoothness of the rum brings it to another level.
Wonderful vanilla and caramel, I get a craving for it at times over other higher rated rums. Terrific.
6.5 on my scale, but bottles aren't half full or empty here. Maybe a 7. A slight hint of molasses, maybe a bit of oak. Interesting and seems to be better early than later. More research needed.