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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
Vizcaya VXOP 21 er en let og lys rom med god duft og smag dog lige til den søde side.
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.
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.
Paid $41.99 in NYC. The nose is nice with vanilla notes, almost like cream soda. Upon tasting, you can clearly taste the vanilla but not overpowering like Zaya. Quite smooth, delicious and worth buying again.
Most liquor I've tried has required breathing time after it's poured. This is mellow straight from the bottle. I am very impressed. It's got the vanilla taste I love in rums like Zara but without the sweetness. The nose is mellow without the alcohol bite. I wouldn't dream of mixing this or even adding a cube. I've rated several runs 9 cause I thought I was too inexperienced to call it ten. Well no more. This isv10
Overall a good sweet (not overly sweet) rum that is brilliant on the nose but lacks a bit of a taste. It is a bit boring in taste compared to others in its price category. I also found the finish to be rather rough.
Really nice, maybe a bit to expensive for this tast.... medium sweet, nice Integrated alcohol, but would prefer a litter more "power" on the taste - should last longer.
I liked this rum, because it is kind of well of everthing. Not to sweet, but seet enough. Nice nose, good in the mouth, but not long lasting.
Angenehmer Geruch, intensiver aber sehr feiner Geschmack nach Vanille...und das wars dann leider auch schon. Sanft auf der Zunge, leichte Schärfe im Hals. Ich mag süssen Rum, aber dieser ist mir dann doch zu süss, da klebt der Mund noch ewig später.
Sugar: 28 GPL. A sweet rum from the Dominican. The caramel and oak is up front in taste and aroma, but the underlying taste of cinnamon powers right through that.
This is a fairly smooth rum without any complex taste factor, which I find is like a lot of other rums from the Dominican. It's a sipper if you want it to be, but I would classify this as a high end mixer.