14 Jul '16
I'm not going to pretend that I can articulate what makes this rum so good, it just is. I received this as a birthday gift and lucky me. It's flavorful, smooth, sweet and only a hint of spice. As soon as I started sharing it with friends it went fast. Good stuff. Bottle 684/2000
Because I Don't Know What a "10" Tastes Like...
12 Jun '16
Being a "beverage nerd," a wannabe "rum aficionado" and a huge Bacardi fan (because of their history), I purchased all four of the Bacardi Facundo releases (Neo, Eximo, Exquisito & Paraiso). I mean, who knows rum like the Bacardi Family? When I read the story behind this release, I saved up the "dough" and purchased online. This rum is exceptional, the "best of the best" in my amateur opinion. I shared my Paraiso with a neighbor for a celebratory toast and everyone was VERY pleased. I give it a "9.9"...
This was a Christmas gift from my wife (do I have a great wife or what?!?) I was super excited to try this, as I really enjoyed the Facundo Exquisito, this is my 100th RumRatings review, and I am the first reviewer of this! This didn't let me down.
Bottle 820 of 2000. Has notes of caramel, sherry, sugar cookie, marzipan, oak, and a wonderful spice. This is absolutely smooth as silk. Hints of sweetness, but not too sweet.
I generally like sweeter rums such as the Diplomatico 2000 (which I prefer to this), and I think the sherry aging masks the sweetness a bit. But this is a great rum nonetheless.