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Sampled the Botran Reserva 15 yr rum and detected a slight smell and taste of caramel and vanilla. As far as I know this rum has very little, if any, added sugar therefore the sweetness comes from a natural process. The rum, however, is not complex as one would expect from a Solera 15 years. Overall I enjoyed sipping on this rum but it did not WOW me in the least.
This one is a sneaky bastard.
The nose is not that amazing and the palet seems dull because of that. Then, when you keep drinking, the nose still stay's ordinary, but you start getting a good taste now in your mouth and you will find out that it's not that dull as you thought. The taste is quite nice and the you will keep drinking and will have a glass to many before you notice it...
Une rondeur agréable mais il manque d'arome. Trop plat.
Byl mi doporučen barmanem a rozhodně nezklamal, výborný rum, vyšší cena odpovídá kvalitě.
Nice rum with vanila and spices aromas
Round and easy drinking
Interesting rum, smooth caramel and vanilla flavor but not too sweet...
J'attendais mieux de ce rhum de 15 ans. Malheureusement ce solera qui contient beaucoup plus de rhums de 5 ans manque d’aplomb. Il reste très éthylé et manque de teneur.
The price is good, taste is OK. Expected more. Not bad, but nothing special.
It is one of the best cost benefit equation. A very balanced rum. Nice color, nice aroma and some tasty flavor. Very good rum.
Rhum avec des arômes de fruits secs et d'épices. Assez fort en bouche sans piquer
Similar setup but bit harsher than zacapa 23 - still pretty sweet
Comes from the same distillery as Zacapa, and is also rather disappointing mixture of sherry wine, sweetener sugars added, and thin, young-feeling spirit.
I do not have a clear memory of this one but I can remember I appreciated it.
Částečná kopie Zacapy jak ve vůni tak i v chutí bez použití cukrů. Pro Zacapy mám slabost, i Botran mne hodně baví
Smooth tasting with a hint of caramel. Really enjoyable especially with Ginger Ale. Definitely worth it
Great rum! Really warms you inside with every sip. Strong but subtle with a caramel taste. Great bottle to bring camping with some old college buddies
This rum is nice with a nose of caramel and vanilla.
However, it is a bit short in the taste. It is probably an okay rum for most, but nothing special.
All the four Dominican "B"'s- Botran, Brugal, Bermudez, Barcelo, make excellent quality rums in the upper tier products of their lines.
This is quite tasty.
Drink neat, a few drops of water, wait a few minutes, it will really open up.
Great price for a top rum
I was told this rum was more toward the “spiced” spectrum, but found nothing like it. Nevertheless, its a good bottle, little overpriced.
Super smooth and a smell of vanilla. Not too expensive and gives you a round taste
Despite the promising declaration of 15 years. which might make expectations of this one to rise. need to remember it is Solera 15 years which means that it contains 15 year aged rums to some of it's part but i would assume that the real average and thus also the experience is somewhat equal to fully 7-8 year old Rums. Remembering this and considering the price asked which is more or less what a 7-8 year old aged Rum costs. it should be judged as such. i understand those who got disappointed due to the expectations of a 15 year older.
On the Nose: Dim, Hard to find Traces of developed unique Aromas, Etheric, Sugar.
On the Tongue: Sharp first encounter. Harsh strike of young Alcohols. after getting used a whole rainbow of Sweets and Candies is revealed including hints of Licorice! however be warned that it needs patience to allow it to breathe air. it is Tasty. not too sweet, Dry in the Sense of Appleton.
On the Throat: First Harsh Finish, needs to get used to, becomes nicer from the third sip and on. Dry and Medium in Length.
This is my impression after Two Evenings with it. Deserves the 7/10. It is decent. and though i didn't expect it to be fully matured for 15 years. however i would expect bit more subtle result. it is a Sipper but it makes me afraid to try my luck with it's younger brothers such as the 12 and Anejo 8 as sippers. final words: Decent sipper but Solera result not Balanced enough.
Un rhum avec un nez fort plaisant, qui présente en bouche des noté boisé mais reste rond (voir quelques touche de caramel)
Très bon en Cuba libre