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I love this rum. It shows what real aged rum is, but doesn't go too far by adding a whole bunch of flavors, molasses and sugar to make a point. It mixes incredibly well and is decent to sip. The price point is beyond fair and the palate showcases a clear caramel butter scotch profile.
If you want a better rum for this for the money you're out of luck. You may be able to find a 'smoother' or more 'complex' rum, but I would bet you that the rum you're talking about has been watered down with a whole a bunch of stuff that shouldn't be found in rum. Also, I'd doubt it was aged nearly as long as this one and it'd probably be distilled to much higher proof to allow for greater profitability when ageing. shipping, etc.
If you live in the U.S., you'll also notice that some of the top bars in the country have picked up on how good of cocktails this rum can make. However, the best thing to do is get a bottle and some decent recipes to try out for yourself!
This is one of (3) rums I recommend to all rum drinker types and to introduce a novie to "the better stuff". At $16 it is the best rum I can find under $20. Decent to sip, good on the rocks and makes an excellent Cuba Libre.
No ilusiona mucho la botella, pero el color y olor agradan, ya al probarlo deleita!
Un rico sabor, suave y relajante, y a muy buen precio!
not as codtly as the Din Q gran añejo, this 10 year añejo is a best buy. It is smooth, refreshing and served with fresh grapefruit juice makes you want to repeat snd repeat all night long in the tropical setting
Výborný rum z Portorika, suchý, bez cukru, výrobca na fľaši priznáva dofarbovanie karamelom, čo je ok. Zmes až 8 ročných rumov, vo vôni spočiatku alkohol, neskôr veľmi jemná chuť.
Nearly as good as the older Gran Añejo version. The beauty in DonQ rum for me is not necessarily in the flavors that come from the barrel aging, though subtle and delicious, but in the column distilled spirit flavor itself which is noticeably a light and fruity tasting alcohol. Unadulterated and I believe on its way towards the top of many the rum drinkers' lists. Update: man that is good! A little water, time, and small sips... theres a little butteriness that reminds me of Santa Teresa 1796. This rum continues to surprise me and I've been drinking it for years. The more rums I taste the more I appreciate this when I return to it. 8 only bc it has a thinner body to it and i prefer more viscosity.
Don Q Gran Anejo (DQGA) is one of my top rums ever. Don Q Anejo (son of DQGA) has a similar “Anejo” taste but is clearly less “anejo”, that is, aged. When I am in the mood for Don Q and I am out of DQGA (especially since I am on a budget) i will turn to this excellent stand-in.
Smoth flavor good for sipping just a bit too strong on the oak flavor.
It's s great supper or for mix smooth amber rum that leaves a good taste in your mouth
20ml uit een advent kalender. Te weinig om een goed oordeel te vellen. Caramel, houtig, tabak. Geen suiker toegevoegd.
Not very original but a bit of warmness that is really enoyable.
Relatively smooth in small sips. Pleasant after-taste.
Only a few flavours but a strong taste of oak and vanilla
It has a pretty good taste. Although it is a bit "strong". Good price for what you get
lot of similarities to the old Cockspur 12, but not many to Mount Gay XO. Dry, cinnamon spicy, with a touch of wood.
Sous son look de rhum à cocktails (top en daiquiri) se cache un vrai et honnête rhum de dégustation. À laisser aérér un bon quart d'heure pour profiter au mieux de l'expérience.
Plus abordable que le Havana 7 ans par exemple dans le même style.
La bouteille est relookee et affiche la nature du blend (3-8 ans à l'arrière).
Other reviewers noted the similarities between this entry level rum and their Gran Anejo. I cannot think of a rum that is this cheap and still serves as a sipper. For the money, this one wins hands down over their Gran Anejo. Very smooth! It would also make a great mixer.
Update four days later: This rum makes one of the best Cuba Libres that I have ever had in my life! Forget the blanco rums for this drink! As for the taste vs cost ratio, this one wins hands down. Sure, there are much better sipping rums, but be prepared to pay 2-3 times more than one would for this one.
On another note, I was once anti-Don Q until I gave their Gran Anejo a try and was inspired by another reviewer to try this much cheaper and more flavorful rum. I have also bumped up my rating from a 6 to a 7. This one is definitely one to keep to avoid raiding the rum cabinet filled with much more expensive ones.
On still another note, if you wind up getting stuck owning a $51 bottle of Don Q Gran Anejo that is super smooth with almost no flavors, here is what to do with it. Try a 50/50 mixture of Don Q Anejo and Don Q Gran Anejo. You can even store this magical mixture back into that pretty bottle of Don Q Gran Anejo and most of your guests would never know. The Don Q Anejo has the much needed flavor while sacrificing some smoothness due to lack of aging. Together they make a fantastic combo. Gosh, why hasn't Don Q figured this out to sell us this mixture priced between $15 and $51? Don Q, this is your hint! I also should adopt a new nickname of Senor Simple Solera.
Update March 10, 2018: I bought another brand new bottle of Don Q Anejo and tested it against four other budget sipping rums between $11 and $23. As expected, the $11 Cruzan Gold lost out right away to Cruzan Estate Diamond Dark 5 year, which then lost out to Don Q Anejo. Then this Don Q beat my old standby of Flor De Cana 7. It was then a final comparison between this Don Q Anejo and my El Dorado 8, but that is like comparing two different rums, one is very dark and one is lighter. I liked the El Dorado 8 better, but at $8 more, I would expect this to be so. Since I would have to drive 25 miles one way to pick up new bottles of either one, my budget and mood would determine my go-to budget dark sipper at that time.
Leave it to the analyst in me to calculate B/C ratios for all of my rums in a spread sheet. Benefits are basically my overall ranking from all of my ratings, which consists of flavor and no ill after effects. I don't care how good a rum tastes, if it does a number on my system the next day, then it is really crap and loses a point or more in my rating. Well, this Don Q Anejo easily won the B/C ratio test. For those new to rum drinking and those who are short of funds, I cannot think of a better place to start. It also has no added sugar. Second and third place on the B/C ratio belongs to Plantation Artisinal 3-Star and Plantation Original Dark Double Aged. These are three very different rums and all are an excellent value.
And since this one is a dry rum, the original flavors will remain after six months in an opened bottle. I can't say the same for sugar bomb rums.
This was an okay experience, liked the smell and taste, but not as good as others I have tasted.
It's Friday night and time for the rum review. 150 years of quality and innovations is evident in every bottle. The company legacy is the living force that drives their constant quest to perfect the art of rum. With wisdom that's been passed from the first generation to the current one. Six times it has passed through the Serallés family. Founded by Don Juan Serallés using a pot still he imported from France. His first casks were sold under his name. In addition to Destileria Seralleś he also founded the town of Meredatiaand named it after his wife Mercedes. Today Felix J. Serallés J runs the company as President and CEO of Destileria Serallés. Don Q Anejo is aged for 3 to 8 years in Bourbon casks and is a step up from the gold which is aged 2-3 years. 80 proof and a very sippable rum over ice or neat. The color in my opinion is a golden heather and straw in the glass a light amber in the bottle. Legs are slow to form and move. Being thin is a good sign of the lack of impurities and great quality. A light vanilla and aged oak from the used bourbon barrels along followed by a butterrum nose and caramel. The entry is bit dry but good on the palette, i get the tastes of light airy tobacco from a pipe, honey, and caramel. It has a decent burn on the tongue during the taste but not in the throat. The finish is much like honeyed tropical fruit. A bit of leather aftertaste, a sultry sweet but not to a great degree.
The drinks are unlimited to make, from the Anejo Mojito and Cohasset punch#2 to a scorpion bowl and Sancho's Salvation as well as neat or over ice.
The Anejo Mojito
2 oz Don Q Anejo
1 oz Fresh lime
3/4 oz simple syrup
7 mint leaves
1 dash Angostura bitters and fill remaining with chilled club soda
The Scorpion Bowl
In a pitcher or punch bowl
3 cups Crushed ice
2 oz gin
2 oz Don Q Anejo rum
3 oz Don Q Cristal rum
2 oz vodka
2 oz grenadine
3 oz lemon juice
8 oz orange juice
10 oz pineapple juice
and mix thoroughly pour into glasses and add one chunk of pineapple and 2 maraschino cherries on a pick
For the time being be good to one another and stay safe stay alert stay alive and drink responsibly. Till the morrow, Down the hatch.
Léger, facile d'approche, sur les épices. Bon rapport qualité-prix
I liked the taste and smell. Nice drink for a good price.
Don Q makes a wide array of rums in the Spanish style, which are always going to be on the thinner, lighter side. It's a solid choice for any cocktail recipe calling for a Puerto Rican gold rum. It's an outstanding mixer.
Nase holzig mit fruchtigen Noten
Am Gaumen Süss
Leider sehr schneller abgang