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Un ron de sabor suave y dulce, en México la botella es más bonita q la original con tapón de corcho.
Según dicen es un Zacapa económico. Ya que también son de la misma región.
Firstly: it's cheap. Also people should note, the Botran 12 is, like most Botrans and most Zacapas, a solera-style rum, so it's not actually 12 years old. When I was in Guatemala I drank this far more than the often praised but wildy overrated Zacapa 23 (which to me is an overly sweet cloying licqueur, not a proper rum). This is a lot dryer, more honest. You do get some alcohol, and a somewhat unrefined sensation, but at half the price of the Zacapa 23 this was always the better option for me.
Misma destileria que Zacapa. Mientras que el Zacapa es para beber solo o en las rocas, el Botran es bueno para Cuba Libre
This rum was from a dark time for Botran. Most their rums were horrible and could be found in close out in stores. This was a huge exception. It was actually decent. The problem was it inherited the black label from the old low end Botran (which was rebranded with a red label). People associated this one with that monstrosity the old black label was and it suffered.
Currently all rums from this times are discontinued. The line was replaced with Reserva, Reserva Blanca, and Solera 1893. You can notice the influence Zacapa had in these new lines.
A good one for a reasonnable price. Tasty and perfumed, this is the kind of rum you'll enjoy after dinner along with a piece of dark chocolate.. Not revolutionnary but a good choice that every amateur should possess.
This is by far the best rum of which mixing with cola isn't an insult. The subtle burnt sugar tones and desert like quality lend itself very well to creating one great rum and coke. Unfortunately this rum isn't more mainstream because it would compete well with, and easily beat the more common "aged rums"
Great flavor and light dark color and a mild aroma.
similar to older Botran or Malteco, thinner and afterburn a bit harsher, but decent rum.
Good classic smell. Nice taste but a bit spicy at the finish.
ES UN RON AÑEJO COMERCIAL, BUENA OPCIÓN PARA COCTELERÍA.
For the price this is a good choice for adding to your favorite cocktail. Bit of a burn and harshness going down to deter from drinking neat.
It got this for 20€ which is golden. I like the Botran rums,and i tried this younger one as a reasonable daily sipper. Tho not as deep as the 18yo,it is excellent. Just like the Guatemalan in general,you taste immadiately the molasses and you can blindly tell in the nose and palate that it's either a
Zacapa/Maltecto/Botran. The afterburn is a bit harsher but not disturbing. A sweety but light rum,eventhough quite cheap,still too good to be mixed
Cardiff Rum Festival good 12 year solera well aged and a decent sipper
bon rhum, pas très doux contrairement à ce que son odeur pourrait laisser penser
Este ron de 12 años de añejamiento, es bueno para tomarse con Coca-Cola y para disfrutar un momento con los amigos
Good valmue for money 😊 Not AS complex as big brother Ron Zacapa, but pretty close
OK rum uit Guatemala met veel karamel smaak. Beetje te scherp om te sippen. Met ijs iets beter.
I was expecting more but there is a big difference between botran 12 and 15 years; try to drink it with sweet drinks to compensate the alcohol smell
Unlike Botran Reserva its way too alcoholic with plain body. Better go for older ones which are awesome.
Nothing really special about this fellow. Had it not been for the good company and great mood when tasting it, would probably have forgotten all about it already.
To try just once, just for the shake of it, ask the bartender to perform some extra orange peel treatment on the glass before serving so that you might get close to a "decent" outcome.
Pourer said age statement is solera (sigh), so there's only trace amounts of 12 year-old juice in here. But hey, it's fine; tastes how you'd expect. It also appears to be priced appropriately, and is not as dosed as many others from Central America.
Skip it for sipping, but highly recommended as a mixer.
rien de particulier ni au nez ni en bouche, correct avec glaçon et cigare^^
Wasn't impressed with this bottle.Tasting it neat was not great, but it improved with a bit of water. It's quite sharp, but you are not rewarded with a nice after taste. It makes for a nice sharp Cuba Libre though, so I'll use it for mixing. I paid €19 for this bottle and at that price I guess you can't expect a real sipper, so you get what you pay for.