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Another rum that proves you don't have to pay an arm and a leg for a great rum. I found this locally for $24 and after reading some reviews decided to give it a shot. Glad I did. This rum is produced by Industrias Licoreras de Guatemala, the same distillery that brings you Ron Zacapa. But make no mistake, this is not the just a cheap version of the sugary Zacapa. Wonderfully smooth, and just enough sweetness to compliment the play of flavors without over powering them with a syrupy, sugariness. According to other reviewers, it's coming in at a 0-5g sugar test. It mellows into a comfortable finish, with virtually no alcohol burn. I'm giving this an 8 based on quality and price. Will definitely buy again.
Vanilla, toffee and slight spicy aromas from the glass. It doesn't smell as heavy as I would've thought. It is very smooth with no harshness. Prolonged sitting in the glass reveals a warm peach, oak and leathery aroma. The taste is warming sweet oak and toffee with a dark sherry like edge. The finish is pure dairy fudge, oak and a fruity sweetness. I can't fault it and dip into the bottle more than I do the 1893!
A step up from the 12 year anejo, if you ask me. Little more sweetness and flavor with less burn and funk. This rum can be enjoyed neat or mixed. Guatemala sure makes decent rums as is evident in this representation from Industrias Licoreras de Guatemala. Not as sweet as Zacapa!
Pleasant and fruity. Overall well balanced with full body and decent aftertaste, that could have lasted a bit longer.
Do not waste your money on this completey rubbish ... Do not buy at all ... Boring flavour harsh afterburn no thanks
Less Carmel than the Solera but I enjoyed savoring it and it was less sticky alcohol than the Solera. Pairs well w/light seafood.
Dieser Ron bietet viel für sein Geld.
In der Nase und Gaumen eine schöne süsse, Vanille und Karamell.
Der Ausklang könnte länger sein (wie immer).
Bevorzuge Ihn dem Solera 1893.
This Ron offers plenty for his money.
In the nose and palate a nice sweet, vanilla and caramel.
The ending could be longer (as always).
Prefer him to Solera 1893.
Aftertaste has just the faintest molasses. Maybe a very small hint of oak. Mostly an antiseptic flavor unfortunately.
I would recommend if you like more sweet rum with neutral taste.
Traído de Guatemala por mi hermano es digno representante de las tierras centro americanas. No se puede dejar de probar
One of the classic solera entry level rum. Is a blend of selectet rums aged between 5 and 14 years in solera system. Natural sweet notes of vanilla and dried fruits on the nose. Between guatemalan rums, I still prefer the Zacapa high end's.
I spent $23 US on this, and I expected something more along the lines of a mixer for that price. Instead, what I got was a delicious, complex, smooth rum perfect for drinking straight, with a splash of water, or on the rocks (my preferred if I can't put it in a freezer... I love my spirits very cold, for some reason).
Another surprise is how sweet it is, considering the results of the sugar test conducted by nomad and edited into their review back on page 1 (0-5g).
This rum is made from virgin sugar honey and aged via the Solera system in bourbon, port, and sherry casks. It definitely shows from the amazing palate. There's some dried fruits, almond, and orange (I love that orange citrus note on the tongue). The finish is almost like a chocolate cinnamon, only more on the dark/bitter-sweet side than the milk/creamy side.
The nose is also wonderful, giving off some charred wood aromas like oak, as well as creamy caramel and honey.
I absolutely recommend this one, especially as a baseline for introducing someone to Reservas. Obviously better can be found, but this is definitely the definition of a good Reserva.
Nice taste, it can be drunk neat easily. Good choice for that price
Es un ron muy agradable para beber solo. Buena relación calidad precio.
Beautiful color, Nice Aroma, Taste is good in the mouth, but the after burn is too much for me. I tried adding a small amount of water which really brought out the wonderful aroma but still too much burn. I can't recommend this one.
I was visiting NYC and decided to see what new rums I can try. The store had a stack of Botran rum cases on display, at a great price of $19.99 USD. There was a display card showing recording artist Emilio Estefan as a spokesperson. I figured I'd give it a try. it has a nice nose with a slight alcohol edge. Smooth taste with a slight burn. Little bit of oak flavor. Nice finish. A really nice aged rum for the price.
Vyborny hutny rum, prirovnal bych ho k diplomatico, akorat mene sladke. Hutna vune s nadechem karamelu a duboveho dreva, barva tmava, chut karamelova, s prichuti duboveho dreva, jemna, hladka. Mohu doporucit
This rum was recommended to me by the a cashier at the Mill Valley Market At Mill Valley California and for the price it was Fantastic! Love the aromas of vanilla and caramel is very smooth love this find. The cashier was right on this one.
The reserva is named now as 15 years, it is bit woody and strong rum in nose, great citric profile on the taste, the brand advises to mix with orange peel or any other minimal stuff (probably bitters, old fashion, etc)
However I think it is an awesome rum for a incredible price
Zeker niet slecht voor wat je ervoor moet betalen voor een jonge rum lekker van smaak lichte Brand in de keel 👍
Impressingly good at the price. Goes down easy enough when you just want a rum in the evening.
Gusto equilibrato tra dolce e secco, Sapore intenso di caramello e affumicatura, retrogusto vaniglia persistente. Accompagnato dalla cioccolata fondente è una libidine. Lo consiglio come start per entrare nel mondo dei rum. Difficile trovare un rum così buono a questo prezzo. Consigliato.
A little burn, a little cinnamon, not too sweet, nicely dry. Flavors of wood, leather, and nuts. Good balance.
edited for sugar test results-0-5g
Nose: much on vanilla side. Drier than Zacapa rum which makes a rum a bit stronger with a noticeable alcohol burn. Good flavor of molasses.
Not a bad one but not very exciting too.