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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.
But it has a nice golden brown color, a nice smooth smell, a nice round taste & aftertaste. Not too bad all in all.
Sweet and tasty to the nose, sweet and tasty in the mouth... Not too sweet, though: a well-balanced combination for a very decent price. Maybe not the best, but one I'll share with my friends.
très léger en bouche pas du tous agressif, léger gout vanillé ressemble au diplomatico reserva mais le sucre en moins ce qui est très agréable pour éviter d'être écœuré trop rapidement, ideal pour une fin de repas, et surtout un rapport qualite prix tres interessant
Dnes si představíme poslední značku z významných producentů Guatemaly, a to, po Zacapě a Maltecu, rum od firmy Botran.
Botran Reserva je vyroben metodou solera z panenské šťávy cukrové třiny, jedná se o směs rumů starých 5-14 let zrajících v sudech po bourbonu, po portském a po sherry.
Alkohol: 40 %
Aroma: Aroma je suché, kořenité (hlavně skořice), s tóny kůže a sušeného ovoce nebo lesních plodů. (84 b)
Chuť: Chuť nasládlá a kořenitá, se středně plným tělem. Kůže, dřevo, hromada koření. V dochuti je patrná nejdřív suchost sherry, poté následuje táhlá hřejivá kořenitost. Dozvuk je velmi podařený. (86 b)
Nice smooth rum, with a little bite at the end. Not to expensive and also go well as a mixer.
rhum très puissant & complexe,saveur riche, boisé, corsé, vieilli en fût de bourbon et de xérès, un must!
Tres parfumé, se boit sec ou en cocktail. Un delice en digestif !
Det er de samme folk bag som laver Zacapa "De har 60 %". Men den når slet ikke Zacapa til sokkeholderne!
The same folks that make the Ron Zacapa brand make the Botran brand. I was sitting at a Cuban restaurant in New York last week, just two days before National Rum Day when I had the pleasure of tasting Botran Reserva. That's right! I drank that straight up and it was smooth. Zacapa 23 is one of my favorite rums because of its complexity and smoothness, but some say it's a little on the sweet side. Botran makes up for where Zacapa 23 can be improved on. Equally complex, Botran is smoother and at 60-70% of the price of Zacapa 23, there are few other better deals in the $30-$35 range.
Overall, it is good on the rocks, but would be good in a mix drink too, just don't over mix it. Keep it simple, a daiquiri will do. Trust me. When you have a good piece of meat, you don't ever want to cook it too much.
If you were to give someone their first Reserva, this should be it. Doesn't make itself out to be the best, but does set a standard.
Very nice barrel aged flavor and smoothness for the money.
J ai trempé mes lèvres dans 2cl de ce rum et j'ai été surpris par les notes de bois,très surprenant mais néanmoins agréable ... à revister à l'occasion !!!
Great flavor to mix with cola or drink it straight up.
I picked this up in duty free leaving Belize. Price was great and it is a tasty rum. I will have to keep an eye out for this one again.
The cork was rotted, had to scoop it out, strain the rum, and pour it back in. First shot went down like 90 proof with an aftertaste of upchuck. I put the bottle in its bag to return to the liquor store. Then when I realized I had nothing else to drink in the house, filled another glass, and weird, it tasted great, smooth all the way. Not quite sure what miracle took place here, but this is actually really good stuff, dark and heavy, at a really affordable price.