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Botran Solera 1893 is a dark rum from Guatemala aged using the Solera method in casks that previously held sherry, port and bourbon.
I was full of expectation when I bought Botran Solera 1893 Gran Reserva.
The smell is sweet with caramel and fruit. Some sticky alcohol too but that goes away after a few minutes in the glass.
The taste is sweet but it is too much spice and barrel for my taste. I expected it to be sweeter.
The aftertaste is long with spices and barrel. In my taste this is a blender that goes well in drinks and with cola. I don´t think it´s good as a sipper.
Taste caramel but not too sweet. Good daily rum. Really smooth.
It's nothing atypical of a rum. It's a very standard oaked vanilla rum with a lot of cinnamon/allspice in the back. Horrible straight. It acts like a nice guy in front of your girlfriend and then secretly tries to steal her when you're not expecting it. Basically it enters the mouth pretty smoothly and then a second or 2 later rains down like hell fire on your tongue, roof of mouth and back of throat. You must ice this one at a minimum or add cola. It makes a good rum and coke but for the price no thank you. I got this from a friend on a trip to mexico because it isn't sold in the states here. I would recommend cruzan gold over this. Very very similar, the only thing you might notice is the 40$ or you just saved.
It's a very good rum, not too sweet like many rums of the region. Nose I got lot of caramel and dry fruits. Mouth is more mineral which I like but I think lacks of something to get a better rating, in that price range.
I would use it for drinks but some of my friends like it straight up, normally the ones that likes Whiskey.
I really don't like this, and am contemplating throwing it away. I've never considered doing that with ANY rum before. It has very few redeeming features. The nose is OK, and the initial fruit on the palate is OK, but then there is a really disgusting mish mash of flavours that almost makes me gag. I do wonder whether I have a bad bottle. The problem is that I will never buy this again and if it is a bad bottle, I won't know as I doubt any of my friends/colleagues will have a bottle of this.
I'll probably keep it and palm it off on unsuspecting visitors, but every time I open my drinks cupboard, I'll know the bottle is lurking in there.
Ce rhum élaboré à base de miel de canne, en fait un pur jus réduit en sirop, est un modèle d'équilibre, de délicatesse et de rondeur. Il pêche justement par son manque de relief mais il reste riche. Très agréable, il est parfait pour déguster avec quelqu'un qui n'est pas habitué aux alcools forts ou pour se détendre avec un bon rhum "facile".
This is a very nice rum. It uses wine casks as part of the solera. Intensely smooth no burn at all. No funky taste or harshness or overpowering notes. This is a great blend and I highly recommend this to anyone. The price point is amazing for this quality. Could easily drink an entire bottle of this in one sitting.
Une couleur généreuse et ensoleillé...très ron en bouche, des aromes de bois épicés sublimes, je ne regrette vraiment pas mon choix !!!
Not entirely my thing but very smooth. I did enjoy it.
Leichter und übersichtlicher Rum. Der Geruch macht Lust, der Geschmack ist recht einfärbig und endet bald ohne aufhebens zu machen. Fazit: simpel aber gut. Preislich ok.
Velmi dobrý rum. Jemný, chutná po karamelu. Velice dobrý rum za tu cenu.
Welch ein Frust, von gleichen Brennerei wie der Zacapa,
aber leider völlig enttäuschend, schon des Preises wegen !
Kann hier aber nur die alte Abfüllung in der Tropfenform Flasche bewerten.
Etwas Frucht, Vanille und Toffeenoten in der Nase und Gaumen.
Der Abgang ist kaum wahrnehmbar.
Der Reserva ist um einiges besser !
What a fright, from the same distillery as the Zacapa,
But unfortunately completely disappointing, for the price!
Can only evaluate the old filling in the drop shape bottle.
Some fruit, vanilla and toffee nose and palate.
The finish is hardly perceptible.
The Reserva is a lot better!
In a country with Zacapa Centenario it is difficult to compete if that is what a rum wants to do. This one exceeded my expectations. A classic rum of molasses with a fruity flavor and notes of almonds and vanilla.
Over all I thought it was going to be a good rum. But it did not have the flavor profile I was expecting for a rum of this age. It was still good though.
Good Rum, excellent nose and finishes well. I like it Neat... or may be even a small rock. a small one.. real small.
Rum of molasses quite classic with pastry notes, almonds and fruity flavors. The oak is very present with vanilla. The final is not very long. A classic ron that should do the job on the rocks or with cola.
Ovocny a jemny rum.. Lehce na konci prijemne zastipe. Ale ta chut ovoce, mozma visni je super
Typicky rumovy, nijak extra ovocny. Kvalitni rum kde clovek citi zbytek brandy. Velmi pitelny
6.5 on my scale, but bottles aren't half full or empty here. My first sampling was good. Strong on oak and a hint of molasses. Second time, not quite as enjoyable.
un bon gout de caramel. il est très doux. très abordable. suffisamment complexe, j ai bien aimé. je le recommende mais pour 18 ans c est decevant.
Perso j'ai bien aimé. La btl n'a pas duré longtemps
Paid $33.99 for Solera 1893. As with other reviews, I did find a touch of spice with the taste that lingered for a while. I did purchase the Botran Reserva and enjoyed it, so I expected more from this one. I think the Reserva is a better value for the price.