This was a very gracious gift from some friends who traveled to Colombia. It has a hot, almost spicy palate with a hint of smokiness. It bears some similarity to scotch, but without the long burn. Where this could really shine would be in sweet mixed drinks to calm the sugar a bit.
My first experience with Ron Medellin was in Medellin, Colombia enjoying it with friends so the sent and taste of this rum always brings great nastalgia.
As far as my taste in rum, i prefer sweet and full of character and depth. Ron Medellin is not one of those rums. It is a light rum with a slight escence of bourbon. This is a rum that I enjoy mixing with cola and drinking with my Colombian friends while we reminisce about the artwork of Fernando Botero and the days of Pablo Escobar.
This is not a rum for sipping.