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The Ron Millonario XO might be the top rum in my collection. Paid $125 and had it shipped to Chicagoland from the UK. To my knowledge, I bought the last bottle. As good as it is, you really can't justify the price. I am a serious rum collector and the top rums (rated by yours truly) in my collection are listed below. Many are a fraction of the price and almost as good. In a blind tasting, any of them could win, including the cheapest one, the $20 a bottle five year old Plantation. No serious rum consumer would ever mix any of these rums with anything. If God drinks, he drinks these rums. If the public every knew how good these rums really are, cognac sales would fall off the map. The aged rums are simply better. There are several hundred rums in my collection, but I am only listing the best of them below. I have attempted to list them by price. I don't drink much these days, but I sniff every bottle, every day. Mortals can only dream about pairing these rums with a limited edition Augusto Reyes cigar. They have some age now and they are wonderful. They are also available in the US. One of the few as good as the real Cubans. Enjoy the journey. Aged rum is nothing less than the history of America in a glass. A cognac glass no less. Like other mass produced products, I don't like anything from Bacardi. I am also not a fan of Appleton or Mount Gay rums. If you want an excellent and low cost rum for mixing, buy the Cruzan from St Croix for $11.
Ron Millonario XO (Peru)
Ron Zacapa Solera 23 (Guatemala)
Plantation Extra Old 20th Anniversary (Barbados, but shipped to France for aging)
Vizcaya Cask No 21 (Dominican)
Zaya Gran Reserva (Trinidad)
Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva (Venezuela)
Pampero Aniversario Reseva Exclusiva (Venezuela)
El Dorado 12 (Guyana)
Atlantico Private Cask (Dominican)
Plantation Grand Reserve Five Year (Barbados, but shipped to France first)
Sharp sweet sugar cane aroma with a feather tickle of alcohol on the nose. First taste slaps that ass with a sugar cane flavor you find in agricoles but without an overwhelming grassy vegetal taste. Goes down with no alcohol bite on the tongue or in the chest. The back end has a rich burnt sugar flavor that is just shy of being too heavy. Definitely a sweet one, and definitely delicious. I can see going through a whole bottle quickly since its such an easy sipper. Would like a touch more heat though, like some hot candle wax drippings ;) Worth having in your collection because of the sexy ass bottle and that sexy ass flavor.
A beautiful bottle in an nice package. When you smell the rum you get a lot of fruit. The taste is very sweet with some vanilla and syrup. A little bit of spice at the end.
Definitely a easy to drink sipper that goes well with some sweet chocolate.
If you are new to the world of rum and want to have a very nice and easy to drink sipper I highly recommend this rum.
While not the thickest rum, I have tasted, the taste just lasts and lasts and....
You'll find notes of banana and roasted nuts along with vanilla.
I had the possibility to test and also buy it on the Rum cruise festival between Sweden and Finland👍🏻it has long aftertaste and body but have some more to get 10 from me.
Sugar: 42 gpl. A very sweet but flavorful rum. Maybe just a touch too sweet for some which is why I downgraded this from a 10 to a 9. The sweetness, smoothness, and the flavors are well balanced. In the glass it has a wonderful aroma like fresh baked pie or cookies. It is hard to stop smelling and proceed to sip, but you will. I describe the taste profile as Bananas, coconut, toffee, spices and just a touch of almonds and apple. If this was a food it would be similar to Banoffee pie. No afterburn or sharpness, just a lovely glowing of warmth in your throat. The taste lasts and lasts. If you see this available buy 2 bottles! It's so good that this will lead to a hoarding disorder. If you are hosting a tasting, save this one for the last.
Nå man første gang hælder denne rom op i glasset vil man bemærke de kraftige "gardiner" der er på glasset. XO er både sødere men også kraftigere i smagen end sin lillebror 15'eren.
Lækker fed fylde, super duft og smag, med en god lang eftersmag.
Absolut et genkøb.
A rum made with lots of added sugar (44g / Liter) and additives should never be called "premium". Its an industrial produced rum, certainly no true craftsmanship.
Virkelig lækker Rom, har ikke endnu smagt en med bedre smag og især eftersmag, lækker lækker
Sweet no alcohol aftertaste, luxurios my favorit so far for the a little more expensive rums you dont drink often.
Crushed sugar cane on the nose, with some dried fruits.
Immediate honey and vanilla to taste, with a very light almost watery (not in a bad way) middle. Then a slight vegatal taste which rapidly transitions into a quick burn and then more honey and vanilla.
Some tropical citrus flits in and out as well.
This really has to be a significant part of any rum lovers collection.
Subtile, doux, rond et homogène. Une attaque sans éthanol, pour une suite incroyablement maitrisée. Très complexe, de nombreuses notes fruitées, vanille, sucre cuit, légèrement boisé. Génial.
Edit : après m'être longuement renseigné ce rhum contient beaucoup de sucre ajouté. Je baisse la note en fonction.
This is a great rum, no doubt about it. Many different flavours and the aftertaste lasts. Maybe its just me, but I find the taste of banana too powerfull. I like it, but I think it is overpriced - therefore 8 and not 9.
απλά υπέροχο!!!!!!είναι ένα ρούμι γεμάτο αρώματα!!!σίγουρα θα ενθουσιάσει κάποιον που λατρεύει τα ρούμι
Chosen because it was N°1 in the Rum Howler listings and did not disappoint.
Smooth with a very complex taste. Sweet, but not as much as some others and with not so much body, lighter but at the same time with an intense taste.
Maybe my description is not the best.
For me well one of the greatest ever.
Denne rom er gennemført. Sød men ikke for sød, masser af nuancer.
Mester rom !
This rum covers a wide base of rim drinkers and those who are new to the world of rum. Just delicious and an absolute must have.
Rum is smooth and great quality,but somehow its missing some character. I can drink this rum all day long but with no special feeling taste. It is old rum with vanilla and nutmeg flavour. Somehow I find it very dry.
I wanted to try this one for a long time. Eventually I went to a rum bar (with more than 1000 rums in the menu and the owner being one of the rum gurus around and surprisingly a female).
I ordered a glass and smelled... the rum hit me with an aroma of mint, rosemary or what was that?
We had a 10-15 minutes discussion with the owner, we found out, that the mint aroma slightly mixed with a sugarcane tone vanishes after some time and if you smell under these tones, you can find a very pleasant caramel tone.
The taste is not so sweet, it is perfectly smooth and you can feel the caramel taste much more.
It is a great rum for any rum tasting event, as it has a lot of hidden tones and aromas to wonder about :)
De mis favoritos. Algo caro pero merece la pena darse ese gusto. Desde la presentación se ve que va a encantar. Es un ron dulce, con toques de vainilla y frutas. No raspa, y no se siente el alcohol en exceso. Para tomarlo solo o con hielo. Prohibido mezclarlo.
Après avoir été initié au Diplomatico reserva exclusiva, j'ai acheté ce rhum et une bouteille d'Opthimus 25 ans. La bouteille de Millonario est terminée depuis bien longtemps alors qu'il me reste encore de l'Opthimus.
Ce rhum est vraiment excellent. Je ne sais pas s'ils ont rajouté du sucre dedans mais s'il y en a, c'est très maitrisé !
On ne sent presque pas l'alcool, le rhum roule sur la langue et tapisse tout l'intérieur de la bouche, et on garde le gout en bouche très longtemps. Vraiment un très bon choix.
This is a fantastic rum, best in its class. Wonderful in mouth and great flavor.
Well what a pleasant drinking experience. After reading many good reviews I justified to myself that this bottle was worth the $ 105.00 Canadian. Although the packaging might not scream at you from the liquor store shelves, the square shaped bottle still has a very nice appeal. Upon opening the bottle I found my self even more eager to pour myself a glass. This Rum activates every part of the mouth with flavours of caramel and vanilla. It has notes of sweetness but doesn't make you feel as if you must make an appointment with your dentist. I would most definitely recommend everyone at least try this Rum and if you can add a bottle to your collection.