The Looks - The bottle looks kind of ok, label is probably printed on some very old printer with few ink colors, cork is absolute disaster here - oozy, crumbly, almost like it is about to get mold. Very shocking experience for 15y old rum. On top - once I opened it I cannot really closed it again, because pieces of cork fall off, so the cork is not sticking to the bottle now.
The Rum - not terrible, dry rum with some caramel tones but nothing to remember or come back to. Plenty of similar ordinary rums out there for more reasonable prices.
The mother of rum
16 Apr '16
Absolutely one of the best rums I have ever tapsted. From the note to the explosion on your palate. This is amazing rum. Complex, yet not overwhelming, sweet but not too sweet and a very long aftertaste. This is good stuff!
Top Rum. Bought it accidentally as I found a great offer. The bottel had 2 labels, one over the other. It seems Varadero 15yo was named before Caribean Club 15yo, so it seems I got a older bottle. The taste was smooth, a bit of wood and leather, not sweet, but not dry, tasty but not too complex. Very well balanced, specially for a cuban. Would recommend it absolutely. It has become my first choice for sipping now. Had to review my initial rating to give it one more star after the second bottle. Wonderful simply with ice. It makes a good mixer too, but I think it costs too much for mixing (but after seeing what happens to Zacapa 23 Solera thats not even worth to mix at a similar price I think this should be said)