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Santa Teresa 1796 rum is produced in Venezuela and aged using the solera system that blends rums aged between 4 and 35 years. Before bottling, the rum is aged for a further year in large French oak casks to marry the blends.
This rum was first created in 1996 to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the establishment of the distillery, the Santa Teresa Hacienda.
Trošku menej sladký ako diplomatico, ale inak sa naň veľmi podobá. Naozaj skvelý rum.
Doux et riche j'adore ce rhum. Pas trop sucré il a un bel equilibr.
Sugar: 6 to 10 gpl. This is an interesting yet tasty rum. It has a moderate degree of sweetness with a pronounced taste of Oak, Honey, Nutmeg, and a faint bit of sherry from the casks it was stored in. The reddish colour also reflects the aging in Sherry casks. A bit of a heat and spice from the oak in your mouth but it goes down quite smooth and has a nice long after burn. It is very similar to the Brugal 1888. At $70 per bottle in Canada, it is a bit short on value for the taste you get. It's still worth having in the collection.
Santa Teresa is amazing. In many ways it would top my list. An issue that I often find in rums is that they are underproofed. This is not the case of Santa Teresa, a not too-sweet taste that goes perfectly with mineral water. You do not get as much of the fruity and nutty flavor of sweeter rums, but in exchange you get a smooth fine single honey flavor that'll make you happy in the rum sense and you'll appreciate it.
I am very undecided by this one. The first bottle I had bowled me over. I thought it was all the rum that I was ever looking for. But since then, it is more of a case of it being OK but nothing special. Where I loved the balance of spice and oak, the subsequent bottles left me feeling that it was all a little disjointed and forced.
Edit - I am wondering whether they blend has changed over the years. The first time I had it was some years ago but I can't believe that time alone would have changed my opinion so drastically.
Another edit: In July 2019, I was passing through Duty Free and picked up a litre bottle, mainly as I had not had it for a while. In all honesty I wish I hadn't. As I mentioned earlier, I cannot believe that this is the same blend as the first bottle I had. I know that the Solera uses rums aged between 4 and 35 years, and wonder whether they might be using more younger rums as it certainly seems (although memory might be playing tricks) a lot more commercial than it used to be.
Lovely rum, with Good spice and a heavy bottom. Not too sweet. Add a sprink og Water, and The flavours comes to Life.
Lækker afvekslende rom, ikke så fed og sød, men tilgengæld dejlig krydret.
Et overvejende genkøb.
Dans la lignée du Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva, ce rhum est doux et ample. Il ravira les débutants comme les connaisseurs de rhums de type espagnol.
This sweet venezuelian rum is just fantastic. The smooth taste of it is similar to the Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva. A great rum!
A top class rum (but not top of it's class) and way too expensive. It is a well balance enjoyable rum. Would of been 8 stars but took a point off for being greedy ;), Can't say more than that.
Very nice straight up. Subtle taste and not overly sweet. Unlike allot of South American Rums that l have had, this one is thin of the palette,which l prefer to syrupy.
Quite sherrywined, not much else going on. Some added sweetness. Simple and if you like this Hispanic style, ok to sip down.
Rum molto scuro e molto saporito, si sente molto il caramello e la vaniglia, la bottiglia è sigillata con la ceralacca
A little hard to find, at least outside of duty free for me, but very good and well worth the cost. Definitely would recommend and buy again.
I am totally enjoying this rum from taking it out of its case to removing the wax seal and popping the cork. Drinking it neet was as good as on the rocks, there were very smooth tastes up front and lingered well. In a Dave Steib did not disappoint. Next stop for this rum is the flight of champions.
A nice bit of flavor but still has a bit of a burn at the end. It's in my top 5 for sure.
As the first reviewer "Brad" states, this starts off as a wonderful tasting Rum, but there is ... in my opinion too, an unpleasant bitter aftertaste with a strong alcohol burn, and not in a pleasant way. I really wanted to like this Rum after reading other reviews, but considering the price, I am a more than a bit disappointed. Much better Rums to be had in this price range, I won't be buying this again.
I do not know which one is better, love both Zacapa 23 and this one.
This is essentially the same as the diplomatico vintage series. Very good. Sweet, complex, but not a cocktail in a shot
Where to begin? The color? The sweet nose? The tasty body? The salty aftertaste? Unic. A good choice. Not to be mixed.
Not too complex, alcohol presence in taste and smell is strong but get if you leaeve it a minute in the glass it gets better. Very balanced, not sweet, not dry, no long aftertaste. Kind of a serious pure old rum thing. If you are not into sweeter and more complex rums like Diplomatico or El Dorado this could be your choice. Have not tried it mixed as the price is considerable, but can image it would make a more than decent Cuba Libre.
This is my first Rum in the Laka Lono Rum Club. I can't remember must about it, so I will need to go back.
Nice,but a bit sweet,the price was good.good to let it breath a bit
What a wonderful aroma, and taste. Smooth and tasteful. One of my favorites so far
Santa Teresa 1796 rum review by The Ultimate Rum Guide