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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.
A nice sipping rum, with Oaky and smokey taste. You can taste the Carmel a the rum goes down. A slight burning sensation ait goes down. I have added a small bit of water, which helps brings out the flavours of caramel and the spices. Well priced as well.
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.
Hints of chocolate on the nose followed by a chocolate taste. A nice rum for every day drinking
This is a good solera rum. Notes of dried fruit and toasted nuts. Nose is not that good but the taste lasts long.
Sólo las buenas manos venezolanas son capaces de hacer un ron que baja como crema...
I will say the aroma of this is second to none. It has a brilliance of its own, and should be treated as such. It does open up, and has a bit of an overwhelming essence upon opening, but relaxes a great deal with a cube of ice. (blasphemy I'm aware), but I feel this Is warranted for such a full bodied heavy ester rum. Very little, if any reflux takes place in this distillation, as it is heavy on oils and is wet on the tongue.
You cannot go wrong with this bottle.
Velmi příjemný rum, jemný, voňavý, chutný, spokojenost
My first real taste of quality rum! It's a perfect balance of flavors and goes great with some lime. I'd give it a 10 but I don't have enough experience yet.
A very good gold rum... Creamy, easily consumable.
I have been wanting to try this rum based on the good reviews. It was drinkable. But I would not buy this one again.
This rum is a very good rum. It is not too sweet contrarily to many south american rum and has a very good taste though it has not a very long persistence in mouth. This is definitely a very good bargain for the price !!
Such a nice rum. I'll make sure to always have one
I visited the distillery in Venezuela though I didn’t like rhum. This one changed my mind and made me fall in love with rhum. The smell is great and the taste as well! Some bottles though tend to be more aggressive when you take a sip and then the rhum shows up.
Oak vanille smell, first sweet caramel taste and straight after a strong harsh alcohol taste. Aftertaste is also sweet again. Colour is good, nice brown. Overall a nice rum to sip on
Un rum di alto livello, ma caratterizzato da una leggerezza che lo rende molto più beverino di altri suoi concorrenti
With an amber color, the nose is sweet.
On the first touch of the palate there is also a slight sweetness, not as robust as the nose. The feel on the tongue is a rich complex character.
If added with ice, the richness fades quickly as does the slight sweetness
Santa Teresa 1796 rum review by The Ultimate Rum Guide