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Picked up a bottle in a specialty liquor store in Panama City, Florida. Never saw or heard of it before so I shelled out $40 in order to try it. First off, the bottle is very unique...reminds me of a Erlenmeyer flask from way back in my high school chemistry class. Fairly think glass which I read is supposed to be handblown. The info was from 2007 and my bottle has a join line so I don't think they are handblown anymore.
The aroma in the bottle is subtle with a slight woodiness to it. It has a drier flavor than I am accustomed to. I really don't get much, if any sweetness to it and that woodiness aroma shows up in the taste as well. As the burn fades the flavors linger and are actually quite nice. This would make a nice sipping rum for those who prefer a drier rum but I prefer this in Coke Zero.
When you think of Puerto Rican rum, you think of Don Q, Bacardi, Don Llave, Palo Viejo and Ron del Barillito. We need to include Trigo as part of this list because this rum really delivers. It is a smooth rum that isn't very sweet. It also isn't a heavy flavored or strong bouquet style rum similar to that of Jamaican rum. Just a nice enjoyable rum meant to be sipped straight and made part of your rum collection. Your liquor cabinet should contain Trigo as a nice representation of fine a fine Rican rum and what it should taste like.
Light-bodied, with a mild aroma and a fairly smooth finish. Nothing too complex going on here, making it easy to drink neat. Perhaps not a top-shelf rum, but good nevertheless.
I was impressed with this one. Great flavors profile and very easy to sip. Not a lot of burn on the finish. Love the woody hints. It is a bit drier than I had expected.
I was really impressed by the bottle, but the rum is just a relatively dry, decent rum to me.
Smells and tastes of oak, almonds, spice, and maple. A decent rum, but I personally prefer the Ron Del Barrilito 3 Star as an affordable Puerto Rican rum.
Schönes Honiggelb mit Gold Reflektionen im Glas.
In der Nase frisch, leicht und fruchtig, weisse Früchte, Vanille, Holz und leichte Harznuancen.
Im Gaumen sehr dezent und weich, Vanillepudding, Schokoladencreme, Orangenzeste und Karamell sind sehr harmonisch abgestimmt.
Im Abgang zuerst ein wenig "feurig", danach sehr lecker, Vanille und Schokolade bleiben lange im Mund.
Ein sehr leichter Rum der Einsteiger verlockt und Geniesser zu einer kräftigen Zigarre verleitet. 7+
Beautiful honey yellow with gold reflections in the glass.
In the nose fresh, light and fruity, white fruits, vanilla, wood and light resin nuances.
On the palate very discreet and soft, vanilla pudding, chocolate cream, orange zest and caramel are very harmoniously balanced.
In the finish first a little "fiery", then very tasty, vanilla and chocolate remain long in the mouth.
A very light rum of the beginners entices and gourmets to a strong cigar tempts. 7+
So many rum drinkers have zeroed in on rum having to taste sweet. There are actually two styles of rum, one dry and one sweet. Trigo is in the dry camp. I remember buying this rum in Puerto Rico and carrying it back in my suit case. I grew up drinking rum gimlets. What a delight. Three parts rum and one part Roses Lime Juice. What I have found is that sweet style rums DO NOT work at all with rum gimlets. They are TOO sweet. Trigo and Lemon Hart and sometimes Appleton are the right rums for rum gimlets and many other drinks. Cuba Libre is not meant for a sweet rum. Lemon Hart is the best, Trigo is very good. Too bad it is so hard to find.
The aroma of this rum is rather light, slightly toasted oak, subtle molasses and caramel pastry. Light, smooth and dry; peppery spice, citrus peel, vanilla, caramel and almonds. It has a sweet oak warm finish. I like it neat.
Decent younger aged rum that is less sweet than other Puerto Rican rums like Bacardi 8 or Don Q anejo. This is thin bodied with a predominant bitter finish with a touch of sweetness. Cool bottle.
Not a huge stand out, just a nice Rum that works as a sipper or as in a mixed cocktail. Rum Old Fashioned is my favorite mixed drink to make with Trigo.
Havent been in PR for a long time. Good rum at a mid-price range. Very smooth, and sweet. Good to drink neat, with a splash of water, or simply with an ice cube.
another one I picked up in Puerto Rico. Was nice to find something I couldn't get in Colorado. It was enjoyable and drinkable, but I don't remember many specifics. Guess I'll have to go back and get another bottle
This is a little known rum from Puerto Rico but it is one of my favorites. It is a bit lighter in color that most other aged rums. Smooth and enjoyable, but lacks the complexity of others.
Suffers from what I call the PR syndrome. Highly hyped Puerto Rican rum that doesn't deliver. Typical at best for its class.
This had a nice smooth flavor profile without a lot of sweetness. Not super complex, but some nice subtle flavors. Could be a sipper or a high-end mixer. I paid $17 for this at “The House” in San Juan, PR. The manager mentioned this is a great aged rum that is affordable and mostly produced for local consumption. It is not widely available outside of PR, which is probably why I see some people complaining about the price ($35-45) on the mainland. Maybe I need a larger suitcase for my next trip ;-)
Fantastic packaging with a nice nose, this rum want to be a mid plus sipper but not for me. Some nut smells and woods make the aroma appealing but on the tongue the burn is predominate and hangs with you.
A different kind of mixer with the rum not adding. Best with citrus, typical of a drier rum, but lost in Coke. Once again I did not blend it but do not think there is anything there for most drinks.
Not a bad rum just not above average and is priced to be something special; not in my long term plans.
This is some really good Rum..... My wife and I was surprised for it being my first time trying this Rum. Its becoming one of favorites now to see if we can get more....😎
I was really impressed by the bottle, and the rum is a decent smooth relatively dry rum. Smells and tastes of oak, almonds, spice, and maple. Another great expression from Puerto Rico.
The first glance of this beautiful bottle tells you to expect something just great. This spirit is a great introductionary rum for those who aren’t ready for the standard rums. It is definitely a conversation piece at any table or party. A wonderful gift at a reasonable price and a great addition to anyone’s bar. I highly recommend. Found only in specialty shops i.e duty free shops
Jeg har netop fået denne flaske direkte fra Purto Rico.
Jeg ser frem til at få den smagt
Nadstandardně dobrý rum. Doporučuji nechat dostatečně vydýchat, pak chutný mnohem lépe.
Aroma a bit medical with some Carmel. Fairly light for an aged rum. Not overly complex taste, but nice that it is not overly sweet or spicy. A bit of an alcohol burn aftertaste.
Me gusta mucho este ron dulce y añejo, yo lo prefiero tomar convidado con Coca-Cola, sin embargo sabe bien con soda y un poco de limón
This rum was suggested to me being that we live in South Florida (and this is the only area in the continental US you can get it, from what I understand). It's a good rum from Puerto Rico, but definitely not amazing. To me it goes best with an ice cube or chilled with a splash of water (to take a bit of the bite off the back end). It would likely also go well with your choice of soda.