First time i tried it I was just getting into rum as a scotch drinker and I thought it was way too sweet sickeningly so. Drinking it now with a lot more rums under my belt while it is still sweet, its not overpowering it's just a very heavy style of rum. Vanilla, toffee, fudge, molasses, figs, prunes, dates, raisins, sultanas, marzipan, cinnamon, nutmeg, candied peel, mince pies. It's very rich and will be entirely alien to you as a whisky drinker, but give it a second chance to get past the sweetness and there's to love here.
23rd September 2014
This rum is simply beautiful, nuff said :-)
17th September 2014
As people have mentioned before, I would be INCREDIBLY surprised if this rum was not sweetened after the distillation process. It is sickly sweet, with an almost "gloopy" mouthfeel, which completely detracts from what could be a decent enough rum. I find the Reserva much more palatable - this is terrible!
16th September 2014
This is a shockingly sweet rum, and it seems flavoured too. Not my cuppa tea...Perhaps if you like Aspartame?
3rd August 2014
Wonderfully smooth, tantalizingly sweet. Possibly the best rum I've ever sampled.
23rd July 2014
Thought I'd try this little beauty for Xmas time and wasn't displeased. After tasting the Havana club Seleccion I didn't think I'd find another smooth rum. This one did just that. Highly recommend to any rum lover.
23rd December 2013
An OK venezuelan rum but if you can get hold of the Ron Santa Teresa range so much the better.
The 1796 is v good news & the RumOrange liqueur is the best kept secret of Edo. Aragua. Our UK family ruthlessly demands it!
Any problem - let me know as the owners are friends & not too far from Caracas.
13th December 2013
A sweet, flavoured rum.
This rum was recommended by my local store. Initially I loved its sweetness, but as my experience with rum increased I found that this rum was languishing at the back of the cupboard. I tried it again and it’s evident that it’s been artificially sweetened (as they mention on their website). It will always hold a soft spot for me as it got me into the world of sipping rums but not one I would revisit, though I will enjoy what I have left over after meals as it makes a lovely dessert rum! HI CAN YOU SEND ME THE LINK WHERE IT STATES THIS PLEASE...... I tried it again and it’s evident that it’s been artificially sweetened (as they mention on their website).
12th October 2013
I don't know whether to drink it, or pour it over vanilla ice cream. The snob in me wants to call it "children's rum" but that would be unfair. if you're a scotch drinker (which I assume most people are who frequent this website) looking for a change of pace for the summer, then you wont find complexity here but it is nice and sweet. You will find it however in the el dorado range, mount gay xo and appleton estate 12 yo, to name but a few.
16th July 2013
I am not a rum drinker until I had this last night. Amazing - hard to imagine Rum could be so delicious, smooth, exquisite, gentle on the pallet I'm a Huge fan now
5th July 2013
Deep, rich and extremely delicious flavours; I highly reccomend.
9th April 2013
A wonderfully smooth sipping rum; which one has found hard to beat!
28th March 2013
This rum was recommended by my local store. Initially I loved its sweetness, but as my experience with rum increased I found that this rum was languishing at the back of the cupboard. I tried it again and it’s evident that it’s been artificially sweetened (as they mention on their website). It will always hold a soft spot for me as it got me into the world of sipping rums but not one I would revisit, though I will enjoy what I have left over after meals as it makes a lovely dessert rum!
28th November 2012
I can't get away from not having a bottle, it's unique smooth taste is a lovely way to end the day. Beautiful.
17th October 2012
Nose: Sugary chocolate, like a piece of chocolate filled with rum
Mouth: Sweet, simple taste, a bit sharp/spicy
8th October 2012
Order one day delivered the next with normal delivery. Excellent service and a fine rum
29th May 2012
Still the best of the mainstream classic rums. Edges the Ron Zacapta 23 year old for satisfaction and is in essence the one we measure all other rums by
8th April 2012
bought for my 50th birthday - july 2011 - careful consumption - just finishing it march 2012. gorgeous
2nd March 2012
I was bought a bottle of this by my father for my birthday 3 years ago but I can still taste it now. Beautiful, soft and silky, Autumn leaves and dried fruits.
31st January 2012