Rum - White - 2013
International Wine & Spirit Competition
The nose is crisp and fresh with notes of marzipan, citrus, allspice, ground ginger, a little lime and gentle oak. The palate is clean and rounded with notes of citrus, vanilla and oak, a little spice and lemon and a delicate nutty note.
Flor de cana and plantation rum are far far superior at the same cost
13th January 2014
I don't really know how anyone could call this rum "smooth" because it certainly is not! It definitely beats Bacardi, in that it doesn't have the astringent, chemical taste which Bacardi seems to develop when mixed in a longer drink. However, to call it "smooth" is misleading. A perfectly acceptable, although uninspiring white rum.
31st October 2013
If you're using Barcardi, stop, and replace it with this. A lovely fresh fruity tasting rum which can be had over ice. Makes a lovely daiquiri!
2nd August 2013
100% smoother than any other brand that is available here in South America at anyware near the price.
28th June 2013
Note I am very new to spirits (neat anyway ;-) ) so take my opinion with a pinch of salt.
I find the notes by MoM are very accurate, the more delicate notes I couldn't find but I need to educated my palate more :-)
I got the vanilla and oak, if it makes sense it was like roasted vanilla or oak, a definate roasted/toasted note at the start. Moving through the vanilla and oak softens allowing a subtle spice to be known, as I said I am new, so I could not distinguish the spices singularly.
Trying neat, the fruitiness escaped me, trying with ice the fruitiness was there and beautifully balanced. Not tried neat with water.
This is not a complex rum by any means, the aging helps alot, however it does not mean it isn't beautiful; as a sipper I would say a bottle would last a gooooood while. One to two glasses is all that's needed to experience.
As a cocktail mixer, well that's different completely but I'm sure you lot will know that.
I would recommend this to those who would like to try rum so as to fully appreciate the quality and complexity of a dark/golden/spiced rum.
Overall a good experience!
26th July 2012