Distilled in copper pot stills then aged in oak casks and bottled at 4 years of age.
Appearance: Luscious translucent light copper gold color clear with no hazing separation or floating sediments. Long legs develop on swirling.
First Impression: Slightly heavy, sweetish, caramelized molasses, spicy but drying nose,lean.
Taste: Spicy, medium bodied, touch of sulfur. Nutty, spicy, finish. A bit on the light side, but decent, especially for the money.
Drinks: Damn nice mixing rum and cheap enough to use and not worry about wasting it. Complex for its age and spicy enough to stand up to other ingredients.
Cigars: Any decent cigar will do – like a La Gloria Cubana or Hoyo de Monterrey.
Bottle/Packaging: Bell shaped clear glass with pseudo parchment paper label and black neck wrap. Not much to look at, but shows the color and clarity of the rum nicely.
Final Thoughts: A very nice rum for the money.Our choice for use as a casual mixer. Well made and well worth the money. Usually any rum under $15 is scary and tastes like fuel oil. This on the other hand is excellent for the money.
Web site: http://www.dusa.com.ve
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