Well travel may be curtailed with COVID – but that doesn’t stop me from sampling the delights of Colombia, Guyana & Panama with these 3 rum miniatures!
Dictador XO Insolent, 40%, Colombia
The bottle is certainly attractive!
Very sweet fruit cake on the nose. Bit empty on the palate. Sweet but ultimately bland on the finish.
The nose promised much more – but sadly didn’t deliver for me.
El Dorado 12 Year Old, 40%, Guyana
What a contrast – nuttiness on the nose!
A gentle sweet & smooth palate that came to life on the finish. More of that nuttiness, touch of spicy tannic oak, good depth & flavour with a nice tingling dryness too.
Much more my style!
Ron Abuelo 12 Year Old, 40%, Panama
Sweet dark fruits on the nose.
Again – this rum came alive on the finish. A bit more bite from this one, the nuttiness more subdued, more whiskey like in the drinking experience.
A lovely sipper!
Sad to say Dictador fell flat for me – more style over substance with the fancy bottle.
Both El Dorado & Abuelo impressed.
El Dorado won out by displaying more rum like characteristics.
A very enjoyable miniature tasting!