Full Review

Don Q

Don Q
Cristal Rum

Category: White Rum

Date Tasted:
Country: Puerto Rico
Alcohol: 40%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$13.99
Best Buy

Don Q
Cristal Rum

Category: White Rum

Date Tasted:
Country: Puerto Rico
Alcohol: 40%
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of coconut shell, ripe tropical fruit, and seven-layer bar with a crisp, dryish light-to-medium body and a sleek, breezy finish with impressions of powdered sugar, lime zest, and spice cake finish. A rock solid white rum for classic cocktails.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Mild
Aroma Aroma: coconut shell, ripe tropical fruit, and seven-layer bar
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with impressions of powdered sugar, lime zest, and spice cake
Smoothness Smoothness: Smooth
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails
Cocktail Cocktails: Cuba Libre, Daiquiri Natural, Dark & Stormy
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A rock solid white rum for classic cocktails.

The Producer

Destileria Serralles

The Producer
3206 Plantation Village
Dorado, PR 00646
USA
1 787-840-1000

Their Portfolio

90 Don Q Añejo Rum 40% (Puerto Rico) $21.99.
93 Don Q 151 Rum 75.5% (Puerto Rico) $21.99.
85 Don Q Coco Rum 21% (Puerto Rico) $13.99.
89 Don Q Double Aged Vermouth Cask Finish Rum 40% (Puerto Rico) $49.99.
89 Don Q Cristal Rum 40% (Puerto Rico) $13.99.
87 Don Q Piña Rum 30% (Puerto Rico) $13.99.
91 Don Q Double Aged Sherry Cask Finish Rum 41% (Puerto Rico) $.00.
92 Don Q 2009 Signature Release Single Batch 2009 Rum 40% (Puerto Rico) $39.99.

White Rum

Spirits Glass Rock Clear.jpg
Serve in a Rocks Glass
White Rums are generally light-bodied (although there are a few heavy-bodied White Rums in the French islands). They are usually clear and have a very subtle flavor profile. If they are aged in oak casks to create a smooth palate they are then usually filtered to remove any color. White Rums are primarily used as mixers and blend particularly well with fruit flavors.