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Don Q

Don Q
Cristal Rum

Category: White Rum

Date Tasted:
Country: Puerto Rico
Alcohol: 40%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$13
Best Buy

Don Q
Cristal Rum

Category: White Rum

Date Tasted:
Country: Puerto Rico
Alcohol: 40%
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of fresh grass and wet soil, vanilla sweetness, and nail polish with a silky, bright, dry light-to-medium body and a warming, compelling, breezy finish that shows elements of mild white florals, coconut cake, and dried tropical. A zesty, mouthwatering white rum that will add pop to cocktails.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Crisp & Lively
Aroma Aroma: fresh grass and wet soil, vanilla sweetness, and nail polish
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with elements of mild white florals, coconut cake, and dried tropical
Smoothness Smoothness: Warming
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails
Cocktail Cocktails: Cuba Libre, Daiquiri Natural, Dark & Stormy
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A zesty, mouthwatering white rum that will add pop to cocktails.

The Producer

Destileria Serralles

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

Their Portfolio

89 Don Q Double Aged Vermouth Cask Finish Rum 40% (Puerto Rico) $49.99.
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.
90 Don Q Cristal Rum 40% (Puerto Rico) $13.00.
95 Don Q Reserva de la Familia Serralles 20 Year Old Rum 40% (Puerto Rico) $1865.00.
89 Don Q Oak Barrel Spiced Rum 45% (Puerto Rico) $30.00.
92 Don Q Double Aged Cognac Cask Rum 49.6% (Puerto Rico) $50.00.
92 Don Q Reserva 7 Year Aged Rum 40% (Puerto Rico) $24.00.
96 Don Q Gran Reserva Anejo XO Rum 40% (Puerto Rico) $50.00.

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.