Full Review

Don Q

Don Q
Oak Barrel Spiced Rum

Category: Spiced Rum

Date Tasted:
Country: Puerto Rico
Alcohol: 45%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$30

Don Q
Oak Barrel Spiced Rum

Category: Spiced Rum

Date Tasted:
Country: Puerto Rico
Alcohol: 45%
Light golden amber color. Candied, toasty, baked, fruity aromas and flavors of chocolate, banana bread, nougat, marzipan, and white peach with a satiny, shy, fruity sweet medium body and a graceful, appealing, medium-length finish with accents of praline granola and burnt caramel. A lovely spiced Rum for Rum and Cokes.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Spicy & Fruity
Aroma Aroma: chocolate, banana bread, nougat, marzipan, and white peach
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of praline granola and burnt caramel
Smoothness Smoothness: Smooth
Enjoy Enjoy: neat, on the rocks and in cocktails
Cocktail Cocktails: Junglebird, Daiquiri Natural, Dark & Stormy
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A lovely spiced Rum for Rum and Cokes.

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.

Spiced Rum

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Serve in a Shot Glass
Spiced rum is a type of flavored rum that incorporates a variety of spice flavors. In the past, major industrial examples of spiced rum utilized a myriad of added flavor compounds, sugar and coloring. Today, many craft and high-quality examples are using more natural production methods, whole spice maceration, and a base of high-quality aged rum. Spices used may include ginger, nutmeg, allspice, cinnamon, cardamom, orange peel, bay, vanilla and more. This style of rum is typically best in mixed drinks, as a flavorful shooter or used as a versatile cocktail ingredient.