Full Review

Don Q

Don Q
Reserva 7 Year Aged Rum

Category: Rum (Aged more than 3 Years)

Date Tasted:
Country: Puerto Rico
Alcohol: 40%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$24
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Don Q
Reserva 7 Year Aged Rum

Category: Rum (Aged more than 3 Years)

Date Tasted:
Country: Puerto Rico
Alcohol: 40%
Gold color. Aromas and flavors of caramelized nuts and tropical fruits, chocolate buttercream pastry, lacquered wood, and chicory coffee and buttery caramel corn with a velvety, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a warming, amusing, medium-long finish manifesting notes of creme brulee with pepper jelly, strawberry short cake, salt water taffy, and white clay and tobacco. A dry and silky, wood-aged Rum that will be very versatile.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Fruity, Rich & Spicy
Aroma Aroma: caramelized nuts and tropical fruits, chocolate buttercream pastry, lacquered wood, and chicory coffee and buttery caramel corn
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of creme brulee with pepper jelly, strawberry short cake, salt water taffy, and white clay and tobacco
Smoothness Smoothness: Warming
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails, with cigars and on the rocks
Cocktail Cocktails: Cuba Libre, Daiquiri Natural, Dark & Stormy
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A dry and silky, wood-aged Rum that will be very versatile.

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.

Rum Aged more than 3 Years

Añejo and Age-Dated Rums are aged Rums from different vintages or batches that are mixed together to insure a continuity of flavor in brands of Rum from year to year. Some aged Rums will give age statements stating the youngest Rum in the blend (e.g., 10-year-old Rum contains a blend of Rums that are at least 10 years old). A small number of French island Rums are Vintage Dated.