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Ron Aldea Gran Reserva Familia (80-Proof, 15 Years Solera)
This rum has a beautiful red acacia color with golden highlights. The aroma is very reminiscent of naval-style potstilled rums from Guyana and Jamaica; it has strong notes of molasses, fusel alcohols and rich, wet oak.
The taste is consistent with the aroma, delivering a rich and bold –yet smooth- experience to the taste buds, starting with the sweetness from unrefined sugar, which is quickly followed by oak and spice notes.
The body is medium to heavy and the taste lingers in the palate with a last smoky note for quite a long time.
The rum is bold enough to withstand even the harshest fruit juices as a mixer, but purists will want to enjoy it straight or on the rocks to fully appreciate its character. Not for fans of light rum.