GSN Review: Bacardi Gran Reserva Maestro de Ron

BACARDI--_Gran-Reserva_Maestro_de_RonBacardi is a venerable rum brand going back to 1862.  The Bacardi family moved to the Bahamas in 1960, and continued to make their rum in distilleries built in Puerto Rico, Mexico and India after prohibition.  Interesting that at the same time U.S./Cuba relations have finally thawed after 56 years, Bacardi has released a super premium rum in the U.S. called Gran Reserva Maestro de Ron.  Previously only available in duty-free airports, the rum is a blend of three-year old rums hand-picked by the Master Distillers (maestros de ron).

Bacardi Gran Reserva Maestro de Ron (80 proof)
Visual: Clear.
Nose: Fresh, clean rainwater with sprightly top notes of barleycorn, spearmint, and milled rice.
Taste: Smooth and velvety vanilla bean and peppercorn.  Elegant and self-assured.
Finish: Medium long with more lingering mineral notes than expected.  Dry, peppery and with a hint of lactose.
Overall: Really quite a fine rum and one that will suit any white rum cocktail.
GSN Rating: A-

For more information go to: Bacardi

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