Zaya Gran Reserva Rum (80 proof)
Visual: Tea brown.
Nose: Vanilla laden, dark molasses tonality. Smells like spiced rumbullion.
Taste: Not overly sweet, but rather tobacco-like. Some tannins that cut out an underlying vanilla character. Smooth, but with a good amount of body in the mouth feel.
Finish: Medium-short with a goodly dose of chewy molasses cookie.
Overall: An excellent rum in a Cuba Libre or as the base to a tiki-style concoction. Even though this is not the specified rum for a Dark & Stormy, this works easily as well. As a sipping rum, it seems a bit rustic. But, if that’s what you’re looking for, this is the one for you.
GSN Rating: B+
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