A magnificent Venezuelan rum aged in a solera system, Santa Teresa 1796 has established itself in top bars as one of the best South American rums in the world. A deserving winner of a Gold Medal and 'Best In Category' at the International Cane Spirits Festival 2007.
Judges' Comments from The International Cane Spirits Festival 2007
Opens with toffee, brown sugar and vanilla aromas; dark chocolate and maple syrupy on the palate, with a dense richness; finishes with great length, a touch of pepper and developing complexity.
Award: Gold Medal, Best In Category (Aged Rums 15+ Years Old)
Customer Reviews: (11 reviews)
As Venezuelan, collector and lover of rum I can confirm that this Rum is Superb! totally exquisite. the name of this rum "1796" comes from the creation of the Santa Teresa Farm which was founded on this year and this Rum is a Tribute to the first methods and flavours created on this farm. The Price/Quality of this one makes is the best rum you will get... on top of this you can go for Diplomatico Ambassador if you are fans of venezuelan sweetness and character.
- Oswaldo Colon, 12th October
as a venezuelan i can say that this is the best rum in the country beating diplomatico and also cacique. santa Teresa in known because of the quality of the rums that they make and this one is pretty good, the second in my list would be Flor de Cana that is from Nicaragua and my third is another venezuelan rum Pampero Aniversario. i recommend you guys to ttaste these rums of course without mixing with any other drink, and you will see God
- Daniel Michieli, 16th March
I've drank a pretty large number of rums now and this is definitely in my top 3. It's incredibly smooth. Rich and complex. Lovely and sweet. Too good and too pricey to mix. I disagree with anothe reviewer that Diplomatico beats it to the ground. They're both lovely.
- Nozza, 23rd January
quite a few better brands in this price range, not to mention the top of the line Venezuelan rum,Diplomatico Exclusiva,which beats this one to the ground, and is cheaper too.
- anonymous, 21st Dec '10
it is over years ago that i drank this rum on a baseballtournament........now it still pops up in my mind/ memory/brain.....whatever.....hmmmm i am going to get me some....
- peter gelissen, 4th Nov '10
As Venezuelan myself, I can confirm that you won't find any better rum than this. After this on, Cacique 500, superb
- anonymous, 7th Aug '10
smooth great flavour very tasty 9/10
- mr walkin, 18th Feb '10
I lived in Venezuela for a couple of years and this was the best rum by far. Cacique 500 is also very good but not as drinkable neat. Try Cruzan Single Barrel, very smooth and tasty.
- anonymous, 21st Dec '08
Mmm, this is number one! In an own division! But, the price stops to high consumption... :-) Is there anyone out there who can recommend some other rum for the more regular consumption, in a lower price category, but in the same atmosphere as this one?
- anonymous, 9th Jun '07
ahem... is the vintage really 1796 or could this be an error...!!!!!!!
seriously though this a great rum with a good complex flavour and slightly sweet finish, in typical south american style. thoroughly recommended!
- anonymous, 21st Apr '07
A bottle was taken to Cheltenham last week and didn't come back to me after I had passed it round. Superbly smooth and very drinkable on its own!
- anonymous, 19th Mar '07
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