Santa Teresa 1796 Rum

70cl / 40%
Santa Teresa 1796 Rum
Web Exclusive Price £50.75 £42.29 ex VAT (£72.50 per litre)
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Honeyed single estate rum from Venezuela with elements of bitter chocolate, nuts and buttery biscuits. It is made, unusually for a rum, through the solera process: casks of different aged rums are stacked vertically, the oldest (aged around 35 years) at the bottom, and as the distiller draws rum from one cask they top it up with younger liquid from the blend. Santa Teresa 1796 was awarded Best in Category (Aged Rums 15+) at the International Cane Spirits Festival 2007 and is best enjoyed over ice or mixed with mineral water.


Santa Teresa 1796 Rum Reviews

Tasting Notes

  • 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)

23 Customer Reviews

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  • 5
    2 July

    Worth it every time.

  • 5
    28 December 2018

    One of the best rums I have had, made the mistake of letting people try it at Christmas and when I went back for another glass it was gone. Definitely going to be a staple in the rum cupboard!

  • 5
    5 December 2018

    I agree with Simon: how could someone compare this with Diplomatico Reserva and Captain Morgan? Both are sugared monsters that appeal to people with a "sweet tooth", the type that can drink Vietnamese coffee without blinking an eyelid, (full of sugary, condensed milk). I agree, there are much better rums around, but to me, Santa Teresa is an old style rum made without vanilla and sugar additives that's very easy to drink on the rocks. Additives? what for? to hide the real taste?

  • 5
    22 July 2018

    Was a little let down with this one, I have had a lot better rum's for a lot less. I'm not saying it's a bad rum as it is quite nice however, I will not be purchasing another bottle. Anyway it's another one to cross the list

  • 5
    25 June 2018

    Excellent! I loved it and it didn't get me headache next day. There are cheaper rums that are good but not as fantastic as this one is (though it is true that Diplomatico is already good).

  • 5
    8 May 2018

    My first rum was flor de Cana 18. Nice but SANTA Teresa is smoother without being overly sweet. People rave about Zacapa 23 but it it is so sweet to me. This Santa Teresa is wonderful.

  • 5
    21 April 2018

    Amazing rum on the drier side shows off everything rum can be: complex, rich, fruity, oaky, and on and on. Intense raisin and vanilla flavors with a nose that still burns in the empty glass come morning. A favorite for sure.

  • 5
    16 March 2018

    Superbly balanced rum, entirely produced using the Solera method. Offers tobacco and leather notes, with a wonderful toasted finish. People, understand how your rum is made! Somebody below is actually trying to compare this product to Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva. The Santa Teresa 1796 has no added sugar or other modifiers and additives. Its taste is achieved naturally, organically, for example through interaction with the sherry and brandy oak casks in which it is aged. Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva, on the other hand, is loaded with added sugar - equivalent to 8 sugar lumps per litre - and other flavouring additives like vanilla. Remember: great rums don't need additives, as the 1796 illustrates.

  • 5
    16 March 2018

    This is a great sipping rum, even Mrs Hay is very keen on it. It has a great complexity as well as being super smooth. YES it is more expensive than many competitors however we all know good things take time, so getting to drink hand crafted rum, part of which we know is 35 years old, is something in this modern world we should be happy to pay a premium for. Well done to the crew at Santa teresa

  • 5
    31 December 2017

    Amazing rum, definitely my favourite. It is a lot dryer than the other rums which makes it perfect neat, on the rocks or in an Old Fashioned (why not add cacao bitters if you are a geek too). I am quite shocked that someone compared it to Captain Morgan or Diplomatico, when you know that Santa Teresa is a Solera blend up to 35 years (Diplomatico is up to 12 years and Zacapa 23 years). I strongly recommend to try this rum with a great taste and history, the distillery was created in 1796 which makes it the oldest of Venezuela. Please let me know your thoughts!

  • 5
    29 December 2017

    A Rum with a Great History and a fantastic Taste

  • 2
    21 December 2017

    Not worth the money, plenty of better rums for less! I found this one not particularly smooth or easy to drink neat as Captain Morgans Private Stock or Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva.

  • Oswaldo Colon 12 October 2013

    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.

  • Daniel Michieli 16 March 2013

    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

  • Nozza 23 January 2013

    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.

  • Anonymous 21 December 2010

    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.

  • peter gelissen 4 November 2010

    it is over years ago that i drank this rum on a it still pops up in my mind/ memory/brain.....whatever.....hmmmm i am going to get me some....

  • Anonymous 7 August 2010

    As Venezuelan myself, I can confirm that you won't find any better rum than this. After this on, Cacique 500, superb

  • mr walkin 18 February 2010

    smooth great flavour very tasty 9/10

  • Anonymous 21 December 2008

    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.

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