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Dos Maderas PX 5+5 Rum (1 x 0.7 l)

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Triple aged rum that was awarded the Gold Medal at the Ministry of Rum Tasting Competition in Miami 2009. This rum comes in an elegant and sophisticated 70 cl bottle, with a modern and attractive design that makes it ideal for gifting or for displaying in your own liquor collection. Maybe I am getting old and need new glasses, then again, maybe I wouldn’t need new glasses if labels are designed with proper colour contrast in mind.

However, you can also accept or reject further cookies at any time or specify which of these cookies you would like to agree to. Then time for the 5+3, there the 5 stands for the aging of the base in the Caribbean and the 3 for 3 years of Solera aging in used Dos Cortados barrels in Jerez. This triple cask maturation has had a unique effect on the rum with dark raisin and fig flavours with smooth vanilla. Wet casks refer to casks used for aging spirits that still have some leftovers of the original contents.Experience has taught me that perhaps the most consistent thing for my palate to do, is to change it’s mind. To my understanding, they will only tell a consumer that their rum has additives if the consumer asks.

Dos Maderas 5+5 PX begins its journey in the Caribbean, where we carry out a careful selection of rums from Guyana and Barbados.Rums from Barbados and Guyana are matured for five years in the Caribbean before being transported to Jerez where they are further matured in solera systems of Dos Cortados Palo Cortado Sherry casks (exactly the same as the 5+3) and then also Don Guido Pedro Ximénez Sherry casks. The bottle has a midnight blue color combined with gold, which is supposed to evoke a touch of luxury and twilight in Barbados.

They don’t go into more details such as which distillery/ies the Barbadian rum came from, and what marks were used to make the Guyanese rum. Also sign me up for newsletters so I can get special offers, recommendations, and expert advice to my inbox! I’ve been intrigued by this one given the novel ageing approach you described, but I’ve yet to taste it. Even if they mention it to every attendee in a tasting, what about those who aren’t able to and haven’t attended any tastings?

Mi problema (Y repito --MI-- problema) es que no me gustan los rones dulces, siendo los Dominicanos de los mas dulces que he probado. This rum is first aged in American oak barrels for five years and then transferred to Spanish oak barrels that have previously contained Pedro Ximénez wine for another five years.

I started the tasting with the base which is a blend of 5yo rum from Guyana(DDL) and 5yo rum from Barbados (a little unclear if it comes from WIRD or Foursquare, seen both data) imported to Jerez in Spain, it’s quite good and I can clearly recognize Demerara. After having aged for 5 years in the Caribbean and 3 years in the wood of "two cut", the rum two woods 5 + 3 passes through a third phase of aging in barrels aging "Don Guido" Pedro Ximénex for 20 years certified By the Sherry Regulatory Council. But, I fear that getting into rum through this route would just get most stuck with brands known to sweeten their rum such as Don Papa and Diplomatico. When it arrives it is transfered to casks which previously held Dos Cortados, Palo cortado sherry for 3 years then transfered to casks which previously held Don Guido Pedro Ximenez sherry, the sweetest variety of sherry for 2 years. The rum matures for the first five years in American oak barrels in the Caribbean until it is shipped to Europe, Spain.These rums are sent to Jerez to be aged for an additional three years in 20 year old Palo Cortado casks, and an additional two years in casks of 20 year old Pedro Ximénez casks. The content is a full bottle of 5+5 and four samples, one each of the rum base, the Dos Cortados Sherry, the 5+3 and the Don Guido Pedro Ximenez(PX) Sherry. The rum matures in American sherry casks in the Caribbean for the first five years, until it is shipped to Europe, Spain, at the end of that time. What is keeping the score from pushing up into the 90s is that the rum tastes just as much like a sherry as it does like a rum.

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