Rum - Silver

Don Q Cristal Premium Puerto Rican Rum

Bottle/Rating Data


San Francisco WSC

  • 2010
  • 2011

Wine Enthusiast

  • 2012
  • 2016

Proof66 Notes

Don Q rums are made in Puerto Rico at the Serralles distillery and began production in 1865. There is a great write-up at the Liquid Muse describing how Serralles began a multi-million dollar investment in 2004 to remake their facilities to employ maximum sustainability. This includes waste C02 going to soda drink manufacturers, waste water being "polished" for irrigation, composting the solid waste products, and recycling the glass.

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This bottle has 4 ratings and 4 reviews.
Tango Tango (347)
Rating: 2.5 (2016-10-13)
Don Q Cristal is a very clean vodka like rum.The nose has good upscale vodka nose. The entry is warm with vanilla and citrus with vodka ending. It is good in vodka cocktails like screwdrivers and Chi Chi. Traditional Rum lovers will not like it, Vodka drinkers will like it.
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degbert degbert (214)
Rating: 4.0 (2011-09-02)
Great rum, good price. If you're a Bacardi drinker, try this -- better and cheaper, which are two of my magic words.
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TheSippingLife TheSippingLife (145)
Rating: 3.0 (2011-03-20)
A decent sweetness anchored by a hint of chocolate, along with that chocolatey grit. It has a dry finish as well. Silver rums aren my thing and this one won change that. But, its passable straight and will make a better mixer than the $9 1.75L cheapo handle on your local grocery stores bottom shelf.
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ChrisCarlsson ChrisCarlsson (335)
Rating: 3.0 (2010-09-03)
Reminds me a bit of Cuban rums, spicy and lighter body than South American rums but more body and complexity than a Puerto Rican rum. A somewhat complex rum with a pleasing dryness and interesting flavors. Cheap enough for mixing or enjoying straight. Excellent choice to try to get your friends on the path to better rum.
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