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"Whisky-Distilleries (blind) Tasting Sessions"

Panama: Don Jose 12 years

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Don Jose 12 years


Don Jose

L'esprit rhum
12 years
Alcohol percentage
46 %
Whisky & Rhum
Cask number
single cask 2
Distil: 31-01-2000 Bottling: 08-11-2012
33 of 200 btls
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links & average quote
WDTSRum_2013_03 84/100

Tasting detail data

Highest rate 90/100
Lowest rate 75/100
Difference 15
Average 83,58


Total number of tasters 12
Excellent 0
Very good 3
Good 7
Medium 2
Bad 0
Panama Don Jose

Highly liquid and not oily at all, this rum does not impress the eye, despite its light and fresh nose revealing clear notes of caramel, honey and fruit!

The palate is fresh with an obvious woody taste. It includes sumptuous caramel notes before a good length, which allows to enjoy the product for several minutes after tasting.

Colour: Light amber
Nose:Glue, dark chocolate
Mouth: Spicy, furniture polish, harmonious taste
Finish: Medium sweet, short


Nose: Discreet, subtle. First woody vanilla, then let it show a mix of sweet spice and white fruit. It is not very intense, but I like this delicacy!

Palate: More intense than the nose, wood, spices and cane syrup stand first before giving way to ripe fruit and citrus. The finish a little varnish and some white fruit.

Finals: Warm, with a light bitterness in counterpoint.

Comment: Rum subtle and well balanced.


appearance: yellow gold
nose: medium intensity, well integrated alcohol, stewed fruits, candied milk, fresh mint, coconut milk, profile 3/4 sweet, 1/4 spicy
taste: medium intensity, well integrated alcohol, creamy palate with flavors in line with the nose
finish: medium


Amber rum with gold highlights, thick and fast legs.

A very fruity rum (although sweet yellow fruit: peach, apricot, banana flambe), mild on spices (cloves, cinnamon) with almond veils (marzipan), vanilla and white chocolate. This is very greedy in the way of a pin.

In the mouth it is extremely soft and round, like a refined rum (brandy?), Always on the fruit and spices (cloves).

Final not very long, the spices with a hint of pepper on the end, leading to a slight bitterness.

A light rum with rather classic profile, round in the mouth and in the end rather short.

Color: Rather light orange.
Nose: First dominant alcohol was embarrassing. I found a background like tobacco and / or dried fruits ... And really at the end, empty glass, the smell of barrel
But rather vanilla light mouth
Final fairly short too short

Colour: Amontillado.
Nose: Needs to breathe a little before unveiling itself, but your patience will be greatly rewarded. This really smells good! Very expressive, like these very oaky modern whiskies aged in virgin American oak. Reminds me of a Glenmo Astar. Rich and creamy, with lots of tinned pineapple, lemon curd, yellow peaches, and all that jazz. Yep, that’s sexy rum.
Mouth: Very sweet. The pineapple is still there, but the mouth lacks a little oomph and assertiveness if you ask me. Very creamy and really very sweet. Lemon pie with meringue, but the baker poured too much sugar in his lemon curd. Tastes nice, but balance would have been better with some additional sourness.
Finish: Ends with a nice exotic aftertaste.
Comment: Given you don’t turn your back to modern whiskies (and rums?), the nose was great. Unfortunately, the mouth would have deserved to be more assertive.


Nose: The nose is peppery. It is floral, but remains fairly quiet. Brioche, butter cookie. Becomes slightly minty. Not unlike a Bourbon, with hints of leather and licorice.

Taste: Spicy, peppery, woody, slightly vanilla. Thrives on fishing, ripe apricot, a fat vanilla. Becomes much more lemon with a dash of water.

Finale: A smoke point.

Color: Old Gold
A fresh nose marked by pretty spices and cooked fruits. Exotic fruits also, pineapple. Cloves. Quite complex.
The palate is very soft. Too soft and quite sweet. It is quite far from the promises of the nose, with spicy and fruity freshness. Here we are in a much sweeter than the limit of disgust register. Damage after such a nose. The reduction would have it hurt? ...
The finish is in line with the mouth, short and too soft.

“Not bad at all... slightly better than the #3 sample... Maybe is it bottled at 43%?”
This dram has a amber-like color.

Nose (80): (5)more than average. molasses, spices, citrus, floral, mint.

Taste (84): light, smooth. brown sugar, spices, citrus, wood, cinnamon, cake.

Finish (83): (4)average. molasses, spices.


Colour: light gold
Nose: at first nosing it's almost Cognac-like. Then i get fruity notes of toffee apples, apricots and peach. In all it's quite light, but well balanced.
Taste: the alcohol is somewhat too present at first, but it gets better when i taste the fruity notes again, together with some vanilla and roasted nuts. Not bad, but a little one-dimensional.


Colour: middle bonze.
Nose: heavy sweetness, red fruits.
Taste: sweet, general impression like the first rum, treacle.
Aftertaste: short-middle

(Remark: the original note given by this taster is 62. This is his first participation and he probably uses another scale than the standard one in the WDTS. To guarantee the coherence of the results, this quotation has been changed by the administrator)

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