Don Q Piña Flavored Rum

The Data

Category   Rum/Rhum

Sub-Category   Flavored Rum

Origin   Ponce

Retail Price   $13.99

ABV   30%

In the Glass

Appearance

Brilliant, crystal clear.

Aromatics

The nose is filled with the scents of baked pineapple with soft, vanilla-accented white Rum offering hints of lime and honey.

Flavor

The palate echoes the nose delivering a lush, sweet, and juicy pineapple core with flanking tart pineapple acidity, silky Rum, and vibrant citrus.

Intensity & Texture

Medium-bodied with ripe and sweet pineapple a its core with enough bright citrus-like acidity to keep it fresh.

Cool Factor

A

Much to my amazment flavored Rum can be very cool especially when fresh and perfectly balanced. By now I should know better than to doubt anything from Destileria Serrallés.

Value Grade

A+

At $13.99 (better in competitive markets) the Don Q Piña is one hell of a value making summer happy hour better and cheaper.

Analysis

Flavored Rum is by and large a very unsexy category. Most of the products in this segment are sickening sweet, reeking of plastic flavors, and showing colors not found in nature. Of course this isn't good enough for Destileria Serrallés and their Don Q brand as they have created this fantastic Piña flavor with real Rum (aged 1.5 years) and real pineapple juice. The team at Serrallés has done it again and I should have never doubted them.

How to Enjoy

Serve over ice or make a simple cocktail blended 50/50 with coconut water and a squeeze of lime, then shaken and strained. Even the laziest bartender can get behind this drink.

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