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Old 08-24-2008, 01:29 AM   #1
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Surprised not to see more discussion of this one. I can't find a thread on it anyway.

I tried this for the first time tonight and was very impressed. It reminded me a little of Zacapa (fruity, hints of sherry), but a big difference for me is that the St Teresa actually tastes like rum. You could drink this stuff before doing battle with a Spanish treasure fleet.

I will be heading back to the bar I tried it in for some more.
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Old 08-24-2008, 07:24 AM   #2
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Surprised not to see more discussion of this one. I can't find a thread on it anyway.
Here are some:

http://ministryofrum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=784

http://ministryofrum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=282

http://ministryofrum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=87

http://ministryofrum.com/forums/show...ta+Teresa+1796

Your first try tonight... wow that must have been great.
Wonderful rum. i hope you have many more chances to try it.
There are many fine rums from Venezuela-- they seems to understand the cane.

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Old 08-24-2008, 10:03 AM   #3
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There are many fine rums from Venezuela-- they seem to understand the cane.
You are so right. I have a transcript recorded recently of a Venezuelan in a cane field.

Cane to another: "What a lovely season we've been having. Rain and sun have been so plentiful. It seems like just yesterday that the kids were barely poking forth. Now look at them! Tall and strong, and honestly, they are so sweet!"

A Venezuelan voice: "You've got that right!"

"Who was that!!?"

"It's me. I am a Venezuelan and I heard you talking. I understand you."

"Really, but you don't look anything like us. If you'll forgive me, you're rather short, fat and stubby."

"I'm a human being. We walk, talk and around here we make fine rum. This is my hand! We understand sugar cane!"

"That's nice. What's rum and what is that thing in your hand?"

"Oh that. That's called a machete. I'm carrying it today because we understand sugar cane".

"That thing looks very sharp, like a dry thin leaf. Does it rustle in the breeze? And what are you doing with it now? You appear to be swinging it toward..."

Silence.

"Si, we understand sugar cane. Anyone else have any questions?"

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Thanks for my morning chuckle.
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This is a great rum, one I will always replace. As noted above, there are many great rums from Venezuela.
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Old 08-24-2008, 02:03 PM   #6
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I haven't had the same kind of luck with this as everyone else. It is possible that both bottles I got were from the same lot or whatever. I bought the second thinking the first had to be a problem and was disappointed. My keeping track of dates is not good but I'm pretty sure it was between 4&5 years ago that I grabbed those. I've waited... and waited for someone else to say something remotely similar but all I hear is how wonderful this rum consistently is.
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Old 08-25-2008, 10:55 AM   #7
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You are so right. I have a transcript recorded recently of a Venezuelan in a cane field.
Bill, You are a sick, sick individual.
i, of course, mean that in the most wonderful of ways!!!
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I haven't had the same kind of luck with this as everyone else. It is possible that both bottles I got were from the same lot or whatever. I bought the second thinking the first had to be a problem and was disappointed. My keeping track of dates is not good but I'm pretty sure it was between 4&5 years ago that I grabbed those. I've waited... and waited for someone else to say something remotely similar but all I hear is how wonderful this rum consistently is.
My girlfriend brought back a bottle for me from Spain a couple of weeks ago. I tried it for the first time two nights ago and I was impressed, although I will have to go back to it again this weekend to form a more detailed opinion. My initial thought however is that you might have been unlucky, or maybe you just had lofty expectations due to the high regard in which this rum is held?
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Old 06-07-2009, 11:15 AM   #9
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ST 1796 is excellent rum made with the Solera process. I always have a bottle in my bar to enjoy with friends or myself. I serve it in short glass with ice or in baloom glass. Besides this one I also recomend Pampero Aniversario, Cacique Antiguo and Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva. I am Venezuelan :-)
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Old 06-17-2009, 02:54 AM   #10
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It reminded me a little of Zacapa (fruity, hints of sherry)
You nailed it! I was trying to figure out what spice I was tasting. Not actually a spice but the sherry note is there in spades. I noticed it becomes more pronounced each time I drink this rum.
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