When we come across a truly special spirit we naturally want to share it with our readers. The Don Q Signature Release Single Barrel 2007 Limited Edition rum should be on everyone’s radar.
It is the second release in Don Q’s Signature Release portfolio (they released the 2005 prior) which only features rums that have been aged for more than 10 years. This was originally distilled in 2007 and has been aging since.
The 2007 has a lovely dark amber color. On the nose we got very lovely notes of cinnamon, oak and a thin layer of vanilla- caramel that gave it a subtle sweetness that was very memorable.
Upon the first taste we were instantly impressed with this selection. It is a full body rum that drinks like a true aged añejo; very complex with a flavor profile consisting of maple and caramel. Additionally the finish was long with hints of black pepper.
While the Gran Añejo has been our favorite for sometime, the Signature Release Single Barrel 2007 Limited Edition is clearly Don Q’s finest work to date. We suggest drinking neat or on the rocks as it would be a crime to mix this beauty. Cheers!