Santa Teresa 1796 Speyside Whiskey Cask Finish
Aged Rum — Venezuela
Reviewed November 15, 2023
The color is like a dark bronze/copper color, and the aromas bring molasses, a little spice, and maybe a slight tobacco; very appealing but light (when I compared it with the regular Santa Teresa 1796 Solera Rum). The palate brings up some of the Speyside influence, but I feel it eliminated some of the good characteristics of the standard 1796. Some Speyside Scotches tend to be more honey, or citrus in flavor, followed by a "medicinal" thing... that comes forward on the palate, although lite. Instead, the tobacco/leather flavor almost disappeared, but I was able to find a trace of it towards the end. I appreciate the experiment, but in this case, I take the standard Santa Teresa 1796 over this one. Still a good drink/sipper.