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Don Q Cristal
Unlike most clear rums, Don Q uses a multiple distillation system to produce a cleaner, more refined, and more delicate flavor profile. So a Cristal drink will sip smoother than a drink made with another rum. It’s then aged for 1½ to 5 years in American white oak barrels to impart a touch more smoothness. So smooth, in fact, that you can substitute Cristal in a vodka drink, and most won’t be able to tell the difference.
There's a fair amount of alcohol nose, along with some smoke and mild baking spices. On the palate, more heat, more smoke and a touch of milk and white chocolate. Overall, this is mostly a neutral spirit with a light body, which is the intended style. The finish is dry and short with a pleasant, faint ginger spiciness.