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Diamond Gran Torino Demerara Rum (RX12089)

Gran Torino Demerara Rum is a limited release rum distilled in 2002 and aged for 16 years. It has an ABV of 67% and was rated 87/100 by 20 community members. It has a strong Caroni flavor with high intensity, but the alcohol is not well integrated. Despite this, it still received positive reviews for its taste and smoothness.

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What does this rum taste like?

The flavor profile of Gran Torino Demerara Rum is based on 22 user reviews. We have compiled and summarized the community's tasting notes for you, to give you an impression of the aroma and taste of the rum.

Nosing impressions

Dirty Smoky Tar Burnt sugar Barrel Rubber Spicy Tropical fruit Woody Vanilla

Taste impressions

Rubber Tar Dirty Spicy Roasted Chocolate Oak Cocoa Intense Creamy


Rubber Roasted Dirty Tar Chocolate Smoky Cocoa Tropical fruit Oak Minty

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8.7 /1022 ratings


Already 22 registered users have rated and tested this rum, leaving an average rating of 8.7 out of 10. A total of 1 users have marked this rum as their favorite (9+ points).

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What a positive surprise.....So a Diamond I had not yet in the glass! I can only agree with the previous tasters... it comes along like a dirty Caroni... delicate dark fruit notes and burnt demerara sugar is also perceptible!A great rum, especially if you consider the PLV thereby!Today in the RumX calendar, Day20:And again fully fallen into the trap...was sure to have a Caroni in the glass


Smoky Tar Burnt sugar Dirty


Tar Dirty Rubber Roasted Intense
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RumX Advent 20.12.22Geile blind tasting. Had guessed the Caroni Replica.alcohol very well integrated. From Demerara I taste and smell nothing. Unlike the bottlings of Le Gus't where yet still sweetness and other influences are tasty, I find here full broadside Caroni. Delicious. Otherwise, you spend several hundred for something like this.


Tar Dirty Tropical fruit Spicy Burnt sugar


Tar Rubber Dirty Roasted Chocolate
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#20th dec RumXCalendar Blind tasting: Nose: tar, rubber, woody, smoky, oak, roasted Mouth: tar, rubber, smoky, leather, a bit thin Finish: medium, woody, roasted, barrel notes, tar, tannins, dark chocolate Uuuups. This is a good one. 🤪A good demerara diamond dressed up as a Caroni 😏 very delicious, with a small body. The alcohol is integrated very well. The initial price-to-value was awesome Looks like a straight Caroni ca.55 % 99/00


Tar Rubber Smoky Dirty Woody


Tar Rubber Dirty Spicy Roasted
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Wow! Damit hätte ich nicht gerechnet, extrem süffig, komplex und lecker. Könnte blind locker als 98er Caroni durchgehen, Sherry Finish bringt eine schöne, cremige süße dazu ohne zu dominant zu sein. Alkohol ist perfekt integriert! Insgesamt wirklich ein sehr gelungener Rum mit einem ausgezeichneten Preis Leistungs Verhältnis! Hätte hier wirklich gerne eine Flasche gehabt...


BicycleTube Smoky Burnt sugar Spicy Minty


Tar Passion fruit Minty Dirty Creme brulee
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Demerara? Caroni? We are somewhere in between, but those who like both will find an extremely exciting bottling here. The dirty Caroni notes are even quite dominant and present themselves at the forefront, especially on the palate, there is tar and rubber full here. In addition, the heavy Demerara sweetness - that definitely gives a few subjective sympathy points from me.


Barrel Smoky Tar Burnt sugar Rubber


Chocolate Oak Tar Rubber Green pepper
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Un très bon Demerara, très trompeur car il fait clairement penser à un Caroni. Le nez commence avec ces notes empyreumatiques, très fumé, caoutchouteux et avec ces notes de bitume. Viennent ensuite les notes sucrées, chocolatées, les épices douces (vanille, muscade) qui se mêlent aux noisettes, au caramel, au bois et aux fruits secs et tropicaux. Un nez très complet et gourmand. En bouche, l’attaque est vive, intense mais très aromatique. Le caoutchouc et le goudron laisse présager un Caroni encore une fois, mais les fruits tropicaux, la noisette et le chocolat apportent la gourmandise typique de Demerara. L’alcool est présent mais très bien intégré (et particulier au nez). La finale est chaude, épicée et fumée, voir terpénique, mais laisse toujours ces notes sucrées, boisées et chocolatées. Elle est cependant légèrement courte par rapport à ce qu’il pouvait prétendre au nez et en bouche. Un profil complexe et expressif, vraiment intéressant et original et qui se laisse bien boire.


Smoky Unknown Burnt sugar Rubber Spice


Rubber Tar Smoky Spicy Spice
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I like it extraordinarily well. Really very, very Caroni. Also somehow reminds of dirty Armagnacs. Demerara characteristics actually rather quiet and in the background. Sherry does not interfere at all but fits like a glove. Still cool. More of this please. It would really be a great trap for a blind tasting.


Tar Rubber Smoky Dirty Burnt sugar


Tar Dirty Rubber Cocoa Armagnac
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RumXmas 2022, blind: First impression, from the last drops in the sample bottle: Caroni, without a doubt. Ok, what a mindfuck 😅 Caroni flavors clearly present, dirty rubbery diesel fruit. Never had a Diamond like this in the glass. 67% but alcohol is extremely well integrated. Even my girlfriend said it was smooth 🤯 What a banger! 😍Added it to my wishlist 😁

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Day 20 Rum X Advent calendar Caroni similar


Smoky Spicy Barrel Tar Dirty


Tar Roasted Spicy Dirty
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Amazingly impressive rum! Great complexity with a blend of bourbon, Caroni 98 and perhaps minimal PX Cask. Really successful!

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RumX Adventskalender 20.12.22: Starke Caroni-Vibes, kombiniert mit einer sehr hohen Intensität. Alkohol in Summe trotzdem nicht sehr gut eingebunden, Abgang zudem recht kurz, daher keine höhere Wertung.

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RumX Adventskalender 20.12.


Blackberry Plum Dried currants Banana Barrel


Spicy Intense Roasted Rubber Cocoa

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What are the specs of this rum?

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16 years
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About the Diamond distillery

The distillery Diamond is located in Guyana. Rums from Diamond have been reviewed 1,555 times with an average of 84/100.

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