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Nobilis Romero & Sons Ecuador No. 19 2005 17yr 69%

RX12733 Good Column Still Rum Single Cask 244 bottles Under 250€
“Rich, nutty, with a caramel-chocolate twist and zesty freshness.”

Ecuador No. 19 is a rare, limited-release rum crafted by the renown Romero & Sons distillery in Ecuador and selected by the independent bottler Nobilis Rum. Distilled in 2005 from molasses using a Column Still, this exquisite 17-year-old rum is bottled at cask strength with an ABV of 69%. Only 244 bottles have been produced, making this an exceptional treasure for rum enthusiasts. Based on user reviews, this rum's aroma offers notes of caramel, dark chocolate, hazelnut, metallic, and floral. The flavor palette includes dark chocolate, nutty, metallic, spicy, and alcoholic notes. Users described it as a powerful, fresh, and fruity rum with an interesting blend of dark and bold flavors. Although the alcohol content may feel a bit strong to some, others found it perfectly balanced and enjoyable. Overall, the Ecuador No. 19 presents a unique tasting experience that will delight fans of the Spanish rum profile.

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How does this rum taste?

Ecuador No. 19 intrigues with its Spanish style, nutty sweetness, and a balance of fresh fruits and bitter woodiness. Despite its potent 69% ABV, hints of caramel-chocolate emerge, giving it character, though some find the alcohol overpowering.

Most frequently mentioned flavors


Caramel Dark chocolate Hazelnut Sharp Metallic Fruity


Dark chocolate Nutty Alcoholic Metallic Strong Spicy


Nutty Alcoholic Metallic Tobacco Caramel Herbal

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“A Spaniard with Wumms! Although he can not hide his Spanish roots, this rum fascinates me a bit. Although now no taste mega-highlight, he brings intense flavor. Surely its 69% contribute their part, but these are quite suitable and tameable after some time in the glass. Especially on the palate, dark flavors of nut and chocolate and, interestingly, a hint of lime show up. In conjunction with the Spanish basic character an exciting mixture. I would rather not buy a bottle, but once again something different in glass, I like!”


Caramel Hazelnut Dark chocolate Metallic Cherry wood


Nougat Nutty Dark chocolate Strong Spicy
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“On the nose you immediately recognize the Spanish style: metallic, fresh, fruity, almost floral. On fruit apricot with green apple and lime zest. In addition, a slight note of caramel. Reminds me a bit of white wine.With time it gets a slightly smoky undertone of vanilla pipe tobacco. Out the back also still slightly vinegar. The high alcohol bites a bit at first.Palate: initially astringent and slightly bitter to peppery, which may also be due to the 69%, then goes into the metallic fruity. Again there is apricot with lime zest. It also seems woody with a tart nuttiness similar to hazelnut and becomes increasingly chocolaty. Out the back it has light tobacco. Remains metallic and becomes a bit more herbal.The high ABV makes it a bit more interesting.”


Bite Sharp Metallic Fruity Floral


Strong Fruity Spicy Astringent Bitter
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“This rum is like a chameleon: Fresh in the glass, it shows floral and fruity, with notes of pome fruit and citrus. With time, smoke aromas come to the fore. On the finish, one tastes light tobacco notes. The Spanish style is nevertheless recognizable the entire time, but due to the high alcohol content you have very strong flavors (and accompanying spiciness). A very interesting rum, which in my opinion is somewhat underestimated.”

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What are the key facts about this rum?

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17 years
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Under 250€
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115 €
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About the Romero & Sons distillery

The Romero & Sons distillery is located in Ecuador. Rums from Romero & Sons have been reviewed 157 times with an average of 7.0/10.

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