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Distillerie du Simon HSE Réserve Spéciale VSOP (RX238)

Introducing the HSE Réserve Spéciale VSOP, a remarkable rum from the Distillerie du Simon distillery in Martinique. Distilled from Sugar cane juice using a Column Still and aged for 4 years, this 45% ABV rum features enticing aromas of vanilla, oak, dried fruits, woody notes, and spice. The palate is an alchemy of woody, spicy, and agricole flavors, highlighted by hints of vanilla and pepper. RumX users praise its versatility in pairing with cigars and dark chocolate, its expressive nose, and noteworthy finish. Enthusiasts commend the rum's balance of fruit and spice, boasting a luscious mouth-feel, rich and warm yet harmonious with the alcohol. The HSE Réserve Spéciale VSOP stands as a great reference for VSOP rums, excelling in taste and quality, while also offering a unique experience for agricole aficionados.

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What does this rum taste like?

The flavor profile of HSE Réserve Spéciale VSOP is based on 90 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

Vanilla Oak Woody Dried fruit Spice Orange Caramel Agricole Barrel Coffee

Taste impressions

Woody Spice Vanilla Agricole Peppery Chocolate Dried fruit Oak Barrel Fruity


Woody Coffee Leather Chocolate Spice Vanilla Caramel Elegant Bitter Oak

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7.8 /1090 ratings


Already 90 registered users have rated and tested this rum, leaving an average rating of 7.8 out of 10. A total of users have marked this rum as their favorite (9+ points).

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This VSOP from HSE is also good: more discreet nose with chocolate, wood and caramelized fruit. In the mouth, the woody profile continues, adding spicy and earthy notes. Roasty coffee and chocolate on the finish to wood and spice and some sweet caramel.


Woody Oak Cocoa Earthy Caramel


Woody Cocoa Leather Earthy Dried fruit
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Un rhum VSOP très agréable. Les notes boisées, épicées et fruitées se confondent bien. La bouche continue sur la même lancée, très souple et onctueuse. La même note épicée, fruitée et boisée revient en finale. Une bonne référence pour les VSOP.


Oak Woody Vanilla Spice Caramel


Spice Vanilla Woody Sweet Caramel
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We had a go at several HSE today and I'm a bit tipsy from it.


Caramel Raisin Oak Charred Buttery


Oak Grass Apricot Vanilla Bitter
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Sehr gut gereifter Agricole. Wer Zigarre raucht wird diesen Rum lieben. Schmeckt tatsächlich zunächst gar nicht direkt nach gereiftem Agricole. Recht holzig und würzig, wenig grasige Noten.


Orange Dried fruit Oak Agricole Grass


Citrus Dried fruit Woody Agricole Vanilla
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Toller Ruhm der im Abgang aber immer trockener, holziger und bitterer wird. Lieber nicht so lange ausklingen lassen und zeitig ein neuen Schluck nehmen.


Dried fruit Tropical fruit Agricole


Citrus Fruity Tropical fruit Agricole Woody
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Rhum épicé et relevé, agréable

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Son nez est vif de de fruits confits : abricots, pêche, melon, puis arrivent les notes d'amande grillée, de caramel au beurre salé et de girofle. La bouche est superbe et conforte le nez : une attaque large et chaude tapisse admirablement le palais. Son moelleux et sa viscosité accentuent encore ma longueur en bouche de cette cuvée. Source : HSE


Vanilla Woody Oak Dried fruit Dried apricot


Woody Spice Vanilla Dried fruit
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Finition fût de bourbon, finish en chêne français. Très boisé.

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An interesting Agricole. Orange and vanilla on the nose. Mouth wise it is interesting as well with more peppery and floral notes ending in a short but pleasant finish with sweeter coconut and caramel elements. It’s a well made rum but is just missing something A less enjoyable finish for HSE to my tastes


Vanilla Orange Agricole


Agricole Peppery Floral
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Un très bon rhum de dégustation avec des notes boisées. Parfait pour un pairing avec un cigare ou du chocolat noir.


Oak Cinnamon Vanilla Black pepper Leather


Oak Woody Coffee Chocolate Spice
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Excellente impression dès le nez avec des notes vanilles toastés, caramélisé et un aspect boisé élégant. On retrouve en bouche toutes ces notes de dessert vanillés et de caramel avec une belle finesse. L’alcool est présent mais bien intégré il n’est pas mou et pas du tout agressif. En finale on garde ce côté boisé torréfié avec l’arrière goût d’un café bien torréfié. La salive monte et on a envie d’y replonger!


Coconut Oak Butterscotch Vanilla


Espresso Oak Round Brown sugar Vanilla

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What are the specs of this rum?

Made from
Sugar cane juice
Column Still
4 years
Bottle volume
Price range
Under 50€

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About the Distillerie du Simon distillery

The distillery Distillerie du Simon is located in Martinique. Rums from Distillerie du Simon have been reviewed 2,431 times with an average of 80/100.

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