DonQ Anejo Rum Right DonQ Gold Rum Left photo copyright Cheri Loughlin

DonQ Gold Rum Tasting Notes

40% alcohol. 80 proof.

DonQ Gold Rum Tears with Notes photo copyright Cheri LoughlinStraw color to gold. Reminds me of hay rides in warm fall weather. Very pleasant.

Aroma: Tad sharper on the nose than DonQ Anejo Rum. More relaxed sugar cane than molasses. Vanilla notes soften the sugar.

Taste: Also thinner than the Anejo. Much more burn. Vanilla bean more pronounced. A bit of alcohol hotness. Slight banana note with citrus peel.

Rum Runner long drink seems natural progression for the feel of DonQ Gold. The Rum Runner is also a fairly easy way to lose track of an evening rather quickly. Sip slowly.

Rum Runner – adapted by Cheri Loughlin

Rum Runner - DonQ Rums photo copyright Cheri Loughlin1 ounce Gold Rum

1/2 ounce Blackberry Brandy

1/2 ounce Crème de Banana

1/2 ounce Pineapple Juice

1/2 ounce Orange Juice

1/4 ounce Anejo Rum

Orange & Pineapple Slice, Maraschino Cherry Garnish – optional

Combine all liquids except anejo rum in shaker with ice. Shake to blend. Strain into large rocks glass or tall glass over fresh ice. Garnish with fruit if desired. Float Anejo Rum on top.

Tropical, sweet. Banana comes through primary. Would be terrific blended with ice. Might even be great with coconut cream. If optional garnish is used be sure to take the time to allow the fruit to marinate in the cocktail before eating. It’s delicious that way!

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DonQ Gold Rum sample for review courtesy representatives of DonQ Rum. All opinions, reviews and spirits’ coverage contained within are the personal opinion and decision of Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist.

Going for Gold
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2 thoughts on “Going for Gold

  • April 5, 2011 at 11:09 am

    I am very interested in making the Rum Runner, I have everything except for the Anejo Rum. What is the difference between the gold rum and the Anejo Rum?

  • April 5, 2011 at 11:35 am

    Tessie ~ Make the Rum Runner without the Anejo Rum if you don’t have it. The Anejo just gives added depth to the cocktail; richer flavor. There is a link within the post to the DonQ Anejo Rum review to give you a ball park comparison of the two different rums. If you follow the tag at the bottom of the article “DonQ Rums” you’ll find all posts containing references to DonQ Rums.

    Hope you like the Rum Runner! ~ Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist

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