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Review: Oronoco Rum

This distinctively packaged rum comes from the mountains of Brazil, a land known mainly for cachaca, not rum. It’s a pity: Based on Oronoco’s showing, Brazil really ought to be making more of the stuff.

This white rum is exceptionally smooth and creamy, offering an immediate vanilla nose. On the palate is offers a big mouthful of vanilla/creme brulee, plus some cinammon notes, with a lightly woodsy finish. Exceptionally clean, this rum is totally sippable on the rocks but of course works well with any kind of sweet cocktail. Anywhere you want that vanilla character to shine, reach for Oronoco.

80 proof.


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Christopher Null

Christopher Null is the founder and editor in chief of Drinkhacker. A veteran writer and journalist, he also operates Null Media, a bespoke content company.

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  1. Phil Gomes November 26, 2008

    This one *is* nice. One can’t help but admire the stamped-leather label.

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  3. Edoc August 7, 2009

    This rum just magically appeared in my local liquor store this week. $19.99 a bottle– what a steal! I’m enjoying a great caipirissima as I type. At this price, I’ll have to swing back by the liquor store and stock up before they’re gone.

  4. mike bordo January 29, 2010

    Where can I find your rum
    Hartford,ct 06114

  5. mike bordo January 29, 2010

    iI am looking for a store to bye your Oronoco rum

    hartford, ct 06114

    Thanks mike

  6. Robbie May 10, 2010

    I love this stuff. I picked up a bottle about a week ago and it was half gone in one night haha. A little pricier than i would like it to be, but totally worth it.

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  8. ken June 21, 2011

    i got a liter for 11.99, whereas the 750 ml was 34.99… is this marketing?

  9. Christopher Null June 21, 2011

    That is a mistake. Buy it up.

  10. Jack Black July 21, 2011

    Where’d you get a liter for $11.99?

  11. Mason March 27, 2019

    Where can I find this?

    1. Christopher Null March 27, 2019

      Seems to be off the market.


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