Review: Marti Autentico Dorado Especial Rum

Review: Marti Autentico Dorado Especial Rum

marti-autentico-dorado-especialMarti is best known for a flavored, green-tinted “Mojito” rum that’s available reasonably widely across the country. (The company also has a coconut-flavored rum too, which I’ve never seen for sale.) This is Marti’s first non-flavored product, a traditional aged rum (sans official age statement), which the company labels as “Cuban-style, ultra premium rum.”

It certainly doesn’t taste like any Cuban rum I’ve ever had, but I can see what they were going for at least. Havana Club has a woody, charred, cachaca-like character too it, but Marti is overwhelming with rubber notes and a taste I’ve only been able to describe — after several weeks of sampling it — as akin to pine trees. There’s a strong amount of wood smoke here, but combined with that huge amount of rubber character, it comes across more like a tire fire than anything else.

Sourced from the West Indies (not further specified).

84.8 proof.

C- / $20

Marti Autentico Dorado Especial Rum




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


  1. Dorene Kennedy on October 8, 2009 at 3:33 pm

    I live in Minneapolis, MN where in the world can I buy another bottle or two of the Mojito mix!!! NOBODY seems to carry it and I have called alot of liquor stores…..the one liquor store I found this bottle says they can’t order it any more. Where can I order it from?!?!?! This is ridiculous!!!!

  2. john tuseo on September 26, 2012 at 3:46 pm

    where can i buy marti rum in nyc

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