Don Q Rum Prices and Buyer’s Guide

There are good bottles of Don Q Rum, and then there are stellar bottles of Don Q alcohol.

This guide will help give you an overview of what Don Q has to offer. 

Which bottles cost what? Which bottles are best? Most loved? Most Rare? Most Expensive?

And more.

Later, you’ll find we’ve summarized a short history of the prestigious brand for you so that in 5 minutes, you can pretend to be an expert. 😉

Note: the prices are in US Dollars, and for the US market, if you are outside of the US, the prices may vary; we will, however, include links to the best place to buy your ideal bottle of Don Q in your country.

How much is a bottle of Don Q?

Let’s start by answering the most basic question simply:

The most commonly bought bottle of Don Q is the Don Q Cristal 750ml and costs $12.00. 

What is the most expensive bottle of Don Q?

The most expensive bottle of Don Q is the Don Q Gran Reserva, and it costs $54.00 for a bottle of 750ml. 

Now that you have the simplest answer to the simple questions, below you’ll find the prices and sizes of the entire range of Don Q Rum, their sizes, prices, and later on, a buyer’s guide.


Don Q Rum Standard Bottles and Prices

Here are the lists of some of Don Q’s standard bottles and prices:

NumbersNamesPrice (750ml)
1Don Q Cristal$12.00
2Don Q Gold$11.00
3Don Q 151°$23.00
4Don Q Oak Barrel Spiced$31.00
5Don Q Double Aged Vermouth Cask Finish$51.00  
6Don Q Double Aged Sherry Cask Finish$54.00
7Don Q Gran Reserva$54.00
8Don Q Reserva 7$24.00

Although every bottle of Don Q is just perfect, we still, however, have our favorites. Here is the list:

Don Q Cristal

This is a clear rum from the Don Q line. The unique thing about this is that it is produced using a multiple distillation system. This system produces a cleaner, more refined, and more delicate flavor profile. The rum is then aged for up to 5 years in white oak barrels to give it smoothness. This rum shows subtle marshmallow and charcoal character, finishing crisp and dry, alongside ginger and black pepper hits. The retail price for this bottle of 750ml is $12.00. 

Don Q Gold

The rum has the classic rum taste to it. Made from a similar process to Don Q Cristal, it has a greater flavor to give a greater punch to a regular cocktail. It is made from a blend of rums aged up to 5 years and is smooth and easy to drink. The nose has apple, pear, and little dried raisin notes. Pineapple, black pepper, vanilla, and a hint of oak are present on the palate. The finish is spicy with cinnamon and black pepper. The retail price for this bottle of 750ml is $11.00.  

Don Q Rum Limited Edition Bottles and Prices

Here is the list of Don Q’s limited edition bottles and prices:

Don Q Signature Release Single Barrel, 2009

This premium rum from the Don Q line is exceptional rum made from a hand-selected range of the best rums of the company. The rum is then aged in charred American oak barrels and rested until bottling for ten years. The rum has notes of cinnamon, orange, brown sugar, charred oak, and burnt caramel throughout the palate. The retail price for this bottle of 750ml is $43.00.

Don Q Rum Price and Notes

Don Q 151°

The rum has a well-rounded flavor and is aged for up to 3 years. It has characteristics of oak and vanilla with smoke and tobacco notes. The balanced flavor makes for a drink that can be enjoyed neat or put into a cocktail. 

  • Sizes: 750ml
  • Price: $23.00

Don Q Oak Barrel Spiced

The rum is a blend of various rums aged or three years in American white oak barrels. The flavor profile has vanilla, cinnamon, and caramel, giving way to oak notes and a touch of roasted coffee.

  • Sizes: 750ml
  • Price: $31.00

Don Q Double Aged Vermouth Cask Finish

This signature, premium rum offers rum aficionados an innovative way to enrich their cocktail experience. This blended rum is aged from 5 to 8 years in American white oak and finished in Mancino Vecchio vermouth casks made from Italian oak. 

  • Sizes: 750ml
  • Price: $51.00

Don Q Double Aged Sherry Cask Finish

A blended rum from the Don Q line made from rums aged 5 to 8 years in American oak barrels. The resulting blend rested in American oak barrels used to age Spanish oloroso sherry for a year. The rum has a unique flavor and depth, making it a favorite of rum aficionados.

  • Sizes: 750ml
  • Price: $54.00

Don Q Gran Reserva

This is a premium blended rum having rums aged from 9 to 12 years as well as Solera rums aged up to 50 years which creates a balance between sweet and dry flavors. The rum has green apple fruitiness and light notes of warm melon toffee, along with traces of baked bread and anise.  

  • Sizes: 750ml
  • Price: $54.00

Don Q Reserva 7

The rum is a bright and radiant blended rum made from rums aged for at least seven years in American white oak barrels. The resulting rum has a rich character and flavor and can be drunk neat or in several cocktails.  

  • Sizes: 750ml
  • Price: $24.00

About Don Q

Don Q is a popular rum made in Puerto Rico. Colloquially known as “Puerto Rico’s best-known rum,” this is the top-selling rum in Puerto Rico and regularly outsells its closest competitor Bacardi. The rum is named after the character of Don Quixote. The rum is distilled from a continuous still and aged in barrels of oak for up to a year, adding a golden color and rich taste to the rum. The signature taste of the rum is done by adding a proprietary recipe blended into the mixture of rum at the final stages of distillation. 

The history behind Don Q Rum

The rum was officially started in 1865 by the son of the plantation owner, Don Juan Serrallés, at his extensive plantation in Ponce, Puerto Rico. He imported copper still from France to make the rum. They first produced various local rum brands but switched to more premium and refined products made to be shipped abroad. The Don Q brand was launched in 1932 and became quite popular with local drinkers. In 1981 Felix J. SerrallésJr assumed the brand’s leadership and became known for its innovation of the rums and the processes, which continues till today. 

What makes Don Q unique?

 Don Q has been producing quality rums for several decades. Their expertise makes the rum unique in both tastes as well as presentation. The plantations are family-owned, and the process is rigorously controlled to get an exceptional rum that is well known for taste and feel. As a result, the rum is a signature product of Puerto Rico, regularly outselling its competition. 

Don Q has been called the best rum in Puerto Rico for a long time. The exceptional rums have a distinct flavor and feel to them. These rums are perfect for mixing into several cocktails as well as drinking neat. This versatility makes it a must-have for rum drinkers and connoisseurs alike. The taste of the rum is not as harsh as some of its competitors and is the reason why it is so well-liked. 

How best to drink Don Q

Here are the best ways to enjoy Don Q’s rum in its finest quality, although the brand is known for capturing flavors without any add-ons. Here are our best ways to drink Don Q Rums:

Cocktails: There are endless cocktails one could make of Don Q. Old Fashioned Rum is one of the most highly made cocktails from this brand. All you need is a scotch glass. Pour 60ml of Don Q rum of choice in it with any aromatic bitters and top it up with soda. Enjoy chill.

Don Q Shots: What better way to experience Puerto Rican awesomeness than by trying what Don Q has itself. Don Q shots are amazing and serve as the only way to experience the long wait to obtain the dark flavor. Just make sure you take the shots on a not-so-empty stomach. Trust us, its best that way 😉

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