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Kaniche XO rum is produced in Barbados where it is first aged in bourbon casks. It is one of the few rums that is then double aged for a more mellow finished in Pierre Ferrand ex cognac casks at their location in France.
I first encountered this in Arizona at the Total Wine Store. Travis and I were busily looking about for the rum aisle when we heard a voice..."would you like to try a free sample of our new arrival?" YES! The store associate smiled because he knew he just made an easy sale. The double aging process with different barrels seems to be the secret.
I’m not one to engage in unnecessary exaggeration, but I find that Kaniché XO is the perfect rum. It’s not overly sweet. It’s not overly smoky. It’s the perfect balance. It’s engaging and interesting. It’s smooth. It is best neat or over a small piece of ice. It’s defini a sipping rum, not for shooting. At $30 or so per bottle, it’s a great buy.
You will love this smooth tasty rum. I used to drink Bourbon and I can taste the sweetness of a hint of oak barrel aged Bourbon in this delicious rum. It is full bodied yet sweet. The sipping rum.
It comes in a wood box.
Doesn't that say it all?
Well at least mine did.
It's called "Double Wood".
This is an AMAZING Rum for Zipping, what a great Rum. Got to have this one!
Got a good body. Nice taste and a really good rum to give to the parents! They love it. I had a good night with KanIche XO
Awesome rum! Very nice flavor from Barbados! One of the best rums I have ever tasted.
Définitivement un de mes rhums préféré. Son goût, son odeur sont vraiment aux top. A déguster absolument.
This is in my top 5. The others are El dorado, Zaya, Pyrat, and Flor de Cana. Other reviewers compare this to Plantation XO and I personally like the Kaniche slightly better. I think the double aging in a cognac barrel really adds something special to the finishing taste. I will definitely buy more of this.
Friend offered me a drink and I have been hooked since that day. It is a very smooth rum. Great tasting and makes an excellent gift.
This was recommended by fellow Rum Raters. This is one of my new favorites, alongside Ron Zacapa, Zaya and Kirk & Sweeney. It does have a sweetness to it, which I prefer. Just a really smooth rum that I would buy again and again.
Sweet and fruity as I like it. Not cheep, but worth the kr 500,-
This rum will knock your socks off! It is so smooth, but has substantial body and finish. If you have someone who has judged rum as being harsh, this one will be a great entry point to the world of fine rums.
Invited to a wedding on an island so I needed a sipping rum that would not break the bank and stand next to single malts and I got this one a recommendation. Basically, everyone that tried the rum loved it, and the bottle ran out way before the McAllen 15, 18, and Nikka.People took pictures of the bottle to remember and was a hit. It does not have a strong bite but is flavorful with hints of fruits and a lasting finish. I don't want to sound sexist, but even the women at the party were drinking this (with 1-2 ice cubes) Also stating how flavorful it was. So if you want a great rum and a great price point that will be appreciated by most, you can't go wrong. I wish I had a picture!
En klar favorit. Mycket smak efter ett tag i glasset doftar man cocosbol.
This is exceptional for sipping with no burn. Very well distilled in Cognac casks for 18 months.
Well, found the Kaniche Reserve! (Yay me!) I have found what is very likely going to be my main rum in the house. This was outstanding! It has an almost sweet finish, and oak overtones without tasting like it was ran through a charcoal briquette! I like the fact that you can drink it neat, and still have tastebuds that can still tell the difference between sweet and sour. And the price was definitely nice! I have paid a LOT more for what I would now call "Inferior" Rums. This is a rum that is worth your time.
I bought this at total wine, on sale for twenty four bucks. A fantastic price for an XO rum. They had it at the tasting counter and I instantly liked it, so I bought a bottle. It's good stuff, smooth, mildly sweet and exactly what I want in a sipping rum, lots of pleasant flavor, no unpleasant aftertaste. I don't like rums that taste like harsh lighter fluid, and this one goes down easy, not harsh in any way. In fact, I like to hold this in my mouth for some time and it's so smooth and tasty while doing so, mmmm, mmmm.
Edit: This has become my "go to" rum. My friends all love it, and they feel it's the best they've tried also. This rum is my gold standard, and I directly compare it to others. So far, nothing is better and I try every good rum I can.
Denne rom må du ikke snyde dig selv for, den er fantastisk blød og rund med en fin smag af karamel.
Den egner sig også til første gangs rom drikkere.
Saw some reviews just now after I had already bought and tried it, but I must say that I really do appreciate this rum. Its sweet, but not too sweet. Similar to the Perfeccion. I would rate them both the same in my opinion. Nice wooden box too.
I'm glad I bought this and tried it. A really nice rum that goes down smoothly
Got this at Total WIne, and so far it is the only Rum for sipping we buy. It has beat out rums that have cost waaaay more money. I think i have purchaed about 5-6 bottles its that good...
I like some Plantation rums aged at Ferrand after the local aging process. This rum is in my opinion close to some of them. This is one of the best of the ones I have tested together with Plantation St:Lucia. I bought it in Germany for 44 euros, super price for this rum. Worth mention is the nice wood box!
Must have for rum collectors.......
Der Rum hat hat ein einzigartiges und aussergewöhnliches Aroma. Im Geschmack zeigen sich Vanillenoten verbunden mit fruchtigen Facetten, Schokoladenoten und Karamell, gepaart mit Noten von Zimt, Kakao und Aprikosen sowie einer Mischung von Gewürzen. Nach anfänglichen (ganz kurzen) Startschwierigkeiten hat sich der Karniche XO zu einem meiner absoluten Favoriten entwickelt!