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Kaniche XO rum

Kaniche XO

Barbados | Aged

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.

7.8/10 (145 ratings)
Recommendable to most


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Posted over 2 years ago by Bill Zytkowicz from United States with 5 ratings

Tasty with a good finish! Sweet, but not too sweet. Finished in cognac casks and appeals to me and my whiskey palate!

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Posted over 2 years ago by B.P.O. from Netherlands with 51 ratings

If your looking for a smooth drop, a touch sweet and some warming after notes.... well this is it.
The only downside for me, i feel it lacks some starting notes in flavor. Give it a couple of seconds then you feel it.
Minor point but great value for money.

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Posted over 2 years ago by Alan from United States with 83 ratings

Yes, it has added sugar, but so does Plantation 20th Anniversary, which is much more complex and tasty. Kaniche XO seems thin by comparison, without the depth of flavor of other Pierre Ferrand/Plantation rums.

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Posted over 2 years ago by Brian Hackney from United States with 8 ratings

This is one of the first bottles I tried when looking to step my (rum) game up a bit. Although I dislike the fact that its aged in bourbon cask (hard pressed to find one that isnt), I still appreciate the taste. Its smooth, with a nice velvety nose.

Since I've moved up in the world a bit, its no longer one of my top choices, but its still one of the close favorites.

Heck...I drinking it right now.


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Posted over 2 years ago by Cracker from United States with 13 ratings

I got this as a gift during my Christmas party. I'd never had the XO and it's really good. On the rocks, it smooth, a bit oaky with hints of caramel and vanilla. It doesn't bite and is very smooth at the end.

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Posted over 2 years ago by Troy from United States with 29 ratings

This truly one of my favorites and at a good price for around $30. Find a good lime with this one. And for a six year old, you can’t beat it.

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Posted over 2 years ago by James from United States with 17 ratings

The title really gives the best explanation for anyone that has tasted those 2 rums. It's got some vegetal / tropical fruit quality that you normally get with the Jamaican and some honey and butterscotch character that I associate with the Barbados rum.

Very soft on the palate to boot!

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Posted almost 3 years ago by Rob from United States with 50 ratings

I was expecting a harsher version of plantation xo. While it may have been that, it appeared darker with more influence from the oak. Still on the sweet side but balanced enough with just a little funk. Good for the price!

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Posted almost 3 years ago by Moberg from Germany with 8 ratings

Elysium - where brooks and Ponds contains A.H.Riise......on the way, I am fond of tasting Kaniche XO. Sweet, smooth, with a little burning at the beginning, then sweet and mild, taste of milk chocolate and vanilla.

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Posted almost 3 years ago by Joola69 from United States with 2606 ratings

What a joke Kaniche XO really is. Purchased a bottle from the local Total Wines & Liquor based on their new inventory item and a recommendation, but the smell is off putting, taste is swanky and the burn is pretty nasty. Save your money and buy much better rum, there are boat loads of them available when you search for 5 minutes.