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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 (153 ratings)
Recommendable to most


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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.


Posted almost 3 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.



Posted almost 3 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.


Posted almost 3 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.


Posted almost 3 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!


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!


Posted about 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.


Posted about 3 years ago by Joola69 from United States with 2649 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.


Posted about 3 years ago by M from United States with 30 ratings

Gave this a shot based on some favorable reviews here. Nice presentation. First whiff some coconut , banana with a hint of orange. Taste: Sugarcane, vanilla, and a hint of coconut, a touch of oak and cognac -an excellent rum.
Highly recommend


Posted about 3 years ago by Jesper Mazanti from Denmark with 125 ratings

denne rom er rigtig god til den pris og lidt speciel historie bag