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Bajan Estate XO rum

Bajan Estate XO

Barbados | Gold

7.3/10
27 ratings
Recommendable to most

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Posted 11 months ago by Jeff beales from United Kingdom with 27 ratings

So smooth.
Easily drank neat.
£27 but well worth it for the lack of negative morning after effects.
Nothing bad at all.

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Posted 1 year ago by J12kef from United Kingdom with 12 ratings

Cleverly branded By M&S but clearly a plantation rum. Most beautiful taste for the money ....caramel, banana, toffee and vanilla super smooth and very moorish.

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Posted 1 year ago by benje from United Kingdom with 4 ratings

this is very drinkable, usually drink Pussers or Woods navy grog, but this is easy on the throat and moreish. Be careful!

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Posted 1 year ago by Mike (PREMIUM) from Czech Republic with 145 ratings

I agree with opinions here that this one is similar to plantation xo. Not that complex and smooth but still very good rum. Flavours of vanilla, banana and caramel with little alcohol burn at the end.

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Posted over 1 year ago by Aylesby from United Kingdom with 8 ratings

£24 and it is yours. They even had 20 cc bottles if you are unsure at a pro rate price.
This a cognac like for sipping neat or a few drops of whatever to pull out more flavour. No bite and not sweet.
Gift with confidence.

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Posted over 1 year ago by Scott from United Kingdom with 32 ratings

A smooth drinking rum available at M&S, in a lovely bottle

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Posted almost 2 years ago by pocasi from Czech Republic with 18 ratings

Koupil jsem v akci za cca 450 Kc, vzal jsem si rovnou 2 kusy. Chut je hodne podobny k Plantation XO. Vune je prijemna.

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Posted 2 years ago by Charles M from United Kingdom with 139 ratings

I am pretty sure that this is just a rebranded version of their previous Bajan rum, with labelling being similar to the Guyanese and Jamaican rums that they released. Overly sweet, and somewhat unbalanced, although I can't quite work out whether is now has more cognac notes on it. I do feel that it would be better to cut out the sugar, but Ch Ferrand does like to sweeten their rums.

TBH there aren't that many traits that I would associate as a rum. If it didn't say rum on the label, then I might not even consider it to be one due to the sugar masking the fruit.

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It struck me this evening why I give it a 7 rather than something lower (which it really should have). It is very easy to drink and tonight I am in the mood to have a rum (of sorts!) that isn't going to test the taste-buds. I find myself reaching for this by default whenever I have it in the cupboard. Therefore it has a certain "je ne sais quoi" about it.

I seem to have finished my bottle pretty quickly and got another one. I am ever more convinced that it is a rebranded M&S Bajan rum of old.

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Posted 2 years ago by Wilburo from United Kingdom with 3 ratings

It’s not clear to me whether this is a repackaged version of M&S’s Bajan Estate XO, or a new blend. It smells similar, and certainly continues to be Plantation in disguise: I bought a bottle today (reduced to £20), and it scanned as ‘Ferrand Caribbean Plantation.’

Whether it’s the exact same blend of not, it smells amazing (I think this may be the cognac barrels), and is great with lime and sugar. There is subtlety to enjoy here, some of which can be lost with bolder mixers; so best enjoyed relatively unadulterated, where that amazing smell can really be appreciated. An excellent rum, and well worth the price.

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Posted over 2 years ago by Hans-Durstig from United Kingdom with 45 ratings

M&S own label Barbados rum.
Double matured with a second round in ex-cognac barrel, giving it a strong Vanilla note.
A bit more restrained than Botucal/Diplomatico but 2/3 the price.
It's smooth, sweet (3/5) and user friendly, but a sweetened blend with average character.