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Mezan XO Jamaica rum

Mezan XO Jamaica

Caribbean | Aged

7.1/10 (72 ratings)
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Posted almost 5 years ago by RumRas from United States with 7 ratings

Jamaican funk, dry finish and some years in wood. Relatively new in the market but great quality overall. Pot still notes and great complexity, full of depth and character

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Posted 10 months ago by Simon_W from Switzerland with 17 ratings

Typical fruity Wedderburn style aroma, altered through long years of tropical aging. Nice and fruity, but you taste the aging, it's not like bold unaged funky Jamaican rum, it does have that certain extra that makes it more pastry-like, deep and complex. I must say it reminded me a lot of the Plantation Jamaica Vintage 2005 13 yo. rum. The flavour and aroma are very similar. Hence I'm rather surprised about the difference in their ratings on this site! Apparently the Plantation rum does have some added sugar, while this Mezan doesn't. But in the big scheme of things this is a small detail. It wasn't a striking difference to me. To me this great rum is the perfect choice for the Tiki cocktail classics Test Pilot and (with the addition of a nutty Spanish style Sherry cask aged rum) the Mai Tai.

EDIT: IIRC the Plantation 2005 Jamaican is even somewhat more intense in the nose.

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Posted almost 4 years ago by kventin from Hungary with 29 ratings

..természetesen a jó értelemben, egy merőben "új" , öszetett illat csapja orrba az embert az üveg nyitása után :) sajnos nem dugóval van zárva ... illatra kb olyan mintha kinn a természetben szagolgatnánk egy tálba összepakolt banánt , fűszeres fakérget, pici karamellt és ráöntenénk pici mézet . Egy érdekes ám nem túl intenzív illatvilág. Pohárba öntve halványsárga , világos aranyos színű, nem túl testes italt kapunk..pár perc pihentetés után a pohárból nyoma vész a " zavaró " alkohol illatának . Lecsengése közepesen hosszú, száraz ,keserédes....unikum :))

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Posted over 4 years ago by Beukeboom from United States with 305 ratings

I think I may have come across another brand to really enjoy to go along with Plantation and Clement.

According to the label, this rum (and I assume based upon their website all Mezan rums) is "unblended, unsweetened, uncolored, and only lightly filtered".

In the bottle and in my snifter this rum is a light yellow hue reminding me of something I dare not mention here (TMI). It has a very nice aroma and good legs. This is small batch rum with only 5000 bottles produced. One they are gone, they are gone for good. My bottle is labeled as coming from batch number 008146.

According to online sources this rum is a blend from two distilleries in Jamaica: Monymusk and Hampden. Then the rum blend is re-aged (whatever that is) in used bourbon barrels.

The flavor is quite interesting. There is an initial sweetness to it that is subtle but the aging in bourbon barrels bring about a noticeable oakiness to it. I get some vanilla and banana (?) mixed in. There is a nice warmth to it...not really a burn. And the finish is somewhat dry with the oak tannins present.

No two ways about it...this is a sipping rum par excellence. It would be a crime to use this in mixed drinks. Maybe a little water on one cube of ice to bring out the subtleties but that's it. This is a very smooth rum.

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Posted over 4 years ago by Bastian from Germany with 14 ratings

This is true stuff. No added sugar or coloring. Very smooth for a Jamaican with funky tropical fruits in the nose and slight sweetness of ripe bananas on the palate. Almost perfect introduction to Jamaica, but I guess this would be even more interesting at a slightly higher proof. But regarding it's price the Mezan XO is incredibly good.

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Posted over 4 years ago by mistercoughy from United States with 239 ratings

This is an elegant masterpiece, smooth yet full of overripe fruit, pot still funk, freshly sawed sandalwood and a touch of allspice. Not nearly as intense as more traditional Jamaicans (Hamilton, Smith & Cross, Wray & Nephew), this is a more nuanced and refined rum which deserves to be enjoyed neat. It's wonderful.

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Posted 2 months ago by tesibaer from Germany with 9 ratings

On the nose: Mild, tropical fruits, banana, pineapple and some sugar cane, some rubber, cotton candy / powdered sugar, some baked banana with honey.

On the palate: tropical fruits, grilled banana, pineapple, molasses, spices, sweet, then a little bit tart.

In the finish: spices, oak, first sweet, then a little bit tart with little tannins, some dark chocolate.

In der Nase: Mild, tropische Früchte, Banane, Ananas und etwas Zuckerrohr, etwas Gummi, Zuckerwatte / Puderzucker, etwas gebackene Banane mit Honig. Am Gaumen: tropische Früchte, gegrillte Banane, Ananas, Melasse, Gewürze, süß, dann etwas herber werdend. Am Gaumen: Gewürze, Eiche, erst süß, dann etwas herb mit wenig Tanninen, etwas dunkle Schokolade.

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Posted 3 months ago by Flauda from France with 14 ratings

This is a Rhum in its purest expression, without addition, only filtering, which make you appreciate his honest taste, smooth but not too sweet, with many flavours for a pleasant moment.

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Posted almost 3 years ago by piratejabez from United States with 314 ratings

40% ABV. Delightful nose! Muted but funky ripe bananas and other tropical fruits. Reminds me rather of a gentler Hamilton Pot Still Jamaican. So, I'm picking up on some of the Worthy Park distillates. Medium finish.

Delicious. Delightful. I do wish it was bottled at a higher proof, but really, it's super tasty as-is. Approachable yet utterly full of flavor. It's a nice upgrade from Myers's/Coruba for cocktails, but also works as an easy, casual sipper. Cheers!

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Posted 4 years ago by Loldelagohelle from France with 157 ratings

Ce rhum est tres bien maitrise il est tres precis en gout.apres des premieres notes de reglisse et de fume il retrouve de la douceur et une note legerement ducree en fin de bouche.tres bien fait.note 8.5.j ai hesite pour mettre un 9 que je garde pour mes tops 10.mzis certains y mettront des 10 car fameux.....