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This was a gift and I was pleasantly surprised. Nice color and aroma. It’s from Guyana. It’s not harsh at all like some other 12 year runs I’ve tried. My metrics for comparison are Facundo Exquisito or Ron Malecon 1979 and this one compares well to them, just slightly less, but a great sipping rum.
Even though El Dorado rums are the most well-known rums from Guyana there are other fine makers from there as well and XM is one of those. This one has a great nose of caramel and oak and the first taste adds dried fruit and a little spice. It's a nice combo of sweet and oaky and the same time that I like. Overall I'm very happy with this one and would definitely buy another bottle in the future.
I probably won’t pick up another bottle of this. There are many better rims out there for the cost of this bottle. I still drank it though!
I like the smell and the spiciness. But I do not like the unpleasant and overwhelming harsh alcohol. There are way better and way cheaper rums out there!
A 12 year old rum blended and bottled in Guyana by Banks D'Aguiar Industries & Holdings. Complex notes of brown sugar, molasses, aromatic leaf and coffee.
I just assume that any 12-year old rum will be at least reasonably good.
XM Special 12 Years shot that assumption out of the water.
This rum is bitter and harsh.
I don't know that even Coke as a mixer would make it pleasant to drink.
With so many good options out there, why subject yourself to this?
Har håb i duften, men smagen er ikke mig. Og der er for meget sprit og agricoliske toner.
This one was a bit harsh and it’s not a rum I would go out of my way to try again.
Dejlig duft. Men den brænder ens smagsløg af. Puha
XM Special 12 year comes from Guyana, same distillery as the El Dorado rum family. XM Special 12 year is pure coffee liquor from the initial taste to the last sip. There is a tiny hint of a very nice aged rum in the background, but unfortunately it's drowned out on the strong coffee flavor. No afterburn at all, so the XM has rested well enough. If you love coffee, then you will enjoy this run greatly. Otherwise better to stick with El Dorado 12 year old rum.
Es gibt schlechteren Rum - jedoch sowohl in der Preisklasse, als auch unter den 12jährigen, eindeutig besseres.