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Produced in Barbados by master distiller Richard Seale, the rums in Doorly XO have been aged a minimum of 6 years before finishing in Olorosco sherry casks. The second maturation in sherry casks is rare and gives Doorly XO its unique flavour.
Similar in taste to Santa Teresea 1796, very smooth with an oakey finish, beautiful for the price range
My first impression of this rum was very good, especially considering its price (€25). In fact it was so good to me that I didn't trust myself. I decided to do a side by side tasting with a Plantation Barbados 2001, which I really enjoy.
The rum has a nice dark amber colour, apparently from the second ageing in sherry casks. Popping the cork... wait... no cork but a screw cap, fine as long as the rum is good. I do like the bottle design though. In the glass it has a pleasant sweet nose, the Plantation has a more fruity aroma.
Tasting each alternately with some dry crackers and water in between sips I was very pleasantly surprised with how they compared. The Doorly's is a more pure rum, not too sweet and quite complex. The Plantation is more fruity and sweet. Both rums are very smooth and they have a nice warm and long finish.
I have to say the bottle is emptying rather quickly, but at this price that's not a big issue. This one has definitely made me very curious about the other Doorly's rums!
A good quality rum for mixing, especially for the price. Soft flavors.
nez caramel gourmand , banane vanille
bouche, sèchement doux , légèrement boiser , fruité sans envolé particulière
longueur , boiser vite diciper , légère anesthésie , fini sur figue mure très légèrement
The nose is like a dessert, some vanilla and chocolate.
Then you get similar aromas at the testing, just less strong.
Picked this up at the RL Seale factory in Barbados...very good rum in the line of Bajan rums. Not necessarily my go to sipping rum but good on almost any occasion. Hints of honey and vanilla on the palate but definitely not too sweet
Foursquare distillery has done it again! Another good quality rum for the money. Can be used as a mixer or enjoyed neat. Definitely taste the sherry notes from the Olorosco sherry casks with hints of vanilla and oak.
For the price tag of roughly $20 at Total Wine and Spirits here in Florida, it is a surprisingly good value for a entry level sipper.
Velmi průměrný rum za velmi průměrnou cenu. Na Barbados chabé. Nikdy více.
The colour of this rum is a "dark amber", with some reddish/brownish tones. The initial smell from the bottle was of strong alcohol, however this mellowed after spending some time in the glass. The first sip straight was way too harsh for my liking, however it had a surprisingly nice sweet aftertaste. After it breathed for a while in the glass it was actually quite pleasant to sip - Light with a tasty hint of sherry, with a little burn.
This rum makes an excellent mixer. Mixing it with coke/pepsi on ice made for an excellent drink! I would rate this a 7.5 if I could... A notch above their 5 yr old, for very little additional cost.
Harsh for the throat. Little bit dissapointed. With some ice it is ok. Aftertaste is good.
Un rom adevărat, fără zahăr cu un aftertaste lung, ușor piperat. Probabil merge și în mix-uri.
The bottle is simple for XO, but don`t overpay for the dishes. The smell is weak: stained wood, herbs, molasses, prunes, tobacco, flower honey. In the taste of the sweetness of green peas, liquorice, burning everything pleasantly passing, bitterness in the throat, heaviness in the stomach. Post-effect is fine: calmness, peace as after a good seasoned honey.
Ganska torr, fruktig med inslag av vanilj, lite kryddig. God
na doporuceni mika, prijemny a jemny rum, na kazdodenni piti
Aroma is fantastic! I'm still fairly new to rum, but this is a good one. I taste a little vanilla and the tiniest touch of smoke. I will get this again
Tried this one during degustation of 5 different rums. It was a good relief from some sweeter pieces that we tried that night. Decent sipper for that price.
Skvela aroma, chut po vanilke. Flasa by si zasluzila lepsi design vzhladom k cene.
Color: light brown to gold, aroma: vanilla and sherry, taste: vanila and sherry, rather bitter but with good balance, not beter than 5-year Doorly's for me.
veldig god rom som jeg sipper og bruker til mixing. vanilla. etter å ha drukket å foretrukket søte rum har jeg fått opp øynene for rom uten tilsatt sukker, så etter å ha prøvd doorly leter jeg etter rom uten sukker.
rum uten sukker å tillsatt smak er mer inntresang.
Doorly's XO is a 6 year old blend of various Barbados rum and got a finish in Oloroso sherry casks that give a very nice twist on the drink. The light brown color thanks to the rum to his initial maturation was performed in ex-whiskey barrels, a process which has left its mark.
A rum with a light character and wonderful aromas and flavors of tropical fruits which are skilfully balanced by a variety of spices, light roasted notes and hints of spice. The whole ends in a warm, soft finish with tasty smoke flavors.
Doorly's XO is a rum with an unprecedented depth and a rum that is very late sip, very tasty and therefore highly recommended for rum lovers.
Was very interested in this one but was a bit of a letdown. Initial taste too bland and dry but the aftertaste is quite long sherrylike and spicy. I like a long aftertaste but this one is just not that balanced. There needs to be more then just aftertaste imo. Maybe it neefs a higher % to bring out the best. Still a nice rum, especially if you like dryer rums.
Bought this bottle in a sale and was definitely pleased, good value for money and a nice distinct taste. Can be enjoyed as a sipper, but if your used to more aged rums at this price you can happily mix it.
I just revisited this and I taste very little fortified wine influence but mostly toffee and vanilla with some oak and oak tannins in the finish that bite if you take too big of a sip. I can't drink it neat but either add water or an ice cube to mellow it and it's very good. In trying it side by side with MGXO it has more oak bite in the finish and it is less smooth, however it's noticeably sweeter. Really good stuff considering it cost much less than MGXO and tastes almost the same. When tastes side by side with Cruzan Single Barrel or DonQ, the banana flavor of the Doorly's becomes highly noticeable.
This Rum I have had for a time and tested it together with friends this weekend. some of us think that it is a little bit swwet, but as always taste differs. I think it does a good job and gives you a lot of Rum delivers like vanilla, aftertaste and honey.