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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.
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
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.
Good choice maybe too soft taste but better than mid class.
Not sure if you can buy this anywhere other than total wine. For the money it by far the best rum for mixing!
and a pretty good sipper too. 6-12 yo blend finished in Oloroso Sherry barrels and not overdone. Other rums stay too long in sherry barrels and get too sweet imo. Works exceptionally well in combo rum drinks and I think adds a little something to other rums as well.
This Rum was recommed to me in Total Wine by one the sales associate, so I had to buy it. For the same price I can get a much better rum, which meets my expectations as a premium rum.
This is very good rum - perhaps not top shelf, but I doubt you'll find better for 16 bucks anywhere. It's nice and dry, with a nutty, oak profile that is reminiscent of fine sherry. Really quite satisfying. They do rum right in Barbados.
This is one of those rums that could turn whiskey and bourbon drinkers over to rum. I find that to many whiskey drinkers don't explore rum because they think it is either to sweet or all tastes like Morgan and Bacardi gold. This one shows that even bargain rums can have depth and complexity.
Rich, balanced, a perfect sipper for reasonable price. I very much reccomend this one!
Wow. I had this down as a 7 based on my memories of it, but I have to up it to an 8. Seriously good rum, with a wonderful complexity underneath the somewhat closed nose and palate. The sherry ageing is really really well done, and not overly intrusive. While I love (even more than this XO) the Foursquare Port and Zinfandel finishes, the wood does impinge a bit.
Rich, velvety, wonderful bite from the alcohol rounded off with a dry finish that has great length. A stunning rum.
A fantastic rum, made with great skill.It's not a syrup ladened foo foo rum. It's gets even better with a bit of oxidisation. Can punch you in the face when a new bottle is opened and isn't let to sit in the glass for about 10 mins. However when treated right it opens up to be multifaceted enjoyment juice. Everyone should have a bottle of Doorly's in the cabinet.
Very similar to the 8 year, maintaining all of the caramel, vanilla, and stone fruit characteristics that make Bajan rum so delicious - with a slight oaky overtone and a hint of sherry sweetness poking through. Excellent as a mixer or on the rocks. I honestly prefer this over the 12 year as I feel it has a more robust profile that's not overpowered by a whiskey-like oakiness.
This rum does not provide a lot of complexity a very simple rum with flavors of vanilla and caramel. It is a very easy to drink rum which I really like.
A very nice rum for the price. Had it on the rocks with a lime. Has an almost sweet flavor, and her robust flavor.
Coming back from hiking Red Rock Canyon on the west side of Las Vegas, I stopped at Total Wine and picked up one bottle each of Doorly's 12 Year and Foursquare Spiced. A bit further east on Charleston, I told myself WTF and finally got to stop at Frankie's Tiki Room. I already knew that they had Doorly's XO in their list of about 200 rums, which was my goal. Wonderful place and I tried this rum neat with a glass of cold water on the side for adding a few drops.
It is smooth with very little burn. I never even noticed the sherry barrel aging, which is wisely kept subtle. Compared to the other two new rums that I tried, the Foursquare Spiced won hands down and the Doorly's 12 Year was a major disappointment. This was quite a shock to me, so don't rely too much on all of these reviews. It is all about what YOU like!
This rum is what I am looking for:
Not sweet, light, easy to drink, full of flavor and smooth.
The distillate reminds me of sugarcane juice, not molasses.
An excellent choice for any moment.
Quite nice english-style rum. Both okay for mixed drinks and sipping neat, but perfect.
Judging by its price - it has complex and rich taste. Hints of vanilla and cane sugar mollases follows the refreshing cinnamon trace. Aftertaste is oaky, with little alco afterburn
This is a solid rum and great for the price point but in my opinion, the 12 year blows it out of the water and is much more interesting. This is good though and worth trying.
Mezcla de rones máximo 6 o 7 años.
Fuertes notas de maderas nobles, frutos secos y algo tropical que no concibo bien.
Rated this 8, factor in price should be 9. Wonderful sipping rum. For me aroma and flavor demonstrate the oak. Started as dried fruit/dried apricots, towards bottom of bottle seemed more like vanilla. No burn. I thought about mixing, but then it was so smooth and tasty didn't seem right. Next up is Doorly's 12!
I’m missing more lasting flavour, and a bit more Caribian taste
Ikke så kraftig duft, men måske en snært af karamel og banan. Tør i smagen med et strejf af sødme fra sherryen. God varme med lidt finish af kokos. Selvom den er tør, er den ok. Produkt fra Foursquare, så det er uden sukker. Fin pris på 285. (4. December 2018 MacY)