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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.
I'm a sucker for Barbados rum. I am an even BIGGER sucker for tasty Barbados rum.
Doorly's XO is exactly that. Glad I finally got a bottle.
Another product from the folks at R.L. Seale & Company so you know you are getting some of the finest in quality when it comes to rum. No additives. No sugars.
This rum is a blend of older rums and then matured in Spanish Oloroso sherry casks (or barrels?)
The color is a rich, deep amber and the aroma is delightful. As usual I am unable to determine specific subtleties in the aroma but can only tell you that it smells great. No astringency.
The flavor is fantastic. An initial sweetness indicating molasses and a nice vanilla/toffee undertone which then is joined in by that oak mentioned early.
Here's where is gets interesting for me. With many rums aged in oak a noticeable bitterness from the oak tannins is present and often tends to overtake the flavor.
HOWEVER with this rum, the oak flavor joins and blends with the initial flavors and never actually overwhelms. It is noticeable but is beautifully balanced. It rapidly fades revealing a delicious finish consisting mostly of the natural molasses.
This is a rum that could be considered a sipping rum by many. Some would disagree. It makes an out-freakin'-standing mixing rum no matter how you cut it...or mix it. I cannot think of any beverage that would not benefit from Doorly's XO.
Now one would think that for such a fine rum a bottle would cost $45-$50 USD?
How about $17 USD?
This is one of those rums that you get the most bang for your buck. The flavor is worthy of a $50 price tag but R.L. Seale and Company chose to charge much less.
That alone is worth a couple of ratings points from me.
I continue to grow more and more impressed with R.L. Seale & Company.
This is a great rum.
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.
The color of the rum promises a lot, during the nosing I felt a little bit disappointed, then a pure rum taste with a hint of sherry and a little harsh in the throat.
A good sipping rum at a mixer rum price. Highly recommended.
Very smooth, easy to drink on a winters night. Drink Neat.
This is good stuff and is a great value at $17! It has flavors of cocoa, caramel and fruits. As well as a nice oakiness about it. This is great to sip on and would even be well mixed. I highly recommend.
The Storeman at the "local" listened to what I like and suggested a bottle of Doorly's XO.
Value for money the XO was worth it but would I buy it again as a sipping rum, I would not.
It did taste alright with a mixer however so not a total waste.
I did find some fresh frutty and vanilla notes in this rum. Still a good buy but need a ice cube to hide the alcohol strength. Not bad at all!
It´s really soft taste, but little thin and short. It´s OK but something missing.
Nez fruité, exotique et fruits sec.
Bouche sèche et douce petit retour de bois. On retrouve les fruits. Le goût de canne type sucre roux bonbon candy.
Le final est agréable et long. Le boisé sec est de retour un peu poivré.
Très bon rhum pour découvrir la Barbade et les rhums de type anglais.
Très bon rapport qualité prix. A avoir pour initier les amis
A nice, flavorful rum, but I think best mixed with a bit of seltzer & a slice of lime to smooth it out.
A must try .......................................
Un peu dur de goûter ce rhum après avoir découvert des bruts de futs d'une richesse aromatique pas vraiment comparable... Maintenant pour le prix ça reste un petit rhum sympa et sans artifices, bien équilibré et représentatif des rhums de la Barbade. Parfait pour découvrir.
Bananas everywhere in this rum...But yet!...It doesnt drown the other tastes. This rum is very distinctive. I enjoyed it a lot, but it got very repetitive in a while.
I tried a couple if glasses of this rum neat, smooth at first but then the heat hits you a few seconds later. I then tried with ice, but found the best taste with this rum was with a dash of lemonade and an ice cube, very nice and smooth
Little bit to strong in my opinion. Whit some drops of water opens the Rum up more and gives an rich flavour experience
Worst crap i ever tasted.
Litterally taste like paint remover or similar
I love rum from Barbados but this one was missing that extra caramel that Barbados rum have. I did find stronger vanilla in this one tho. Still a good buy but need a splash of water or one ice cube to hide the alcohol strength.
This has anyone flavour just lacks on additional flavours and notes... Well worth it on the rocks
À mon avis, ce rhum est bon mais sans plus. Un nez engageant, mais peu de goût au final. Pas liquoreux du tout, ce qui est bien.
Banana and caramel nose with a finish of a spiciness and oak.
Le packaging a changé depuis.
Il s'agit d'un rhum entre 6 et 12 ans, vieilli en partie en fûts de sherry.
40% d'alcool et non trafiqué.
Simple, vif, complexe, élégant, sur les fruits secs et exotiques, la vanille, le chocolat noir, bois peu perceptible. texture sèche et moyennement sucrée. Finale correcte. Un excellent rapport qualité prix pour un produit performant et complexe pour 40%, loin des rhums sucrés et trafiqués