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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.
This is not the finest rum out there, but it's defintely above average with many fine rum qualities. Having said that, for under $20 a bottle it's and great way to enjoy a quality aged rum on a budget. Would work wonders in a Mai Tai, daiquiri, or rum old fashioned without breaking the bank. A definite upgrade from the commonly used mass produced rums out there!
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.
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.
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
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.
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.