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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.
Ok, here we go, this is a purty good rum for the buck spent. I actually enjoyed it neat but a splash of coke is a help. Give her a shot and you will be surprised...
Lacking a tiny bit of sweetness and showing some alcohol hashness. There is oak and smoke present in the taste, as well as some dried fruit and coconut. Overall the taste is not pronounced enough.
Not a lot of rums that you can buy for this price and drink on the rocks. Good mixing rum also.
A nice rum on the rocks, Not the best rum in my cabinet, but a good drink on the rocks and an acceptable mixer.
Lite annorlunda smak, fruktig med lite dammig avslutning, fantastiskt i efterätter
This Rum was recommed by my local rum dealer, so I had to buy it. But it doesn't has a clear profile, it is rather harsh. For the same price I can get the XM 7yo, which meets my preferences much more.
Nice rum with a sweet delicate taste, but not overpowering on the sweetness. Nice oaky compoments too. Agree with other reviewers - good value for money!
The screw-cap is a turn off and when I filled my first glass I regarded the scent more neutral than rounded but after taking my first sip I was in love. This is the essence of Barbados rum. A great everyday sipper and superb mixing rum.
Very good tasting rum. At only 15 dollars is a must try. Good sipper
inadequate saturation for the icon XO, not worth the money, time - improved
Very good tasting rum. Not to sweet and nice color and aroma. At only 16 dollars a bottle this is a must try.
Nice dry sipper. Has a nice sherry after taste.
Medium complexity and burn.
Haven't tried it with coke yet, though I expected this would end up being a mixer.
Hele goede rum voor deze prijsklasse. (€25) Afkomstig van Barbados en 6 jaar houtgerijpt. Smaken van karamel hout en wat sherry. Ook nog super zacht. Gewoon top!
Ahh now for my everyday drinker. Great price good noise and just a good mild burn on your throat. Go for it you can't go wrong.
Another from nice, smooth, sweet sippers. Only in Czech is a bit overpriced (according information from others reviewers)
Doorley's XO has a beautiful comlex body that keeps on surprising you
Es un Ron Perfecto y lo mejor es su precio en USA $13
good gracious.....nab a bottle. $14.99 at your local Total Wine. i'm lucky to pass one on my commute so it's my friday pilgrimage. jeez, this stuff is the real thing. take Pyrat and its wonderful liqueur sense and bring back the essence of true dark rum...sort of a lighter, less sweet but much more intense and real Zaya. amazing stuff. i could go on. but i've had too much...cheers
Really light body, but good taste with a light burn. Finishes with a lot of sherry notes.
Fine and not too expensive sherryish rum. I have read from somewhere that they don't put any additives to this rum, so it's quite dry. Many rums are very much sweetened. This is tasteful and nicely sherryish and nutty rum thing. There is sharpness, but there is also balance and quality. For the little money recommended, but don't pay too much. My advice.
This is currently on my bar counter and ready at any time. It is one of the Foursquare/Seale offerings which claim/promote rums with nothing but aging and blending to give the flavors. This one certainly hits the mark. I like it very much. And it’s a good price. I tried this one because I have been hearing a lot about additives (sugars and other spices and other ingredients). I don’t think I have a problem unless there is some misdirection or misrepresentation going on (like charging a premium price for a lesser aged rum). I’m glad I was doing the research or I might not have found/tried this rum.
assez doux et fruité, un basique pas si déplaisant mais je ne le reprendrai pas.
I gave it a 7 only because my tongue is spoiled with the Ron Millonario15Y or Zacapas and El Dorados. Nevertheless it's a great ,tasty Barbados rum,typically very fruity and refreshing in the nose and on the palete. It's young age has the only downside, a little harsh afterburn. It's no matter to me but maybe to some other people. I 'd still recommend it, it´s very fairly priced and enjoyable,without making you poor