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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.
a good smooth sipping rum either on ice or with coke.
Profumo intenso, molto fine, complesso, e dannatamente buono!
Di frutta matura, spezie, caramello.
Non ci si stufa di stare col naso nel bicchiere!
La bocca non delude le aspettative, equilibrato.
Per chi cerca un rum fatto come si deve (non viene aggiunto nulla), classico, che non delude mai e con un buon rapporto qualità/prezzo.
Goes down well, good price.
A good sipper and a bargain for what you get. Typical Barbados rum and it`s real.
To be honest the main quality of this rum is its price. It's not a bad rum, let's get clear, it has no real other default than being a bit too light: You won't keep a strong sensation, neither good nor bad, while drinking this rum.
At least it is sold at the price it worthes.
This rum brings fine oak spices into the air. In the taste i find Caramel, banana, some abricot, and walnut.
Another fine rum from Barbados. This is a complex rum, full of flavor that is best sipped neat.
Au nez on est sur du fruit sec.En bouche il est plutôt doux et l'on retrouve dans un premier temps ses notes de fruits secs qui dérive peu à peu sur des notes boisé.Un rhum un peu trop doux à mon gout.
Tout est dans le titre.
Quite smooth (as you'd expect from an aged rum), but a bit disappointing with regards to complexity of flavors.
The nose is also perhaps a bit underdeveloped for something with a "XO" label on it.
Easy sipping and well priced.
great for mixing with cola. smooth and mellow, simple but tasty. very good value.
Nice smooth rum
I like sipping some Doorly's as an everyday rum. It's a step up from Old Brigand for the Foursquare products. I like their Rum Sixty Six and R.L. Seale better. Doorly's can be found in NJ and DE. Unfortunately, Rum Sixty Six is found in Barbados and Europe... and my bottle is empty. I would recommend Doorly's to complement the others.
I love this rum and always have a bottle on the counter. Has a bit of a bourbon taste to it. Not very sweet. Dry taste but very smooth and long lasting.
Extremely sippable; my favorite from Barbados.
Ok a know a fair few people that absoulutely love this rum but for the 25-30 bracket i can think of a good few id rather to be honest. It is a good rum dont get me rum but a couple of mates were raving about this to me n when i tried it i was like 'huh, yeah thats ALRIGHT...' Maybe it had been hyped up too much before? I dont know but you could still sip it over ice with a kind of light buttery, toffee finish.