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Les Bienheureux El Pasador de Oro XO is a made from a combination of Guatemalan rums, which are aged anywhere from 6 to 15 years in oak barrels. Additional aging takes place in France in Cognac casks.
According to various internet sources this is a blend of various Guatemalan rums aged anywhere from 6 to 15 years in oak barrels then are aged some more (cannot determine the time frame) in Cognac casks in France.
An interesting backstory.
However not much information given on the rather plain label.
The hue of the rum is a rich dark amber...a brownish amber. Dark caramel perhaps. It has a very appealing odor (again, my weak point since I am unable to distinguish odors well...I just say it's a nice odor or not).
Nice legs as I swirl it in my snifter.
The flavor is quite intriguing. Definitely a smooth sipping rum. A little oiliness causes it to stick to the tongue well allowing the flavors to settle. It has some pepperiness to it but does not have much of a tannin bitterness although the oak notes are clearly present albeit subtle. A nice caramel and vanilla undertones. No real burn. Instead there is a nice warmth that builds for a bit in the back of the throat and then fades ever so slowly. If the info I found is true and the rum is finished in France in Cognac casks then I understand why it has this subtle sweetness that almost borders on sugaring but plausibly isn't.
Clearly a sipping rum with a nice complexity to it. Excellent rum for the price IF you can find it.
Rhum bu chez denis a noel
On connaissait pas, pas goûté au guatemala
Super super bon, des notes souples de vanille
Guter Mix aus süss und würzig mit merklicher Holz Aromatik.
Wer süsse Rum mag sollte sich diesen mal gönnen.
I received this rum for my 18th birthday, even though like most people my age I’ll take a hearty shot of Captain Morgan in the right circumstance, I honestly very much prefer to sip some good rum, cognac, or otherwise. This rum is just that, the nose is a bit aggressive but is nice if you just take a whiff with some leatheriness and smokiness, with what I find to be some fruity undertones. The mouth is much the same with leatheriness being there but not dominating, the smokiness is more in the background than on the nose but is still noticeable, there is a black pepper-ish taste throughout. The finish is slight molasses and caramel with a slight alcohol burn but it’s not too severe. Overall a very good rum that I very much appreciated for my 18th birthday! (Very nice with Lindt dark chocolate)
Great sipping rum. Very smooth and easy drinking. Slightly sweet with lots of different spices and flavors but nothing overwhelming
Oh god, this one was amazing finding. So much flavors you can find in mouth.. vanilla, tobacco, raisins, cinnamon, tropical fruit, chocolate, caramel...but its all well balanced and beautiful smooth.
Delicate, to a extent sweet, the main note is prunes. Wet, swollen prunes. This rum (at not a high price) is my favorite.
Not spicy enough. Not sweet enough. Bland I found. Not much to say...
Il change des rons trop sucrés et passe-partout que l'on peu trouver dans le commerce
Very good sipping rum. Smooth and delicious, as of now I would put it 4th as a favourite behind Plantation XO 20th Anniversary, Diplomático Reserve Exclusiva and Brugal Leyenda. Love the bottle, nice addition on my bar shelve.
I bought this a while back and enjoyed the entire bottle but not enough to make me run out and buy it again.
Silnější, ale velmi chutný, voňavý, velmi mne zaujal
Толстенное дно бутылки, крупная надёжная пробка, а сделать стильную этикетку и кольеретку желания не было. В аромате лак, табак, варенье, травы, спиртуозность и не хватает оригинальности. Вкус удачно подобран мастерами купажа: маслянистый сладкий терпкий и при этом лёгкий! В послевкусии возникает горечь и приторность гнетёт немного. В чистом виде не доставляет долгого удовольствия, а вот с чаем просто божественно!
Epic, tasty, spicy, amazing, juicy, flavorful and most importantly very well priced. Definitely a strong 10.
Nice sweeter Ron, taste is perfect for me. I like it and it is nice to drink like almond a little together with something sweet like caramel or vanilla.
This one has been at the top of my wish list for a long time since it was the best candidate for earning my rating of 8 or higher. When I first started out with the new bottle, I rated it as a low 8 because the WOW factor just was not there. It was just so smooth that it also became somewhat forgettable. It can be consumed neat or on the rocks, but definitely not wasted as a mixer. And as others have said, this one is just too easy to consume the entire bottle in one day (which I used as a pain killer). On the next morning, the 16 gpl of added sugar reared it's ugly head with a slight headache.
I also had preconceived ideas of this one being created to compete with the ever popular Plantation XO 20th Anniversary. Both are created in the Caribbean and then aged in cognac casks in France. Well, Guatemalan rums and Barbados rums are two entirely different things. This one also bears no resemblance to any of the rums from Ron Zacapa just because both come from the same country. This one is not even close to the Plantation version, which is more readily available back at home. I had to get this one in Las Vegas.
Vůně: ostřejší nez Grand reserva, je cítit koňak, osobně jsem měl problém rozpoznat vůni
Chuť: Ovocnější chuť po citrusech, ke konci sladší kde pak dosáhla na celkoe7,5
Barva: světlejší zlatavá
rozhodně je lepší grand reserva než XO
Une très bonne découverte pour ce rhum très doux et agréable en bouche.
This was so smooth, also another bottle that didn't last long, even the non rum drinkers loved it.
V pořádku, tento rum míří hodně vysoko, velké překvapení, doporučuji!
The minute I smelled this one; I knew this was going to be a good experience. Maybe it’s the time it spent in cognac casks; but it almost reminded me of my absolute favourite Crown Royal Product, Cask 16.
In the mouth it was easy to tell this was no Rye but definitely a tasty rum full of wonderful vanilla and as smooth as a babies bottom.
It was hard to find anything wrong with it except maybe; it was hard for me to pick up anything else except vanilla and maybe a little oak making it a little one dimensional to me.
A more advanced taster probably can get more out of it; maybe my nose and taste buds just aren’t cooperating today. But for that reason, I am only giving this an 8.
A nice soft smooth everyday rum. Very curious about his older brother wich I will buy soon.
Vona menej vyrazna, jemna, sladka, citit vanilku. V chuti je rum jemny, primerane sladky, jemne citit drevitost, je lahsi a velmi prijemny na pitie. Chutovo by som ho prirovnal ku Plantation XO alebo Puntacana Esplendido. V cene okolo 40€ je to dobra volba.
Délicieux rhum agé qui chauffe pas dans la gorge.
Pour l'instant mes préférés sont :
- Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva
- El Pasador de Oro X.O.
J'essaie de trouver d'autre rhum qui est dans le meme style que ceux la.