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Awesome flavor and smooth. But too expensive to buy on my own.
Excellent taste but its just way to expensive. All I could afford was one shot, but it was worth it. I will definitely buy a bottle if I win the lottery.
Too expensive but nonetheless great rum. Smooth, sweet, and mild with a flavor that lasts.
Rich flavor, nice spice and orange accents and pure decadence in a glass.
Has a pleasant orange note to it. Good straight or on the rocks.
Fast jeder kennt den Pyrat XO, doch dieser Rum hier kann nicht damit verglichen werden. Der XO ist für mich eine Zuckerbrühe mit Orangengeschmack. Beim Pyrat 1623 handelt es sich jedoch um einen richtig guten Rum!
I could pour it on pancakes! :-) I love rum and oranges and this is a beautiful marriage of the two!
Recently acquired this bottle for the collection. Have enjoyed the XO for a few years and wanted to bring this bottle into the family. Found for a price that I couldn't pass up, so now it waits on my shelf for some special occasion.
This is quite smooth and floral hints. One of my top 10 rums.
This is a very good rum, but not worth the extreme price. For my taste, Ron Zacapa Solera 23 or Dimplomático Reserva Exclusiva is a far, far better buy in the somewhat sweet sipping rum category. If you're at a bar on the company's dime, it's worth a try, but I wouldn't spend my own money on a glass or ever buy a bottle.
This is a decisive Rum, love or Hate. It’s not really all about price. Many people are willing to spend much more on whiskeys than we see in the rum world. This “Rum” is far superior to Zacapa Centanario XO and probably should be for the price. If all you want is a mixing rum then skip this one. If you want a truly fantastic Rum based flavor experience then this is one for the cabinet. Strong Orange from the Grand Marnier casks, more than expected even but lots of additional flavor beneath it. Caramel, chocolate, fruit, sweet and delicious. I’d buy this every time over Johnny Walker Blue and I am a whiskey fan.
OK I would classify this as a liqueur more than your standard rum as it sweet with a lot of orange chocolate flavours. Now at $250 per bottle it is a great "Rum" but I would not pay this amount for any liqueur. I have it now so It will be doled out in a liqueur glass not in my Glencarin spirit glasses.
For the price... I've only had the opportunity to try this rum twice. (Someone else was paying...) It is magnificent. Delightfully delicious, amazingly smooth, with the light citrus (orange) flavour we've come to love from Pyrat. The only problem is, it's insanely expensive. If it was $100 cheaper I'd have a bottle in my cupboard. But, as it is, I have to settle for Pyrat XO. A delicious compromise, but I'd rather not have to
Neat and on the rocks this is fantastic... only had it when I was out though, because of the cost my bottle sits there sealed still
This rum carries wonderful scents & overtones of many spices. However, a poorly stored bottle can be a HUGE disappointment. Apparently, it is very fragile.
This was my very first top shelf rum and I think it was a great start. It gave me a new outlook on rum. Before it rum was just used as a mixer.
Almost like a cordial. Good for sipping.
Now this is a beautiful drink. I've started many friends down the road to fine rums with just a taste of this.
I spend a great evening sipping this. Heavy on oranges and a little sweet but fantatic.
So I've been avoiding trying this rum for a bit. Not because I haven't wanted to but because it seems to be a love or hate rum. Some adore it whilst others feel it tastes like bantha fodder. I am on the love scale of this rum. I love it and it goes great as a sipping rum or as a mixer with cola. It tastes phenomenal and has a very orangey taste and tang. Now that while a virtue is also this rum's downfall and why I feel its reviewed a bit lower on the scale. The orange taste is very prominent in this rum and if you are not a fan of that sweet orange flavor you may not like this rum. The orange does tend to overshadow the vanilla and the other flavor though they are there. This rum has become a personal favorite of mine though and a must have on my adventures.
I bought a bottle of this in the Bahamas when we were down for Rum Bahamas. It seems thinker and sweeter than the XO. A very good sipper, but not one of my absolute favorites for the price. A good bottle to have in an extensive collection.
Generally, I like to think I'm not really a Pitbull about drinks I share with friends, but this one; Hah! I have bad news for you all- GET YOUR OWN. Alright, lets talk about WHY I won't share my liquid Gold. Pyrat makes at least three different rums (and I do mean different- just try any two, and you'll understand.) and each of them has a truly unique taste! the Cask 1623 has a almost sweet finish, but doesn't have a sweet lingering aftertaste, just a clean finish.
I tasted this rum along with several other mid-high-end rums where it stood out for its Pyrat-ness - for all the good, or bad, that flavor profile brings to your palette. It's an improvement on the company's XO (which I initially disliked but later grew to...not dislike as much). But the price far out of line with that improvement. Personally I'd have a hard time justifying a bottle purchase.
Appearance: Amber, transparent
Aroma: Orange oil, caramel
Flavor: golden caramel, orange oil, vanilla
Finish: long, sweet, sugar cane, vanilla