Thanks so much for submitting a report. It has been emailed to the Rum Captain and will be actioned shortly.
I would never spend this much on a bottle no matter what it is. But while on vacation in the BVI's I got to have a taste of it at a tasting bar. It was smooth but tasted like an orange liquor. It tasted nothing like rum, so what's the point.
This is a good enough rum. Little bit overpriced but in a great and nice bottle that looks great in the cabinet
I was looking for the Pyrat Cask 1623 for well over 3 years since it is a rare bottle here in the US, but finally I found one and what a disappointment. Tried the Cask 1623 before the Pyrat XO and it is slightly better in my mind, but then again the very strong and off putting orange scent is still prevalent on the Cask 1623. Not worth the price in my opinion.
I did a blind taste test between this and the Pyrat XO, neither of which I had tried before. One smelled like an orange rum, the other like an orange liquor. This was the orange liquor. This was a little smoother than the XO, but I prefer the taste of the XO. Not much more to describe about the smell and taste other than a sweet orange liquor. A bit too orangey sweet for my liking. It's not bad, but the taste doesn't justify the price.
If you like orange liquor, I think the Clement Creole Shrubb is a far better choice.
Nevermind that the price point for this is Ridiculous with a capital R. The additive orange and almond flavors do not dramatically distinguish it from the XO product, which to me is equally insulting to good rum everywhere. I deem this "not rum."