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Pyrat XO Reserve rum

Pyrat XO Reserve

Anguilla | Gold | 40.0% ABV

Pyrat XO Rum is produced from nine different Caribbean rums that are blended and then aged up to 15 years in used American sweet oak barrels.

The squat Pyrat XO rum bottle shape is inspired by the typical design of rum bottles kept by pirates and ship captains in the 19th century.

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Tasty, but not quite great

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Posted 6 days ago by Djmillard (TASTING CLUB) from United States with 20 ratings

I've steered clear of this for awhile based on other reviews, and now regret that course of action. Pyrat XO is both ubiquitous and very reasonably priced. As a blend of nine (nine??) different rums and no listing of ageing, I can't help but raise an eyebrow at the "XO" on the label, but what do I know?

This has an interesting, sharp, fruity scent that caught my attention from the get-go. I'll repeat the advice given by others: give this just a few drops of water and a bit of time to sit before sipping. If you do, I think it improves considerably.

Pyrat XO is not a complex rum, and it's clearly been both sweetened and given a citrusy top note. I may be in the minority, but I rather like that top note, and I find this rum very acceptable for simply sipping with a bit of water or ice. Sweeter than my usual preference, yes, but not cloying and quite unique. I wouldn't call this a "liquer" as some what, but the blend has clearly been doctored.

If you're a purist, leave this stuff alone. If you're all right with aromatic pipe tobacco and don't mind an augmented, reasonably smooth blend, I think you'll see why this rum is so easily found.

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Posted 12 days ago by svarszegi from Hungary with 22 ratings

The looks of this rum is really great and the marketing blabla is equaly promising. The content is not as satisfiying though.. the taste is very harsh, you can smell and taste a lot of alcohol and too much orange aroma. I tried it neat, on the rocks, with lime and left it resting for a while, but I didn't find the right way to consume.

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Posted 25 days ago by Sasoman from Slovenia with 8 ratings

I got a bottle of Pyrat as birthday gift. The bottle is very nice and here is where all nice ends. The smell is artificial and fruity, with strong alcohol kick. Taste is strong alcohol and unpleasant. I can't recommend this rum.

I raised my rating from 3 to 6. The reason is, I left it in glass for three hours to let it breath. It improved significantly, but there are still much better rums out there in this price range.

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Posted 1 month ago by mikethecactusguy56 from United States with 6 ratings

I have 3 empty bottles covered in medallions. Flavor never changes, taste never changes. Neat or with a cube. No one is ever complains. I have a few whiskey lovers that will gladly pass on a glass of whiskey if I offer them Pyrat.

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Posted 1 month ago by Robindv5 from Netherlands with 8 ratings

Leuke fles mooie kleur maar niet mijn type rum. Sinasappel smaak is duidelijk aanwezig redelijk scherp in de afdronk. In mijn ogen een iets te "gemaakte"smaak.

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Posted 1 month ago by Klumpie from Netherlands with 10 ratings

Bottle and package looks nice. Drinks ok, but miss distinctive taste

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Posted 1 month ago by bat_svil from Bulgaria with 16 ratings

Too sweet rum with added orange flavor. Definitely not my rum.

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Posted 1 month ago by Simonceli from Czech Republic with 26 ratings

I would say its average rum, you wont do wrong choice with Pyrat, but there are better rums out there.

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Posted 2 months ago by Rumroger from United States with 5 ratings

Started buying when it was $15 per bottle and continue to enjoy. Priced around $30 locally.

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Posted 2 months ago by Steve from United States with 2 ratings

Easy to drink, with a great aroma, both in the glass and in the mouth.