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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.
Tasty, but not quite great
As one reviewer noted, it goes from terrible to pretty tasty IF you let it out long enough. The let it breathe weirdness prevents me from giving it a higher rating.
Light intense ochre-yellow in the glass.
High intensity in the nose with aroma's of mainly orange peel. Also some spices, but very well hidden behind the orange curtain.
On the palate, soft and smooth start. Here again the dominating orange peel and some spices.
This is a powerful rum that might be dominated by orange flavours, but it has a good mouth-feel, is well balanced and has a long finish.
I see some culinary opportunities with this one (eg roast duck).
Rum reminded me of Don Papa with the orange aroma's
Found this OK
asking a high price but it's all over £30 - £45 for the same product
Its no XO Fun Bottle can't pour out of it
Will not be rushing back for this one
I am a rookie taster and am developing my likes and dislikes while I learn the subtleties of what runs offer. This rum was a gift from a friend that enjoys rums and he thought it would be a good one to sample.
At first sip I found it to feel full bodied on the tongue but whoa! The initial taste was like gasoline to me. So I did as suggested and let it mellow with a cube of ice. After about 15 minutes the taste definitely improved. I cannot tell you about the subtleties of flavours other than it’s orange overtone that for me was pleasant enough. Next time around I may add a lemon twist or something to change things up a bit. Overall a decent sipping rum with potential to mix.
Great history of Hoti. A nice bottle with a medium color. Tastes a bit sweet, although, the taste isn't that various and doesn't stay so long in a mouth. Price equals quality.
"Had wine not been the drink of choice 2,000 or so years ago, Jesus would have probably turned every drop of water on earth into Pyrat Rum XO Reserve"
"Pyrat XO rum review by Jimmy from The Drunken Pirate"
"it’s like an orange Chuck Norris came through the joint, belted out a roundhouse kick to the face..."
"Pyrat XO rum review by Lance from RumConnection"
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