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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.
With all the little medals and orange ribbons I have, it's obvious that Pyrat one is one of my Favs. Made in the "French Style" , to me this is a sipper. If you absolutely have to fizz just a splash of ginger ale or seltzer, no lime or cola. Mouth feel and texture is very similar to VS cognac as is the flavor. Well balanced with little burn or sickly flavors the only thing I have against it is the bottle shape. I would hate to bartend with it. Luckily it comes in a .375.
I'm really disappointed, maybe even pissed, because the actual rum behind the wall of added flavour must be great. Too bad someone dropped a whole bag of vanilla and orange peel in the batch. Even after a while in the snifter is the predominant scent and taste. Even in another glass it won't go away. If you really like those two just go for it. I'll wait to hear that they changed their mind and maybe discovered that they have a pretty good rum that doesn't need any additional flavours.
I've been using this for shots and really like the orange aftertaste. I haven't mixed it with anything but i like it so far
I bought this rum on a recommendations from some friends on FB. With all the talk of smoothness from the manufacturer I was ready for a treat. Well it's pretty harsh. Aroma reminded me of some of the smells you encounter refinishing furniture and staining wood. I'm new to rums so perhaps this is lost on me but the vanilla and orange are lost to this paint thinner aroma. One reviewer suggested letting it sit for 2 hours. Well when I come home from work I don't want to wait 2 hours to enjoy a drink. Maybe I'll try letting the entire bottle "breath" for a few hours. It's back to the captain if this is what a pricier rum gets ya. The box and bottle are pretty cool. Points there. I tried neat, over ice, and then mixed with Diet Coke. Best was the mix.
Silné citrusové aroma, alkoholová dochuť bez výrazného těla. Celkově průměr, avšak citrus není můj šálek kávy, a proto dávám pouze 4.
Vůně ovocná, krásná, první doušek exotický od A do Z, ale bohužel vše mizí do krátkého závěru až do ztracena, který tento rum sráží.
Nice aroma and even nicer finish. Orange plays in your mouth like it is Christmas. It goes very nicely with dark chocolate!
If you would like to enter in the world of rum, this is the starting bottle :)
This drink is disgusting. I wouldn’t even call it a rum. It has so much “orange flavoring” thst it is almost undrinkable. I don’t know what they were thinking. They should have to label as orange flavored rum.
Really about all you can say about this. Not great, not terrible. Bottle adds variety to your collection. Flavor is a little different than other mixers.
I used to hate Pyrat. The flavor confused me and it seemed inconsistent with rums that I liked on the whole.
Like one of the comments below, I left a bottle open to breathe. It really does open up to a more complex orange and vanilla flavor than originally lets on.
At first I thought the flavors seemed forced and overdone - almost like it was too ‘in your face’ with it. Now though, I find it enjoyable to sip once it breathes.
tento rum ocenia najmä milovníci pomarančovej chute.
This one is certainly up there in terms of presentation stakes! The rum inside is OK but not great.
I like the bottle, the cork, the color, nay its orange/vanilla flavour.
Lots of orange and some sticky sweetness in this one. It can be sipped but I found I could not finish the glass easily because of how cloyingly it became.
She. I can find this on sale, I like having it around. Heavy taste of oranges and sweetness. I like having it over ice. Haven’t made drinks with it yet.
Not really bodied, do not really tasted as aged rum
Första gången jag drack den här så tyckte jag att den var riktigt god och rolig som smakade apelsin. Andra gången så blev smaken en liten besvikelse. Tunn och alldeles för mycket romerskanågar i smaken. Roligt dock med apelsinsmaken men det saknas nåt....
Doesn't have much of a smell to note. The flavor is a bit harsh and antiseptic almost. Not a very strong rum flavor at all, in fact I couldn't really detect much of any one flavor that did stand out.
I would mix it with a splash of lime, cane juice and mint sprigs any day for a dirty mojito, don't think I'd spend $ to sip on this one though.
dvě šance a nic, ježení chlupů po těle, pro zatím jej obcházím obloukem
Not too fond of this rum blend with some natural herbs in. It reminds me too much of a Jägermeister.
Je to taky priemerny rum, silne vonia po syntetickom pomaranci.
Superb, this is a very good piece of rum, one of my favorites
Rhum vieux au nez d'Orange. Très parfumé et moins sucré qu'il ne le laisse penser
How this little treat gets such bad reviews is a mystery to me. I've had the pleasure of trying many different rums, each with unique flavours, and this just so happens to be one of my favourites. It is true the longer you leave it breathe, the stronger the flavours emerge. Has wonderful orange flavours, not too overpowering. I could honestly sip this all night (and I have). The people who gave this anything less than 7, are probably the same people who gave Bumbu Original a 10.
My top 5 in no particular order,
El Dorado 12
Ron Zacapa 23
Kirk and Sweeney 23
Pyrat XO rum review by Jimmy from The Drunken Pirate
Pyrat XO rum review by Lance from RumConnection