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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.
This is about my fourth favorite rum. Good clean but better with1 rock for each two ounces.
The reviews in here says it all. Make your own mind on this one
The initial flavor is very rough. Hits you like a scorn woman's slap across your face. And as others have pointed out, the orange flavoring is overwhelming. Luckily I purchased a mini bottle for about 12 bucks. And I would agree that it does mellow with time, but who's got 2 hours to plan out a glass of rum? So they get a little credit for presentation and a taste that can improve with time. Bottom line: there are many better options.
Taking the leap from beer geek to Rum nerd, and starting with the Pyrat XO after hearing about it at Da Conch Shack in Turks & Caicos. This rum hits me with bright fruit flavors. It's smooth and didn't leave any alcohol "burn". A nice starter sipping rum.
i took a chance on this rum as the store we were at in Florida had a sale on! $11 for a small bottle. I only drank this with Cola, but really enjoyed the subtle spices and vanilla overtones. A lot more expensive in Canada, but one I still go back to. Will have to try "on the rocks" the next time I buy a bottle!
Taste to most of orange, to synthetic, to sweet.
Not my cop of the!
So many people talk about this rum that I had to taste it. Tried it by one of my friends, but I felt disappointed. I really like the packaging but the liquor does not fit my taste. Immediately switched my glass for a good old Diplomatic ;-)
Je viens de l'acheter pour me faire mon propre avis et je ne fais pas parti des partisans de ce rhum épicés. Gout de zeste d'orange, surfait pour moi.
This is a rum that needs to sit and let some volatile fumes escape and let the drink mellow before sipping it. The tastes are sublime but if you chug a shot from the bottle you'd never get to find out.
Did I mention it's flavored with Orange? I purchased a bottle at Total Wine, on the suggestion of a forum member that I trust. While I should have known to do a bit of reading on it first, I simply purchased it. Well, it's the rum version of Cointreau or Grand Marnier liqueur. In my opinion, Pyrat XO is not rum, it's a rum-liqueur. I read the reviews only after purchasing it.
I gave it a 6 rating, not because it's a poor product, it's not. But because it did not mention orange anywhere on the bottle, even though it has an orange ribbon, orange lettering and orange tag. Had I wanted an orange flavored rum, I would have looked for one.
With that in mind, it's very pleasant to sip. It's smooth, flavorful and has a nice little bite to it. As I now see in other reviews, it does need some time in the glass to mellow a touch. Otherwise it has a bit of an
artificial orange-chemical taste at first. This is not a rum to drink straight from the bottle!
Would I purchase it again? Probably not. I prefer a smooth sipping rum (which this is), that actually tastes like rum (which this does not) . However, I have not experimented with it in mixed drinks. So, it might be ideal for certain mixed drinks, but that's not my thing. I like my rum straight up in a whiskey glass.
The bottle would handle a rough sea without tipping, I really liked it. But the rum was too rough for me. As others have said, let it rest about 10 minutes. A little sweet but mostly vanilla and citrus.
This is a love hate rum. I don't get the cleanser remarks. I do get that it has a very strong orange taste to it that no other rum has and you may not like that. It also has hints of vanilla. It's a light rum and particularly refreshing in the summer months when mixed with a little club soda. I find I can drink this one fast versus sipping. It's not as complex as the sippers but it's refreshing, unique and I always seem to want another. Some here don't like it. If you think it tastes like cleanser feel free to send me the rest of your bottle!
Pretty highly rated on a lot of sites, but I just consider it medium-average.
Too much orange...this can be done better.
A rum without love.
Good, but not special. I wonder if it had been better before they were bought out by Patron. I heard it was, but may never have the chance to find out.
Very good taste, Orange and vanilla .More liqueur than Rum but i like it.
I was disappointed over this rum that I have heard som much about. I also read among others that the taste used to be better in the paste.
un parfum d'orange rappelant le grand marnier
pas le meilleur des rhum pour une dégustation, mais s'accorde très bien avec un gâteau au chocolat, ou un morceau de chocolat.
... wird auch diesen Rum lieben. Wer nichts mit dieser Frucht anfangen kann, sollte dir Finger davon lassen.
I was surprised to run across this being offered at the "Red Frog Rum Bar" while poolside on a recent Carnival Cruise. What's a rum sot to do? Drink it of course! I was a little surprised by the lightness of this rum. It had a nice easy orange finish with just a tad of anise on the back end. Good Stuff and definitely worth picking up if you're looking for something a little different.
nice pirate´s bottle, strong perfume aroma, more citrus liqueur than rum.
Only expected smoother taste.
I bought it for a rum tasting with my friends. My expectations were very high due to its premium packaging, XO promise and the fact it's a part of the Patron Spirits noble portfolio. Well, the rum is a big disappointment, at best. I wouldn't give it more than 5 points. I gave it 7 overall, for nice packaging. It makes a perfect gift for somebody you won't be drinking with.
This tasted like orange liquor. If you appreciate sipping rum then don't waste your time with this. Far better things to try.
Mixed with cola mkes this drinkable
Pyrat XO rum review by Jimmy from The Drunken Pirate
Pyrat XO rum review by Lance from RumConnection