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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.
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.
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.
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.
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
its very sweet close to a Grand Marnier but for around $ 27
I bought a bottle and it is already half empty, so try it and see for yourself.
If you sip it right away a bit harsh. I read Chris from Austria's review and let it breathe in glass for 2 hours. Orange, vanilla smell is wonderful. I smell it at least 3 times before sips. Light Orange and vanilla flavor when sipping, very smooth start with a smokey finish with a slight burn which some people do not like but i enjoy. I am a beginner rum drinker and have some rum jumbie which is sweet and over powering, i can mix it with pyrat and the sweetness is lessened, interesting mix. If you want to lighten up the rum mix with one ice cube and some ginger beer and you will be grinning.
Der Pyrat stammt von einem der besten Tequila Herstellern, Patron und der hat doch schon ganz gut gezeigt wasan an Aromen in so einen Rum stecken kann.
Die Flasche hat einen hohen Wiedererkennungswert und passt sehr gut zum Inhalt. Der Korken und die Etikette. Wirken ebenfalls aufwendig.
Im Glas und auch schon beim öffnen der Flasche verströmen angenehme Noten von Vanille und Orange. Im Grunde über wiegt hier der Duft von Zitrusfrüchten was nicht jedem gefällt.
Im Mund hat der Xo einen kurzen Spritzigen Antritt wird dann aber wieder von den Früchten und der Vanille oder auch butterscotch eingeholt.
I'm beginning to doubt my own tastes after reading some of the other reviews, but in this price range, Pyrat is right up there with Pusser's Navy Rum and others in the 8 ratings. Hint of sweetness with good taste and just a bit of lush viscosity. A family fave and a staple in our cabinets.
Cool Bottle, but the rum was so so. Hints of fruits and flowers, the rum isn't flavorful enough to drink on the rocks or straight up, but goes well with cola.
I was nicely surprised by this (Okay, I confess, I originally bought this bottle because I thought it was cute...) intriguing little rum.
At around $50 a bottle it's not exactly "drown in coke" rum, but it's not in the Appleton Estate's Master Blenders territory either, and that's around the $80 mark.
It does though, have a singularity that puts it in a class by itself; It can only be described as something halfway between that syrupy orange/tangerine taste of Grand Marnier and the sharp alcoholic mandarin orange taste of Cointreau.
Add to that a dash of vanilla and, voila, a uniquely different, immensely pleasurable sipping rum.
I had such found memories of this rum back in 1998-2001. However I finally got my hands on a bottle for Christmas this year (2014) and I was disappointed. The rum has changed, much less smooth than I remember. It is still sippable, but I would almost want to throw some ice in.
Still a nice rum.
I try to keep this around as my drinking rum it what I have when I am just wanting a drink or three. Nice Amber color with a smooth finish. Hints of Orange and spice
We all know that Pyrat marketing has been phenomenal, but does the rum live up to the renown? That depends.
Many people depend on this rum to be one of their only stocked rums - and what a shame that would be.
This is a niche rum. Part Bacardi, part Grand Marnier, with an odd rush of overwhelming orange nearly rendering the underlying complexity imperceptible, or worse, irrelevant.
Because of its uniqueness and compatibility with citrus juices, stock it in a deep collection for its wonderful oddness - but certainly don't make this a mainstay until you've stocked Flor de Cana and younger Angosturas for cocktails.
i got a deal on this rum and gave it a try. Not bad but I mostly use it for mixed drinks, not straight up. Decent nose but nothing special.
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"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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