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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.
Pyrat is ok. Very citrusy and grassy. Not the smoothest but offers a change from other rums.
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
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.
If you like it sweet then this is a good rum for you in my opinion. Pure or with coke.
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.
Pyrat XO rum review by Jimmy from The Drunken Pirate
Pyrat XO rum review by Lance from RumConnection