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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.
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.
A decent rum. A little over priced in my neck of the woods.
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.
Does havr a strong orange flavor, not unpleasent, finishes with some heat and altogether a nice experience.
Pleasant and smooth but with definite orange flavor.
Its very good but honestly, if I am going to spend the money, I would rather spend the extra five and get a bottle of Cruzan Single Barrel. I am hoping try the Pyrat Cask 1623 someday.
Pyrat rum does bite. I find it very rough. Citrus taste and strong..I'll pass...
Très chouette rhum pour pas cher et assez différents.
Une odeur et un goût d'agrume avec un retour typique de rhum.
Limite proche d'un grand Marnier avec le caractère caramel d'un rhum classique.
Déroutant mais sympa, maintenant faut pas être gêner par ce côté zeste...
Assez grande déception pour ce rhum qui a clairement un goût d'orange synthétiques (rappelle les médicaments à l'orange).
This is a smooth and unusual rum for me, the citrus flavor overwhelmed everything, very different to the rum flavors I go for. Would not be surprised if someone gave this to me blind and said it was a orange derived liqueur. The packaging is neat but I probably won't be restocking this till Xmas!
Also sweetened, but way more badly than Zacapa 23 solera. Bottle is told to be hand made.
always enjoy this one and can usually find a good sale on it. Bottle was perfect for my pirate Halloween costume.
Sehr fruchtiger Rum. Sehr lecker und mild. Demara Rum... Hoti der Schutzpatron der Barkeeper ;-)
Too much oranges. It looks not natural. I didn't like it. For girls.
is this the best rum i have ever had? the answer is no. but for the price ($23.00) its the best rum out there i would drink this over captain morgan or sailor jerry any day of the week. its very smooth with notes of orange, vanilla and some smoke to finish it off .
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Pyrat XO is een complexe blend van geselecteerde Caribische rums die tot 15 jaar hebben gerijpt in Franse Limousine en zoete Amerikaanse eikenhouten vaten.
Geur: zwaar en zoet met hints van marsepijn en vanille
Smaak: bitter-zoet, enigzins fruitig, zeer vol en zwaar
Afdronk: zeer lang
Pyrat XO Reserve is een prachtige Rum, uitermate geschikt is om puur van te genieten.
If you enjoy sweet, cloyish grand marnier cough medicines you will like this, as for me, not so much...tried it in a rumgita and it was ok, but no way could I force it down neat, warm or with ice, best part was the budda belly medallion with the god of drink around the bottle's neck.
unlike the others, i dont mind the orange and all the shades of the taste there, its rather different from what i have had. Juicy and fruity, its somewhat weird to say when comes to alcohol, at the begining it had strong taste but then fruity flavours appeared and kept it till the end. I would call it sweet. Also strange/unique combination is with coke, not exactly i could directly describe, still eligible for drink shots too.
Pyrat XO rum review by Jimmy from The Drunken Pirate
Pyrat XO rum review by Lance from RumConnection