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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.
Normally if you are looking for a great rum to pour over that big cube, you start looking in the $30 and up range. This Pyrat Rum I have seen for under $20 at some stores. Not that I am complaining :) I would put this Rum up against most Rums that are twice the price!
Bouteille extrêmement décevante pour moi, je ne pourrais en blind test même pas certifié boire un vieux rhum. En revanche le packaging est très travaillé mais je privilégie le contenu au contenant.....
How much time you got on your hands? You wait long enough, add 2 or 3 points to the rating here. Otherwise, mix it with coke and have your very own orange flavored coke.
Aroma with a touch of oranges. Love the bottle. Sweeter taste. One of my favourite rums in this price range.
Nikdo, kdo to nevyzkouší, neví, jak krásné chvilky se dají zažít s rumem na křesle a prohlížení starých fotografií.
Denne rom skuffer faktisk lidt af en XO at være. den er en del sprittet og smager mest af appelsin, så det bliver ikke en af mine favoritter.
Well first pyrat is not 15 year rum. Its a blend that is made partly of 15 year rum but the majority of it its 5 year. If you been in this game a while that shouldnt be of any surprise judging its color and price (25$ for 15 year rum? Yeah right!). Its got a great look to it. I bought this bottle when I was very young (and underage shhh) and just came to the states so my bottles number is like 12,000. Anyway The product screams orange, orange ribbon orange tinted rum, orange label orange,orange, orange. Popping the cork off and smelling it you get a blast of... ORANGES to the point it smells like an orange liqueur, some very faint cask smell in there. In the glass it smells almost like orange flavored bubble gum with some alcohol hint in the back. Drinking it straight isn't too bad its smooth on entry then has a harsh exit. The thing about drinking it straight its flavor of orange is so powerful it overloads your taste buds and senses. Which is why I would avoid drinking this straight. I know there is such thing as a bold rum (like pussers) but this way oversteps it's visit to obnoxious. In diet coke its actually really good. You get the oak cask, orange flavor + vanilla and sweetness of the sugar cane. I would say its very good for mixing but for rum its so so.
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!
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!
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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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