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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.
Tasty, but not quite great
Όχι κάτι το ιδιαίτερο , χωρίς σπουδαίο άρωμα και σώμα .Ειναι λιγάκι σκληρό στη γεύση αλλά όπως όλα πίνετε ευχάριστα με παρέα .
This is where I got my start with aged rums. It is okay. Not overly complex but a safe introduction. Letting it breath a month or so seemed to help open up the flavors.
If your only taste of rum has been Bacardi and Coke, then this is an inexpensive way to move up. Other rums have far surpassed this in recent years, but for a time it was one of the more available “better” rums.
Straight out of the bottle this tastes like cleaning fluids with a hint of an orange tictac. Not a good start. Leave a glass out for a while and it gets a bit better, the orange flavour gets more round and pleasant and the chemical taste gets more towards a smooth vanilla. I still wouldn't rate this among the better rums. I want a rum that doesn't take an hour to become drinkable. I have started to use it in drinks though. The dilution of sodas, mildly citrusy sodas, guarana antarctica and some energy drinks seem to even compliment it. I don't think I have tasted a more stubborn rum. It seems like it takes to much effort at first, especially when compared to other similarly priced rums, but when it works it has such potential. I think I will keep trying different things with it. At least until the bottle is empty, then we'll see if I have enough encouragement to buy it again.
Basically I agree with Chris from Austria. This rum needs time in a glass.
You need to give it some time to let it breathe and then you'll find what you're looking for.
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