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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.
The dominance of orange is unmistakable. This is not rum. At best, itʻs a rum liqueur, which is fine if that's what you're looking for.
The factory have never exist There were never made Rum on this little cayman before, but it is a good (promotion) story.
A little tast of the famos uneatable orange peel from Curacau. Some dont understand it and therefore dont like it. I Doo
If i want an orange liquor, i would not buy a bottle of rum.
If i want a vanilla liquor, i would not buy a bottle of rum.
So why should i buy these?
One star for nice bottle with its lanyard and the tag.
Great caramel color, zesty orange flavor, let it breathe for about 15 minutes and add to apple juice over ice. Sit back, relax and enjoy... repeat as necessary!
Vanilla and orange is quite overpowering, not what I expected at all, better mixed with fruit juice than a sipping rum
Wow that's a lot of orange! Underneath there is a good rum, but it's covered by the dominating citrus. If you use it as a liqueur/mixer, it is pretty good though.
So this sat for months and the orange has mellowed quite a bit
edited to add sugar test results- 24-29g
Are you sure that it is a rum ?!? ... seems blended with Grand Marnier. Too much orange flavour. Advised just if you like the "pirate bottle"
If I wanted an orange liqueur I would have bought a bottle of Cointreau. As rum goes, this is masquerading as something it isn't. It's not rum as I would recognise it, so get's a rating of 1. As a spirit, it isn't that bad, it just that I can't consider a rum to taste of oranges.
Interesting taste heavily influenced by strong flavors of orange. I found it was more like a liqueur and not so much of a great rum. I'm sure you could find a fancy drink it would stand out in as an ingredient but avoid for a rum and coke or a traditional glass of rum on ice - you'll be disappointed.
Le pire rhum vieux que j'ai jamais eu l'occasion de goûter, non pas qu'il soit agressif ou qu'il brûle la langue mais son "fumet" m'a clairement rebuté. Un nez évoquant le fumier plus que désagréable, je ne pensais pas que l'on puisse élaborer liqueur si imbuvable.
J'aurais bien deux mots à dire au maître de chais.
I'm a fan of Pyrat XO. I am looker forward to adding a bottle of the more expensive Cash 1623 to my collection. So many rums, so little time... and money. Pyrat XO is a great everyday sipper. It is not too expensive and is usually on the shelf at the PA stores.
Not undrinkable orange rum liqueur, but the lingering artificial aftertaste puts me off. For a similar rum that is miles better try Clement Creole Shrubb.
too overrated. Too alcoholic, too simple, too young. I couldn't find any proper information about it's real age, to my guess, 4/5 of the spirits were maximum 3-4 years. So, I wouldn't recommend anyone to buy it.
They missed the mark with this one. Pretty heavy on the Citrus, but too oily to be balanced within its realm. More syrup than flavor. It has been incorporated into a few of my tiki cocktails, but with a balancing force, such as a young white rum. In this way it can be useful, but as a sipper its not for me.
An engineered rum, a good rum to start to get to know the rum world
I got this from a friend as a Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva lover, that this would be perfect for me. But something was wrong. Swet but maybe too spicy... Did not work out for me...
There is nothing XO in this product... Like a 5 years old rum, nothing special in it.
I couldn't sit and sip this which was a shame - it had a very artificial orangey flavour to it and too much of a burn for my liking, it was enjoyed as a mixer however hence the 5. On the plus side the bottle/packaging looked great.
I went into this one with high expectations. After all they use the same bottle as amazing Rum & Cane, but I had to curse the day I even thought they would fit in the same category.
When opening the bottle and having the first sniff it feels like a mix of industrial cleanser with a lot of sugar to keep it mild. After a moment in the glass it started developing some cleaner, more natural features, but even after 30 minutes in the glass it still remains a weak rum
Orange flavour with strong taste of cheap alcool. So with a 3 I am generous.
Sweet taste and full of orange but it need a time before drink
This is a cheap rum dressed up. Nit sure on the intent, but should be limited to mixed drinks..
I was able to pick this up on sale and I was extremely happy with my purchase. It’s a strong flavored rum witch was great for making mai tails and other cocktails.
No longer called a rum, it is akin to Cointreau in taste - except cointreau beats it 10 - 0 in taste. Cheap spiced alcohol.
Pyrat XO rum review by Jimmy from The Drunken Pirate
Pyrat XO rum review by Lance from RumConnection