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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.
I'll admit, I bought it based on the bottle shape. I was intrigued, and thought it was worth a try. (It's an expensive gamble though, in case you hate it.)
I enjoyed it as a sipping rum, although the flavors could be very overwhelming. It went down smooth, and it was sweet, but the vanilla and orange were definitely present.
If nothing else, the smoothness made it easier to drink, and I would get it again.
Sugar: 24 gpl. This rum has a strong flavor similar to the Cognac taste found in Gran Marnier. I didn't like it mixed with coke or anything else and struggled to finish using the bottle, so I gave it away. There are much nicer tasting rums for mixing. The bottle looks nice on the shelf, but you can get a cheaper vase at IKEA.
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!
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
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.
Mild in come and taste. A little banana up front mellowing to date at the end. Not the nicest finish. Good for mixing, but not at this price.
It pains me to give this rum a 5 rating, but I would rarely drink it again. This was my favorite rum 15 years ago before they sold to Padron. The old seeded glass bottles I collected, but the current day product is heavily scented and taste of orange like a bit of Padron Citronge mixed in. Will not buy again only with drink at bar if other options Bacardi white or Captain Morgan. Not that there’s anything wrong with those two but mixing only.
This is one of the first rums I had that was not typical Bacardi. I like the sweetness and the orange spice. Its a little hot but is still drinkable, but it shines in a rum and coke. This is not a smooth sipper but it will get you by in a pinch
I was looking forward to tasting Pyrat XO, but probably it is not for me - strong orange flavour and nothing else. Maybe for some mixed drinks, maybe interesting for the first time, but not for sipping unadulterated every evening.
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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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