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Captain Blight XO rum is made from fermented molasses that's imported from Guyana. It's aged for up to 10 years in ex-Bourbon casks.
Captain Blight XO rum in made on the foothills of La Soufriere Volcano in St Vincent and fermented molasses that's imported from Guyana. It's distilled in 2-column stills, and then aged for up to 10 years in ex-Bourbon casks.
Captain Bligh XO rum is named after the British Royal Navy officer William Bligh, known for a famous mutiny that took place in Tahiti in 1789. After been set adrift by his crew, Blight navigated a small boat on a 2 year voyage to Britain and reported the mutiny to Admiralty.
Recommendable to most
Captain Bligh XO tastes a bit like a marriage between Bajan rum and Chairman's Reserve, both rums that I like. The nose gives a clear presence of alcohol, some vanilla, spiced caramel and oak. On the palate the rum is very dry despite its sweet fruity flavour and there is a strong peppery oak present from start to finish. The alcohol is also very present (despite just 40% ABV), making it a bit fiery but never harsh or burning. It is good stuff no doubt but I would expect more complexity at this pricepoint; lots of tastes in here but no layers and the taste hardly changes from the first sip to the last bit of taste in the medium long finish. At €35 I do demand more from a rum but it is no punishment drinking this, it is really nice.
This one has been on my wishlist for a long time after a sample test long ago and now I finally got me some bottles.
It doesn’t disappoint this time either, I really like it.
It has very nice flavour and it’s dry, fruity and oaky in mouth. The afterburn is also nice and quite long.
There are definitely similarities with Bajan rums as I saw somebody else had written.
A very nice rum to a very competitive price!
Enjoyed 2 glasses of Sunset Captain Bligh XO while in London. Boring bottle and label design. Light golden color. Unmatured alcohol straight to your nose and palate. Vile burn at the end. Even a mixer does not mask the nasty flavors Captain Bligh packs!
I have heard such a lot about this and was expecting more. Frankly, at this price point, I'd expect more. It certainly not sweet, and that's fine, but it's quite bitter...and to me, at least, that not fine. I've heard all the reports about it's wonderful smell for the price. I didn't find that. I'd go as far as to say that I thought this was a bit rough on both the nose and the tongue. I found it a bit short on the finish too. I think Havana Club Especial is way better and that is roughly 9 or 10 pounds cheaper. I'd much rather pay an extra £2 - £5 and have something considerably more complex and interesting.
N- Seemingly with great reputation as one of the best rum around. Let's see... Ashy burnt barks and old leathers set in well with musky wood notes. Mildly sugared with gentle toasty breads and peanut butter, whiff of life-less flour or probably dry petals. (19/25)
P- Medium body with banana, some white raisin, spice jar and hue of pepper. Balanced with oak driven but restrained by low strength, somehow generic and probably an entry level dram. An average blended whisky equivalent. (18/25)
F- Short-medium, toasted wood, spicy coating with rough around the edges, but not unpleasant, it just appeared being generic. (17/25)
Balanced- Appreciated less with fact on the absent of originality as the molasses are from others. Nonetheless, balanced and decent. (17/25)
Weighted Rate:- 71pt
Interesting flavor on the nose. Aroma of buttery banana bread/ cake with milk chocolate, toffee and sweet spice (vanilla). Light woody aroma towards to end. Didn't expect such flavorful aroma on the nose.
Fruity pineapple tart with butter crust yet it's dry on palate. Accompany with flambe banana, vanilla syrup and toasted wood flavor.
Light and short finishing which I find it a let down, yet savory and dry.
A nice rum that has delicate flavours of vanilla and rum ... A decent product but quite right around the edges ... Still a nice sipper mixer rum
"It is quite spirit-ey and rummy but it is isn’t in any way harsh or rough. It has a sweet almost honey-ed warming profile. It is very smooth. ."
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