Cockspur XO Master Select rum

Cockspur XO Master Select

Barbados | Aged | 43.0% ABV | Pot and Column Still Distilled

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Rei 🇩🇪 | 120 ratings
Posted over 1 year ago

This is a molasses blend with aging in bourbon barrels and an sherry barrel finish. Nosing and palate reveal fruity notes with vanilla, caramel and oak and minor spicy aromas. Overall this is a rather monotonous rum without any extra. Not bad but would prefer the Doorly´s rums.

Adrian Adame 🇨🇿 | 641 ratings
Posted almost 3 years ago

- ve vůni je cítit dozrávání po ex bourbonu a ex oloroso
- chuť jemná, bourbonová, ani minimální nasládlost, závěr zlehka sherry oloroso, ždibek kořenitý

Mr. Rumantic 🇩🇪 | 279 ratings
Posted almost 3 years ago

The Cockspur XO Master Select is a molasses blend that was stored in bourbon barrels and finished in Oloroso sherry barrels. The limited filling is filled with 43%. The XO is distilled in column style and pays homage to the beginnings of the Bajan Rum in Barbados. Typical of Barbados it is without additives.

On the nose it has slightly fruity barrel notes with oak and light spicy aromas. The rum is pleasing on the palate. A well round body. It shows some mild sweetness, dry fruit, caramel, but also vanilla and oak. Wood resonates and some bitter fabrics come through. The finish has a bit sharp but pleasant and the barrel notes remain quite. All in all a solid rum.

And here's the only shortcoming. Compared to other rums in this price range, there is a certain extra missing. If you have other Barbados Rums from the price range (e.g. Mount Gay, or Doorly's 12) you don't really need the Cockspur XO. He is forgotten quite fast when you dedicate yourself to other Rums again. If you don't have a Barbados or you are looking for some unsweetened rum, you can invest your money here. Solid midfield.

Der Cockspur XO Master Select ist ein Melasse Blend welcher nicht nur in Bourbon Fässern lagern durfte, sonder auch noch in Oloroso Sherry Fässern ein Finish bekommen hat. Die limitierte Abfüllung wird mit 43% abgefüllt. Der XO wird im Column Stil distilliert und ist eine Hommage an die Anfänge des Bajan Rums auf Barbados. Für Barbados typisch ist er ohne Zusatzstoffe.

In der Nase hat er leicht fruchtige Fassnoten mit Eiche und leichte würzige Aromen. Am Gaumen ist der Rum gefällig. Dabei durchaus vollmundig. Mild zeigt er etwas Süße, trocken Obst, Karamel, aber auch Vanille und Eiche. Holz schwingt mit und etwas Bitterstoffe kommen durch. Der Abgang hat etwas schärfe ist aber angenehm und die Fassnoten bleiben durchaus bestehen. Alles im allen ein solider Rum.

Und hier ist das einzige Manko. Im Vergleich mit anderen Rums dieser Preisklasse fehlt hier das gewisse Extra. Wer andere Barbados Rums aus der Preisklasse hat (z.b. Mount Gay, oder Doorly's 12) benötigt den Cockspur eigentlich nicht. Irgendwie etwas zu brav ist er schnell vergessen wenn man sich wieder anderen Rums widmet. Wer noch keinen Barbados hat oder ungesüßten Rum sucht kann hier durchaus sein Geld investieren. Solides Mittelfeld.

vomi1011 🇩🇪 | 403 ratings
Posted 3 years ago

Blended rum from Barbados at 43%.

Nose reminds me of Foursquare. Wood, vanilla, orange, some grasy notes. This flavors are common in Barbados rums.
Watery start. It tastes woody but also fresh with dry oranges. The paper note is clearly in the finish. There is a bitter note in the middle and in the finish.
It's not very complex or unusual. I expected exactly this aromas, therefore I feel no excitement or the need to buy it again. If you have already a good Foursquare rum you don't need that one.

I think it's on the same level as Doorly's 8. The profile goes in that direction. It's not bad, I would rate it with 76 points.

Nose: wood, vanilla, orange, some grasy notes, apricots
Taste initial: orange, caramel, wood, tannins
Middle: white oak, vanilla, some bitter notes of tannins (dry orange peels), orange
Finish: spice, wood, paper, dry orange peels
Aftertaste: orange, mint, vanilla

Sweetness: 2/5
Fruits: 1.5/5
Spice: 3/5
Mildness: 3/5
Complexity: 2/5
Value (40€): 2.5/5

newstedko 🇸🇰 | 26 ratings
Posted over 2 years ago

Viac whisky ako rum. Hlavne v chuti. Potesilo ale zas ani nevrazilo do sedacky

Brand Details

Name: XO Master Select
Company: Cockspur
Type: Aged
Distillation: Pot and Column Still
ABV: 43.0%