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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.
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At first, I tough pyrat XO smelled like Southern Comfort. It has a strong and disappointing taste of orange. Alcohol and sugar are subtle on the tongue. Interesting color and cool marketing but overall will end up in rum and Coke or rum punch.
The Gentleman Stumbler blog has a really funny review of this rum. It's so ubiquitous I bought a bottle just to see for myself, and sorta regret it. Probably best with cola, but I don't drink cola, except maybe organic cola from Trader Joe's! But I appreciate the Hoti mystique, and the flash website is really cool.
Note: I'm a sipper. My opinion is based on sipping characteristics.
I don't know what's the fuss about this one. I mean, really. There are way better alternatives in that price range. Of course, that's just a subjective opinion but I did not find anything of significance in it to make me even consider getting another bottle.
One of my favorites. This was the rum that showed me there was than spiced rum out there. It isn’t the smoothest on the market, but it does mix well with colas or rum based mixed drinks.
This is a solid rum. And, you can get it almost everywhere. Great round, full body. Not too sweet or too much vanilla. Very smooth.
Of all the easy to find rums that are acceptable for sipping, this is a favorite.
This is my family's rum of choice for rum and cokes on pizza nights. Makes a great dark and stormy. Enough rum taste to shine through most mixes--good taste and smooth enough as a sipper or for a warmer upper during camping trips.
For me this is absolutely awfull.
Not well balanced at all. Too much orange and fake sugar for me.
This is pretty much syrup with Orange in my opinion. If you like A.H Riise you will probably enjoy this, but its not for me.
I wonder if they add orange flavoring to this rum. I still like it though and I must say they have the best bottle in the market. It is relatively inexpensive and a good value.
"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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