Bayou Mardi Gras XO rum

Bayou Mardi Gras XO

United States | Aged

Bayou XO Mardi Gras rum, a version of their base Bayou rum that’s aged in used bourbon barrels for up to six years (with the traditional solera method) and bottled at 80 proof.

via American Rum Report
17 ratings
Tasty, but not quite great

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plukybrewster 🇦🇺 | 22 ratings
Posted over 1 year ago

Colour is beautiful, I knew I’d love it before I even opened it, but was surprised at how smooth it is neat. Yum!

Gfjohnson 🇺🇸 | 6 ratings
Posted almost 2 years ago

Being from Louisiana, this rum really captured a familiar local flavor. I enjoy this rum and may be biased due to being reminded of Steen’s sugar cane syrup. I can’t help but smell and taste that connection and I love it. This rum has a beautiful color and is very smooth.

Dave 🇺🇸 | 2 ratings
Posted 3 years ago

My wife bought it for me for x-mas. She got in on sale for $70. It is one of the best rums I have tasted. Not too sugary and very sippable. First Bayou Rum I have tasted. Looking forward to finishing it and trying a different one. Put it up there with the Kirk and Sweeney 23, which is my favorite.

TheGolfBallGuy 🇺🇸 | 10 ratings
Posted over 3 years ago

The single barrel reserve is much much better for sipping.

Jonathan Quintal 🇨🇦 | 44 ratings
Posted over 3 years ago

Better than expected ( based on the bayou select) nice dark color, subtile cherry wood, easy finish

nbstar 🇺🇸 | 2 ratings
Posted 7 days ago

Great enjoyed over a big cube and paired it with a cigar. Dark rum with soft vanilla and molasses notes.

Docsarvis (PREMIUM) 🇺🇸 | 413 ratings
Posted 20 days ago

This is good stuff. I have learned bourban aging is not always the best. It takes great skill to age properly in bourban barrels. This is one of the best American bourbon barrell aged rums I have tried. Rich nose of brown sugar and mollasses. Nice hint of marzipan and almond. Tase is not sweet. Silky smooth. Viscous, fills and coats your pallet. Tons of brown sugar impression but uniquely, not sweet. This sweetness is balanced by exacting aging. Everything about this rum is balanced. Nice even bite. Smooth notes of vanilla, grass and raisin. So supple and easy to drink. Ends with a fairly deep spicy and cinnamon finish. I like Louisianna rum. This is the best I have tried. Definitely local cane. Definitely crafted. Easy sipper. Best neat. I will likely come back and give this a 9. Right now this is a SOLID 8.5 This is a very high quality rum.

Marshank 🇷🇺 | 34 ratings
Posted 1 month ago

This rum is interesting but isn’t nearly impressive like other rums in this price range. Tough, sharp and too keen.

Jason 🇺🇸 | 144 ratings
Posted 2 months ago

Very impressed. Nice caramel/vanilla/oaky nose. Smooth flavor with the same flavor notes and a little bite on the end. Very smooth finish. Glad I started with the XO and happy to keep this on hand.

Tony Sanders (PREMIUM) 🇺🇸 | 68 ratings
Posted 4 months ago

Cherry oak alcohol. For price point many better. Lacking in balance.