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United States | Aged | 40.0% ABV
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
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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.
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.
The single barrel reserve is much much better for sipping.
Better than expected ( based on the bayou select) nice dark color, subtile cherry wood, easy finish
Dark gold. Maple syrup caramel toffee aroma. Pepper on the tip of your tongue. Cinnamons. Hot rum. Seems way stronger than 80 proof. I like the mid flavors of leather sawdust oak and treacle. Shockingly super quick finish just disappears. Unusual and interesting.
Tasted at Flotsam Paradise March 24, 2023
Light gold color
Very aromatic, butterscotch sweetness
Flavor: peppery, but finishes more sweet. I'd blend this with something and add cinnamon. The heat lingers, and it's burning my lips a bit
Great enjoyed over a big cube and paired it with a cigar. Dark rum with soft vanilla and molasses notes.
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.
This rum is interesting but isn’t nearly impressive like other rums in this price range. Tough, sharp and too keen.
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Sooooo smooooooth 8 out of 10
Colour is beautiful, I knew I’d love it before I even opened it, but was surprised at how smooth it is neat. Yum!