Judges' Comments from The International Cane Spirits Festival 2007
Orange and grapefruit marmalade aromas; medium-bodied with tangy flavors of citrus peel and dark honey. Finishes with spice and dried orange peel notes.
Award: Gold Medal (Aged Rums 15+ Years Old)
Customer Reviews: (20 reviews)
It took me awhile to warm up to it with somewhat pronounced orange flavor, almost Southern Comfort like, but it's much more complex and now I dig it neat. It's not your typical rum though, for sure. Rum aficionados are probably looking for something more classic.
- I give these gifts to you, ba rum rum rum rum. , 28th May
It's a crime to mix this,buy two bottles as one will not last long,ansom....
- Skinner,kernow., 3rd Sep '12
This rum is pretty unique, so id recommend it for the collector of versatility; however...I don't recommend it for an end all, best rum, only drink Ull ever need kind of spirit. I find the Orange burst of flavor to be a little much...almost annoyingly so. The glass is nice, but all other factors aside, definitely try before you buy. It's a gamble
- this guy, 29th Apr '12
A very fine rum, diplomatico exclusivo reserva, santa teresa 1796 or el dorado 12 year old preferred
- anonymous, 13th Apr '12
My best ever Rum, packaging is STUNNING, made from hand blow glass. Purchased this in Anguilla, where it is made as well as investing in the cask for circa £150 at the time (a reasonable £219 on this site now) and honestly I prefer this XO, £36 is an absolute bargain! Makes an exquisite gift too. Fruity and smooth with a lovely lingering after taste.
- anonymous, 4th Jan '12
Like a glass of alcoholic marmalade, with rum like characteristics. A pleasent enough experience!
- Benny C, 8th Nov '11
I am a rum connoisseur and this is one of the best tasting rums that can be found in most local stores. Sure there may be finer rums, but for the price range you won't find any. If you think Bacardi is good rum, then this is not for you.
- Big Pauly, 15th May '11
This is NOT a 'connoisseur's' rum - a real rum connoisseur likes to taste rum - not orange flavour in the rum!
- John Nimble, 8th Apr '11
PRETTY GOOD FOR A NEW RUM DRINKER ..HAS ALOT OF ORANGE TO IT ...I WOULD GETA BOTTLE OF "DIPLOMATICO EXCLUSIVA RESERVA" FIRST GO READ THE REVIEWS AND U WILL SEE
- RUM-RAT, 29th Dec '10
Beautiful sipper. Slightly smokey with orange notes. Fruitier than my normal favourites but def a top hitter. Lovely lingering aftertaste!I'll try the Pyrat cask next time
- Pav, 23rd Dec '10
Tried this one last night.Excuse me for been crass but it is ****-********** beautiful.Buy it
- Marc Pollitt, 12th Nov '10
A top class rum, right up there with the best I have tried. Definitely one to be drunk neat though. Sometimes I want a rum I can add ice lime and ginger to, the likes of which this is not. I was reluctant to relinquish the empty glass, the complex bouquet, legs and sweet smooth vanilla aroma lasted that long. Worth the price but only if if you insanely rich or insanely well self restrained or just wanting a treat. Compromises are what life is made of though I suppose. 5/5.
- Alex Light, 5th Oct '10
This is a fantastic rum, have been working my way through most of the rum's on this site and this is one of the best i have tasted. The flavours are sweet and smooth with a fruity after taste!!!
- The Doctor, 23rd Aug '10
A bit over packaged but the rum in side the bottle is superb....orange and vanilla flavors are very much there - not overpowering but very clearly defined. First class.....highly recommended.
- Moles Friend, 8th Apr '10
just craked open one of these didnt expect much damn! its rather smoooth but dont open it when theres 2 many people about it doesnt arf evaporate quick.
- anonymous, 21st Mar '10
I don't think it can even be compared to Matusalem... This is a top rum in the british style, full of juicy oranges (Demerara), probably the smoothest spirit out there. Simply leaves you stunned.
- Tristan, 26th Oct '09
Is this better than Matusalem 15 year?
- Hugo, 11th Sep '09
This is one of my current favourites (and was in fact the rum that first got me into premium aged rums). So many flavours and smells, and it has a nice kick to it. One thing I would say is drink this without any additions (no ice!!) as it tends to kill some of the taste. I tried it on the rocks once but never again!
- Alistair Smith, 8th Jun '08
I picked up a bottle at a back street shop in Dubai (don't ask!), and I am now enjoying a Pyrat XO Classic Daiquiri which is absolutely sublime.
- Scott Kerr, 17th May '08
I just tried it at Harvey Nichols in London and I must say it is exquisite but I tasted a more vanilla finish than orange but I am French that may explain it !!!Really a superb rum that I will recommend and acquire for myself as well
- Bernard Bador, 28th Feb '08
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