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Kaniche XO rum is produced in Barbados where it is first aged in bourbon casks. It is one of the few rums that is then double aged for a more mellow finished in Pierre Ferrand ex cognac casks at their location in France.
At only $29.99 (Total Wines 2015), this beats some of the $100+ rums I've tried.
Sugarcane, vanilla, and a hint of coconut, this also includes a little oak and cognac - just enough to add to the flavor without taking from the rum goodness. Kind of similar to the Plantation XO 20th Anniversary, but not quite as good. Still an excellent rum.
Really nice with a cigar. This rum is definitely on the sweet side, and a bit sweet for me for general sipping. But putting on the rocks tones it down a bit. Has a nice spice when neat, and very present coconut and caramel flavors come through. Flavors are forward and present. Very smooth, but not the smoothest I've had. I picked this up at total wine on sale for $25 and it's a very strong buy at that price. Not my favorite rum in general, but if I plan to have a cigar, definitely one of the better ones for my preference. As I enjoy the sweeter rums with my cigars. Great buy at $25, at $30+ I would opt for others. For me a solid 7 - 7+.
Excellent rum! Not overly sweet and pleasant to drink. Its nothing out of this world but I like it. Better than other rums of known brands that go for higher prices. I would recommend it to anyone looking for good inexpensive rum.
This is pretty darn good. Lovely smooth sipper. Big cube of ice all thats needed.
Rommen dufter godt af vanilie og karamel. Starter med en eksplosion af smagsnuancer, som stikker i mange spændende retninger, men smagen når desværre at dampe af inden, man når at nyde det hele i fylde drag. Kunne godt få 9, hvis eftersmagen blev hængende. Kan godt anbefales til begyndere.
A fine rum wich comes in a beautiful box and bottle. C. Ferrand the plantation guy is behind this rum and it shows. Quality in a bottle. Aroma: sweet coconut and a touch of pineapple. Palate: round smooth taste of raisins, vanilla, arrak and punchpralins. Thumbs up!
Tasty with a good finish! Sweet, but not too sweet. Finished in cognac casks and appeals to me and my whiskey palate!
If your looking for a smooth drop, a touch sweet and some warming after notes.... well this is it.
The only downside for me, i feel it lacks some starting notes in flavor. Give it a couple of seconds then you feel it.
Minor point but great value for money.
This is one of the first bottles I tried when looking to step my (rum) game up a bit. Although I dislike the fact that its aged in bourbon cask (hard pressed to find one that isnt), I still appreciate the taste. Its smooth, with a nice velvety nose.
Since I've moved up in the world a bit, its no longer one of my top choices, but its still one of the close favorites.
Heck...I drinking it right now.
I got this as a gift during my Christmas party. I'd never had the XO and it's really good. On the rocks, it smooth, a bit oaky with hints of caramel and vanilla. It doesn't bite and is very smooth at the end.
This truly one of my favorites and at a good price for around $30. Find a good lime with this one. And for a six year old, you can’t beat it.
The title really gives the best explanation for anyone that has tasted those 2 rums. It's got some vegetal / tropical fruit quality that you normally get with the Jamaican and some honey and butterscotch character that I associate with the Barbados rum.
Very soft on the palate to boot!
I was expecting a harsher version of plantation xo. While it may have been that, it appeared darker with more influence from the oak. Still on the sweet side but balanced enough with just a little funk. Good for the price!
Elysium - where brooks and Ponds contains A.H.Riise......on the way, I am fond of tasting Kaniche XO. Sweet, smooth, with a little burning at the beginning, then sweet and mild, taste of milk chocolate and vanilla.
What a joke Kaniche XO really is. Purchased a bottle from the local Total Wines & Liquor based on their new inventory item and a recommendation, but the smell is off putting, taste is swanky and the burn is pretty nasty. Save your money and buy much better rum, there are boat loads of them available when you search for 5 minutes.
Gave this a shot based on some favorable reviews here. Nice presentation. First whiff some coconut , banana with a hint of orange. Taste: Sugarcane, vanilla, and a hint of coconut, a touch of oak and cognac -an excellent rum.
denne rom er rigtig god til den pris og lidt speciel historie bag
Got a good body. Nice taste and a really good rum to give to the parents! They love it. I had a good night with KanIche XO
Awesome rum! Very nice flavor from Barbados! One of the best rums I have ever tasted.
Very smooth rum with a light amber appearance. Can taste the oak barrels which is a nice hint. It pairs excellent with a splash of coke and lime or just by itself on the rocks. I didn't try it in any other drinks but I feel that it would go well with your rum runners and such but I think the flavor by itself is good enough
Love rum and tonic. Kaniche is great for this. Brugal Anejo is a ditsnt second.
Less syrupy sweet than I expected from some reviews here. Has a fruity and vanilla taste to it. Almost juicy flavor when u sip it just right. I wouldn't describe it as super oaky being that it says "double oaked". Good on the rocks for now. For me most of the flavor comes from the added sugar and it doesn't seem very aged. It does remind me of Plantation XO so if you like that then buy this too.
Pro pamětníky: pamatujete ještě na OPRAVDOVÉ Eskymo za padesátník - to malé, dobroučké, bez špejle - z šedesátek a sedmdesátek? Ne ty hnusy, co se dělají pod stejným názvem už čtyřicet let a jsou pořád jen odpornější a odpornější?
Třeba to na tehdy bolševik vozil materiál z Barbadosu...
Kaniché XO (opravdu je to na etiketě s dlouhým É, zatímco na obyčejné Reserve s krátkým) vám tu chuť i vůni připomene. Je lépe nechat ho trochu vydýchat, čímž se rozvoní; v chuti kokos dominuje vždycky. Nesmíte si ovšem představovat nějaký prvoplánovitě ochucený sajrajt typu Malibu - tohle není žádný likérek pro báby, ale poctivá kořalka.
Znáte-li Plantation XO, tak to, co je v něm stran kokosu decentně naznačeno, je zde rozvinuto do astrálních výšin. Bohužel ovšem trochu chybí ta mnohodimensioniální koňakovitost.
Pokud bychom hodnotili rozdíl mezi Plantation Grande Reserve a Plantation XO vs Kaniche Reserve a Kaniche XO, tak je sice velmi podobného charakteru, ale přece jen vyznívá jednoznačně ve prospěch Plantation XO. Nejen pokud jde o daleko důstojnější adjustáž, ale hlavně o poněkud důstojnější obsah.
Přesto si Kaniché XO i za ty peníze určitě ještě někdy zopáknu (protože jsem měl rád to staré Eskymo), navzdory špatně vyrobené a natřené překližkové krabičce, která je jedinou přidanou hodnotou k jinak naprosto stejné láhvi i uzávěru; druh "luxusu", který by si našinec věru s potěšením odpustil. Ovšem Kaniche Reserve nejspíš současně objednám celý karton.
Not too sweet, good balance, smooth, good sipper neat or on the rocks!