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So I've been avoiding trying this rum for a bit. Not because I haven't wanted to but because it seems to be a love or hate rum. Some adore it whilst others feel it tastes like bantha fodder. I am on the love scale of this rum. I love it and it goes great as a sipping rum or as a mixer with cola. It tastes phenomenal and has a very orangey taste and tang. Now that while a virtue is also this rum's downfall and why I feel its reviewed a bit lower on the scale. The orange taste is very prominent in this rum and if you are not a fan of that sweet orange flavor you may not like this rum. The orange does tend to overshadow the vanilla and the other flavor though they are there. This rum has become a personal favorite of mine though and a must have on my adventures.
Good. A sweeter slightly less orangey taste than the Pyrat XO. The flavors linger in the nose and pallet but there is no way to justify the price. Frankly the XO is every bit as good for a fraction of the price. Nice to try. Once.
I like this rum with cigars. It is smooth, sweet and I really enjoy the finish.
This is a good enough rum. Little bit overpriced but in a great and nice bottle that looks great in the cabinet
I did a blind taste test between this and the Pyrat XO, neither of which I had tried before. One smelled like an orange rum, the other like an orange liquor. This was the orange liquor. This was a little smoother than the XO, but I prefer the taste of the XO. Not much more to describe about the smell and taste other than a sweet orange liquor. A bit too orangey sweet for my liking. It's not bad, but the taste doesn't justify the price.
If you like orange liquor, I think the Clement Creole Shrubb is a far better choice.
I would never spend this much on a bottle no matter what it is. But while on vacation in the BVI's I got to have a taste of it at a tasting bar. It was smooth but tasted like an orange liquor. It tasted nothing like rum, so what's the point.
I was looking for the Pyrat Cask 1623 for well over 3 years since it is a rare bottle here in the US, but finally I found one and what a disappointment. Tried the Cask 1623 before the Pyrat XO and it is slightly better in my mind, but then again the very strong and off putting orange scent is still prevalent on the Cask 1623. Not worth the price in my opinion.
Nevermind that the price point for this is Ridiculous with a capital R. The additive orange and almond flavors do not dramatically distinguish it from the XO product, which to me is equally insulting to good rum everywhere. I deem this "not rum."