Pyrat XO Reserve Rum
- Dark Amber Rum
- Guyana, 700ml
An elegant, smooth and delicious medium-bodied rum. This XO Reserve has a dark amber colour. It is sweet on the nose with notes of molasses, toffee, citrus, and spice. The palate is sugary with signature bright citrus notes of orange liqueur and lemon, and tobacco. The deep flavours of Demerara rum are also present. It has a long finish, with hints of ginger and cinnamon.
- Distillery: The Patrón Spirits Co. - Demerara Distillers
- Type: Dark Amber Rum
- Region: Guyana
- Alcohol: 40%
- Volume: 700ml
- Goes with: Neat or over ice, try with a twist of lemon
This XO Reserve is aged for 15 years in two barrels French Limousin oak and American oak. The squat Pyrat XO rum bottle shape is inspired by the typical design of rum bottles kept by pirates and ship captains in the 19th century.
Pyrat Rum is a brand owned by owned by the Patrón Spirits Company, and was released in 1997. The company is not a distiller, but rather a blender of spirits. Pyrat Rum was previously produced by the Anguilla Rums Company, but is now produced and bottled in Guyana South America, in the Diamond Bottling Plant owned by Demerara Distillers Ltd. (DDL). Pyrat XO Reserve, is a blend of 9 different Rums, sourced from all over the Carribean, primarily consisting of 2-year-old Demerara rum.
Demerara rum is produced by DDL, which produces well over 20 million liters of rum a year. Though they have their own label, El Dorado, their rum is also commonly used in blends like Pyrat XO Reserve. The Diamond Bottling Plant -which is owned by DDL- has its own private bottling line within the plant itself.
The rum in Pyrat XO Reserve is partly produced in a traditional pot still, and a portion of the blend is produced using Demerara Distillers’ High Ester Still, which is a John Dore Still. The oldest rum in the Pyrat Rum XO blend is 15-years-old, and all of the XO rum is aged in a combination of American Oak and French Limousine oak casks.
The Patrón Spirits Company
John Paul DeJoria and Martin Crowley are the two chaps behind the Patron Tequila brand. Their story starts in 1989 when they came together with a mission of creating the best tequila in the world. The Patron Spirits Company (formerly known as St. Maarten Spirits) grew and grew from the introduction of Patron Tequila. Ed Brown, who had formerly worked with Seagram’s, joined in 2000, helping to further establish the brand as a premium product with his “Simply Perfect” campaign. As the demand for their tasty tequila rose, the company built their own huge distillery in Jalisco in 2002. Also, Lil Jon was featured in a song called 'Patron Tequila', which is pretty cool.
- 96/100 Points - Kara Newman, Wine Enthusiast
- Gold - 2007 The International Cane Spirits Festival - Aged Rums 15+YO
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