Doorly's XO Rum
Promising start, dissapointing finish
Beautifully sweet and caramelly.
Also from Doorlys Distillery
Doorly's XO Bottling Note
A six year old blend of rums from Barbados, Doorly's XO is finished in an Oloroso sherry cask, which adds a lovely character.
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I've been looking for this rum
1st Class rum
Interesting and enjoyable
To compare this to Lamb's or Jerry is not useful since those rums are sweetened and, in the case of the Sailor, openly flavoured too. Doorly's rums are pure. No flavouring, no added sugar. Made in pot stills by an expert. You cannot really get any better quality: after that's it's just a matter of taste. Without added sugar, glycerine & so on, rums have heat. This is first rate rum with a slightly sweet opening, lovely caramel middle and dryer end with added complexity from the sherry casks (wood, dark fruits)
27th February 2014
I'm more of a single malt guy, but am trying to expand my horizons a little. The sherry finish on this rum, along with some of its wood character is familiar, though the finish is clearly set apart from what I'm used to - it's spicy yet sweet. I really enjoy it.
13th February 2013
the 1st reviewer must be used to bacardi and it's burn. I really like a mixed drink that doesn't have the alcohol burn. with Doorly's XO I just drop a couple ice cubes and sip it neat. it has a great flavor (not syrupy) and if you insist on slamming, it will get you drunk just as easily as the others. the last bottle i had lasted about a year. and i enjoyed and tasted every drop.
23rd June 2011
Need I say more?
9th May 2011
I don't know what the other reviewer is on about - clearly he prefers sub-standard drams and is unable to detect subtle after-tastes. This rum is like drinking alcoholic caramel - it's fantastically smooth, slightly aromatic and leaves a rich and earthy aftertaste. Although cheaper than more classic rums like pussers, el dorado and mount gay it offers superb competition. So if you're on a tight budget I'd ignore Mr. Sailor Jerry up yonder and snatch up a bottle.
9th May 2011
I am very new to the world of whiskys and rums so feel free to take as much or as little from this review as you like but personally I was dissapointed with this rum. At first you get a nice sweet taste, not overpowering but definitely noticeable. Unfortunately this is replaced very quickly with an alcohol burn/taste. It just isn't as smooth as rums I have tried in the past such as Sailor Jerry's and Lamb's. I personally will not be buying or sampling any more of this particular rum.
16th September 2010