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Mezan Jamaica XO Rum

(70cl, 40%)

Mezan Jamaica XO Rum
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Mezan Jamaica XO Bottling Note

This is a blend of casks from two distilleries in Jamaica: Monymusk and Hampden. The latter distillery has Scottish roots, and is one of the oldest sugar plantations in the country. It has always been known as a rum distillery of high calibre, making spirit for blending. This XO rum was bottled by Mezan, and it is a blend of rums aged between 4 and 23 years of age, re-casked and allowed to marry for many years before bottling.

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Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

Nose: Bananas and vanilla. A little burnt sugar with a touch of toffee brittle and peanut butter.

Palate: Plantains and walnut loaf. A touch of brandy butter, crème caramel and mixed spice.

Finish: Spicy finish with candied peels.

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Mezan Jamaica XO Rum Reviews

Young, simple, thin and one dimensional

Funk on nose and palette. Astringent dry wood on finish, with a bit of burn.

Overall, kinda thin and one dimensional. If it had to be Jamaican- for similar money, I'd buy Smith and Cross; to sip,I'd happily pay the extra for Hampden 8YO.

23rd October 2021

Surprisingly vibrant

Good for sipping, strong sweet notes with hints of tropical fruit like banana and papaya. There is a little spiciness on the finish. Overall this rum is packing a lot of flavour into fairly pale colour body. Personally I enjoyed it most on ice with just a few drops of lime juice.

9th July 2020

Dessert rum / sipping rum. Banana!!!

Judging by the reviews this is marmite! (By the way, there is no marmite in it.) I drink good rum straight. I did not expect much from this, but I think it’s excellent. Yes indeed, banana comes through really strongly on the nose and back of the tongue, but some subtle spicier after-taste too. It’s fantastic. Not a mixer. Enjoy after dinner or with a winter dessert like Christmas pudding.

26th December 2018

Like it, alot

The colour is great, and what's more it gives the drinker the confidence that this is not an additive filled rum. The taste is pleasant, banana is prominent, but I can also taste raisin in there. Overall great value rum, great taste, unadulterated, what more do you want.

4th January 2017

Great value if you're looking for a strong note of banana.

I came across this rum while trying to find the best overall value for my mixed drinks. I've found rums in this price point suit my needs. It's very hard to find a rum rated higher without a significant jump in price. I love the Don Pancho 8, but decided to give this a go, just to see. Since based on the rating and price it's comparable. Unfortunately, this rum did not work for me. It has a strong odor of alcohol and an intense banana note which is completely clashing with the pomegranate-based drinks I'm making. If you're making drinks where banana will blend nicely, you might have better luck.

2nd January 2017

natural color is not necessarily dark

dark rum doesn't mean old rum, as evidenced by the marketplace that uses caramel coloring with abandon. Mezan has no caramel color. the natural color of the rum is in evidence, not the Madison Avenue interpretation of what color old rum should be. And ask your favorite brand if they add sugar or glycerin to their rum... or staves of oak instead of resting in oak barrels. I'll bet they cannot say with a straight face that they don't do those things.. OH, Mezan? Nope. NO chill filtering, NO caramel color, NO sugar added, NO glycerin. Untouched rum.

8th April 2016

Quite nice

Great smell when I opened it, reeaaaaally good once I put some lemon juice and some cane sugar in it.
Probably great when spiced for a few months.

4th December 2015

I agree it's fantastic value.

Rich banana, nut and a hint of molasses. If you drink rum and coke this is a very fine choice, not top heavy and flu of flavour.

1st November 2014

Far too plasticky

I enjoy the mezan rums very much but not this one! Such an overpowering plastic and burned rubber taste, try one of the other mezan rums they are all winners

18th June 2013

RE: What wood?

Probably refill bourbon casks.

12th May 2012

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