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Pyrat XO Rum

(70cl, 40%)

Pyrat XO Rum

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Pyrat XO Bottling Note

The bottle based on the design of those kept by ship's captains and pirate during the 19th Century. The rums in this blend are aged as much as fifteen years in American oak and French Limousin barrels.

Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

Nose: Very citrussy. So much orange peel. Icing sugar, waves of fruit. Perhaps a little cough sweet note too.

Palate: Sweet, viscous, more orange. Marmalade.

Finish: Molasses, orange peels, marmalade, spice.

Overall: Like an incredible rum old-fashioned,

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Pyrat XO Rum Reviews

Expensive but bad.

I tasted a good rum some years ago but made the mistake of not remembering the brand. Since then I have been looking for the same good taste but without success. I bought 3 different brands recently. This is the first bottle I opened. It is expensive but bad. It shows that people buy expensive stuff thinking that it is is quality stuff. Now I am hoping that I am not disappointed by at least one of the other 2 bottles.

26th May 2020

No thanks

Bad orange aftertaste will not buy again

1st March 2020


My favorite rum so far. Every person I recommend it to finds it awesome. 5 starrrrrr

13th April 2018


Quite possibly the worst rum I have ever attempted to drink. Horrendous orange peel/pith taste that refuses to leave. Would rather drink 6 ounces of Cointreau or triple sec then a sip of this.

2nd February 2018


Orange peel is a good call but it's more of a bitter orange peel. Both the palate and the nose share the same. Not impressed at all for this price range. El Dorado is much better.

30th December 2017

My favourite rum

This was a gateway rum for me. I wasn't much of a rum drinker till my best friend told me this tasted like oranges. He wasn't lying. Now I've tried tons of spiced rums and I love them. Great rum for old fashioneds (Try 3 little birds in Brixton if you don't believe me).

There is a few people are really sour about this rum, I can't think why.

19th December 2017

It's a pirate's life for me!

I've been looking for THE best bottle of rum for a dear person in my life. He's a retired Marine and deserves nothing but the best. I've been to all the liquor stores I can get someone to give me a ride to since I don't have a vehicle. Thank goodness I'm not a pirate or I'd certainly be in trouble! 😁
I at every liquor store I've gone to, this Pyrat rum has been the hands down recommendation! I haven't actually tasted it yet but I can't wait to get some this weekend and try it with my favorite Marine/Pirate.

14th December 2017

Superb Rum!

This is just awesome. I do have a collection of rum and this makes my guests ooze with lavish praise for all occasions!

16th October 2017

Wonderful sipper, sophisticated, liquid Marmalade.Marmite of rum world

What are these reviewers on about , I have over 40 different bottles of rum in my collection all around the £35 to £50 range and would place Pyrat XO in my top three, alongside El Dorado 15 yr and Pussers 15 yr. Pyrate is distinctive, and could be described as Liquid Marmalade. A wonderful after dinner sipping rum, or late evening open fireside sipper. I appreciate that others palate might vary, but to describe this other than a sophisticated superior rum does this a total injustice. Of the many who I have introduced this rum to, most have agreed, but not all. It is definitely the Marmite of the rum world.

31st August 2017

It's Rum!

Yes, this IS rum! And the reason it is rum is because of the lack of regulations or standards in the rum world (unlike straight Bourbon or Scotch, fe). For that reason virtually anything can call itself rum, even this awful cane sugar/molasses based ethanol with added artificial flavouring and sweetener. You could probably make your own version of this with some rubbing alcohol, triple sec, and about a pound of sugar, which should be just enough to make it really "smooth". Smoothness, whatever that means, is apparently a very desirable quality for spirits to have, btw...

In summary, this stuff is awful. And yeah, I'm snobby and pretentious about it. If people were a little more discriminating then perhaps we'd all start getting the quality we are paying for. The price for this dreck is absurd! The corporations who sell this stuff must be laughing. I'm sure they're wondering just at what point consumers will stop paying premium prices for such swill. They're thinking to themselves, "gee, we really could sell rubbing alcohol with a splash of artificial flavouring and sugar so long as it's in a nice "premium" looking bottle..." For the love of god, stop encouraging them!

Sure, I suppose there's room for this sort of stuff--it's at the bottom shelf in the liqueur aisle--just stop calling it rum! Rum--real, true, actual rum--is good. It's beautiful. Everybody should be able to afford and experience it. Rum deserves better than this. WE deserve better than this!

27th July 2017

"Rum" for people who don't like rum....but like cointreau.

Appears to be the result of accidentally mixing in some left-over Fanta syrup with a bunch of cheap rums. Not sure how anyone can call it rum. It tastes nothing like it. Saying it's the best rum is like saying sangria is the best red wine. Ridiculously overpriced for what it is.

3rd March 2017

Indeed try for yourself

One of my favourite rums, I always recommend this and pyrat to friends that aren't big rum fans. Diplomatico is a decent gateway rum and one I always like to have a bottle of in the house.
Everyone's entitled to thier own opinion but when giving yours, try not sounding like a a gret pretentious TW@

15th February 2017

The best of the rums

Tried many rums, they all taste terrible rubber. The Pirate-no, smooth, taste good, straight or in cocktail.

6th January 2017

sip it for what it is

read the reviews....all over the internet....then sip and come to your own conclusion...this is a is a very different rum that overlaps into other territories...yep, it's got a liqueur-ish-ness to it...orangey for sure....but it is definitely a rum that will, sure, mix fine in a very nice way...heck, add a shot to a mimosa! but i wouldn't waste it that way....perfect strange sipping rum from....guyana!

29th April 2016

Yum Rum

The orange is very present, and in a balanced way. I tasted this first on Anguilla and it is one of my top choices of rum. Makes a nice gift too.

23rd March 2016

Top Notch Stuff

5 year ago, I became a rum convert, and after tasting the Pyrat, I can definitely say that was the right choice and I wish I had gotten there sooner.

This is the perfect rum to take neat, no ice of course, and definitely no mixer, just sit outside and sip away, and is perfect with a nice cigar.

18th September 2015

Smooth & Sippable

I bought this for the bottle shape and name at Gatwick Duty Free for £34.
I liked it from the first taste and so did everyone who tried it. I thought it very similar to Metaxa 7 Stars. Not too orangey flavour..

13th June 2015

rum taster

I found this rum delightful .Different to other ones nevertheless one to add to anyone's collection

26th March 2015

Horribly unimpressed

Dry and bland. It contained a flavor that is hard to describe, like spiced rum cut with rubbing alcohol. Take a cheap bottle of Jerry any day least out has a little flavor with its bite.

11th December 2014

Mr. Wilhsson

Could not agree more with "the chaps", really good and affordable rum. I first thought of a taste of caramel cause of the grand sweetness kind like the don papa rum. overall really good.

22nd November 2014


this is by far one of my most favourite rums even though it is indeed very much like a liqueur,smooth and sweet with hint of orange to flavour and very drinkable especially in summer with a cube of ice well worth a try and i've had many of thoughs I can tell you

29th October 2014

Not a rum, but a liqueur

This is so obviously a spiced rum, it tastes more like Cointreau than rum. Very disappointing, unless you are looking to buy a liqueur.

3rd August 2014

simply the best

I've brought this rum more than any other drink from masters of malt and it must be said that i absolutely love it. orangy/whiskyish and smooth a little like a liqueur

21st May 2014

All of Me

Mr. Mymic is damn right. Bought it for 30 dollars at KY Airport duty free. Personally I cannot agree with customer who says this is better than Zacapa, because, honestly, Guatemalan rums are better made. Botran (Solera) is too. Good rum, though, if you want to stay in the young-rum range. My girlfriend loves it.
I give it 3.5 stars.


4th October 2013

Mr Mymic

When you first open it you'll think you're drinking alcoholic benalin and you'll be dissapointed, but give it time in the glass and it softens and becomes very marmaladesk, jelly tots, and jaffa cakes, it retains a slight medicinal twang, but this is really nice rum, perfect for a winter warmer

12th July 2013

A touch of smokiness

Forgot the rating for the above.

12th February 2013

A touch of smokiness

I have tried Mount Gay Extra Old, Zaya 12-year old, and Ron Zacapa Sistema Solerna 23, but this is my favotire. It has just this subtle touch of smokiness the other don't have that trully endears it. It is rich, flaovorful, long-lasting. Sadly, I cannot recommend purchasing here, as I believe this can be obtained for fully $10-15 (US) less than Master of Malt is asking. But if this is your only way to obtain it, it's worth it.

12th February 2013

J. Sebastian Krunderup

This has a really lovely nose - lovely citrussy. Decent sweetness and you just want to take a sip right from the bottle.

30th May 2012

Keith T

Part of the Pyrat range of 4 great rums - Easy drinking straight of over a single cube of ice - Best purchase it from the Duty Free at Heathrow for £26.00, or even better in the Caribbean or USA for approx $26.00

29th January 2012

Gil'ad Riggans

This rum has one of the most warming and inviting noses you will come across.

It oozes candied orange and fruitcake aromas with a lovely sugary sweet taste that is very long lasting

19th February 2010

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