The Pyrat brand is owned by Patron Spirits and gets its name from the Old English word for 'pirate.' The stout bottle of the XO Reserve is also a tribute to this heritage.
The rums are a blend of select pot still rums sourced throughout the Caribbean. Many of the rums are around 15 years old and some are created in a miraculously long-living wood still that has been running rum for 300 years. Once blended, the rum is aged further in French Limousin and toasted American oak barrels.
This seems like an excessive amount of aging given the Caribbean climate which speeds aging, but that is likely the reason behind the exceptional taste found in Pyrat. What you can expect from any of the Pyrat rums is an ultra-smooth taste from beginning to end in Cask 1623 and a very fine mixing rum in XO Reserve. Pyrat also produces Pyrat Pistol, which is similar to the XO.
- 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.
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Pyrat Rum XO Reserve