Afrohead XO 15 Year Old Rum

Afrohead XO 15 Year Old Rum

(0.75l, 43%)


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More than just a pretty bottle. 

Joe Farrell owns The Landing Guest House on Harbor Island, Bahamas. He started having a private label wine made for his little business with a modern designed logo of a beautiful Bahamian woman’s face and detailed headdress. In 2008 he started bottling his own Rum blend to serve his guests as well. Soon, guest house visitors were requesting shipments of “that Rum with the Afro Head” to be shipped back home. Thus, a new business venture was born. It is available in both 7 and 15 year versions.

Afrohead XO 15 Year Old Premium Aged Dark Rum is based on cane molasses from the Dominican Republic and is fermented with a unique strain of yeast that is only used in Trinidad. It’s this yeast that lends a “toffee & banana” essence and we think that’s a pretty tasty thing indeed. Distillation is performed to taste — as it should be — up to 5 times. Most Rums are only distilled 2 or 3 times. Ageing takes place in first fill ex-Bourbon casks. It’s no wonder all those hotel guests were clamoring for more.
  • Category
    Rum
  • Style
    Dark Rum
  • Region
    Dominican Republic
  • Country
    Dominican Republic
  • Alcohol
    43%
  • Distillery
    Harbour Island Rum Company
  • Age
    15 Year Old
  • Maturation
    Bourbon

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caramel
banana
spicy
tobacco
leather
mango
sweet
lime
ginger
What does Afrohead XO 15 Year Old Rum taste like?

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A little bit of etymology; nobody really knows where the word Rum comes from. Most popular suggestions are: Rum (the Romani word for potent), Rumbullion (an uproar), Saccharum (sugar in Latin), Rummer (a Dutch drinking glass).

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color 
Dark mahogany.

Nose / Aroma / Smell 
Mango, tobacco, spice, and leather.

Flavor / Taste / Palate 
Crisp with sweet banana and rich toffee, but plenty of heat.

Finish 
Very long, spiced toffee and espresso.

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Ratings & Reviews
Chase
Chase,
Smooth like rum too much spice in the aftertaste for me.
 
Paul
Paul,
Real good, smooth and very long finish with coffee notes. Balanced sweet and spicy flavor with great banana nose
 
chris
chris,
love the leather smell
 
Antti
Antti,
It is a very good, intense, Dark Rum with a complex birth; while a crisp & warming life; that leads to a very long death with notes of lime, ginger, spiced toffee & espresso.
 
Charles
Charles,
Good taste. Was looking for more flavor
 
Roy
Roy,
Good flavor. Definitely spicy with a smokey, tobacco finish on the back of the tongue
 
Charles
Charles,
Nice & light. Expected more flavor
 
Ola
Ola,
Great overall rum, not overwhelming in any area. Very well-balanced and a solid sipping choice. Good price point to introduce someone to sipping rums.
 
Lindsey
Lindsey,
Pretty good. A little over-leathery and some spice and smoke that overpowers the aftertaste. Still, a pretty good sipper. Rocks made it open up a bit but also made it a little too shallow. Did get rid of the overpowering spice and leather notes though.
 
Lisa
Lisa,
I never thought I would ever have a "sipping rum", but this changed my mind. Easy sipping like a good Scotch. Very good.
 
Steven
Steven,
Sweet nice notes
 
Robert
Robert,
Smooth taste great on the rocks
 
Mark
Mark,
A sipper for sure
 
Becca
Becca,
Like walking into to a leather store
 
MIGUEL
MIGUEL,
This is how rum is supposed to taste. Smooth and easy to drink with hints of wooden barrels. Sweet but not too sweet and no bad after taste like you get with cheaper bottles. Aged is the way to go and this is my new go to rum!
 
Carl
Carl,
The taste of the rum was nice to my palette. Alcohol was to harsh for my taste.
 
Paul
Paul,
Very interesting. Not qite as dry as a scotch, but moving in that direction. I will get more in the future.
 
Andrew
Andrew,
Probably the best tipple to touch my toungue was XO I’m sure they have made the best Rum on the planet.
 
Nelo
Nelo,
strong to start but gets more complex and flavorful over time. The finish is amazing.
 
Sarah
Sarah,
A really good depth in flavor, a burn to start but goes down real smooth. Definitely get a the caramel and banana with a hint of mango but not sweet. Would pair really good with ginger ale.
 
Derek
Derek,
I'm not a traditional Rum connoisseur, so my palate may be different from the, so called experts. However, I do love a great Bourbon and Afrohead XO 15 year rum give me notes of vanilla, caramel, and sugar cane that out of this world. I like to follow each swallow with a small sip of water, which totally brings out the flavor notes is the remarkable distilled spirit. The fact that it's aged in Jack Daniels barrels is evident and highly appreciate. This has become one of my all time favorite drinks...neat and never mixed. I'm such a huge fan, that the regulars in my cigar lounge call me the un-official spokes person for Afrohead, what a huge compliment.
 
Michael
Michael,
Not much flavor - smooth but lacking in depth.
 
Joshua
Joshua,
Undrinkable, nose wasn't unpleasant definitely could smell tropical fruits but seems more like a cover up. This rum tastes like chemical candy.
 
Desirae
Desirae,
Smooth and satisfying. Small bite to it.
 
Jackie
Jackie,
Nice and smooth
 
Tony
Tony,
Smooth
 
David
David,
This rum is for the smooth in you I enjoyed this with a nice cigar and some jazz music in the background. It’s not overly sweet but has just the right amount of kick at the end. I will be buying more.
 
Louise
Louise,
Smooth
 
William
William,
Great long finish with a bit of a cognac taste. This rum doesn't linger either. Well done.
 
Anthony
Anthony,
Not as heavy as expected, but hints of very complex flavors. Would not hesitate to mix. Will try again after a little time.
 
Annie
Annie,
Beautiful robust flavor with mossy oak/peat undertones.. Sweet & heady upfront with caramel/toffee undertones & a Very smokey finish. Very good, but I Prefer the Afrohead 7 year personally. Think the aged flavor here is a bit too much. Like Laphroaig, (one of my hubby's favorites) kind of a kick in the teeth.
 
Jon
Jon,
Warm it up then add cherry juice
 
Michael
Michael,
My wife and I absolutely love this Rum, it is amazingly smooth without that super strong after taste that leaves you wanting a chaser!!
 
Richard
Richard,
Was not impressed. Thought it had a strange taste and left a lingering after taste
 
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