Afrohead XO 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.

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  • Style
    Dark Rum
  • Region
    Dominican Republic
  • Country
    Dominican Republic
  • Alcohol
  • Distillery
    Harbour Island Rum Company
  • Bottler
    Harbour Island Rum Company

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What does Afrohead XO Rum taste like?

The Flavour Spiral™ shows the most common flavours that you'll taste in Afrohead XO Rum and gives you a chance to have a taste of it before actually tasting it.

We invented Flavour Spiral™ here at Flaviar to get all your senses involved in tasting drinks and, frankly, because we think that classic tasting notes are boring.
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Rum (usually) comes from molasses; the sweet and syrupy residue left behind after sugar crystals are extracted from sugar cane juice. Molasses is over 50% sugar, but it also contains significant amounts of minerals and other trace elements, which can contribute to the final flavour.

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color 
Dark Mahogany

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

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

Very long, spiced toffee and espresso
Ratings & Reviews
Not as heavy as expected, but hints of very complex flavors. Would not hesitate to mix. Will try again after a little time.
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.
Warm it up then add cherry juice
My wife and I absolutely love this Rum, it is amazingly smooth without that super strong after taste that leaves you wanting a chaser!!
Was not impressed. Thought it had a strange taste and left a lingering after taste
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