Highball Express 23 XO Blend
  • Category Rum
  • Country Guyana, Barbados, Panama
  • Region Caribbean
  • Distillery Various
  • Style Rum
  • Alcohol 40%*
*please note that the ABV of this bottle may vary California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • honeycomb
  • orange peel
  • oak
  • toasty
  • spicy
  • citrus
  • cinnamon
  • nutmeg
  • smooth

Highball Express

23 XO Blend (0.7l, 40%*) *please note that the ABV of this bottle may vary

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A luxurious tropically aged Rum blend from the Caribbean islands.

During the dry years a.k.a. the Prohibition, a special airline flew thirsty Americans to Cuba, serving them cocktails in highball glasses – The Highball Express. Named after this tradition, Highball Express is a brand that curates and blends fine Rum from the ‘Wet islands’ and brings them to the ‘dry States’. Each of their Rums is built around the chosen ‘core’ Rum to which different aged Rums are married – coming from Panama, Nicaragua, Jamaica, Barbados, Dominican Republic and Trinidad. This makes Highball Express Rums super complex and exciting.

Highball Express 23 XO Blend is some real decadent stuff. The heart of this stunning concoction rested for 23 years in Guyana before it was married with the finest Rums from Barbados and Panama. It comes at you big on flavor and full-bodied with plenty of oak, toasty spices and lovely cinnamon.

  • Category Rum
  • Country Guyana, Barbados, Panama
  • Region Caribbean
  • Distillery Various
  • Style Rum
  • Alcohol 40%*
*please note that the ABV of this bottle may vary California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.

Appearance / Color
Reddish orange

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Honeycomb and orange peel

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Oak, toasty spices, citrus, cinnamon, nutmeg

Finish
Smooth

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  • honeycomb
  • orange peel
  • oak
  • toasty
  • spicy
  • citrus
  • cinnamon
  • nutmeg
  • smooth
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
You might find Rum masquerading itself under other nom de plumes, like Ron, Rom and Rhum.
Common Rum classifications: White, Golden or Amber, Dark, Spiced, Añejo and Age-Dated Rums.
A little bit of etymology; nobody really knows where the word Rum comes from. The most popular suggestions are Rum (the Romani word for 'potent'), Rumbullion (an uproar), Saccharum (sugar in Latin), and Rummer (a Dutch drinking glass).
Rum (usually) comes from molasses, the sweet and syrupy residue of refining sugarcane into sugar. Molasses is over 50% sugar, but it also contains significant amounts of minerals and other trace elements, contributing to the final flavor.
If the center of our galaxy had a signature scent, it would be Rum. Yup, astronomers studying a giant cloud in the Milky Way found a substance called ethyl formate, a chemical that smells suspiciously like Rum.
Next time you have a tipple of Rum you can say that you're tapping the Admiral. This intriguing phrase comes from the great Admiral Nelson who was killed in the battle of Trafalgar off of Spain. The story is that his body was preserved in Rum to be shipped back to England but, when the barrel arrived, some of the Rum was missing and said to have been siphoned off by some desperate or unknowing sailors. It's a great story but most likely false.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
You might find Rum masquerading itself under other nom de plumes, like Ron, Rom and Rhum.
Common Rum classifications: White, Golden or Amber, Dark, Spiced, Añejo and Age-Dated Rums.
A little bit of etymology; nobody really knows where the word Rum comes from. The most popular suggestions are Rum (the Romani word for 'potent'), Rumbullion (an uproar), Saccharum (sugar in Latin), and Rummer (a Dutch drinking glass).
Rum (usually) comes from molasses, the sweet and syrupy residue of refining sugarcane into sugar. Molasses is over 50% sugar, but it also contains significant amounts of minerals and other trace elements, contributing to the final flavor.
If the center of our galaxy had a signature scent, it would be Rum. Yup, astronomers studying a giant cloud in the Milky Way found a substance called ethyl formate, a chemical that smells suspiciously like Rum.
Next time you have a tipple of Rum you can say that you're tapping the Admiral. This intriguing phrase comes from the great Admiral Nelson who was killed in the battle of Trafalgar off of Spain. The story is that his body was preserved in Rum to be shipped back to England but, when the barrel arrived, some of the Rum was missing and said to have been siphoned off by some desperate or unknowing sailors. It's a great story but most likely false.
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