Larga Vida XO Rum 2018 Edition
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Larga Vida XO Rum 2018 Edition

(0.75l, 40%)


8.5/10
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Larga Vida y prosperidad!

Larga Vida XO Rum is probably one of Flaviar's most ambitious and longest running project to date. More than 3 years of hard work and effort have been put into sourcing, marrying, finishing, blending and branding.

Sure, we could say Larga Vida is just another sourced Rum. But that wouldn’t be fair. It was done in a way where Flaviar had a total control over the whole process. Most of the juice was sourced directly from the makers, finished by us, later married and finished again to finally be blended into what Larga Vida is today.

Larga Vida XO Rum is a concoction patiently aged in oak barrels for a minimum of 15 and up to 23 years and later finished in Ex-Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon & Sherry casks. It’s a marriage of 9 distinct Rums from 9 specific Rum-making countries: Barbados, Dominican Republic, Guadalupe, Guatemala, Guyana, Jamaica, Mauritius, Panama and Trinidad.

The result is more than the sum of its parts - more complex, balanced and rounded. Two Cherries on top? Some experienced Rum connoisseurs will be able to taste a proportion of Foursquare Rum that went into this blend.

For more info visit: largavidarum.com.



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  • Category
    Rum
  • Style
    Dark Rum
  • Region
    Caribbean, Indian Ocean, South & Central America
  • Country
    Barbados, Dominican Republic, Guadalupe, Guatemala, Guyana, Jamaica, Mauritius, Panama and Trinidad
  • Alcohol
    40%
  • Distillery
    A marriage of 9 distinct Rums
  • Age
    15 to 23 Year Old

Flavour Spiral™

About The Flavour Spiral

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fried banana
raisin
sherry
orange peel
cinnamon
smoky
vanilla
nutty
brown sugar
What does Larga Vida XO Rum 2018 Edition taste like?

The Flavour Spiral™ shows the most common flavours that you'll taste in Larga Vida XO Rum 2018 Edition 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

Captured in its dark amber color, this sipping Rum offers an abundance of fried bananas, raisins, Sherry, cinnamon, liquorice, vanilla, brown sugar, orange peel, nuts, and spices. It has just enough of that funky flavor and a touch of smoke that lingers from within. The finish is Cognac-like and nutty. The Rum is complex, rounded and unique — a connoisseur’s choice.
Ratings & Reviews
shawn
shawn,
This is the best rum I've ever tasted. Period. All my friends agreed. I just wish I'd bought another bottle at the time.
 
Taniqua
Taniqua,
This rum made me "the man" even though I am a woman. My husband's friends literally thank me for purchasing this. They claim this is the first rum they've had that is worthy of drinking straight. Thanks!!
 
ROBERT
ROBERT,
Not a big fan of rum, others thought it was okay.
 
Adam
Adam,
Rum is one of my favorite spirits which is why I purchased this to try. It's a nice rum but lacks some of the sweeter flavor I anticipated based on the description. I tend to enjoy the obvious tastes such as a coconut rum, or other flavors. Def tastes good mixed with some Coke.
 
Andrej
Andrej,
Rather too rich in taste. But it might be wrong occasion or place (latitude) for tasting.
 
Vasil
Vasil,
Very smooth and not too sweet
 
Andre
Andre,
This is a smooth drink, I enjoy it on the rocks
 
Jeanine
Jeanine,
This was really smooth rum -- I'm glad I got 2 bottles.
 
Leslie
Leslie,
Very smooth. Too alcoholic for my taste.
 
Jim
Jim,
Crowd favorite. Smooth and delicious.
 
Benjamin
Benjamin,
Amazing taste that satisfies everything you'd hope the rum would be. A little to spicey for me to drink neat but add a few rocks to a three finger pour and boom you've got instant chill in a glass. My lady loved how the flavor added so much more to all her favorite frozen drinks. Looking forward to see if you guys make and sell more of this rum
 
Jason
Jason,
Solid rum! Don’t really get the bananas...
 
Roger
Roger,
Loved it. One of the best runs I've tasted.
 
Rigelesaiyin
Rigelesaiyin,
Amazing
 
John
John,
Best rum we have tasted. Smooth and slightly sweet/tangy. We were blown we by how good it was!
 
Joe
Joe,
Straight up was nice but with the magic of ice a real nice sipping rum that i enjoyed relaxing in the sunshine with!
Joe
Joe,
i thought the bottles closure was cool with the racing boat, reminding me of the islands they race to
Mark
Mark,
Just got into Rum. Very good. Sip worthy
 
Timothy
Timothy,
Smooth rich flavor. Very nice rum. Cinnamon definitely present
 
David
David,
I enjoyed this Larga Vida XO Rum very much. An ice cube or two and a wee dram of water smoothes it out nicely. I wouldn’t want to ruin the delicate honey and citrus flavor by mixing anything with this Rum.
 
Kristian
Kristian,
Super Smooth; not at all what I expected. The labeling and the top are a little unappealing but you don't buy a bottle for it's look. After the novelty wears off, you're left with a rum that does not need to be mixed but rather enjoyed like Bourbon...one or two ice cubes and you're off to the islands, kicking back in a chair, flicking your sandals off.
 
Chase
Chase,
Easily one of the better rums i’ve ever had. Need more :)
 
Tammy
Tammy,
This rum was just liked it said, smooth. I can not wait to get another bottle.
 
Daryl
Daryl,
Love it!
 
Daryl
Daryl,
Love it!
 
Robert
Robert,
Wasn't thrilled with the quality of the label or the topper, but I have to say, the rum is TASTY, and that's what it's all about. Nice blend of young and old, the blend might strip of of the deep notes of it but it tastes GREAT!
 
Todd
Todd,
This is certainly a quality smooth sipper. The level of sweetness is just right. The flavors in the spiral are all present and delicious, but not quite as profound or deep as some other premium rums I might rate as a 9 or 10 - so I couldn't give it higher than an 8.
 
Michael
Michael,
Wow! This is the perfect rum. Rich. Flavorful. Smooth. Enjoyed it neat, with a splash of water and on the rocks. Liked it best on the rocks. This is the best rum I've ever had. I wish I had purchased two.
 
James
James,
Very impressed with this. Drank a lot more than I had intended. My wife, who doesn't like to taste hard alcohol liked it as well. A strong rum flavor but no aftertaste or burning. Very smooth.
 
Gary
Gary,
Smooth, easy, delicious. I want more.
 
Matthew
Matthew,
First taste. Smooth and rich. No burning sensation. Still picking out all the flavors but I’m enjoying doing so.
 
RODNEY
RODNEY,
Good
 
Matthew
Matthew,
Smooth
 
Matthew
Matthew,
Smooth
 
Phil
Phil,
Not that much of a rum drinker but boy is this stuff good and smooth. Lucked out to get it. Thank you.
 
Douglas
Douglas,
I really enjoyed this Rum and definately want a couple more bottles for the collection. I really enjoyed it on the rocks as a nightcap.
 
garrett
garrett,
I really enjoyed this rum. I wish I had gotten two although I jokingly said the reason why I was chosen was because I only wanted one. Hopefully this comes back so everyone can enjoy this as much as us have in the lucky lot of winners. It is a great sipper just neat. I will try ice with it like some suggest. Great job on putting the blend of Rums together Flaviar. You have mastered an amazing rum. Hip Hip Hooray! Cheers!
 
James
James,
Very good for sipping. I found this to be very smooth, not quite like a diplomatico, but very good. Might be a little too sweet for some, but I found it very pleasant. I hope they release this again because two bottles is not enough.
 
Jon
Jon,
This is a bit Smokey, but it’s also freaking amazing.
 
Mike
Mike,
Wow! I am not a rum aficionado so I might not know how to compare to other rums. But this is one tasty bottle of liquor! A very nice after dinner drink. Very smooth. Sweet and buttery flavor. I may have to now try more rums but I really do love this one!
 
Jon
Jon,
Runs a little hot on the first few sips. After that all good. Nice notes of caramel and cinnamon.
 
Brian
Brian,
Solid sipper neat, but also interesting with just a little ice. Banana, smoke and sweet
 
Keara
Keara,
This is definitely a nice rum, with that nice sweet finish. I think my favorite thing is that has notes that remind me a lot of the taste of a new saxophone reed - warm and woodsy. Definitely should have gotten a second bottle.
 
Jim
Jim,
The complex and carmel flavor of this magical rum blend are almost hypnotic. You have to let it roll around on your tongue to fully understand the balance and complexity of this tantalizing rum. Glad I grabbed two bottles!
 
Thomas
Thomas,
It has a nice smooth start and a nice flavorful taste With a bit of the smoky Finish with a bite.
 
Timothy
Timothy,
The smoothest and most flavorful rum I’ve ever had.
 
Robert
Robert,
An enjoyable sipping rum. Taste the banana right off the bat then get a little sweetness and a hint of smoke at the very end. Definitely glad I decided to buy this.
 
Andrew
Andrew,
9.5 Stars that I am likely over scoring slightly for the cool story and rarity of this bottling. First inhalation is bananas foster; sweet tropical fruit, vanilla, baking spices, brown sugar that is smoky and caramelized but not quite burned. Very sweet and fruit forward on the mid palate but the oak tannin and spice provides a long, balanced, and nuanced finish.
 
Jeanine
Jeanine,
This definitely was worth waiting for. Smooth...
 
Anthony
Anthony,
The nose strikes of raisins and prunes, sweet and fruity but slightly earthy. The flavor of banana doesn't come through for me, but I definitely taste sherry, and it finishes with a woody, almost walnutty flavor, followed up with an exhale of smoke as you'd find in a peated Scotch. This is absolutely the rum I, as a bourbon and Scotch drinker, have been waiting for all my life. 10/10.
 
Jorge
Jorge,
This is a wonderful and complex rum. The flavors within the rum are harmonious and complement each other. Overall, I am absolutely satisfied with this rum.
 
Gregory
Gregory,
Very fruit-forward...it is a decent sip but could conflict in certain cocktail applications.
 
Nick
Nick,
Wish I had ordered 2 very nice smooth some spice great job on this
 
Matthew
Matthew,
I’m here for the whiskey but you can’t just drink the same stuff all the time. This run is great. It is in a really cool bottle with a speed boat In gold on the stopper. The rum is super smooth and tasty. Not too spicy but it is full of interesting flavors. Definitely sip able neat but I bet it tastes great I mixed drinks. No regrets on this one. I bet I impress my rum drinking friends if I see them before it is gone.
 
Troy
Troy,
Very nice. Great flavors and a smooth mouthfeel. Enough burn to cut the sweetness but not overpowering. Drinks like a cognac or whisky. Should have bought a second bottle.
 
Todd
Todd,
Smooth, flavorful, light sugars, not harshly overly sweet.
 
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