honeycomb
nutty
smoky
citrus
dates
fried banana
oak
vanilla
Spiral Larga Vida XO Rum 2019 Edition

Larga Vida
XO Rum 2019 Edition
Reviews and Tasting Notes

The worthy dark amber successor of Larga Vida 2018 kept much of its delicious DNA with notes of banana, vanilla, cinnamon and citrus. What’s new is an opulent addition of dates and honeycomb, while the maturation amped-up oak notes and nuttiness. The funky flavor is complemented by a touch of the smoke and Cognac-esque finish. Complex as hell – a perfect dram for true Rum-heads.
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$66
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Larga Vida XO Rum 2019 Edition is adored for its honeycomb, nutty, smoky and citrus flavor notes.

This Rum is carefully distilled at A marriage of 10 distinct Rums distillery, Barbados, Dominican Republic, Guadalupe, Guatemala, Guyana, Jamaica, Mauritius, Panama, Trinidad, and Colombia.

Based on 288 votes, the average rating for Larga Vida XO Rum 2019 Edition is 8.4/10.

Top reviews for Larga Vida XO Rum 2019 Edition:

— The 2018 edition was literally the best rum I've ever had. I can't wait for another bottle. Shared with friends.

— I have purchased thousands of dollars of bottles of liquor and this is by far the best tasting bottle I have in my liquor cabinet hands down fantastic job with this

— VERY NICE, with friends & Family!
  • Category
    Rum
  • Style
    Dark Rum
  • Region
    Caribbean, Indian Ocean, South & Central America
  • Country
    Barbados, Dominican Republic, Guadalupe, Guatemala, Guyana, Jamaica, Mauritius, Panama, Trinidad, and Colombia
  • Alcohol
    40%
  • Distillery
    A marriage of 10 distinct Rums
  • Age
    15 to 24 Year Old

Larga Vida XO Rum 2019 Edition

(0.75l, 40%)


8.4/10
Ratings & Reviews
Member Reviews and Ratings of Larga Vida XO Rum 2019 Edition
Carlos
Carlos,
Good taste
 
Jim
Jim,
Not a rum I expected, my wife thought it almost had a bit of a whiskey flavor. I was hoping it would be a bit smoother
 
NOAH
NOAH,
A rum that took me by surprise. As soon as I have some spare change, I'll buy another! Yum yum yum and a bottle of rum!
 
Daniel
Daniel,
Very tasty. Enjoying this neat. I'm more of a scotch / whiskey drinker and never actually cared for rum... until I started sipping this one.
 
Steven
Steven,
Not my favorite for rum. Had a thin feel on my tongue and was a little peppery. My favorite rum is 20th anniversary Plantation- thicker on the tongue and very mildly sweet.
 
Shawn
Shawn,
The 2018 edition was literally the best rum I've ever had. I can't wait for another bottle. Shared with friends.
 
Kimberly
Kimberly,
Agree with previous reviews that it is very whisky (bourbon) like and smooth! Delicious.
 
Jon
Jon,
This stuff is legit! It’s rum for the whiskey drinker IMO. I’m usually into bourbons and American whiskey but this rum has a complex flavor profile without being overly sweet. Very tasty.
 
Eric
Eric,
Very smooth, can drink it just on the rocks
 
David
David,
I liked this rum. At the price it is an excellent value. I found it to remind me of the cinnamon and nutmeg aromas of eggnog. It holds its own against far more expensive rums. I can criticize it only in that I found it not as rich as some rums twice or three times it's price and sometimes sensed the briefest hint of bitter aftertaste. Otherwise it is excellent. I would certainly purchase it again A great value.
 
Bruce
Bruce,
I have purchased thousands of dollars of bottles of liquor and this is by far the best tasting bottle I have in my liquor cabinet hands down fantastic job with this
 
Darlene
Darlene,
We are very impressed with the Rum. Very smooth and easy. We mixed it and had it on the rocks. Definitely a good run.
 
Kyle
Kyle,
I like this rum, but I would probably not order it again. It has a profile very similar to Zaya, according to my palate—but it's a bit sweeter. And really, it's just a bit too sweet for me.
 
TREVOR
TREVOR,
VERY NICE, with friends & Family!
 
Sean
Sean,
Delicious rum!
 
Gary
Gary,
Great Rum for sipping. Was pleasantly surprised at the taste. The flavor spiral was right on.
 
Duane
Duane,
This is DELICIOUS! Well Done Flaviar!
 
Ronda
Ronda,
I thought it was and is exceptional. Never had a sipping rum and I would purchase it again.
 
Jay
Jay,
Very smooth. Able to sip. Surprised I enjoyed b/c not really a rum drinker. Had sample and bought a bottle. Friends have enjoyed also.
 
John
John,
I enjoyed it very much. Went down smooth and tasted pretty good 😎
 
Christle
Christle,
It was smooth and I would buy again. Never sipped a rum before this one. I was pleasantly surprised.
 
Pat
Pat,
Initially you get a whiskey /cognac burn, but quickly mellows to a citrus taste. Then you get a hint of vanilla. Lovely neat.
 
Warren
Warren,
I did not enjoy it at all! The flavor was extremely sweet, medicinal/chemical tasting as well as that of something burned. I shared with friends and they did not enjoy either. I disposed of the remainder down my kitchen sink.
 
Derek
Derek,
Delicious
 
Thomas
Thomas,
Extremely smooth. I can drink this Rum straight up! Very flavorful with no bite.
 
David
David,
I am fairly new to Flaviar and to the selections it brings to me. Up until this point, my favorite rum was the 12 year old El Dorado. Now I am torn. I enjoyed the 2018 edition and think this one is even better! Straight is great!
 
Craig
Craig,
Very smooth. A less-sweet tasting rum. Tastes great served neat, or mixed.
 
Michael
Michael,
Very tasty and not so sweet as rums like Zaya or Zacapa. I really thinks it should be scored an 8.5. I need to do lots more research for a better detailed review.
 
Bill
Bill,
Not quite what I had expected. I guess I have to wean myself off of Captain Morgan and Rum Chata.
 
Seon
Seon,
The spiciest rum I’ve tasted yet. In the beginning it bites hard with the spices from the islands but subtle sweet honey on the back end. I’m horrible at reviewing so I’ll just say this. Drink this s*%t!☺️
 
Jay
Jay,
Very complex, tasty and smooth
 
Lorenzo
Lorenzo,
Not normally a big Rum drinker, but I enjoy the aged rums. This rum has a nice smooth palatable taste, nothing over the top. Finishes smooth, little spice, and just enough sweet.
 
Wade
Wade,
Loved the taste and loved the smoothness. Very smoooooooth!
 
Heather
Heather,
Very good, really strong and dark, a little more earthy and mossy than I was expecting. Wonderful.
 
Dennis
Dennis,
Love this one. Sweet and smooth.
 
Craig
Craig,
I could go on about notes of citus and hints of plum and so on, but the bottom line is this is a great sipping rum, with all sorts of flavors and scents and odd details dancing around. I love cocktails but won't waste it on that. Neat, or a big cube, and you've got all you need.
 
Michael
Michael,
It's good. But it's different from the 2018. A little more complex. Smoky. Maybe it's the dates. Still incredible
 
Chris
Chris,
It is very strong, but has great flavor!
 
Leanore
Leanore,
I love this rum! The creamy mouth feel and the smooth transition to the best finish I have ever experienced in a rum. THIS IS THE TICKET!
 
Sean
Sean,
It would be an absolute sin to drink this in any manner that isn't straight (not necessarily neat, since a small cube or two of ice would be perfect on a sunny beach). I get a mild booziness to this, but it goes down so smooth. Sweet, butterscotch flavor (for me) with a bit of spice.
 
Michael
Michael,
Enjoyed the flavor
 
Jyrki
Jyrki,
Very easy to drink. Sweet and a bit spicy. Taste is a bit too short. Spices lightly at the end. I don't get the smoke. I taste it to be black pepper. Banana and other fruits in the smell. Not the best rum I've had but worth the money.
 
mathias
mathias,
Unbalanced taste, way too strong oak/peaty/smoky taste which lingers on the palette. Maybe more for lovers of peaty Scotch.
 
Grant
Grant,
I’m not an advanced Rum drinker. This Rum is extremely smooth!
 
John
John,
Decent bottle of rum, very smooth and enjoyable to sip on.
 
Susanna
Susanna,
Definitely one of the best rums I have had. I really recommend this.
 
Anne
Anne,
Very smooth rum with a lovely caramel finish.
 
Eric
Eric,
I haven't drunk rum normally straight and neat or wet . Drunk and sipped both neat and wet in my lair. Has a crisp smell and very sweet aftertaste with something different than a bourbon or other aged items I have tasted. I want to say cereal? The taste wheel says it's smoky but I thought the classification would be better as spicy. Very spicy. Definitely tickles the tongue. Recommend this with one ice cube, which I believe breaks up the flavors. I'm not in love with drink but I'll enjoy it enough!
 
Sini
Sini,
Top
 
David
David,
Warm sugary nose, no burn up front. Slightly thinner than expected on the tongue but still very pleasant. Tropical fruits, papaya especially comes through chewing on it. Finish gives a little burn on the tongue, but behind it is fruitiness and more sugar. Delicious!
 
Trevor
Trevor,
Definitely not as smooth as most others have stated. Strong smell, strong burn.
 
Paul
Paul,
Absolutely love it, so glad I got my hands on this. Honey texture with a salted Carmel flavor; its sweet with no alcohol burn. Those looking for higher proof experience may not love that. Nice cask barrel flavor in the finish, tropical overripe fruit notes on the palate, and the heavy weight gold motor boat bottle topper is the best. Great value. Would be a sin to mix it, and prob shouldn’t even enjoy on the rocks, there’s no burn to necessitate.
 
Craig
Craig,
Different. Not as sweet tasting as other rums.
 
Christopher
Christopher,
Nose: Molasses. Sultanas. A little honey. It's a pretty one-dimensional nose, sadly. Palate: Much like the nose. Stick molasses. A touch of oak. Sultanas. Perhaps a little noble-rot grapes. Again, it's one-dimensional. Finish: Oak. Oak, and the tannins from the oak. The finish is quick and flat. For the price, this rum is very underwhelming. The same price will get you a bottle (or more) of Foursquare rums, which are a much better value, and much more layered and nuanced rums. Part of the problem, I think, is that they bottled this rum at 40%, which is pretty embarrassing for a rum of this price. A higher-proof rum would provide more flavors (and, perhaps more importantly, more concentration of flavors).
 
Jill
Jill,
Unbelievably smooth. Top 3 runs of my lifetime. Wish I could buy more! This is a must-have sipping rum. A-maz-ing.
 
CLEVELAND
CLEVELAND,
It's decent. It's a perfect shortcut for making a terrific Rum Punch if you don't want to blend together three different rums.
 
Kevin
Kevin,
Smooth when drinking neat. First this you taste is the sweetness. I’d like to try mixing it.
 
Elizabeth
Elizabeth,
I bought this last year when it was available and OMG it was amazing. I’m so glad it’s back. Smooth doesn’t even begin to describe how this goes down.
 
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