Ron Esclavo XO Rum

Ron Esclavo XO Rum

(0.7l, 42%)


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A Cuban-style Rum from the Dominican Republic aged using the Solera method.

Oliver Juanillo came to Cuba in 1868 as a young Spanish soldier defending Spain’s claim on the territory. When his military service concluded, he founded a plantation farming tobacco and sugarcane. Within twenty years he was distilling Rum using the cane he grew — passing his plantation and Oliver and Oliver distillery on to his children. Then, in 1963 the Cuban Communist Revolution forced the family to flee — but they didn’t go far. The next island over was the Dominican Republic, and the family set up shop once again on these friendly shores where they distill some of the finest Dominican Rums to this very day under nineteen different brands.

Oliver and Oliver Rums are distilled from pure care juice — which isn’t common in a Cuban-style Rum. Ron Esclavo XO Rum earns its “XO” designation by being aged in ex-Bourbon casks using the Solera method which — as you may remember — is where not all of the old Rum is emptied from the cask before the new Rum is added over time. That means some of the Rum in this bottle is quite old indeed, even though there is no age statement. It’s a great way to build up consistency and complexity at the same time, and this Rum has plenty of both.
  • Category
  • Style
    Dark Rum
  • Region
    Dominican Republic
  • Country
    Dominican Republic
  • Alcohol
  • Distillery
    Oliver & Oliver Distillery
  • Age

Flavor Spiral™

About The Flavor Spiral

ripe banana
What does Ron Esclavo XO Rum taste like?

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Rum used to be accepted as form of currency in Europe and Australia, a practice we should probably bring back into fashion.

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Dark mahogany.

Nose / Aroma / Smell
The aroma is rich and sweet with notes of honey, caramel, and ripe banana.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
The flavor profile is complex and delicate, yielding notes of butterscotch, vanilla, cinnamon, and mint.

The finish is light and long with a warm afterglow.
Ratings & Reviews
Mark 8,4/10. This is balance rum in the sweeter side... taste reminds me Zacapa XO new version and somehow Presidente 23 but with little bit boost of alcohol-fire taste, oak-biter, coffe-chocolate and honey-caramel taste. Very good powerful and sweet! Not for beginners becase it is little bit strong taste of alcohol & wood but not really dry... At the moment my second favorite after El Dorado 25 1986.
Caramel, Spice and Cinnamon can clearly be identified. Vanilla and Banana take a little time. Sweet in the beginning but no sticky feeling in the end. Well composed and very smooth.
very impressive. tasted it in a tasting box, wow, and ordered the full bottle right away. full warm, sweet, fulfilling taste, love it!
Surprising taste, tending towards whiskey. Some wood. We quite enjoyed this rum.
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