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Old 02-04-2008, 11:17 AM   #1
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Default pyrat xo old recipe versus new recipe

i heard than pyrat xo use to be produce by a company called planters before being produce by patron and apparently the one produce by planters seems to be much better than the new one.is that true or not.
i do have an unopened bottle of the old one and was wondering if it was worth it to buy the new one even so i tried and really like the new one but don t have the heart to open the old bottle i have
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Old 02-04-2008, 01:06 PM   #2
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Pyrat has only been blended and bottled by the Anguilla Rum Company.

Does one of your bottles have another company name on the label?
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Old 02-04-2008, 01:22 PM   #3
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yes i know that but before it use to be owned by patron it was owned by planters .the stickers on mine is Planters gold pyrat xo reserve and since patron took over the stickers is pyrat rum xo reserve and even the color of the rum is different .the old one is much darker
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Old 02-04-2008, 01:51 PM   #4
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These might interest you:
http://scottesrum.com/category/compa...xo-old-vs-new/
http://www.bilgemunky.com/editorials/pyratxo.php
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Old 02-16-2008, 11:45 AM   #5
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Default PYRAT vs Planters Gold

I thought my mind was playing tricks on me quite some time back. I originally tasted the Planters Gold at a local bar and enjoyed it enough to go buy a bottle.

Well not remembering the name 100% I found PYRAT XO Reserve and bought a bottle thinking it was the same stuff I tried and liked. Well when I finally got around to tasting it I thought to myself, hmm this tastes different or at least I thought.

After reading the article on Bilgemunky.com a few weeks back I now realized that no my mind was not playing tricks on me...at least not this time around,lol! I spent countless hours trying to find some of the old stuff and to my surprise was able to find 3 bottles. Needless to say I bought them and will covet them. If anyone knows where to get a few of the old Planters Gold let me know.
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Likewise, if anybody comes across Planters Gold, direct me in that direction!

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I can sell mine for 200 euros.
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I can sell mine for 200 euros.
Whats that in U.S. Dollars, like $2,000? (quick crack at the price of the bucK)

Id like a bottle, but perhaps not that bad.
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Whats that in U.S. Dollars, like $2,000? (quick crack at the price of the bucK)

Id like a bottle, but perhaps not that bad.
293 dollars. A high price I know but all the planters golds in europe are damn expensive (50-80 euros) and it was very hard for me to find this one . I haven't dared to crack it open yet and I doubt I will before I get another planters gold and a new XO to compare it with.
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a friend of mine did me a favour while i spend two weeks in berlin over christmas. he knew that i became a rum-fan during my time over here in the carribean and asked for a good rum in good liquor store in berlin – he got a bottle of pyrat XO planters gold (for 43,-euros).
well, what i brought was a bottle of ruhm barbancourt five star – what a big difference, of course!
i liked the pyrat (never tried it before), but for me it seems like more like a liqueur, and actually i prefer a little dryer, less flavoured stuff (like the barbancourt... ;-)
but we had fantastic mai tais with an ounce of pyrat and another ounce of the barbancout - the orange note and the deep aged taste combined with that elegance - just great!

it was that good, that i bought i bottle pyrat on my way back to the bahamas in new york. well it was not the planters gold, but the xo reserve, but i paid only 22,-us-dollars for that one. so i hope it's not a deadly sin for you to make cocktail out of such nice and in other parts of the world expensive rums ;-)
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