El Pasador de Oro XO is a rum that comes from different Guatemalan distilleries.
After an initial long ageing period of 6 to 15 years in various types of casks, the rum is then imported from Guatemala to the Charente in the cellars of the French company Les Bienheureux. It is then matured in cognac casks for about 6 months before being bottled in a superb decanter. This makes El Pasador de Oro XO a perfect gift for a traditional Spanish ron lover.
Two of us wanted to write down our impressions of this much talked about "ron":
Nico's tasting note
The nose of this rum first brings out a rich, toasty and spicy woodiness. It deserves a little airing which will allow it to open up. The palette is then enriched with sweet spices, dark chocolate, dried and exotic fruits. Although classic, the whole is quite deep and complex. It then develops a certain vegetal freshness, on the cane, balanced by notes of caramel and roasting.
The palate is very soft, caramelised, slightly spicy, balanced and easy.
The finish is sweet and melting, it fades pleasantly.
Laurent's tasting note
Its colour is amber.
On the nose, it is a caramelised woodiness that strikes. After a while roasted and dried fruit notes appear, soon joined by more and more citrus aromas. A ron that offers more than the usual caramel and vanilla.
On the palate, we find this caramelised woodiness. The sugar is under control and the profile in the mouth is quite simple.
The finish has an overall sweet and slightly woody feel.
This rum is part of the Discovery pack for sweet rums that we tasted live with Marc Goubert, a specialist in Latin rums, in a video to be found on our Youtube channel.