El Pasador de Oro XO is a rum from various Guatemalan distilleries.
After an initial long aging period of 6 to 15 years in various types of casks, the rum is then imported from Guatemala to the Charente region in the cellars of the French company Les Bienheureux. There, it is matured in cognac casks for around 6 months before being bottled in a superb decanter. This makes El Pasador de Oro XO the perfect gift for a lover of traditional Spanish ron.
We are 2 to have wanted to write our impressions concerning the tasting of this "ron" which makes much speak about him:
Nico's tasting notes
This rum's nose first reveals a rich, toasty, spicy woodiness. It needs a little aeration to open up. The palette is then enriched by sweet spices, dark chocolate, dried and exotic fruits. Although classic, the whole is quite deep and complex. It then develops a certain vegetal freshness, with hints of cane, balanced by notes of caramel and roasting.
The palate is very soft, caramelized, slightly spicy, balanced and easy.
The finish is sweet and melting, fading pleasantly.
Laurent's tasting notes
Its color is amber.
On the nose, a caramelized woodiness is striking. After a moment, roasted and dried fruit notes appear, soon joined by increasingly present citrus aromas. A ron that offers more than the usual caramel and vanilla.
On the palate, the caramelized woodiness is there again. The sugar is under control and the palate profile is fairly straightforward.
The finish is sweet and slightly woody.
This rum is part of the Rhums Doux discovery pack which we tasted live with Latin rum specialist Marc Goubert in a video on our Youtube channel.