Penny Blue XO Batch #2 Single Estate Mauritian Rum

Penny Blue XO

Rating: ★★★

Recommendation: Consider it

Type: Rum

Origin: Mauritius 

ABV: 43.2%

Reaction:  😐


Green banana and raw sugar seem to dominate the bouquet, with undercurrents of  wood vanilla and the faint vaporous burn of ethanol. Descent, but flat and somewhat boring. The aromas sit lazily in the glass, and do not really jump out or put on much of a show. There is some menthol on the nose, with tea tree oil.


Sharp, rough, sugary, sweet and a little herbal with hints of creaminess and mandarin. That herbal note is similar to menthol/eucalyptus cough drops.


The sugars remain on the palate, with a layer of creaminess and a haze of medicinal and herbal notes. The taste of mandarin remains, but it increasingly becomes zesty.

Bottom line:

Consider it. This rum strikes me as a mediocre spirit which showcases sugar (the raw material from which rum is made) and an interesting herbal/medicinal twist. There is better rum out there, mateys, but this one isn’t all that bad… it is not all that good, either.

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