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Old 02-08-2008, 12:38 PM   #1
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I have noticed that 2 new offering have popped up at the liquor store. One is Doorly's XO and Brugal gold label.

Does anyone have anything good to say about either of these ones? The Brugal is like $22 and the Doorly's is $30.
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Old 02-08-2008, 12:46 PM   #2
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I've only tasted it once, but I'd go for the Doorly's.

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Old 02-08-2008, 01:31 PM   #3
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The Doorly's is well worth trying. It's excellent.
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Old 02-08-2008, 01:33 PM   #4
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I have both, was actually enjoying a glass of Doorly's XO lastnight...The Doorly's XO is my preference. It is aged in Sherry casks instead of the traditional Oak casks. The price for the Brugal seems pretty high...if it the plain gold (not the Anejo), The gold is good for mixing but a bit harsh for sipping to me. If it is the Anejo it is also very good.
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I have both, was actually enjoying a glass of Doorly's XO lastnight...The Doorly's XO is my preference. It is aged in Sherry casks instead of the traditional Oak casks. The price for the Brugal seems pretty high...if it the plain gold (not the Anejo), The gold is good for mixing but a bit harsh for sipping to me. If it is the Anejo it is also very good.
Yes, the price is higher....probably close to double what it would be in the states. Thats the Canadian way, unfortunately!
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I'm going to order some hooch from the internet pretty soon and I would like to know whether to choose Doorlys XO or Barbancourt 8.
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I have both, was actually enjoying a glass of Doorly's XO lastnight...The Doorly's XO is my preference. It is aged in Sherry casks instead of the traditional Oak casks. The price for the Brugal seems pretty high...if it the plain gold (not the Anejo), The gold is good for mixing but a bit harsh for sipping to me. If it is the Anejo it is also very good.
Doorly's is aged in used oak barrels then finished in used Orolosso Sherry barrels and not aged the whole time in the sherry barrels which would be a very different spirit. Since those barrels hadn't yet been used to age a distilled spirit the wood gives up a nice amount of tannin and vanilla flavor.

Unfortunately, the Brugal rum shipped to most export markets isn't quite the same as the one bottled for their domestic market.
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Doorly's is aged in used oak barrels then finished in used Orolosso Sherry barrels and not aged the whole time in the sherry barrels which would be a very different spirit. Since those barrels hadn't yet been used to age a distilled spirit the wood gives up a nice amount of tannin and vanilla flavor.

Unfortunately, the Brugal rum shipped to most export markets isn't quite the same as the one bottled for their domestic market.
So in a choice between the two, the Brugal doesnt quite make the grade?
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Old 02-08-2008, 04:43 PM   #9
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Doorly's XO is a winner! I had a bottle of it... drank it... cant find it anymore...

Brugal Anejo, I used to like. Then one of my bar guests noted a hint of fish oil in the palate. Sure enough, there it was. I cant drink the stuff anymore, egh!
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Doorly's XO is a winner, especially for the price we pay here, about $19 at Total Wine for a 750ml. The price in Barbados is roughly $29 EC, or about $15 US. The second maturation in Oloroso Sherry barrels definitely gives it a unique character, and I believe, contributes to a slightly red hue.
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