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24 Days of Rum (#15) – XM Royal 10 Years Rum (Trinidad)

Posted by Arctic Wolf on December 15, 2019

On the fifteenth day of my Advent, the navigation panel for my 24 Days Of Rum journey went bonkers, and it is hard to know exactly where I have landed. The plan was to go to Trinidad, yet I discovered that XM Royal 10 Years Rum which I was given is produced by DIH Banks who are located not in Trinidad, but in Georgetown, Guyana.

I guess an explanation is in order. You see, DIH Banks are better known for their beer than their rum, and part of the reason for this is that they do not actually distill rum, rather they source all of their spirit from outside Caribbean suppliers.

When I was sent a sample of the XM Royal 10 Years Rum by 1423 World Class Spirits as part of their 24 Days of Rum advent calendar, the information presented to me was that the rum was ultimately produced in Trinidad. However further research indicates that while Trinidad may be DIH Banks main source for rum, cane spirits from other localities (Barbados in particular) may also be within their rum blends. So I guess you could say we are getting a grand tour of the Caribbean as we sip on the XM Royal Spirit.

Here is a link to my tasting notes and scores for the No. 15 spirit in the 24 Days of Rum – The Original Rum Tasting Box:

Review: XM Royal 10 Years Rum (Trinidad)

“… The rum remains consistent with primary flavours of oak spice, butterscotch, vanilla and almond although perhaps I taste a hint of mustiness as the spirit breathes …”


Note: 24 Days of Rum – The Original Rum Tasting Box produced by 1423 World Class Spirits contains 24 handpicked rums from 24 different countries all over the world. It features an extraordinary opportunity to sample a wide variety of premium rums allowing you to hone in on the particular style which suits your palate. As indicated in my previously published review (here) This Rum Advent Calendar is a highly recommended gift for the rum enthusiast.



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