A great Peruvian rum, born in 1950 the fruit of hard labour. Few could afford to sample it, and it earned the name "por los millonarios', a nod to the exclusive club of individuals then wealthy enough to buy the spirit. The XO is distilled slowly with old stills to retain the warm, sugary and tropical aromas, then aged up to 20 years. Its soft character, creamy body and rich but delicate bouquet are appreciated by connoisseurs, for a warm and embracing sensory experience. A nose rich with caramelised tropical and dried fruits, hints of a cigar box, cinnamon and pastry. The palate is chewy and deep, with complex notes of figs and dates, butterscotch and cloves. This is the magic of Peru.
Sacrebleu says: Great with a cigar or some dark chocolate.