Originally Posted by Arms_Akimbo
I bought their ginger beer recently and boy was it strong! Delicious for me, but with an intense and lingering spiciness that put my friend Lauren off when we used it for chaser. I kept a bottle, and mixed 1:1 with Pyrat XO it makes a powerfully interesting Dark n Stormy because of the raw ginger kick and the orange tastes of the rum.
In regards to the rum straight, it's amazingly quaffable. I read that the new Patron formula tweaks made it sweeter and bumped the orange notes up as well, and those are definitely the prominent elements of Pyrat's taste. The finish has no burn, just a tingling spiciness that the hangtag describes as cinnamon. Presentation is nice and for under $25 (I paid $20), this is a good gift option. I think especially women would like this style as it is nowhere near as assertive as most of the spirits I regularly drink. Even among rums of its age range and price, like This was a bargain, and will be a good bottle to have around when I tire of whiskey and tequila.
Sounds good! I was impressed with their tonic water, so I'll probably try out their other stuff as well, probably their ginger beer first. That and I haven't had a Dark n' Stormy in a long time.
Currently drinking a Bombay Sapphire Revelation. Not bad.