Bayou Rum has introduced XO Mardi Gras.
This spirit is produced through single-batch distillation in copper pot stills, and then aged in bourbon and sherry casks for six years using the solera method. The result is a mahogany rum with flavors of orange marmalade, stone fruit and a subtle taste of tupelo honey, the company says, leading to a finish with hints of black pepper, smoke and the sherry casks themselves.
The name XO Mardi Gras references the brand’s Louisiana heritage and the state’s celebrated holiday. XO Mardi Gras comes in a glass decanter sealed with a cork and wooden closure that features kaleidoscope tiles, adding a bit of Mardi Gras flair.
All Bayou Rums are made using sugarcane from a single estate in southern Louisiana and are distilled, blended, aged and bottled at the Louisiana Spirits distillery in Lacassine, Louisiana.
At 80 proof, Bayou XO Mardi Gras comes with a suggested retail price of $79.99 per 750-ml. bottle.