The brand is owned by Patron Spirits and gets its name from the Old English word for 'pirate.' The stout bottle of the XO Reserve is also a tribute to this heritage. The rums are a blend of select pot still rums sourced throughout the Caribbean, many of which are around 15 years old, and some are created in a miraculously long-living wood still that has been running rum for 300 years. Once blended, the rum is matured further in French Limousin and toasted American oak barrels. This seems like an excessive amount of aging given the Caribbean climate which speeds aging, but that is likely the reason behind the extreme taste found in Pyrat.