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The Coconut variety of Blue Chair Bay rum is produced in Barbados. The distillery is located just yards from the beach, while the rum is aged nearby in white oak casks.
Well known country singer Kenny Chesney created the The Blue Chair Bay rum brand, which is named after his ballad "Old Blue Chair."
I really like the taste of this rum, though I found the 26.5%abv a bit weak for my liking.
Taste is pretty much a sweet coconut flavor; not much else to describe it. But it's quite good.
I normally shy away from flavored rums, but since I finally got a hold of Plantation Pineapple Rum, I wound up on a quest to reinvent the Pina Colada from being something wimpy to something with a kick to it. One successful attempt had me mixing equal parts chilled Coco Lopez with an equal part of Plantation Pineapple Rum with no ice. The pineapple and coconut flavors combined with the rum, but it was too creamy and sweet.
So I searched through these reviews for a very good coconut rum. I had tried Koloa Gold when I was in Kauai last year, and it was so bad that I did not want to bring a bottle of their coconut rum home with me, which I later found out is highly rated. Then I found this Blue Chair Coconut Rum in a store and gladly plunked down the $17 price for it. Wow, this one can be sipped neat, warm or cold, on the rocks, or mixed with any other tropical flavors such as Creme de Cacao or Amaretto.
So how did my more powerful Pina Colada stack up? Try 1 part Plantation Pineapple Rum, 3 parts Blue Chair Coconut Rum, and 2 parts Plantation 3-Star Silver Rum for the perfect balance. Mix well and pour over ice to desired taste. No more creamy Pina Colada! The only problem with this drink is that the Plantation Pineapple Rum is hard to find.
Update: Now that I own what I consider to be the ultimate coconut rum (Koloa Toasted Coconut from Kauai), I needed to know how this one stacks up against it. When that Koloa finally runs out, I may have a very hard time finding another bottle, so a side by side taste test was needed. This one has 26.5% ABV and the Koloa has 40% ABV. This one is sweetened coconut and the Koloa is unsweetened toasted coconut. Both have a pronounced coconut flavor, which is what I want. If I never find another bottle of Koloa, this one will serve me better than the Siesta Key Toasted Coconut because that one contains honey, which is not part of the tropics.
I am also NOT a fan of Kenny Chesney, who owns Blue Chair Bay Rums. However, this rum did inspire me to order his two best beach music CD's, which are totally out of character compared to the rest of his rabble rousing drunken sing alongs that his fans just eat up. Check out Be As You Are and Lucky Old Sun.
The best coconut rum going....bar none. 7 parts pineapple juice, one part OJ and add Blue Chair to your liking. Summer Nectar of the gods!
Th is is not your average coconut rum. This is very good, no fake flavor, no weird syrupy texture. Just a great mixer at a good price. The only flavored rum I've come across and enjoyed.
The liquor store that I work for hosted a tasting of the Blue Chair Bay rums. This rum was a great coconut rum, but is just not my style. To sweet mixed with the overwhelming coconut flavor really hit you hard. However, in comparison to the Malibu Coconut Rum this blows it out the water. Higher proof, smoother flavor, and much better texture all make this rum 10 times better. I would suggest using this for any mixed drink that calls for Malibu Coconut Rum. As all the Blue Chair Bay Rums we tried we paired them in a mixed drink that complemented the flavor from the rums.
This rums mixed drink is a 3 Way Dark and Stormy.
150 ml Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum
75 ml Blue Chair Bay Coconut Rum
Splash of Tropicana Limeade
One lime sliced served over ice.
I like this a lot, but my liquor store stopped carrying it .so have to special order if I want more. same with all Blue chair bay rums, I always recommended it when I was in Liquor store and saw people looking at the rums.
It mixes good with anything and it is very smooth to drink straight.
To much coconut for me, needs the spice lol very smooth and full bodied though
Very tasty. Isn't syrupy like other flavored rums and is very smooth.
This is one is hands down one of my favorite. You can't beat that this is one of the highest proofed coconut rum on the shelf. All natural ingredients gives it that creamy smooth finish. You can mix this with juices, coconut water, or even on the rocks. You won't be disappointed with the taste!!!
After using this rum liberally as a mixer for awhile, I decided to try it on the rocks. Very good.
So, this is coconut rum - of course it's sweet. Love the bottle, the less filtered look and the island flavour. What else is there to say? It beats Malibu and is great in tiki drinks.
The best Coconut Rum I have tasted. I love the smooth taste of it and I have tried many coconut rum and was never happy until now. Thank you for making such a delicious rum.
This rum is by far my favorite rum. The coconut is not overpowering and actually tastes like real coconuts. I can enjoy it straight or mixed in a cocktail. The sweetness is subtle and there is no burn. Overall a great rum
I must start my saying Kenny Chesney..."no shoes nation!!!". This rum is packed with coconut flavor. Like an ocean breeze it goes well with Tiki cocktails and planters punch. Don't use too much because it can be overwhelming.
Heavy duty coconut flavor. Cannot determine if it is natural or artificial. Definitely does not appear to have a chemical taste or smell. However nothing definitive as to whether the coconut flavor is natural, artificial, or a combination of both. No clue from the Blue Chair Bay website.
Not a sipping rum and not the best coconut rum available but still a good, usable coconut rum for mixed drinks calling for coconut rum.
When you pour this in to the cup it looks very viscous. wasn't as thick as it looked. light feel but a kick of coconut that is a little much for drinking straight.
It's natural coconut and sweet but it's just not good. It enters good then goes harsh (even at 26.4% alcohol which is low) with a strange tinge of unripened sugar cane. The sugar cane gives a potential like it is going to be really nice but then falls flat. The advantage of this rum is it is "thin" unlike cruzan which is almost like syrup. But ultimately you have a bunch of premium marketing claims (and price) on something that should not be worth more than 9$. No thank you.
This rum is great straight or with coke