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Tasty, but not quite great
Not a bad mixer, does not add any flavor just a little sweet nothing. I can't see what all the high rating are about. I really like dark aged rums so I must just not know how this one should taste.
I have been very reluctant to try any more rums from Bayou after being disappointed with their Satsuma and Spiced. So when I picked up their Select today, I added this one to the basket as well. I really had my doubts before opening it, so I read the back of the label. Unlike the Select that is 100% agricole from cane juice, this one is a mixture of cane juice and molasses. It is fermented with cane yeast and distilled in copper pots.
My first sip really surprised me to the point whereby I told myself, "Damn, that tastes awfully familiar". After a few more sips, the vanilla and chocolate notes remind me very much of Vizcaya Cristal from the Dominican Republic, one of my top rated white rums. This was indeed a pleasant surprise!
Had a rum tasting on a sunny afternoon, because why not. Bayou Silver Rum bottle and label design looks nice and unique. Strong alcohol and a plethora of artificial flavors to the nose and palate. Strong burn at the end. Barely mixable. I would skip this one for sure.
Sweet nose with liquor hit to nose. Tried to sip and actually not bad from a strong alcohol aspect but sure it’s made for mixed drinks. Had with coke not much flavor. Definitely gets lost with mixer. If your looking for buzz with no bite this works but looking for flavor try something else
If you're looking for another Bacardi style silver, this isn't it. It's more like an agricole, made from sugar cane instead of molasses. Very clean on the nose, and a good flavor to follow up.
My bases for comparison are two national brands distilled in the Caribbean. I doubt that the origin of tha Bayou Silver, which I bought because I'm a Louisiana expatriate and love new La products, that caused my dislike. Maybe I got a bum bottle or something, but there's a weird chemical taste to this that reminds me of a certain bottom-shelf vodka that smells and tastes like acetone. Bayou's smell/taste isn't acetone, but it is bad enough that I doubt i will ever but another bottle or recommend it. Something is getting into the production chain somewhere - hunt it down and kill it.
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