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Tasty, but not quite great
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.
If you could put this in your gas tank and run your car it would be better then drinking it
Maybe instead of taking out of the tub and putting in the bottle they should age it for 1 year
Would never buy a bottle
I'll start off this review with a short history of how I got this bottle. I live in the liquor nazi state of Pennsylvania where the LCB has their greedy, grubby hands in everything. Want to order a bottle over the internet? You have to ship it to one of their state run stores and pay them a $4/bottle fee on top of your original purchase/shipping cost. However, there is thousands of spirits available through what they call an "SLO" special liquor order. The Bayou Silver was an SLO and was told that its a very popular one at that, so I was excepting the bottle to arrive quickly. NOPE. It took almost 3 weeks to get the bottle. It actually took 15 days to get to the liquor store and an additional week before I called the store and they said it's been sitting there. No phone call from them! They were almost ready to send the bottle back. When I picked the bottle up, it was in a large box with a copy of my invoice attached to the top with my contact info on it. Still, no phone call. "SLO" or SLOW rather.
Anyway, the Bayou Silver Rum has a mild nose and smells like white cake batter and sweet cream with a little vegetal aromas in the back that really opened my eyes. The flavor is sugar syrup, powdered sugar cake donut and a very lightly sweetened plain custard. There is a pleasant and subdued vegetal taste that lends a brightness to the profile but isn't overpowering or musty. I disappointedly get absolutely no vanilla or fruit whatsoever. The finish is rather smooth for an unaged rum. I also found that it makes good, smooth cocktails but doesn't do anything special for them. I like to drink this neat or maybe with a little ice or few drops of citrus juice. It tends to be sort of an odd ball in my group of silver rums as its almost too boring to sip but additionally, too smooth and sweet to let it disappear in cocktails. I'm torn. I give this rum a 6 +1 for value since it was only around $20/liter (+$3 for SLO) for a handcrafted, US made sprint. If only it just had more depth of flavor. I feel only...
This is my favorite.... I love mixing with Coke Zero. Sweet, not bitter, tastes fantastic. I'm proud it's made here in Louisiana! Geaux get some.
Another rum I came across during Tales of The Cocktail. Disappointed after the hype of "Americas rum" and price point. What you have is a sugary, syrupy rum that just falls flat.
Not sure what I expected but this is very good Silver rum. Sweet and clears nicely its a great mixer not as heavy as say a Banks but just as rewarding.
The best rum I've ever tasted. World class. No medicinal or chemical aftertaste. Like drinking the pure essence of rum with butter and vanilla mellowness. Drink this neat! It's that good. This tastes exactly like I've thought rum should taste, but never has until now.
The best rum in the entire world at any price. Going to bring more of this back next trip! It's a 10 "I guarontee!!"
It is interesting how subtle the fragrance is upon opening the bottle. Almost as if it were a mixed drink. I was expecting something stronger in terms of odor but the Bayou Silver rum's odor is mild yet has the cane element one expects in rum. Its flavor is not harsh but just slightly sweet. Not really complex but quite tasty. This would be equally good straight, on the rocks, in cola, and in mixed drinks. A very versatile rum. Definitely recommended among white/silver rums.
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