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Amber in color and delicious in flavour. Hints of banana and vanilla, a true delight to sip with a little ice.
Very Smooth. Don’t insult this Rum by mixing it with pop.
Bumbu Rum a smooth, unique vanilla & banana, sweet caramel, spices, nuts, cinnamon flavour with a slight hint of coffee at the end. Very smooth indeed
Super rhum que j ai découvert, un goût de caramel avec une finale de banane flambée. Il est très doux je sens que je vais en commander deja une autre bouteille.
gorgeous aroma amazing taste you can almost taste the cask that it was made in the most true of rums worth the money by far
Pour moi c'est mon préféré
Très liquoreux en bouche un goût de banane vanille un long goût en bouche un nez fruité un véritable délice
One of the smoothest rums I've had, with vanilla and banana flavors.
Min favorit rom indtil videre god smag af banan
Hvis du ikke er til en meget sød rom så køb den ikke
Men hvis du er til sød banan rom så køb den
Very smooth and easy to drink straight. Wonderful banana bread smell and caramel taste!
I've been wanting to try this for a while, and was lucky enough to sample it at the Exeter Rum Festival. So good I bought a bottle. Great banana taste. Very, very smooth. Highly recommended.
Being a bit new to the rum world and after trying the mainstream brands , I want to try something different . What drew me to this was the bottle . Reminds me of pirates ( and I love anything pirate) . I like the color almost whiskey like , the nose gave me hints of vanilla and bananas foster. The taste was about the same with a hint of caramel , I don't think you can add enough O's in the word smooooooth . If you can find this rum I highly recommend it
A complicated as this rum sounds as described on the Bumbu website it's hard to categorize it as either an aged rum or a spiced rum.
So I call it both.
According to their website: "Our rum is distilled using two continuous stills and aged up to 15 years in grade-A, once-used Kentucky bourbon barrels. The yeast used during fermentation is a distillery secret that dates back as far as 1840, when some of our original iron pot stills were cast."
They also use sugarcane originating from several countries: Barbados, Belize, Brazil, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guyana, and Honduras.
The rum is distilled in Barbados which is my favorite country of origin for rum (Martinique being the others).
BTW, this rum is in one of the coolest rum bottles I've ever seen. Looks like something Hollywood would come up with for a pirate movie. I uploaded a photo I took.
The color in the snifter is a bright amber. It shows excellent legs as I swirl it around my snifter. A wonderful aroma comes from this rum...reminds me of baking vanilla cake from scratch. At 35% ABV (70 proof) it's a little less potent than typical rums.
The flavor is very complex due mainly to the spices used. Self-described as "all-natural native spices and no artificial colors or flavors". There is a noticeable sweetness but I do not know if it has been sugared or if some of the flavoring brings the sweetness naturally. Either way the sweetness is not overpowering. Instead it adds to the overall experience. My palate is not very educated on detecting subtle flavors however vanilla seems to be one of the predominate ones. It's even noticeable in the aroma. Again, not overpowering. There seems to be some pepperiness and a bit of oak tannin as well. The tannin bitterness is rather mild. I also seem to detect coconut and fruit flavors (mango???). Very complex. And smooth.
Definitely qualifies as a sipping rum especially in a beach chair at the beach. Or a lake. Or a river. Or a pond. Or a puddle of water. Doesn't matter. Even if you're nowhere near a beach this rum will take you there.
I like this rum. A lot.
I really enjoy the smoothness of Bumbu. The color and texture go well with and the difference of flavours that emerge as you inhale and exhale.
Rigtig flot mørk farve uden at være tilsat farvestoffer eller andre tilsætningsstoffer.
Duften er meget domineret af banan og vanilje og smager følger dette efterfulgt af karamel. Næsten lidt Werthers Ægte agtig.
Bananen er meget dominerende i smag også, men jeg finder det ikke negativt for rommen - det er blot en af karaktertrækkene og noget som gør den skiller sig fra mængden.
Flasken er ekstraordinær. Rigtig oldschool pirat-look! Giver næsten et point i sig selv
top chuť, top vůně, 35% moučník na způsob Don Papy
I think this rum is awesome, the taste of bananas and other fruit is amazing. And I think it's all natural too, doesn't have that processed sugar taste. A pretty good rum
Gekozen op basis van de fles (ik geef het toe), maar de ratings waren overwegend positief dus waarom ook niet...
De eerste aroma's van rijpe banaan deden de neusvleugeltjes al trillen van plezier! Een voorzichtig sipje en bijhorende 'swirl' maakte de zoete smaken van banaan, vanille en mango helemaal los. Heel erg lekker en zalig in de nadronk!
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This rum has a wonderful nose. Super smooth, slightly sweet with hints if caramel and vanilla. I love it so far
As opposed to many other ratings, I get no banana nose or flavor in this rum with “natural flavors” based on an old island recipe. I also like this rum a lot for the flavors as a sipping rum or to add sweetness to a mixed drink.
I won this as part of a competition and thanks to that I have found one of my new favourite rums. Brilliant after a long day with ice, wee splash of ginger beer and rum
Sweet spices, enjoyable taste, what I would want a spiced rum to be really
Well blended with great spice overtones, nice taste an mixes well or drunk alone
What I like most when I look at my bottles is when I can call for a particular drink, such as I want a "bumbu and coke". Meaning that the rum itself has such a distinct flavor I can discern it from the others. That's what a truly good rum should be able to do. This rum is deep complicated and rich in a flavor not like anything I have had before kind of flavor either. Something like a banana-cinnamon. Now the only reason keeping me back from 10/10 is the fact it isn't 80 proof. It's 70 proof. Which makes it cheating a little compared to the other rums so I knock a point off. Extremely smooth. This could probably be used as a contact solution no problem, it's just that smooth. Extremely high value for price. Would recommend in any drinking combination.