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Výborný rum, který naplnil všechny mé očekávání. Rum má banánovou vůni a chuť po vanilce, karamelu a banánu. Moje chuťové buňky chrochtají blahem. Rád se k němu vrátím.
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.
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.
Lekkere fruitige en zachte rum. Zeker zijn geld waard.
Tasty fruity and soft rum. Definitely worth the money.
This rum is a very good choice for a summer afternoon. Banana flavour with smooth caramel. Very good rum for the money!
This rum has a nice banana and vanilla flavor. It's great for sipping straight or on the rocks.
I love this rum, my favourite, i love everything about it, dont care about the others rum fans :)
Obľúbujem sladké rumy a tento banánový určite patrí do mojej zbierky. Chutný sladký rum, ktorý sa pije s ľahkosťou.
Un excellent rhum. Très sucré. À déguster. La bouteille est très belle et correspond à look " pirate " recherché.
top chuť, top vůně, 35% moučník na způsob Don Papy
Sweet spices, enjoyable taste, what I would want a spiced rum to be really
Nice smooth rum perfectly drinkable without mixer would definitely recommend
I found this to be a very sweet flavorful rum. Great for mixing with something tart like grapefruit juice.
Nice Caribbean sweet ron with taste of bananas and vanilla little bit. The tail of ron goes to some fruits smoothly. I would say good ron for a good price, which ladies also could drink.
Rum or not? I for one am not 100% sure...
Starting with the packaging, it's heavy and feels like a quality bottle, nice labels and the cross looks a bit individual.
The 'rum' it's self is a nice caramel colour when poured and straight away you can catch that banana and vanilla scent which appeals to me on alot of levels.
Sipped neat the banana, vanilla profile comes through but oddly enough disappears from your tongue quickly leaving a slight sweet taste and none of that alcohol burn.
Bumbu really comes into its own when mixed, added to a nice ginger ale it's gorgeous.
All in all being a relative newbie to rum its quickly become my favourite as I am a slave to my sweet tooth 😁
Reviewing rum was never so easy and straightforward. This is just purely combination of bananas and toffee. This goes for taste and also for smell. It really feels like bananas and toffee are the only two ingredience in this rum. Rum also feels very heavy so I am recomendiong only small sips, possibly as a dessert. Definitely not for all night drinking.
I stumbled on this rum when it was recommended at a local liquor store. A great sipping rum with lots of flavors and very smooth. The rum is sweet and may not appeal to everyone but has very distinct flavors.
By conventional rum standards, it may be a little over sweet, but who cares, it's very tasty. Hefty banana essence and a sweet vanilla finish. For anyone seeking something different or at the very least sweeter, a definite recommendation. Carves it's own niche as a dessert rum.
It is fruity and easy to sip. Not sure I could do an evening of just this while hanging out with friends. But good for a variety and conversation.
Un bon rhum même si je suis novice et que je n’ai pas encore l’expérience nécessaire à sa totale découverte.
Une odeur de banane est perceptible ainsi qu’un mélange de vanille et de caramel.
Au goût, le caramel et la vanille sont plus facilement perceptible tandis qu’un arrière-goût de banane est légèrement perceptible.
Got this rum as a Christmas present from my kids, acting on a recommendation from our local liquor store - evidently they can't keep up with the demand!
Very attractive presentation with pirate-like "X marks the spot" bottle design and a big cork stopper.
The taste was notable, BIG banana flavour, will plenty of vanilla and caramel in the background, quite a sweetness to it, and very minimal finish with little after-burn. Very smooth, and the first glass was gone before I even realized it.
I do agree with some of the "not like a true rum" reviews others have posted, but taken for what this is, which is more of a dessert drink or almost a liquor, this is a very nice addition to the bar, to be enjoyed straight up on a cold day.
Very powerful vanilla scent that is really amazing. Smooth taste with strong vanilla followed by caramel. The wife also really enjoyed this one.
Silne aroma pecenych/zralych bananu. Netradicni ale prijemny rumovy zazitek. Rozhodne stoji za to zkusit.