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Bumbu XO rum

Bumbu XO

Barbados | Aged

Bumbu Rum XO rum is distilled in Panama before spending 18 years in American white oak bourbon barrels, with a further short finish in Andalusian white oak sherry barrels.

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141 ratings
Recommendable to most

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141 Bumbu XO ratings

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Posted 2 months ago by gerben de lange from Aruba with 21 ratings

just better than the original, smooth, can be mixed but hold it's ground as a neat.

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Posted 2 months ago by Comeau68 from Canada with 13 ratings

I really enjoy the original Bumbu, which, many people do not. I enjoy the banana taste and it’s a good mixer. The XO is not anything like the original. This is definitely a nice one for sipping. It’s got a more traditional profile that you look for in rum. For the price it is one to enjoy with friends.

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Posted 2 months ago by Markmoz (PREMIUM) from Mozambique with 23 ratings

I like this one .. much likes its younger sibling, nice and smooth and not overly sweet

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Posted 2 months ago by CK from United States with 22 ratings

Having tried this after the regular version, the Bumbu XO was a big improvement but still not impressive. A nice sipping rum but it doesnt have a lot going for it. Mild nose, mild flavor, mild mouthfeel. Mostly unremarkable but a solid rum for the price point. Its worth a try as it may be your kind of rum. It wasn't really for me though.

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Posted 2 months ago by Means5104 from United States with 1 rating

A deep amber appearance with a slight smell of spice. The taste is slightly of molasses or brown sugar. Slightly sweet but not overbearing.

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Posted 2 months ago by Rumbell Beard from Germany with 8 ratings

Surprise by the really special taste. Stronger than expected. It's like tobacco or coffee, the oak flavour makes it interesting.
Tastes way more harsh than the smell.

Ok, but not mine too be honest.

Rating 5-6.

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Posted 3 months ago by Jipla from Belgium with 65 ratings

I skipped the original bumbu because of the added flavors but gave the XO a shot.
Has good taste to it but nothing fancy

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Posted 3 months ago by BigChief17 (TASTING CLUB) from United States with 53 ratings

Muddled nose and taste with a finish that isn't clean. Can be sipped, but there are better choices.

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Posted 3 months ago by DaveT77 from United Kingdom with 10 ratings

Bought this to compare to the regular Bumbu. A little disappointed, still a good rum. But not better than its normal variant.

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Posted 3 months ago by Foderetti from United States with 14 ratings

I know most arn't a fan, but I thought that very distinct banana/vanilla flavor to the original really made it stand out. The higher proof they tried in this just made it feel like they threw it in half hazard. The original enjoyment I wanted to experiance just up and left the flavor profile and I was left disappointed.

On its own there isn't much burn at all and it's a good sipper rum, but the overall true lack of flavor qnd just dry notes just did not do it for me at all, and truly left me just wanting a bottle of the original more.

Fun to try and sip, but would just get the original in a heartbeat