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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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131 ratings
Recommendable to most

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Posted 8 months ago by Jörgen from Sweden with 28 ratings

Really different than Bumbu original, way more deep, balanced and raw.

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Posted 8 months ago by AntonioPatriarca from United States with 7 ratings

I have to admit that I am a sucker for unique packaging and this bottle looks exactly like what you think rum should look like. I tried it on the rocks and then with an ounce or two of coke. I liked it both ways. For a mid-priced rum it was quite nice. I have not tried drinking straight from the bottle yet, but today is Talk Like A Pirate Day, so I may have to try that tonight.

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Posted at TikiCat 9 months ago by NinjaHippo from United States with 18 ratings

Bottle looks like a gimmick but delicious rum inside! OK, I still don't like the presentation, but I really enjoyed Bumbu XO and went through this rather quickly both sipping and mixing into cocktails. You can do a little better but you can also do a lot worse at this price point. I haven't yet tried Bumbu original but I will soon...well done!

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Posted 9 months ago by Guy from Canada with 9 ratings

When I first tried bumbu xo I was a bit disappointed, as I did not find it tasting all that sweet, but as time goes on I find myself warming up to its unique taste...

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Posted 10 months ago by Paniolopete from United States with 6 ratings

Definitely not a flavored rum like the original Bumbu, but more of a real, refined, aged rum meant for sipping or use in your special mixed drinks. Quite a bargain, I feel, for such a barrel-aged sipping rum. plenty of fruitiness, though much more subtle and related to the molasses from which it is fermented, than added flavors or spices like the original. Very nicely done! Bottle says a product of Panama, but other sites list this as of Barbadian molasses origin. Distillation was done in Panama.

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Posted over 1 year ago by Earl Elliott from Canada with 202 ratings

Sugar: Estimated at 24 GPL. This is a better rum than the original. The original is more like a liqueur than a rum. This one still has a bit of the banana taste and aroma in it but it's in the background. Overall it's a sweet fairly well balanced rum with Banana, oak, a bit of smoke, some caramel and vanilla with a bit of spice. Fairly smooth at first with a bit of a bite on the follow through.

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Posted almost 2 years ago by Adrian Adame from Czech Republic with 361 ratings

Jeho sladší bratříček mne zaujal mnohém víc... Tak to bylo kdysi, chutě se změnily a musím uznat, že je lepší než sladký bratříček

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Posted 2 years ago by Roger Averill from United States with 34 ratings

Not near as sweet as the orginal Bumbu. More tradtional XO. Little alcohol heavy start but fairly smooth finish. Worth a try

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Posted 3 days ago by Bplottel from Canada with 13 ratings

I don't really see the point in this rum. The original fills a niche of a very sweet great mixing rum for the more casual rum drinkers. This is a far more class rum however is very expensive in my opinion for what you get. People who enjoy this might as well stick to some of the more traditional brands if this is what you're looking for.

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Posted 6 days ago by TheRealMojito from United States with 18 ratings

Like this one a lot. I found this one to have a hint of sweetness, but just the right amount. The sweetness doesn’t overtake the flavor of the rum.