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Bayou Single Barrel rum, a version of their base Bayou Rum that’s aged for two years and four months in used rye whiskey barrels and bottled at 80 proof.via American Rum Report
I bought this and the Bayou Select - both were similarly priced (or here in UK there was a £3 difference). But the difference is huge.
The nose of the two is quite similar. A rather restrained, dry cane fruit. But it is the body where there is a big difference. There is a rich, sweet depth of fruit that the Select doesn't quite have. Gentle 40% alcohol leads to a medium length, dry finish with an appealing gentle oakiness.
I can't help but think that this would be better bottled at 45% like many an American whiskey is.
But the test of a rum.....would I buy it again? With this one, while I wouldn't class it as one of my favourites, I probably would. Variety being the spice of life.
EDIT - I've come back to this 6 weeks after opening the bottle. Upped from a 7 to an 8. It might not be for purists, but I like it. The nose has the traits that you would expect from cane, and this is carried on to the front pallet. But then the oak takes over, and TBH it masks some of the delicacy of the cane. As my preferred style is a nice oaky molasses based rum, I think the strong oak enhances the rum. I have to say that I'm very much enjoying, and looking at the price, I think I will definitely be getting more. Still wish it would be stronger!!
I had been skeptical that a rum from the mainland US of A could be a sipper -wrong! This is nice stuff with a faint aroma of pineapple and other tropical notes and a decent dry bite with a dry finish.
This product is bottled at 40%, which is a bit disappointing for a "single barrel". Using rye whiskey barrels, it gains some nice additional flavours. The base distillate is good, from copper pot stills. Makes a nice if a bit simple rum (probably needs more aging to develop flavours).
Aged in Rye barrels and not overly sweet. It's only available at the distillery in limited quantity. If you are passing through Lacassine, La. Stop and give it a try.