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Bayou Special Release Single Barrel rum

Bayou Special Release Single Barrel

United States | Dark

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

8.0/10 (6 ratings)
Now this is some good stuff


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Posted 10 months ago by Charles M from United Kingdom with 127 ratings

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!!


Posted 11 months ago by Tim from Canada with 59 ratings

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.


Posted 2 months ago by Paul B (PREMIUM) from United States with 334 ratings

This is the first of their Special Release Single Barrel rums. It has been aged for only 28 months in used rye whiskey barrels. Any longer than that and it would have not appealed to me at all, since rye whiskey is one of my least favorite spirits. This one was done right. Quite smooth and never boring.


Posted 3 months ago by Piotr from Poland with 41 ratings

Never heard of this one earlier, bought to check and it turned out to be really great. Rich taste with caramel & chocolate accents - seriously good stuff :)


Posted about 1 year ago by M.R.J. from Finland with 203 ratings

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).


Posted about 1 year ago by TheGolfBallGuy from United States with 10 ratings

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.