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Bayou 2011 Reserve Select Barrel rum

Bayou 2011 Reserve Select Barrel

United States | Aged | 40% ABV | Pot Still Distilled

26 ratings
Recommendable to most

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Leo K 🇨🇦 | 71 ratings
Posted 4 months ago

Bayou Reserve Select is not a 2011 batch; "est.2011" is simply noted in very small text on the label (presumably the date the company was established). Regardless, I was pleasantly suprised to find this very inexpensive rum to be an excellent sipper. Not too sweet and no forward alcohol taste that I expect with many rums in this price bracket. At a mere $37 Canadian I hope the LCBO starts to carry this as regular stock.

Stefan Persson (PREMIUM) 🇸🇪 | 511 ratings
Posted 7 months ago

This Louisiana rum from Bayou is a molasses rum. The sugarcane has grown in the soils around the Mississippi River Delta. After fermentation it’s distilled in a copper pot still whereafter it’s aged in ex-bourbon barrels for up to 4 years using the Solera method.
The nose is fruity and spicy with recognizable hints of vanilla, cinnamon and apple.
At the palate it’s oaky and dry with tastes of bourbon and hints of cinnamon and maple.
The finish is dry and rather short with notes of fruits and oak.
Overall a quite bland rum with lots of bourbon taste.
Picture: The bottle and my poured glass at the Stockholm Beer & Spirits Fair 2023.

Les 80 🇬🇧 | 70 ratings
Posted 7 months ago

Wasn't expecting much but I was surprised went down easy good value

Cool Breeze (PREMIUM) 🇺🇸 | 561 ratings
Posted 1 year ago

Rich gold. Standard signature of this brands aroma but WOW this flavor is fantastic. The oakiness wood flavors and caramel toasted taste- outstanding. Leathery finish. Yum.

revsteph (PREMIUM) 🇺🇸 | 376 ratings
Posted 1 year ago

Tasted at Flotsam Paradise March 24, 2023
Golden rum
Sweet aroma, with vanilla notes
This is a super delectable rum. A sipper, this has a lot of flavor. The finish remains sweet to the end.

shindler 🇵🇱 | 43 ratings
Posted 1 year ago

Second Bayou I try... Just to sharp when it comes to it's taste. When it comes to USA they should stick to bourbons ;)

tomps 🇪🇪 | 27 ratings
Posted over 1 year ago

Unlike others, I had higher hopes after reading the comments. Not dry and rather not sweet too. I like the smell.

Reeb Barbill 🇮🇲 | 64 ratings
Posted over 1 year ago

Spicy, bit of a kick, solid burn. Smells fantastic, probably slightly better than the taste. Overall a good rum and great value for money.

Ladislao 🇷🇺 | 53 ratings
Posted over 1 year ago

Начальные линейки рома данной марки хороши. Осталось попробовать их вершину - марди гра!

Przemek 🇵🇱 | 13 ratings
Posted over 1 year ago

Rank 7 is labelled as "recommendable to most". I could not agree more (yet I gave 8 :) ). This is quite cheap one - here you can get Kraken Black or Havana 7yo for similar price. And this one is (for me, obviously) much "jack of all trades". Easily sippable, good with Coke too. Comparing to its more expensive brother (Bayou Single Barrell) it is less dry, less complex, but out of 5 people drinking together literally everybody agreed, that it is a good, decent, safe choice. So, if you want to upgrade from the usual cheap market rum, still with a decent price range, and you are not into spiced drinks - this one is for you!

Brand Details

Type: Aged
Company: Bayou
Country: United States
Name: 2011 Reserve Select Barrel
ABV: 40%
Yr Distilled: 2011
Raw Material: Unknown
Process: Unknown
Distillation: Pot Still
Women Led: No