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Bayou Select rum

Bayou Select

United States | Aged | 40% ABV

Bayou Select rum, a version of their base Bayou Rum thatโ€™s aged in used bourbon barrels for up to three years (with the traditional solera method) and bottled at 80 proof.

via American Rum Report
51 ratings
Tasty, but not quite great

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Cocktail-Photographer ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง | 7 ratings
Posted 9 months ago

Review of Bayou Select Rum

Visuals: The first thing that strikes you about the Bayou Select is its rich, dark amber hue. The color evokes imagery of antique mahogany furniture, imbuing it with a sense of refinement and maturity that is immediately enticing.

Aroma: Upon uncorking the bottle, the aroma wafts up in a bouquet of complexity and sophistication. The nose is definitely one of the highlights of the Bayou Select. It's full-bodied and robust, with distinct notes that hint at the rum's pedigree and barrel aging process. The scent is evocative of warm caramel and aged leather, complemented by an undercurrent of tropical fruit and a hint of toasted oak, a testament to its quality used bourbon barrel.

Body: As for the body, it doesn't disappoint either. Bayou Select has a mouthfeel that is both smooth and weighty. It dances across the palate, providing a tactile experience that is neither too syrupy nor too thin. The body is just right, creating an excellent stage for the flavors to unfold.

Taste: This is where Bayou Select truly shines. The taste is a seamless blend of sweet, spicy, and smoky. From the first sip, there's an interplay between the sweetness of molasses, the spiciness imparted by the quality used bourbon barrel, and a rich, robust flavor profile that doesn't overwhelm but rather invites the palate to explore further. The bourbon barrel aging introduces a delightful spiciness, almost like a mild peppery heat that lingers at the back of the tongue, adding depth to the overall flavor.

Finish: As for the finish, it is smooth and lasting, a testament to its quality distillation process. The combination of the bourbon barrel aging and the inherent character of the rum leaves a pleasant, warm sensation in the mouth. There's a faint echo of spice and a touch of vanilla sweetness that lingers, encouraging you to take another sip.

Overall, Bayou Select Rum is a compelling choice for rum enthusiasts, earning a respectable rating of 7/10. Its balanced blend of flavors, aromatic presence, and smooth finish make it a versatile choice for sipping neat, on the rocks, or even as a base for high-quality cocktail preparations. It's a rum that respects tradition while providing a unique, palatable experience. Though it doesn't quite reach perfection, it is certainly a bottle to savor, appreciate, and return to time and time again. This rum has a quality that invites you to revisit it, discovering new nuances with each tasting.

revsteph ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | 358 ratings
Posted 11 months ago

Tasted at Laka Lono 3/27/22
Louisiana made, hence the name
I drank this neat, dammit
Notes say:
Fav US rum
I like it! Vanilla. Dank. Goodness.

Ducote (TASTING CLUB) ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | 40 ratings
Posted 11 months ago

This is a great buy for the price. I absolutely love the flavor.

LeBrown ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ง | 10 ratings
Posted over 1 year ago

For a brand of this standing I was pretty disappointed. Nothing really meshed. All the flavors fight with each other. The booze won.

Cool Breeze (PREMIUM) ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | 537 ratings
Posted over 1 year ago

Tasted at Laka Lono on 11/29/21. Wonderful caramel toffee and butterscotch. Soft palate. Nice buttery maple syrup flavors. I'm pleasantly surprised by this one.

maltpunk (BASIC) ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น | 38 ratings
Posted over 1 year ago

Nothing special either, but the Potstill-Distillation really helps to give this young rum body and weight. Also, it tastes like there was not a lot of sugar added, if any at all.
If the price is taken into account, there is really little room to argue (17โ‚ฌ).

Kaps_Gr (BASIC) ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ท | 33 ratings
Posted over 1 year ago

i bought some more bayou rums after the pleasant surprise i had with bayou spiced.
Unfortunately this one was not that great. Honest for the price but needs more aging.
There is some oak adds a more bourbonish taste- maybe also some hints of molasses.
The body is more solid maybe, rather than complex
The aftertaste exists somehow.
Its not so much for sipping but its still a great mixer at a right price.

Maybe my review is biased because i had great expectations on bayou. Maybe is that im 90% into sipping rather than into mixing. To be honest im not regret for buying it but i wont buy another one

Docsarvis (PREMIUM) ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | 463 ratings
Posted 2 years ago

Went to a New Orleans event. Bayou rum. 3 cocktails. All excellent. Rum has good bite and good flavor. Recommended

Polou ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | 63 ratings
Posted over 2 years ago

Itโ€™s not the best rum Iโ€™ve tasted, but itโ€™s still very pleasant to drink.
I find the banana, the fresh cane, but also the caramel and a hint of vanilla.
There is a good smell of tobacco and black tea at the end.
I recommend this rum, itโ€™s quite unusual in terms of origins and its taste.

4candles ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง | 39 ratings
Posted over 2 years ago

This rum is meant for mixing and not to be sipped. Good for a rum and cola.

Brand Details

Company: Bayou
Type: Aged
Raw Material: Unknown
Brand Process: Unknown
Distillation Type: Unknown
Name: Select
ABV: 40%


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