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Bumbu XO rum

Bumbu XO

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Barbados | Aged | 40% ABV

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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279 Bumbu XO Ratings

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Roger Averill 🇺🇸 | 34 ratings
Posted over 5 years ago

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

EmfiniGee 🇺🇸 | 21 ratings
Posted over 5 years ago

The Bumbu XO is much more balanced on the palate then the original. Great value for around $40 for an XO, would recommend to anyone looking to get into sipping rums.

Paul B 🇺🇸 | 472 ratings
Posted 5 years ago

I saw this new addition from Bumbu on the shelves weeks ago. I had to research it first because it's younger sister with the heavy banana flavoring only rated as a 6 by me. That one is from Barbados and is at 75 proof. This one is from Panama and is at 80 proof. This one at first appeared to be dry, but some legs showed up in the snifter later on. It has nowhere near as much added sugar as it's younger sister, Bumbu Original. There is no burn at all, from the aroma in the beginning to the after taste. At being aged up to 18 years in charred bourbon barrels, one would expect a heavy woody taste. Not so in this case, and I suspect the final aging in Andalusian sherry casks has something to do with smoothing out the oak flavors. This is a very good sipping rum, but it's just that I don't much care for sherry in my rum. The sherry flavor is not overpowering like the Papa's Pilars and Abuelos, but is more subdued like the Brugal 1888. It almost deserves a rating of 8 from me. It is also the best rum from Panama without having to drive 200 miles to get one or spend a lot more.

Update October 30, 2021: I finally got to try their new edition called Bumbu Creme. It is made from this Panamanian rum and adds spices and dairy cream. Since it is only 15% ABV, I would classify it as a liqueur. It is quite tasty and I also like it better than Bailey's Irish Cream. At $32 US, it also costs more than Bailey's. This one would be a great present for your lady friends! It is just too sweet for me.

David 🇺🇸 | 1 rating
Posted 5 years ago

It was ok. I like the bottle more than anything. Great bar decoration ... decent rum.

Falcon91Wolvrn03 (PREMIUM) 🇺🇸 | 562 ratings
Posted 5 years ago

I almost liked the Original Bumbu rum, but for me it had far too much banana, so I only gave that a 3. It was an otherwise great rum. I had hoped this would be more like the Original Bumbu without the banana flavor, but it's not that at all. :-(

This is not nearly as sweet (I have a sweet tooth), and to me it felt a bit harsh for an XO. Has notes of oak, but I'm barely tasting the bourbon and sherry it was aged in. Usually, that's ok, but this lacks a little in other flavors. Not too bad, but not great either.

DonRON 🇨🇦 | 11 ratings
Posted 5 years ago

Good for mixing but even better on its own on ice.

Chet 🇺🇸 | 199 ratings
Posted 5 years ago

Good stuff. Not nearly as sweet as the other Bambu and much more flavorful and full bodied. Great nose smooth in the mouth and excellent finish. Good price point for what u get.

rišo 🇸🇰 | 51 ratings
Posted 5 years ago

Výborné popíjanie no od rumu za takú cenu som očakával trochu viac

Berezin 🇨🇿 | 5 ratings
Posted almost 5 years ago

I like its strong flavour, not so sweet. Nice design of bottle also makes it nice.

Adrian Adame 🇨🇿 | 699 ratings
Posted almost 5 years ago

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




Brand Details

Type: Aged
Company: Bumbu
Country: Barbados
ABV: 40%
Name: XO
Raw Material: Unknown
Process: Pure blend (1 distillery)
Distillation: Unknown
Women Led: No

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