Bumbu XO rum

Bumbu XO

Barbados | Aged

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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Posted almost 2 years ago by Mo McGurk πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ | 215 ratings

The oak flavor surprised me a little as I was suspecting more molasses for some reason. If it had a little less after burn it would have been even higher. No complaints when mixed. While I generally like to see what my rum looks like before I pour, I did like the black bottle and cross.

Posted 3 years ago by EmfiniGee πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ | 21 ratings

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.

Posted over 1 year ago by Cowboy Neal πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ | 30 ratings

Completely different than regular Bumbu; solid sipper for the price

Posted 3 years ago by Falcon91Wolvrn03 (PREMIUM) πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ | 514 ratings

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.

Posted over 1 year ago by Kevin πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ | 35 ratings

A lovely deep brown color. Very clean subtle nose. Only the slightest alchol burn at the very end. A very good sipping rum.

Posted 3 years ago by Joola69 πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ | 2886 ratings

Enjoyed a bottle of Bumbu XO while in Tucson AZ. Blacked out bottle versus clear bottle with Bumbu Original. XO comes from Panama based rums whereas Original is Barbados based. XO is much more dryer and has zero banana flavor which the Original has in spades. XO is mainly aged in ex bourbon barrels but finished up in white oak sherry casks. It's the sherry flavor which is offputting for me. Otherwise the XO coukd earn an 8, but the sherry just simply does not fit this flavor profile. No burn at all, which is quite surprising how dry this rum really is.

Posted 7 months ago by Wechillin πŸ‡±πŸ‡» | 1 rating

The very first drink i tried from ones that's more expensive and original than Bacardi, morgan& other. That drink changed my mind and i started trying smth new. Talking bout this - to me it's absolutely good balance between sweetness and spice. Wonderful aftertaste. Also design of the bottle is pretty nice so it became first piece of my collection. I was feeling good enjoying evenings drinking it, gave me a lot of energy also when i needed. No hangovers. I rate it 8 because i think it's really beautiful drink, but i don't know yet is there something a lot better.

Posted 1 year ago by Rhoffer97 πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ | 54 ratings

I think I expected a bit more but none the less it's a very solid rum. Very smooth, very light on the nose, and not much of a lingering after taste. Certainly something I can work into my rotation very easily

Posted over 2 years ago by Earl Elliott πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ | 213 ratings

Sugar: Estimated at 24 GPL. This is a better rum than the original. The original is more like a liqueur than a rum. This one still has a bit of the banana taste and aroma in it but it's in the background. Overall it's a sweet fairly well balanced rum with Banana, oak, a bit of smoke, some caramel and vanilla with a bit of spice. Fairly smooth at first with a bit of a bite on the follow through.

Posted 5 months ago by Tyxxy πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ | 2 ratings

Very very good! Pares extremely well with vanilla coke!

Posted 5 months ago by Blindside6 πŸ‡·πŸ‡΄ | 7 ratings

Definitely an improvement over the original. It's a good sipping rum, with flavors of coffee and oak (none over the top). Overall a good balance between sweetness and spice.

Brand Details

Name: XO
Company: Bumbu
Type: Aged
Distillation: Unknown
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