Bumbu The Original Rum

Bumbu The Original Rum

(0.75l, 35%)


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$35.99
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X marks the Jackpot.

Welcome to Barbados. The Caribbean paradise known for sea, sun and sand is also home to another treasure – Rum. Did you know that Barbados is widely regarded as the birthplace of this delicious golden nectar? Barbados first started making Rum back in the 17th century and remains the place to go if you want the sample the very best the Rum world has to offer. And that’s exactly where we’re taking you.

At Bumbu Rum Company, they pride themselves on making their products as authentic and traditional as possible. Their Rum is based on the original recipe created by 17th century sailors of the West Indies, who blended native Caribbean ingredients into their rum and called it "Bumbu" – the original craft Spirit. Using the same natural native spices and no artificial additives, distilled in small batches and blended by hand, their Rum is an authentic revival of this piece of Carribean history.

Almost 400 years of experience in the distillation process is no joke and Bumbu Original Rum is a testament to that. The payoff is a work of art in style and substance. What does that mean? Well, the extravagant bottle with a big X on the front is truly stunning. Just look at it. But only once you pop the cork, can the real adventures begin.

The Rum is crafted from first-class sugarcane that’s been gathered throughout the West Indies and aged up to 15 years in Kentucky Bourbon barrels. This is a super smooth sipping Spirit with stellar balance as well as complexity and represents everything you could possibly want in an ultra-premium Rum. Every little thing about this product just screams Q-U-A-L-I-T-Y. Except the price. The price is right and then some. Jackpot, baby!
  • Category
    Rum
  • Style
    Spiced Rum
  • Region
    Caribbean
  • Country
    Barbados
  • Alcohol
    35%
  • Distillery

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banana
vanilla
chocolate
cinnamon
sweet
chestnut
caramel
oak
butterscotch
What does Bumbu The Original Rum taste like?

The Flavor Spiral™ shows the most common flavors that you'll taste in Bumbu The Original Rum and gives you a chance to have a taste of it before actually tasting it.

We invented Flavor Spiral™ here at Flaviar to get all your senses involved in tasting drinks and, frankly, because we think that classic tasting notes are boring.
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A little bit of etymology; nobody really knows where the word Rum comes from. Most popular suggestions are: Rum (the Romani word for potent), Rumbullion (an uproar), Saccharum (sugar in Latin), Rummer (a Dutch drinking glass).

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Chestnut gold

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Caramel, vanilla and a hint of oak.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Chocolate, banana with notes of cinnamon throughout.

Finish
Smooth, sweet and light.
Ratings & Reviews
Daniel
Daniel,
What a wonderful sipping rum. For me, neat was the way to go. Smooth, warm, and mellow. It's meant to stand alone.
 
Jesse
Jesse,
This is the perfect rum. Sweet and not too strong. I love it. Perfect for a night in and some tv.
 
Matthew
Matthew,
The description of this rum is spot on. Banana notes hit you first and this rum is quite sweet. It's smooth enough to drink on the rocks.
 
Sam
Sam,
Delicious after dinner sipper. Banana, Carmel, and cinnamon make this a dessert in a glass.
 
Stephen
Stephen,
Great tasting rum! I drink mostly bourbon, and this was a nice and smooth entry into sipping rums. Great nose and taste 👍
 
David
David,
9.5 on this one. Wow, it's a good sipper neat or on the rock. I try to "old fashion" a lot of my whiskeys to replicate the sweetness and numerous flavors that I get with Bumbu.
 
Jeremy
Jeremy,
A bit sweet and heavy banana.
 
Justin
Justin,
Best rum I have ever had. Almost like a liquid desert
 
Brett
Brett,
Bananas Foster, anyone!? Delicious!
 
Cody
Cody,
Not quite as good as the XO, but still pretty damn good!
 
Jonathan
Jonathan,
I wish I would have noticed it's only 70 proof - telling - because it's more of a liqueur than spirit. There's an added sweetness/sweetner, and overwhelming vanilla flavor. Fine for a liqueur, but not for an "original rum". It's been relegated to cooking duties, and some mixers, but definitely not a standalone base.
 
Stanley
Stanley,
This rum was everything it was presented to be. Very drinkable straight and mixes well for bar drinks. My wife says " we will receive free samples please, lol". We will definitely be ordering this rum again and it will be a premium in our home bar.
 
Laidlaw
Laidlaw,
Bumbu was a recommendation from my friend in Key West. It's really favorable and very sweet smelling, My taste can really getting into sweet spirits and my neighbors, especially the ladies really liked the flavor and aroma of tropical fruits. I've already received two more bottles.
 
Adam
Adam,
Really good, but a little too sweet for me. That said, the nose is all vanilla and banana; I could just smell this all evening.
 
Chris
Chris,
Amazing smooth rum that I enjoy just on the rocks.
 
Andrew
Andrew,
really enjoy the vanilla smell and flavor.
 
Steven
Steven,
Slighty sweet for me. Went to smooth,
 
Jose
Jose,
Solid rum, a little too much banana for me but still really good
 
Joshua
Joshua,
I enjoy drinking this neat or on a rock. It is on the sweeter side, but I don’t mind that. It smells and tastes like butterscotch, vanilla, and bananas. It is a treat to sip as nice night cap.
 
guest
guest,
absolutely love it straight up highly recommend
 
Roger
Roger,
I so wanted t like this, but the cloying sweetness was too much too handle. Perhaps, poured over vanilla ice cream, it would taste like a banana syrup that might work, but there was no alcohol twinge and only overwhelming artificial banana smell and taste. Live and learn.
Kyran
Kyran,
I came to the same conclusion if you like root beer floats it makes a great one. Specs. about like 4 oz of root beer. 1.5-2 oz of this rum and Irish cream.
guest
guest,
Tastes like spiced bananas and candy, but not in a saccharine way. It reminds me of things like caramel and toffee simply because of the creaminess but it’s not super sweet, it’s just a hint of sweet, the perfect amount imo, but the notes of banana, spices, chocolate, and molasses give it the impression of sweets minus all that sugar. It’s really hard to describe it, and I’m sorry if I’m not doing a great job, but it’s magical. The nose is similar, you don’t smell any ethanol unless you really stick your nose deep in the glass. This review is for drinking it near, I’ll update after trying on the rocks and mixed, but I think the fact that it is this smooth neat (and warm/room temp in summer) says it all. I love liquors but hate the taste of ethanol and often need some sort of chaser at some point. Not here. I don’t even want a chaser for this, I just want to enjoy the deliciousness. Which is easy, since it has an excellent long lasting finish that is all flavor and zero ethanol. 10/10
 
guest
guest,
Delicious! My new favorite!
 
Justin
Justin,
Great rum I will get more the price is great and the taste is great
 
Adam
Adam,
Best Rum I’ve ever tasted, not even close. Bought a bottle on the hunch that it would be something special and 1) I was right, 2) I will be getting my hands on some more. Do yourself a favor and grab a bottle for yourself.
 
Tom
Tom,
Lots of vanilla, very smooth. My wife’s new go-to for Cuba libres
 
Stanley
Stanley,
Hands down the best rum I have ever had. Smooth, flavor, and taste are great. This rum at the front of the line in our home bar.
 
Thomas
Thomas,
This is a very good rum. Nice sweet and long tasting. Very good on the rocks. loved it will buy again.
 
Curt
Curt,
YUM! Bumba, Bumba! Just got my bottle today, love the look, authentic feel of the cork, just love the overall design of the bottle itself. Great color and at first whiff, sense the vanilla and oak, even the banana a bit. At first taste, definitely pick up the banana with a chocolate air, very nice and smooth, sweet. The finish to me was a bit harder than expected given the smooth description but it is sweet and maybe the cinnamon reacts with my palate a little tougher than most, But overall, a very nice rum, happy to have it in my bar.
 
Dominic
Dominic,
My new favorite rum! Tremendous flavor and incredibly smooth. I love it on the rocks.
 
Ethan
Ethan,
Strong banana aroma couples with a banana flavor, Carmel, and strong sweet vanilla. Lots of spice. Drinks much smoother and sweeter with an ice cube
 
kyle
kyle,
Absolutely amazing. The banana and ever so light cinnamon is just spectacular. I found myself going back for a number of additional tastes.
 
Nathan
Nathan,
Very smooth with obvious banana bread flavors. Not even a little alcohol burn. It was great over ice on a hot afternoon which helped cut the sweetness down. A good rum, but very different from my other favorites.
 
guest
guest,
A fantastic sweet sipper...very strong banana and vanilla flavor. If you don’t like sweet or banana...steer clear. Otherwise, grab your favorite glass throw in a ball of ice and fill it high...sit back and enjoy. Unique.
 
Lawrence
Lawrence,
So good!
 
guest
guest,
I don’t mind the 35% on the label. On the nose there is banana and vanilla. On the palate there is vanilla, caramel, banana, cinnamon and a hint of other fruits. It may be too sweet for some, but the explosion of flavor is amazing. I recommend it for sure.
 
Kelli
Kelli,
YUM! YUM! YUM!
 
Stephen
Stephen,
Very sweet and refreshing. If you are looking for a great rum to just sit back with, and drink straight, this is it.
 
mark
mark,
I am now on my third bottle of this delightful departure from the common caramely tastes of more traditional Rums. The fragrance of this rum was new to me. The various sweet scents reminded me of Banana Bread baking in the oven. It sips wonderfully and is a smooth, sweet mix with Coke or Pepsi. It would possibly be Awesome on Bananas Foster :)
 
Brian
Brian,
Smooth rum all elements are detected when opened and easy drinking. Flavor spiral on point.
 
Justin
Justin,
Great taste I love it and great price
 
guest
guest,
Wow, just a wonderful rum.
 
Nelson
Nelson,
Caught me by surprise! It is a sweet rum. You definitely taste the banana and vanilla. I made the mistake of mixing with coke. I prefer to just have it on the rocks. It is pretty good!
 
Michael
Michael,
This rum is on the sweeter side but is so good. Super easy to drink straight. I'm sure it would make some good cocktails as well but I just can't bring myself to mix it with anything. If you like rum, it's a must try.
 
Elijah
Elijah,
It’s an excellent rum. Gotta be careful which cocktail you mix it in as it can make things overly sweet.
 
Adam
Adam,
Love this rum! My new favorite. Smells like banana nut bread.
 
James
James,
Great with a cocktail or neat on the rocks. It has a sweeter taste.
 
Jason
Jason,
Probably my second favorite rum. It's ridiculously sweet and that's the beauty of it.
 
Cheryl
Cheryl,
I don't like this Rum. I prefer to drink Rum with ginger beer (The Great Jamaican Beer Co.) The taste is too pronounced with additions to suit my tastes.
 
Wayne
Wayne,
One of the best rums I've ever had! Pretty sweet, but I love banana and this rum is loaded with it. Great straight up or mixed with a little cola. Seems to pair with a little Pepsi best. Oh, and the super cool bottle!
 
Derek
Derek,
This rum is excellent, and to really appreciate all the flavor i recommend drinking it neat
 
guest
guest,
Not a huge rum person, but I found this one at the store and loved it! It has a great balance of flavors that keeps bringing you back for more.
 
Charles
Charles,
Definitely one of my favorite Rums, and a big hit with my girlfriend. It's very sweet with the lingering flavours of vanilla and molasses, and that warm (not burning) feeling as it goes down.
 
Mark
Mark,
Had purchased it to enjoy straight up but the vanilla tones are strong enough to make it a better mixer and less enjoyable solo.
 
Clay
Clay,
Sweet, can definitely pick up on the pineapple aftertaste. One of my favorite rums!
 
Eric
Eric,
This rum is way to sweet. I am going to assume this has added sugar as I dont know how it's naturally possible to have this much sweetness. I can not drink this rum neat. It is best mixed. The overwhelming sweetness really brings this rum down.
 
Barry
Barry,
This is, by far, the best rum I have had. VERY smooth and flavorful. It is worth the investment! Won't be my everyday rum, WILL BE MY DRINK TO IMPRESS RUM.
 
Lelia
Lelia,
Nice sipper. Smoother than Zaya. Can’t wait to taste it in a Vanilla Coke and cherry coke.
 
Michael
Michael,
Love this rum! Probably found my new favorite rum as a matter of fact. Great straight, on rocks or in a cocktail.
 
Lelia
Lelia,
Very enjoyable neat. Smooth. Will purchase again.
 
Daniel
Daniel,
Sweet and fruity (banana). Great mixed with sodas.
 
Ronald
Ronald,
Excepetional! Has a very warm and welcoming flavor profile that has strong notes of bannana, cinnamon, cloves, offers a wonderful treat to sip on. I added some ice cubes and found it awakened the aromas. I love this rum, really happy with picking up this bottle!
 
I.
I.,
Smooth. Hints of banana or vanilla.
 
Arjun
Arjun,
Excellent sweet sipper. No need to mix it with anything.
 
Steven
Steven,
Definitely my new favorite rum. Nice and smooth.
 
Micah
Micah,
It is great, smooth. It has a nice vanilla flavor to it.
 
Nicole
Nicole,
A bit too sweet for my taste. Smooth, overly sweet, taste like a liquid butterscotch candy.
 
Chris
Chris,
Absolutely wonderful rum!! A strong aroma of butterscotch with a taste to match!! This may have just moved in front of Zacapa for my favorite rum!
 
Zack
Zack,
By far my favorite Rum. Delicious and smooth.
 
Virginia
Virginia,
It very smooth. I liked it. But I'm just not into dark Rum, Whiskey, Bourbon, but I trying, because Vodka my favorite gives me a headache.
 
Wendy
Wendy,
Great flavor, very smooth
 
Daniel
Daniel,
One of my favorite rums. Nice sweetness without overdoing it.
 
Michael
Michael,
Love this rum. For the price one would be hard not to find a better experience of notes and flavors. Sweet it is lasting is the aftertaste of caramel and nots of banana. So much to discover, I will leave that for those that follow.
 
Todd
Todd,
This has probably ruined me for other rums. And is it awful that I don't want to discard the empty bottle? There is this amazing vanilla taste to start and then it just sort of coats the throat with rummy goodness and a hint of caramel that hangs with you between sips.
 
Captn.
Captn.,
At first the caramel nut vanilla overwhelms but the smooth aftertaste is amazing.. this is great sipper on the rocks... one of my favorites along with Pilar.
 
George
George,
This is probably the best rum I've ever tasted. I first tried this when I ordered a flight of rum which was a first, because it's usually a flight of whiskey or beer for me. I've turned on all my friends to Bumbu so now there are another 20 people drinking Bumbu. Highly recommended for your home bar.
 
Grant
Grant,
Very smooth and a nice fruity aroma.
 
Jule
Jule,
Amazingly good. A cut above!
 
mark
mark,
Upon first removal of the cork, I was somewhat surprised. This was not the normal aroma of the rums I have been used to. My first thought was to Banana Bread. A bit more time and vanilla was obviously quite strong as well. I have found this wonderful to sip just over some ice. An associate of mine made a Rum and Coke out of it and the flavor was quite unique and pleasant to all that he let taste it. This rum is Very smooth and the finish is sweet and not at all as strong as you expect a rum to be I loved it and picked up a second bottle long before the first one was finished. This is going to be a regular at my home bar
 
Craig
Craig,
Very smooth rum. Definitely get the vanilla neat or mixed. Great stuff!
 
Benjamin
Benjamin,
Wow. That’s gonna be your first reaction so get ready. Here’s what I’ll say about this: if you are looking to drink some hard liquor that you normally sip on and your friends are impressed by it, this is not that. However, if you have a secret love for something like Malibu...aka a very flavorful easy-to-drink liquor, then this is for you. This is an intensely flavorful rum. Very banana forward, sweet but not too sweet, this rum is—quite literally—delicious. I’ve never really said that about a straight drink. Delicious. But this rum is so packed full various flavors and notes that it actually is exciting. Plus, the burn build-up is wonderful. The snob would probably not like this but that’s ok, I like to be a snob most of the time. But if you’re looking for something fun, get Bumbu.
 
Timothy
Timothy,
I love this Rum it is on the sweet side and is great neat and even better for all rum drinks. I highly recommend this Rum to anyone how is a rum drink fan or just wants something neat that is not Whiskey.
 
Praseeda
Praseeda,
Ridiculously smooth. Great for sipping or mixing
 
Barbara
Barbara,
silky smooth and perfect for sipping
 
Timothy
Timothy,
This is the best Rum for its price point.
 
Jerry
Jerry,
Loved it ! I especially love the balance of the nodes and the taste after smooth as silk and a good balance between the toung and stomach I think that you should GIVE me a try especially if you want to chill out and experience a great Rum with Balance straight up nice and I dare you to try this Dram !
 
John
John,
Extremely smooth with terrific balance between sweetness and herbal notes.
 
Sydney
Sydney,
It was smooth, however I personally was not a fan of the notes of fruit and banana.
 
cyndi
cyndi,
What a smooth & tasty rum. Love this and will be buying more.
 
ROBERT
ROBERT,
WOW ......just Wow. Really enjoyed this one. Sweet and smooth with butterscotch aftertaste. Liked it so much, I ordered 2 more bottles.
 
ROBERT
ROBERT,
Wow....just Wow, really enjoyed this one. Sweet and smooth with butterscotch after taste. Liked it so much, I bought 2 more bottles.
 
mark
mark,
This is nice and sweet. It was great on the rocks with an Oliva Serie V melanio cigar. This paired perfectly!
 
Robert
Robert,
Enjoyed the butterscotch after taste. Smooth and delicious.
 
Juan
Juan,
Great for mixing. On the sweet side
 
Jim
Jim,
I was surprised at how smooth it was, first rum my wife has enjoyed without mixing it.
 
Jonathan
Jonathan,
Amazing rum. My go to for sipping and celebrating! It’s sweet and very smooth with clean tastes of banana and vanilla.
 
KEN
KEN,
This is a very sweet rum. Has a nice caramel and vanilla flavor to it. I would highly recommend with a glass ice in a good cigar.
 
Jeremy
Jeremy,
New fav for rum!
 
Casey
Casey,
X marks my new favourite rum
 
Richard
Richard,
Simply amazing. I can not express how much I have enjoyed this rum. I have tried it neat, on the rocks, and mixed. This is my new preferred rum to have around for every occasion.
 
Bronson
Bronson,
Love the sweet spice, I know some will say it’s to sweet but found 2 spicy/peppery cigars that matched it perfect. Plus it really woke my dark roast coffee up the next morning. Yep that works well.well
 
Matt
Matt,
Very good rum. Banana hits you right off the bat. Great neat or on the rocks.
 
Cindy
Cindy,
Love the smoothness
 
Paul
Paul,
Loved it; sweet smooth banana and vanilla like having dessert on an island
 
andre
andre,
This is definitely my new favorite. The aroma when you open the bottle is amazing. It's incredibly smooth and needs nothing. I love Flor De Cana and Barbancourt. This is definitely not the same. Its very different and in a category unto itself but I thoroughly enjoyed it. I'm getting another bottle.
 
Russell
Russell,
This is absolutely heaven in a bottle. This has turned into my special occasion go to rum. I'm still trying other rums when I order but I always get another bottle of Bumbu. Thanks Flaviar.
 
Galen
Galen,
This is excellent rum!!! Had a gathering and it didn't last long😁😁😁 great with cherry coke. About to order another bottle
 
Robert
Robert,
Very nice aroma and extremely smooth. Straight or with ice. I get apples on the nose with this one.
 
Warren
Warren,
This rum has a light smooth flavor that goes down nicely with a clean finish on the palette. Described as the original rum, it’s definitely a keeper for any home bar and rum enthusiast. At this price point, this purchase is a bargain.
 
Mary
Mary,
The smell of caramel cannot be missed. The rum is good, but too sweet for my preference.
 
Jacob
Jacob,
An excellent rum that is very easy to drink neat
 
Christine
Christine,
One of the best rums I’ve tasted. This was my 2nd bottle...ordering a 3rd!
 
Matthew
Matthew,
This rum has a very distinctive flavor with lots of sweetness and fruit. I don't care for it because the banana note is just too strong for my taste. I loved the Flavor limited edition rum Larga Vita and like spiced rum. This was just too fruity for me. That said, if that is what you like, this is a smooth rum. I will try to see if it makes a good fruity mixed drink, but not for sipping for those who don't like fruity rum.
 
Chris
Chris,
So smooth and delicious! It’s so easy to sip and even easier to enjoy
 
Austin
Austin,
This is a good rum, but I would 'almost' call it a flavored rum. It has a strong note of vanilla caramels and banana, I can also pick up some coconut and burned sugar / creme brulee. There is only a little 'spicy' characteristic making it very smooth.
 
al
al,
Buttery smooth with hints of brown sugar, vanilla and butterscotch. No mixing here: awesome flavor straight from the bottle.
 
Daniel
Daniel,
Great for mixing, but just a little too sweet for sipping. All in all, a very nice flavor though.
 
Daniel
Daniel,
Very easy to drink straight. Really sweat and smooth.
 
Dustin
Dustin,
What can I say.. beautiful, elegant, silky smooth. Caramel, fruity, incredible!
 
Andy
Andy,
Super easy to sip neat Great fruit flavors
 
Richard
Richard,
I love it! This rum is smooth. It's so smooth that you'll want to drink it all by itself, neat, no ice, no mixing. There is no bitterness, harshness, anything that will make you want to mix anything with it. After drinking one glass, you'll be wanting more.
 
Alex
Alex,
I really want to like this because of the pronounced Banana note, which I love, but it is just too sweet for me. Really wish I could handle it. oh well back to Islay Scotch.
 
Derek
Derek,
Very sweet and mild. Easy to over drink on this one. Tastes like bananas foster.
 
guest
guest,
Love it
 
Kent
Kent,
Delightful, smooth, maybe a little heavy on the banana but a very enjoyable dram.
 
JENNIFER
JENNIFER,
The besy part of this rum is the hint of vanilla I got after each sip. It was a delightful surprise.
 
John
John,
Delicious
 
Arthur
Arthur,
A fun rum if you want something different. This rum is EXTREMELY sweet. The banana is prevalent throughout with a lil bite at the end. I find the banana and sweet a bit overpowering and wish it had more of the traditional Caribbean spice . May be fun to compare at a rum tasting party but not the bottle I'm going to grab if I'm in the mood to treat yo self.
 
Nick
Nick,
Amazing
 
Elias
Elias,
Outstanding Rum! So smooth, beautiful aroma, and leaves the palate satisfied.
 
Tyler
Tyler,
Hands down the best rum I’ve ever had. My all time favorite rum was always Bacardi Oakheart but that spot has now been taken.
 
al
al,
Smooth and buttery with hints of vanilla. Almost like drinking a hot, buttered rum....only straight from the bottle. Muy bueno!!!
 
Ariella
Ariella,
I think that this rum is brimming with delicious flavor combos. I am still a noob and can't really recognize all the flavors ,but I really like this rum. The only thing I can say about it for sure is that it is sweet.
 
Howard
Howard,
Suuuuuuueeeeeet. Tastes like bananas and smoke.
 
Gavin
Gavin,
Super good. Excellent no matter how you drink.
 
Douglas
Douglas,
Smooth, sweet, spiced rum. One of my favorites neat
 
Steven
Steven,
Too sweet for my taste, in defense of the Bottle I should have read the description more closely, I would not have ordered it if I had realized it was a "Spiced Rum"
 
Jim
Jim,
Loved it, X marked the spot. Best rum I ever had!
 
Troy
Troy,
Very good
 
Jason
Jason,
Love it! Super dark and smooth. Fantastic neat!!
 
George
George,
Drink at straight, very very smooth.
 
Austin
Austin,
This stuff is so good it’s dangerous... neat, with one cube, with a splash of cola, with water and orange. Ordering a second bottle.
 
Bryan
Bryan,
Great flavor ... Very smooth ...
 
Jason
Jason,
Something a little different for sure. Vanilla and Banana came out right of way for me. Very tasty. Would buy again.
 
Jeff
Jeff,
Smooth sipping rum. Good into to premium rums for newbies. Too sweet and overly banana flavored for my palate.
 
Todd
Todd,
The flavor profile was spot on. I have only drank it neat. The heavy banana notes was a pleasant surprise. I am in no way of rum connoisseur. My tastes tend to tequila, whiskey, and scotch.
 
Chris
Chris,
Strong vanilla! Great alone or mixed. My new favorite rum.
 
Daniel
Daniel,
it is my go to drink very good neat and as a mixer
 
Uriah
Uriah,
Very flavorful, tastes great no need to mix!
 
Brian
Brian,
Bumbu tastes like something you'd get in a cocktail at Disney. The one strong flavor that comes out is artificial banana; it tastes like you're drinking some kind of candy. It's a good liquor for people who hate drinking neat or people who don't like rum but want something sweet. If you're looking for a high-quality sipping rum, stay away from this bottle.
 
Justin
Justin,
The best rum I've had. Hands down. No contest.
 
David
David,
A sweeter rum that’s very vanilla forward but delicious.
 
Elizabeth
Elizabeth,
Flavour spiral is spot on! Very aromatic! Will have you wishing you’d poured yourself a double instead of that single.
 
Devon
Devon,
Great sipping rum loved the tropical flavors took me to the beach.
 
Charles
Charles,
Love the sweetness of the sugar cane. Pleasurable aroma and uncommon drink.
 
Butch
Butch,
Really good
 
Justin
Justin,
Excellent flavor. Hints of Vanilla, Caramel and Butterscotch.
 
Steve
Steve,
Outstanding flavor, in a drink or sipping.
 
Chris
Chris,
So amazingly smooth and bursting with flavor. Bananas, butterscotch, vanilla, oh my.
 
Rachel
Rachel,
If you love coffee you will love this! Chocolate sweet and a hint of smokey at the end
 
Steve
Steve,
Very smooth, light and bursting with flavor. Best rum I've tried.
 
Janie
Janie,
I love it It is very smooth tasting I am going to purchase some more. Everyone who tasted it love. It is defiantly a relaxing drink
 
Bob
Bob,
Best rum I’ve had so far. Extremely smooth. Great vanilla flavor. But does not over power the rum. Equally great by itself or mixed. This is one bottle I will always keep in my cabinet.
 
Shawn
Shawn,
Great
 
Albert
Albert,
More of the high-end rum..... definitely will buy it again
 
Daniel
Daniel,
Ok this Rum is the best so, in fact I reordered a second bottle SMOOTH. RICH, TONS OF FLAVOR straight or slightly mixed. don't want to cover up the taste
 
Lester
Lester,
Very good!
 
Kirsten
Kirsten,
Really really smooth and kind. It smells amazing and tastes like I should be on an island somewhere.
 
Donald
Donald,
Smooth, but still a touch sweet. Great if you want something a bit on the sweeter side without going whole hog.
 
Brandon
Brandon,
This is an amazingly smooth and easy sipping rum. You haven’t tasted rum until you had this rum.
 
James
James,
Far better than the Plantations 20th Anniversary and at a better price. I found all but the banana flavor tones, smoother then the Plantations too. Looking for a pretty good sipping rum this hits the mark.
 
Toby
Toby,
It has a very distinct vanilla aroma and flavor. Some of the best rum I’ve tasted yet and goes great with a mixer of your choice or on the rocks.
 
Aren
Aren,
Probably the best rum I’ve had thus far, not very strong percentage wise but it will make up for it by how easy it it to drink an entire bottle, extremely smooth and I recommend drinking it straight, maybe with some ice
 
Brian
Brian,
Sweet, smooth, complex
 
Michael
Michael,
I’m more of a scotch, bourbon but for Christmas my friend is a rum enthusiast. So this was a great gift and when shared he liked it, i liked it but most of all, the ladies loved it. When I say sweet I mean bonbon sweet. So perfect for after dinner instead of dessert. It’s like the high society of caramel tasting :)
 
Ben
Ben,
I bought this on the recommendation of a colleague and he didn't steer me wrong. This rum is perfect for a cold night in front of a fire or sipping during dessert after an amazing dinner. It's very smooth with a caramel start transitioning to deep vanilla. It would be worth it at a higher price but is a steal in the moderate range.
 
Brian
Brian,
Heavy vanilla flavor, super smooth and complex. Well worth the money.
 
Sean
Sean,
Best. Rum. Ever.
 
Carl
Carl,
A little sweet, but definitely a thumbs up!!
 
Tina
Tina,
Very tasty, flavorful rum! Easy to sip neat and works well with fruit juice. Definitely found a new favorite here!
 
James
James,
This rum is the most fragrant rum I’ve ever had. You can smell the aroma of coconut and bananas before you taste it. My new favorite rum.
 
Gissela
Gissela,
Absolutely delicious. Geat for sipping on it's own and amazing as hot buttered rum for the holidays. I don't foresee this bottle lasting long in our house.
 
Dan
Dan,
Without question, my favorite rum. Don’t just take my word, 6 of my neighbors will commit to this as well. Banana, vanilla, and multiple different flavors/notes of sugarcane can be pulled from this rum. Remarkable!
 
Kenyon
Kenyon,
Great rum to sip neat or over ice perfectly sweet.
 
gregory
gregory,
Just too sweet and syrupy for me and low ABV May wife loves it though
 
Nathan
Nathan,
Straight butterscotch!
 
Garrett
Garrett,
Absolutely delicious
 
Kelly
Kelly,
Tasty, like a carmel apple!
 
Joseph
Joseph,
Great Rum. Smooth and great for sipping. I really noticed the vanilla which is why I purchased it
 
Daniel
Daniel,
Great rum for drinking neat, has just a bit of spice. The price and sugar content make it great in cocktails as well.
 
Justin
Justin,
Very smooth tasting. The banana and chocolate is very apparent.
 
Ed
Ed,
OMG... the butterscotch aroma and smooth finish make this heaven in a glass!
 
Justin
Justin,
The smoothest most rum-y rum I’ve ever tasted. Enough can’t be said about how smooth and DELICIOUS this rum is! We will buy more. And more. And more . . .
 
Jeni
Jeni,
Sweet and smooth. Full vanilla note
 
Erica
Erica,
Smooth butterscotch
 
Matt
Matt,
If God had bathwater, this is what it would taste like. This stuff is like crack in a bottle. I get upset when I drink it because I know I am that much closer to it being gone. That may be a personal problem or functioning alcoholism coming to the surface, but that’s really me working through my own issues. It has solid caramel and vanilla notes and hoes well as a sipping rum or with your choice of Cola. Good lord, just typing this is making me crave it right now. Its like some dark magnet pulling me ever closer, a gentle lullaby, calling to my soul. Whispering ever sweeter nothings to me like a siren to a sailor I succumb, I give in....
 
Thomas
Thomas,
Smooth and easy to drink. Just too sweet for my taste. I’m passing it along to a friend. But the rum is good, the bottle is really cool too.
 
Scott
Scott,
Very smooth!
 
Brian
Brian,
Fantastically smooth! Tastes like buttery cream with a hint of vanilla. Delicious.
 
Nicholas
Nicholas,
Excellent
 
Charles
Charles,
This is an outstanding rum! The flavors are very complex with the base caramel but also banana, cinnamon and other spices. It's a steal at this price!
 
Gregory
Gregory,
Great sipping rum. Not too sweet but has a nice vanilla taste. The smoothest rum I have ever drank. Worth a try
 
Jacquie
Jacquie,
Warm and to the point -
 
Chaz
Chaz,
I was shocked at the aroma and flavor of this amazing rum! I smelled it and told my wife (who hates rum), "This smells like caramel!" and handed it to her. She smelled it and her eyes lit up, and she immediately took a sip and said, "And it tastes just like it smells! I could sit and sip that all night!" -- again, that's coming from a no-kidding, NON-rum drinker. This is like drinking alcohol-infused Werther's candy. Hands down the best rum I've ever had - but I love caramel/vanilla flavors in my drinks.
 
jerry
jerry,
TRIE THE BUMBU RUM AND IT IS REALLY TASTY, MY JNEW FAVORITE!!
 
Charlie
Charlie,
Best rum on the market. Smooth, sweet and easy to drink without mixing.
 
Aaron
Aaron,
Delicious and smooth
 
Sara
Sara,
Very smooth rum with hints of banana and vanilla. It’s delicious straight as well as mixed with a splash of cola. A new favorite.
 
Thomas
Thomas,
Smooth not too sweet prince of vanilla and oak
 
Andrew
Andrew,
This is so far my favorite rum to mix with Coke. Tastes great alone as well.
 
David
David,
This is a very smooth, easy rum to drink. It is not a traditional rum flavor.... it is more. I was able to taste the vanilla and caramel faintly. I will purchase again.
 
MIGUEL
MIGUEL,
I was very excited to try this rum but first things first. The bottle is awesome and looks like it came strait off of a pirate ship. The first smell is very sweet which was new for me when it comes to rum. The first sip started off just like it smells, sweet. Next I got a rubbing alcohol taste as if I was drinking cheap vodka. It taste like someone mixed cheap cough syrup and vodka in the bottle and shook it up. I drank it strait so hopefully it’s better mixed. I would not buy this again unless I wanted a cool bottle to display. I’ll stick to the Afro rum which is actually the way rum should be.
 
Charles
Charles,
Is freaking AWESOME! Everyone whos tried it has wanted their own bottle! Will buy this again!
 
Robert
Robert,
Very clean but yet sweet enough to drink near!
 
Terry
Terry,
Best sipping rum, sweet and smooth.
 
Addim
Addim,
Absolutely the best sipping rum. No need to mix, just add a cube of ice and you're set. Top note is vanilla without tasting artificial. Has a sugary finish, but, not overly sweet. One sip and I was transported somewhere warm and calm.
 
Chris
Chris,
Best Rum so far...
 
Melissa
Melissa,
Beautiful color and smells like a decadent dessert. Hints of banana and caramel, both on the nose and the tongue, but not particularly sweet. Watch the bite at the end. This is my new favorite Rum and everything a Caribbean Rum should be.
 
David
David,
A little sweeter than I am used to but I quickly acclimated. The flavor spiral is right on the money. A very good and well priced drink.
 
John
John,
Delicious supper
 
Kaleb
Kaleb,
Perfect for sipping or mixing! Great flavor and smooth finish! Definitely a must have at home!
 
guest
guest,
Absolutely the nicest sipping rum - can try enough of it.
 
guest
guest,
So sexy
 
Antti
Antti,
It is a classic, rich, dark rum with an intense nose, while a balanced palate, leads to a long & sweet death.
 
Peter
Peter,
Not too sweet. Not really sweet at all. No cloying after taste. Great flavor, very good mouth feel. All in all an excellent sipping rum. Not a mixer. Stands perfectly solo. Three fingers and a solitary cube of ice and I’m a thousand miles south of here. I will definitely be sure to keep this on hand.
 
James
James,
Smells like bananas foster but doesn't come across super sweet very very good sipping rum.
 
guest
guest,
Absolutely delicious sipping rum with hints of toffee, vanilla and banana
 
guest
guest,
Easiest, most delicious drinking rum I’ve had.
 
Jarad
Jarad,
A great rum, sweet flavors, can drink alone or good for mixes.
 
Craig
Craig,
My favorite rum on the planet. Great straight or over ice. Banana, caramel, vanilla strong on the front end, sweet, with a smooth finish.
 
guest
guest,
Nice Flavor, a little liqueur style
 
Ryan
Ryan,
Goes great with goslings ginger beer while sitting on the beach
 
Owen
Owen,
A bit too sweet, very heavy on the vanilla. But easy to drink on its own. A bit too easy. None the less, very good mixer. When mixed with coke, reminds me of the old Vanilla Coke.
 
Matija
Matija,
Very fruity and sweet, with a lot of bananna in it. Nice for ladies :)
 
Richard
Richard,
A really well finished rum. One of the best I have had the pleasure of this year
 
Austin
Austin,
we loved it
 
Erik
Erik,
A lovely little rum in a great bottle. Smooth vanilla, fruity notes and oak. Like being lovingly hit in the face with a marshmallow. My wife absolutely loved it and I will add it to our wishlist.
 
Jan
Jan,
Too sweet for my taste
 
Taavi
Taavi,
One of the best rums I've tasted, really smooth
 
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