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Member Reviews and Ratings of Bumbu The Original Rum
This is nice and sweet. It was great on the rocks with an Oliva Serie V melanio cigar. This paired perfectly!
Enjoyed the butterscotch after taste. Smooth and delicious.
Great for mixing. On the sweet side
I was surprised at how smooth it was, first rum my wife has enjoyed without mixing it.
Amazing rum. My go to for sipping and celebrating! It’s sweet and very smooth with clean tastes of banana and vanilla.
Delicious! My new favorite!
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.
New fav for rum!
X marks my new favourite rum
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.
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
Very good rum. Banana hits you right off the bat. Great neat or on the rocks.
Love the smoothness
Loved it; sweet smooth banana and vanilla like having dessert on an island
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.
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.
This is excellent rum!!! Had a gathering and it didn't last long😁😁😁 great with cherry coke. About to order another bottle
Very nice aroma and extremely smooth. Straight or with ice. I get apples on the nose with this one.
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.
The smell of caramel cannot be missed. The rum is good, but too sweet for my preference.
An excellent rum that is very easy to drink neat
One of the best rums I’ve tasted. This was my 2nd bottle...ordering a 3rd!
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.
So smooth and delicious! It’s so easy to sip and even easier to enjoy
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.
Buttery smooth with hints of brown sugar, vanilla and butterscotch. No mixing here: awesome flavor straight from the bottle.
Great for mixing, but just a little too sweet for sipping. All in all, a very nice flavor though.
Very easy to drink straight. Really sweat and smooth.
What can I say.. beautiful, elegant, silky smooth. Caramel, fruity, incredible!
Super easy to sip neat
Great fruit flavors
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.
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.
Very sweet and mild. Easy to over drink on this one. Tastes like bananas foster.
Delightful, smooth, maybe a little heavy on the banana but a very enjoyable dram.
The besy part of this rum is the hint of vanilla I got after each sip. It was a delightful surprise.
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.
Outstanding Rum! So smooth, beautiful aroma, and leaves the palate satisfied.
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.
Smooth and buttery with hints of vanilla. Almost like drinking a hot, buttered rum....only straight from the bottle. Muy bueno!!!
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.
Suuuuuuueeeeeet. Tastes like bananas and smoke.
Super good. Excellent no matter how you drink.
Smooth, sweet, spiced rum. One of my favorites neat
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"
Loved it, X marked the spot. Best rum I ever had!
A bit too sweet for my taste. Smooth, overly sweet, taste like a liquid butterscotch candy.
Love it! Super dark and smooth. Fantastic neat!!
Drink at straight, very very smooth.
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.
Great flavor ... Very smooth ...
Something a little different for sure. Vanilla and Banana came out right of way for me. Very tasty. Would buy again.
Smooth sipping rum. Good into to premium rums for newbies.
Too sweet and overly banana flavored for my palate.
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.
Strong vanilla! Great alone or mixed. My new favorite rum.
it is my go to drink very good neat and as a mixer
Very flavorful, tastes great no need to mix!
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.
The best rum I've had. Hands down. No contest.
A sweeter rum that’s very vanilla forward but delicious.
Flavour spiral is spot on! Very aromatic! Will have you wishing you’d poured yourself a double instead of that single.
Great sipping rum loved the tropical flavors took me to the beach.
Love the sweetness of the sugar cane. Pleasurable aroma and uncommon drink.
Excellent flavor. Hints of Vanilla, Caramel and Butterscotch.
Outstanding flavor, in a drink or sipping.
So amazingly smooth and bursting with flavor. Bananas, butterscotch, vanilla, oh my.
If you love coffee you will love this! Chocolate sweet and a hint of smokey at the end
Very smooth, light and bursting with flavor. Best rum I've tried.
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
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.
More of the high-end rum..... definitely will buy it again
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
Really really smooth and kind. It smells amazing and tastes like I should be on an island somewhere.
Smooth, but still a touch sweet. Great if you want something a bit on the sweeter side without going whole hog.
This is an amazingly smooth and easy sipping rum. You haven’t tasted rum until you had this rum.
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.
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.
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
Sweet, smooth, complex
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 :)
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.
Heavy vanilla flavor, super smooth and complex. Well worth the money.
Best. Rum. Ever.
A little sweet, but definitely a thumbs up!!
Very tasty, flavorful rum! Easy to sip neat and works well with fruit juice. Definitely found a new favorite here!
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.
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.
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!
Great rum to sip neat or over ice perfectly sweet.
Just too sweet and syrupy for me and low ABV
May wife loves it though
Tasty, like a carmel apple!
Great Rum. Smooth and great for sipping. I really noticed the vanilla which is why I purchased it
Great rum for drinking neat, has just a bit of spice. The price and sugar content make it great in cocktails as well.
Very smooth tasting. The banana and chocolate is very apparent.
OMG... the butterscotch aroma and smooth finish make this heaven in a glass!
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 . . .
Sweet and smooth. Full vanilla note
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....
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.
Fantastically smooth! Tastes like buttery cream with a hint of vanilla. Delicious.
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!
Great sipping rum. Not too sweet but has a nice vanilla taste. The smoothest rum I have ever drank. Worth a try
Warm and to the point -
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.
TRIE THE BUMBU RUM AND IT IS REALLY TASTY, MY JNEW FAVORITE!!
Best rum on the market. Smooth, sweet and easy to drink without mixing.
Delicious and smooth
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.
Smooth not too sweet prince of vanilla and oak
This is so far my favorite rum to mix with Coke. Tastes great alone as well.
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.
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.
Is freaking AWESOME! Everyone whos tried it has wanted their own bottle! Will buy this again!
Very clean but yet sweet enough to drink near!
Best sipping rum, sweet and smooth.
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.
Best Rum so far...
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.
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.
Perfect for sipping or mixing! Great flavor and smooth finish! Definitely a must have at home!
Absolutely the nicest sipping rum - can try enough of it.
It is a classic, rich, dark rum with an intense nose, while a balanced palate, leads to a long & sweet death.
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.
Smells like bananas foster but doesn't come across super sweet very very good sipping rum.
Absolutely delicious sipping rum with hints of toffee, vanilla and banana
Easiest, most delicious drinking rum I’ve had.
A great rum, sweet flavors, can drink alone or good for mixes.
My favorite rum on the planet. Great straight or over ice. Banana, caramel, vanilla strong on the front end, sweet, with a smooth finish.
Nice Flavor, a little liqueur style
Goes great with goslings ginger beer while sitting on the beach
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.
Very fruity and sweet, with a lot of bananna in it. Nice for ladies :)
A really well finished rum. One of the best I have had the pleasure of this year
we loved it
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.