banana
vanilla
chocolate
cinnamon
sweet
chestnut
caramel
oak
butterscotch
Spiral Bumbu The Original Rum

Bumbu
The Original Rum
Reviews and 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.
Price:
$38.99
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Bumbu The Original Rum is adored for its banana, vanilla, chocolate and cinnamon flavor notes.

This Rum is carefully distilled at Bumbu distillery, Barbados.

Based on 194 votes, the average rating for Bumbu The Original Rum is 8.9/10.

Top reviews for Bumbu The Original Rum:

— it is my go to drink very good neat and as a mixer

— The best rum I've had. Hands down. No contest.

— Great sipping rum loved the tropical flavors took me to the beach.
  • Category
    Rum
  • Style
    Dark Rum
  • Region
    West Indies
  • Country
    Barbados
  • Alcohol
    35%
  • Distillery
  • Age
    Up to 15 years

Bumbu The Original Rum

(0.75l, 35%)


8.9/10
Ratings & Reviews
Member Reviews and Ratings of Bumbu The Original Rum
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!
 
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.
 
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!
 
James
James,
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.
 
Paul
Paul,
Loved it; sweet smooth banana and vanilla like having dessert on an island
 
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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