Bumbu The Original Rum is adored for its banana, vanilla, chocolate and cinnamon flavor notes.
This Rum is carefully distilled at West Indies Rum distillery, Barbados.
Based on 866 votes, the average rating for Bumbu The Original Rum is 8.7/10.
Top reviews for Bumbu The Original Rum:
— Just what the summer needs
— I love this Rum!
— This is truly exceptional. If you want to pour yourself a glass and sit on your deck on a warm day and pretend you are in the Caribbean this is it. So many sticklers are out there talking about how this doesn't "define" as rum. Don't let that deter you.
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Ratings & Reviews
Member Reviews and Ratings of Bumbu The Original Rum
Very smooth and silky. Straight up good!
Just what the summer needs
I love this Rum!
This is truly exceptional. If you want to pour yourself a glass and sit on your deck on a warm day and pretend you are in the Caribbean this is it. So many sticklers are out there talking about how this doesn't "define" as rum. Don't let that deter you.
Bought just to try and ended up enjoying it, makes for a great rum and coke or just a standalone glass of rum
Very fruit forward with a heavy banana flavor. An excellently smooth rum that drinks more like a rum cocktail than just a rum. This has found a permeant place at my home bar.
Smooth-sipping. Initial notes of caramel/butterscotch. Tastes like a chocolate covered banana in all the best ways. This is some quality sugarcane. Will definitely buy again
Really nice complex flavor. My go to for rum is to mix with Dr Pepper and this one is amazing for that to the point I'm really only doing a bit more than a splash of Dr Pepper. Dangerous, because I have not reduced the size of my glass!
Very flavorful. Great sipping rum.
I’m not a rum connoisseur but this tastes amazing to me. I normally drink bourbon so this is a nice change of pace. I will definitely keep this bottle in the rotation!
The best tasting rum we have ever tasted. Tip for sipping on the rocks, sip, take deep breath then swallow. You will be able to taste all the great flavors.
Love this straight but Wow I mixed with Dr
Pepper and I was pleasantly surprised
Disclaimer: I collect rum and this review is from that perspective.
If you're a rum connoisseur this is the equivalent of a cheap dessert wine, but for rum. The banana jumps out at you immediately and is rather strong. It tastes like what I imagine a rum flavored candy would. I'm half tempted to drop some diffuser sticks into it and let the aroma spread through the house.
While I can't in good conscience give this anything above an 8 because it's not a true sipping rum (and people who are looking for quality rum are looking for that) there is absolutely nothing in this price range that can match Bumbu in flavor for an all-purpose rum. I would never put most of the rums I buy into a rum and coke but a Bumbu rum and coke is like turning a typical rum and coke into a premium rum and coke.
I highly recommend this as a standard liquor collection item for anyone who enjoys tasty mixed drinks and likes rum in particular.
A nice dessert drink, in a neat-looking bottle.
This stuff is dangerous. Dangerous as in be careful not to drink so much because its delicious. Butterscotch bomb, sip carefully my friends lol.
Super drinkable - neat over ice perfect. Banana and vanilla sweet tones. One of the best reasonable priced rums in the market.
This doesn't meet the standard for rum by definition, I think.
Bumbu has an intense sugary taste like a liqueur. Strong notes of banana and toffee/caramel and other sweet things will assault your nose and mouth upon drinking. The aftertaste is a sweet and vanilla-y experience.
All in all, Bumbu is acceptable. It's nothing mind blowing, but if you like sweets you'll probably enjoy this flavor-added drink. This seems like a drink you serve to someone new to drinking, as the character falls flat after it's initial burst. Personally, I'd rather invest $15 more and get one of the many fantastic drinks in that price range.
It's not bad per se, but it's nowhere remotely near good. It's cheap and it falls a little on the quick-and-dirty drink side. Sometimes you have to tolerate a few 4s to really appreciate a 9, right?
Just don't try that same line of thought with your partner. ;)
Incredible flavor. Probably the best general RUM I've ever had. Perfectly sweet and balanced. The nose on this is absolutely beautiful. You can't go wrong here.
Extremely smooth, sweet with hints of banana and vanilla
Love your service and the availability of getting what I want without leaving my house!! PERFECT"""
Sweet and smooth with vanilla and caramel flavoring. My wife and I both enjoyed this rum very much. We will definitely be ordering more in the future.
My wife and I have had a lot of rum (ok - too much rum) - this is the one that defines the "why is the rum gone" meme. We like rum-and-coke and you cannot top this. There is not a rum at any price we've drank that we like better. You can drink it straight and enjoy - it's that good.
I loved this rum so much. Makes me think of resting in a hammock at a Caribbean Rum Plantation smelling banana and other tropical scents in the air.
One of my new favorite spiced rums to mix cocktails.
Not the typical Rum
Its vanilla, caramel, smooth goodness
Bumbu is my favorite!!!
The best rum I’ve ever tasted
First time trying this on New Year's Eve 2020 and me and my boyfriend LOVE IT! We can definitely smell the hint of vanilla and caramel and the slight banana. We def want it again!
Very flavorful. Sweet overall with a vanilla and Carmel undertone, and hints of banana.
SWEET AND SIPPABLE
The best sipping rum I've ever tasted. A sweet, smooth drink best enjoyed straight over ice. Forward fruit and spice aromas with a creamy caramelized banana finish.
Sweet taste. The new staple of my bar. No chaser needed.
We've enjoyed a lot of spiced rum, nothing competes with this. It's better than Captain Morgan Select. It's excellent alone and it makes a fantastic rum & coke. When we we've shared with friends, the response always is "what Rum is this?".
The BEST rum I’ve ever tasted!!! Definitely my favorite!! It has a sweet and light aroma and taste. Not harsh going down. Other spirits I’ve tried feel like I drank acid. Bumbu is the opposite!! Very very smooth!!
Way too sweet
Was a bit to sweet for my liking. Definitely needed a mixer. Glad I tried it, but not a fan.
Wayyyyyy too sweet and banana flavor overwhelms everything else.
Strong smell of vanilla and a bit of banana. Tastes of banana and sweet chocolate. Sweet lingering finish.
Love it! A little seltzer water and old fashioned icecream gives you a very adult root beer float
The smell of this “Rum” is amazing. ACTUALLY smells like banana. However, the taste is not...full. Literally, this alcohol tastes like a very syrup-y liqueur. This may be made to be a mixed drink. Not to be inconsiderate, but after having something like Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva, it’s hard to stoop tbis low.
Sweet with lots of banana flavor and caramel. It was a nice after dinner drink. I'd rank it higher, but I liked the XO even better.
This Rum is phenomenal. Delicious tastes of caramel, vanilla, butterscotch...smells like bananas...you could drink this all day and just feel like you’re on a private island enjoying a nice vacation.
Sweet, lots of banana. Very smooth.
Smooth and a bit sweeter than I was expecting. Drinkable on its own, but probably better to mix with.
Very significant banana flavor with a caramel undertone. Not what I was expecting, as I hadn't read the reviews but just looked at the score before purchasing. I would use it in a mixed cocktail, not on it's own.
Catching the first whiff after pulling the cork had me anticipating the first sip and this rum did not disappoint! Mellow, smooth, delicious. I look forward to having a glass and smoking a good cigar on the back patio!
It's nose is sweet with a very smooth finish.
Tastes like bananas foster. Easy to drink!
Not my flavor choice for rum, but others liked it. Tropical fruity that may be good to mix with pineapple or orange juice.
Great nose of banana and vanilla, reminds me of a banana split. A big kick of spice it seems, when on ice it took the spice off. Really enjoy this rum to drink on it’s own or on ice.
Doesn't taste like a rum but a banana bread cocktail. It isn't a bad drink but when you expect a rum and you get a very sweet mixed drink it can be disappointing.
We have been tasting a bunch of different rums all summer and this is by far one of the best! Highly recommend it to anyone looking for a smooth, great tasting rum!
Vanilla is a bit strong, otherwise very easy to drink
It’s been around for a long time for a reason. Really good tasting rum.
Its a little too sweet for me, but very smooth.
Very smooth with a caramel finish.
This is one smoothest rums so far. Sip it or mix it either way its excellent key to this one is the banana
So if like banana flavor. Its for you
First I made a mixed drink with this rum and it wasn't bad. Then I decided to try it over ice, nothing with it. THAT is the way to truly drink and enjoy this rum. The caramel, banana, butterscotch flavors are just perfect. I will always have some of this in my home bar. Still not sure if I will share it with others..........
Very sweet, but excellent choise
Wow!! Small spice hit, then sweet, I mean lick your lips sweet and pour another. No burning aftertaste.
ABSOLUTLEY perfect in a hurricane.
Absolutely my favorite rum for both drinks and just sipping! It is very smooth and has a delicious banana Finnish.
Deliciously smooth with vanilla after.
Sweet, smooth, banana! Everything the flavor circle captures!
As another review stated.'Very sweet, very banana. If you dive in expecting an aperitif more than a typical aged rum, you'll be pleasantly surprised rather than offended." Yes to a non Rum lover this rum may be a nice dessert drink. But to other great Rums this one is just to sweet and banana. IMO it is a good candidate to use to blend with othe less sweet Rum. I tried that and had success. For a great Rum go elsewhere.
This is my go to rum. Nice and sweet mixes well, sips even better.
asked my local liquor store for a rum that I would enjoy neat. inexpensive. definitely on the sweeter side. banana and a touch of oak. beautiful packaging.
Very sweet, very banana. If you dive in expecting an aperitif more than a typical aged rum, you'll be pleasantly surprised rather than offended.
Best rum i've tried
This rum is delicious! Hits all the right spots. Its smooth, tasty, and gives you a nice buzz. Perfect for every occasion. I plan on keeping Bumbu on my bar for the rest of my days
Very strong banana flavor, but very smooth.
Tastes more like rum liqueur than actual rum
Strong taste of bannana then vanilla. Sweet.
I really like this! So smooth and mellow. This is a great sipping rum straight or on the rocks. I really love the vanilla overtone that stands out up front.
I really like this.
It was smooth and easy to sip.
I really enjoyed the hint of pineapple.
This is an edit. After looking at the favor spiral I had another taste and realized it was a banana taste and not pineapple
What a wonderful sipping rum. For me, neat was the way to go. Smooth, warm, and mellow. It's meant to stand alone.
This is the perfect rum. Sweet and not too strong. I love it. Perfect for a night in and some tv.
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.
Delicious after dinner sipper. Banana, Carmel, and cinnamon make this a dessert in a glass.
Great tasting rum! I drink mostly bourbon, and this was a nice and smooth entry into sipping rums. Great nose and taste 👍
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.
A bit sweet and heavy banana.
Best rum I have ever had. Almost like a liquid desert
Bananas Foster, anyone!? Delicious!
Not quite as good as the XO, but still pretty damn good!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Amazing smooth rum that I enjoy just on the rocks.
really enjoy the vanilla smell and flavor.
Slighty sweet for me. Went to smooth,
Solid rum, a little too much banana for me but still really good
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.
absolutely love it straight up highly recommend
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.
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.
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
Delicious! My new favorite!
Great rum I will get more the price is great and the taste is great
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.
Lots of vanilla, very smooth. My wife’s new go-to for Cuba libres
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.
This is a very good rum.
Nice sweet and long tasting.
Very good on the rocks. loved it will buy again.
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.
My new favorite rum! Tremendous flavor and incredibly smooth. I love it on the rocks.
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
Absolutely amazing. The banana and ever so light cinnamon is just spectacular. I found myself going back for a number of additional tastes.
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.
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.
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.
YUM! YUM! YUM!
Very sweet and refreshing. If you are looking for a great rum to just sit back with, and drink straight, this is it.
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 :)
Smooth rum all elements are detected when opened and easy drinking. Flavor spiral on point.
Great taste I love it and great price
Wow, just a wonderful rum.
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!
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.
It’s an excellent rum. Gotta be careful which cocktail you mix it in as it can make things overly sweet.
Love this rum! My new favorite. Smells like banana nut bread.
Great with a cocktail or neat on the rocks. It has a sweeter taste.
Probably my second favorite rum. It's ridiculously sweet and that's the beauty of it.
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.
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!
This rum is excellent, and to really appreciate all the flavor i recommend drinking it neat
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.
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.
Had purchased it to enjoy straight up but the vanilla tones are strong enough to make it a better mixer and less enjoyable solo.
Sweet, can definitely pick up on the pineapple aftertaste. One of my favorite rums!
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.
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.
Nice sipper. Smoother than Zaya. Can’t wait to taste it in a Vanilla Coke and cherry coke.
Love this rum! Probably found my new favorite rum as a matter of fact. Great straight, on rocks or in a cocktail.
Very enjoyable neat. Smooth. Will purchase again.
Sweet and fruity (banana). Great mixed with sodas.
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!
Smooth. Hints of banana or vanilla.
Excellent sweet sipper. No need to mix it with anything.
Definitely my new favorite rum. Nice and smooth.
It is great, smooth. It has a nice vanilla flavor to it.
A bit too sweet for my taste. Smooth, overly sweet, taste like a liquid butterscotch candy.
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!
By far my favorite Rum. Delicious and smooth.
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.
Great flavor, very smooth
One of my favorite rums. Nice sweetness without overdoing it.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Very smooth and a nice fruity aroma.
Amazingly good. A cut above!
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
Very smooth rum. Definitely get the vanilla neat or mixed. Great stuff!
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.
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.
Ridiculously smooth. Great for sipping or mixing
silky smooth and perfect for sipping
This is the best Rum for its price point.
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 !
Extremely smooth with terrific balance between sweetness and herbal notes.
It was smooth, however I personally was not a fan of the notes of fruit and banana.
What a smooth & tasty rum. Love this and will be buying more.
WOW ......just Wow. Really enjoyed this one. Sweet and smooth with butterscotch aftertaste. Liked it so much, I ordered 2 more bottles.
Wow....just Wow, really enjoyed this one. Sweet and smooth with butterscotch after taste. Liked it so much, I bought 2 more bottles.
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.
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!
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.