A brilliant Panamanian Rum aged up to eighteen years with a Hip-Hop twist.
Bumbu is a newer producer of Caribbean Rums — and they are one to keep an eye on. They have already received a string of awards due to their uncompromising focus on quality Spirits. They source their primary Spirits from The West Indies Rum Distillery on Barbados who are one of the top three producers on the island.
Dwayne Michael Carter Jr. is one of the most influential Hip-Hop artists of all time. You probably know him by his stage name — Lil Wayne. In late January of 2020 he released his thirteenth album, the number-one selling "Funeral." Bumbu Rum partnered with Lil Wayne to create a limited edition version of their XO to celebrate the album’s release. Even though Bumbu is based in Barbados, this Lil Wayne special release is a blend distilled and aged in Panama. It’s aged up to eighteen years in ex-Bourbon barrels and then finished in Spanish Sherry casks. The bottle is a distinctive interpretation of antique Rum bottles in collector-worthy black glass.
Barbados was a British colony, and throughout the Caribbean and North American colonies there was a drink called "Bumbo" or "Bumbu" made from Rum and spices. It was likely the world’s first "Spiced Rum" and even George Washington served it.