Bumbu Rum.

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Bumbu Rum

COUNTRY/REGION: West Indies/Barbados.

ABV: 35%

UNIT: 1 x 70cl Bottle.

Bumbu's flagship Bumbu Rum is based on the original recipe created by 16th and 17th century sailors of the West Indies, who blended native Caribbean ingredients into their rum and called it “Bumbu” – truly the original craft spirit.

Using the same all-natural native spices and no artificial colours or flavours, their rum is an authentic revival of this piece of Caribbean history, distilled in small batches and blended by hand. We are pretty sure their great-great-grandfathers would approve.

Their rum heritage isn’t just historical – it’s geological. Unlike most Caribbean islands (formed by volcanoes), Barbados was created by coral reefs. Here, the ground water is purified as it’s forced through the natural limestone, making Barbadian water some of the finest in the world. Distillers elsewhere must filter their water before using it in their process – not so here.

This exceptionally pure water, coupled with carefully selected sugarcane from across the Caribbean and South America, lends the lightness and smoothness that’s central to Bumbu’s remarkable drinkability.

The master distillers select sugarcane from some of the world’s best countries for producing the crop. The minerals and other elements present in sugarcane contribute unique characteristics when distilled into rum:

  • Barbados: Soft and sweet, with hints of vanilla and banana.
  • Belize: Medium-bodied, with notes of coffee and cocoa.
  • Brazil: Light and fruity with aromas of tropical fruits like mango and papaya.
  • Costa Rica: Full-bodied and aromatic with hints of coriander and ginger.
  • Dominican Republic: Full bodied and sweet. Notes of toffee and vanilla.
  • El Salvador: Dry and light with floral aromas and exceptional smoothness.
  • Guyana: Rich, heavy and earthy, with chocolate and caramel flavours.
  • Honduras: Medium-bodied, with notes of orange and cinnamon.

Bumbu is made at a historic Barbadian distillery founded in 1893 and continuously operated for more than 120 years. The rum is distilled using two continuous stills and aged up to 15 years in grade-A, once-used Kentucky bourbon barrels. The yeast used during fermentation is a distillery secret that dates back as far as 1840, when some of the original iron pot stills were cast.

They also have a lovely white-sand beach a few steps out the back door. But they say their not bragging.

DELIVERY: All our wines are stored in our importers bonded warehouse’s, which have the optimum environment for fine wine storage, by carefully regulating temperature, humidity and other microclimatic factors.

As such, please allow between 7 and 10 days for your delivery to arrive.