Bumbu Rum - A True Caribbean Legend
New to our ever expanding range of rums is Bumbu, an exquisite all-natural craft rum made with native Caribbean ingredients and aged for up to 15 years to create an effortlessly smooth and balanced rum with complexity and depth. The heritage of the production of Bumbu rum dates back to the 16th and 17th centuries, when sailors and merchants of the West Indies added Caribbean fruits and spices to their rum to enhance its flavour. This drink was dubbed with the moniker of 'Bumbu'.
Inspired by this legendary recipe, spirits enthusiasts and owners of multinational wine company Sovereign Brands, along with the seasoned distillers of the West Indies Rum Distillery, recreated a modern expression of the artisan recipe described in priceless historical accounts of the period.
Hand-crafted in small batches on the island of Barbados, Bumbu is delicately blended with some of the world’s purest water, naturally filtered by Barbados’ coral limestone. Unlike most islands in the West Indies, which are formed from volcanic rock, Barbados is a limestone island created by coral reefs. Other distilleries must filter their water - not so at Bambu’s historic Barbadian distillery which was founded in1893, as ground water is forced through the limestone and purified naturally.
The master distiller selects first-class sugar cane from locally sustainable farms in the world’s best cane-producing countries. With each sip of Bumbu you are taken on a journey through Barbados, Belize, Brazil, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guyana and Honduras.
A masterpiece - inside and out Encased in a heavyweight glass bottle, adorned with a tarnished pewter “X” on the front and a gilded map of the Caribbean islands across the back.
The punt of the bottle is embossed with Bumbu’s signature “X” and crowned with an oversized natural cork that is applied to each bottle by hand.
Nose: Rich and complex aromas of Madagascar vanilla, soft caramel and toasted oak.
Palate: Notes of cinnamon, roasted nuts and allspice, perfectly blended to achieve a mild sweetness.
Finish: Light and smooth.