Released in 2016 by Sovereign Brands, Bumbu Rum is based on a 400-year old recipe used by sailors and merchants of the colonial West Indies, who blended Caribbean fruits and spices into their rum and called it bumbu.
The rum is made in small batches at the West Indies Rum distillery in Barbados, founded in 1893. It’s distilled from sugarcane grown in eight different countries throughout the Caribbean and Latin America, and the yeast used during fermentation is a distillery secret that dates back as far as 1840, the same period when some of the distillery’s original iron pot stills were cast. Each bottle boasts an emblematic tarnished ‘X’ medallion and is fitted with an old fashioned cork stopper.
Banoffee pie, oak spice and caramel, with touches of chocolate and allspice.