Today I’m tasting another Bayou Rum offering, their Spiced rum! I was plesantly surprised with this one. It has the potential to be a capable spiced rum for all your cocktail needs.
Infused with a complex yet delicate spice blend inspired by the Creole baking traditions Louisiana is famous for. Bayou Rum is rested for up to 30 days with a special blend of creole baking spices, which imparts both flavor and an amber color.
- Nation: Louisiana, USA
- Color: Clear light amber.
- Aroma: Starts with creamy banana, then caramel and a touch of bubblegum. Also teases you like a dessert you watch get delivered to that couple two tables down.
- Flavor: Very smooth over the palette but hits you in the throat. Subtle and delicate with banana, all spice, and hint of vanilla.
- Finish: Tingly spicy and enjoyable.
- Notes: Well rounded and easy to sip. I almost didn’t even add ice to finish out my tasting. It isn’t bold like Old New Orleans Cajun Spice, but is more straight forward compared to Parade Spiced. A really really good spiced rum that lives up to the name, and at a very solid price.
- Rating: B
By the Bottle:
- Q Liquor
- Martin’s Wine Cellar
- Calandro’s Supermarket
- Acquistapace’s Covington Supermarket
- I’ve even seen it at Target.
By the Glass:
- Olive or Twist
- The Rum House
- A popular local rum with a wide distribution. Use their locater tool for your location.
I do tastings with a wide mouth rocks glass with a slight taper because I like the way it feels in my hands. I start with 2oz, neat, then add an ice cube to bring out subtler flavors and aromas.