Bayou – Spiced

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.

Distillers Notes:

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

Find it Locally:

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.

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