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.

Bayou – Select

From an Award Winning Distiller comes Bayou Select Aged Rum. Bayou Rum is one of the most widely distributed rums from Louisiana, receiving national recognition in 2016 for their Select Rum.

Bayou® Rum is craft distilled from locally grown sugarcane in Lacassine, Louisiana, USA. Our signature ‘sugarhouse’ recipe uses a blend of 100% natural, unrefined Louisiana sugarcane and molasses. Every batch of Bayou Rum is distilled in copper pots and bottled by hand.

Bayou Select is “The Rum for Bourbon drinkers”, matured in bourbon barrels for up to 3 years using the Solera aging method.

  • Nation:  Louisiana, USA
  • Color: Burnt Orange
  • Aroma: Apple pie (apples, vanilla, touch of cinnamon). Along with faint hints of caramel, orange spice, and maybe a little butterscotch.
  • Flavor: Something a little tropical and spicy. Rough around the edges, but an ice cube calms everything down.
  • Finish: Rough without ice. After ice, it’s a pleasant little sipper, but it’s young and not that layered yet.
  • Notes: Reminds of what I was drinking in Cuba. I really enjoy it with coke and lime and it makes a fantastic daiquiri. Prices do vary, I’ve paid $37 for a bottle, and I’ve seen it as low as $28. I don’t think you’ll find a better aged Louisiana rum for about $30. It want’s to be a sipper and for that it will need a few more years, but I look forward to it.  Honestly one of my favorites so far, and I can’t wait to try it after it’s had a bit longer to age. 
  • Rating: B-

Find it Locally:

By the Bottle:

  • Rouse’s Market
  • Albertson’s
  • Winn-Dixie
  • Robert Fresh Market
  • Acquistapace’s Covington Supermarket
  • Calandro’s
  • Target
  • It’s one of the more widely carried brands, but Select can be a little harder to find.

By the Glass:

  • Olive or Twist
  • Superior Grill
  • Rum House

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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.