Bumbu Rum is distilled and aged on the island of Barbados at the West Indies Rum Distillery. Using sugar cane sourced from the Caribbean and South America the distillery uses a yeast strain dating back to 1840 during fermentation and their continuous column stills for distillation. The rum was then aged up to 15 years in once used Bourbon barrels. The rums are then blended with natural flavors before bottling. The Company states they use no artificial flavors or coloring in their product.
Visually, it really distinguishes itself from other rums on the shelf with the X logo drawing your attention to the bottle from across the room. The 750 ml bottle for Bumbu has a nice heavy weight to it with a tarnished pewter X on front with the words Bumbu Rum with natural flavors written across the X along with the proof statement. On the back they provide information about the product, the required legal information and a map of the Caribbean islands. The natural cork has an X across the top and is secured to the bottle with a clear security wrap. The rum in the bottle and glass holds a gorgeous chestnut color. Agitating the liquid creates a thick band that spins off fast-moving legs that slowly evaporate leaving a ring around the glass.