Thanks so much for submitting a report. It has been emailed to the Rum Captain and will be actioned shortly.
Nice color on this rum. From there I'd like to see them age this more and reduce the burn on the backend.
I was pleasantly surprised to find this rum today, Bayou spiced is one of my favorite rums. I have enjoyed everything that the Bayou company has put out so far, and this one is no exception. For a little less than twice the price of the regular Bayou you get a very smooth flavorful sipping rum. I do find this one to be more of a classic rum flavor than the regular spiced Bayou, but don't let that fool you, this rum tastes better than anything else at this price point. This reminds me of a rum I bought in Costa Rica, Ron Centenario Anejo Especial. Great rum to sip on in the winter.
I'm generally not a big fan of American rums, but the Bayou (and also the Koloa) is one of the best.
Smells and tastes slightly sweet with sugar, spice, maple, oak, and perhaps a light hint of bourbon.
This is a nice rum that might do even better with age. The bottle doesn't say how long it's been aged, but I suspect it's still a bit young.
I think I read this is aged 5 years. If I'm right, this is great for a 5 yr rum. Love the taste. Not too much burn
I really enjoyed the Bayou Silver and I thought that the Select would follow but I was just a little disappointed. I'll agree it needed a little more aging to take the bite out of it.
This rum has so much potential but falls just a tad short. The color is a deep amber. It has a bit of an edginess in aroma...stinging the nose a bit. Hints of being harsh. It initially has an interesting molasses flavor with a little vanilla but fades into a bit overly hard oak tone. The burn is a bit harsher than I like. It's a good mixing rum especially in sweeter drinks (the dry aftertaste would counter the sweet well) and does well in Coke Zero but needs to be aged several more years to raise it to sipping rum status. This rum has so much potential and I sincerely hope they have more barrels of this in reserve to bring out in several more years.
I've tried their other rums (Silver, Spiced, and Satsuma) since they are readily sold locally here in this section of Florida. The Select is not and I had to go to Louisiana to get a bottle. It's pretty good stuff but I think it would be much, much better if aged longer.
At first pour, a sipper with a small bite. After sitting for a bit, the bite is subdued and the slight astringency has disappeared. This will be a very good rum in 5 more years i think.
picked up a bottle in Maryland for $38.50 with tax. They did not carry the highly rated Bayou Spiced Rum so I bought the Select. Not a good sipping rum, not smooth, harsh after taste.