Bambarra 8 Year Reserve

Bambarra Reserve rum

Product of:  Turks & Caicos
Aged:  8 Years
Price: $17
Alcohol: 37.5% ABV
Context: Premium Aged Rum
RG Rating: 8.5

Tasting Notes
Extremely Smooth.  Bambarra 8 Year Old Reserve Rum is medium amber to copper in color. Delicate, complex, and very inviting aromas of sweet vanilla, brown sugar, oak, light smoke, and just a hint of alcohol lure you in for your first taste. Initial taste reveals a full body and silky smoothness with just a hint of warmth. Flavors are muted and slightly sweet keeping true to the aromas. The finish is sweet & spicy, long, and very pleasing.

Anecdotes
Bambarra is the brainchild of my good friend Bob "The Rumelier" Davies, who launched late in 2008.  Like he needed another rum to complement his 900+ bottle collection!   Bambarra is  available only in the the Turks and Caicos islands, giving you one more great reason to visit those beautiful specks of sand.  The bulk rum is distilled on Trinidad by a quality producer, and shipped to the Turks and Caicos at full strength in plastic barrels.  After a period of additional aging, the high-proof rum is diluted with distilled water and bottled for us to enjoy.  Mr. Davies spent considerable time and energy researching the best options for obtaining water suitable for diluting the rum.  The name Bambarra is taken from one of the original settlements in the Caicos, where African salves washed up after the slave trader vessel Trouvadore wrecked in 1841.

Bambarra Reserve @ Grace Bay, Turks & Caicos Islands-Bob Davies

Opinion 
Sourced from aged rum stocks distilled in Trinidad by Angostura, and blended and bottled in Turks and Caicos, Bambarra Reserve delivers exactly what you’d expect from it’s distinguished provenance.  A deep amber color that’s beautiful to look at, substantial aromas like vanilla-infused tropical fruit, an oaky body and lip-smacking long finish:  Bambarra Reserve is like candy for adults.

Reviewed:  Originally in December 2011 at the Rum Gallery, USA.

Photo: of Bambarra Reserve at Grace Bay, Turks & Caicos Islands courtesy of Bob "The Rumelier" Davies.

© Dave Russell 2017