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Bayou Rum

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Bayou® Reserve Rum

The rum for bourbon drinkers
Matured in bourbon barrels for up to 3 years using the Solera aging method.

Hand Crafted, Pot-Distilled, & Naturally Gluten-Free

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Nose

creamy vanilla with hints of apple and cinnamon

Profile

opens with a dry oak-like character reminiscent of an aged bourbon, followed by pronounced cinnamon and maple

Mouthfeel

dry with long-lasting notes of dark fruit and wood

The Solera Aging Method

As we built our Solera aging system, our barrels were tipped on their sides, filled with Bayou Rum, and then vertically stacked into a pyramid. The oldest rum barrels ended up right “on the ground” which is the meaning of “solera” in Spanish. When we harvest for a batch, the bottom barrel is tapped for part of its content to be bottled. Then that bottom barrel is topped off from the next oldest barrel above it, which is filled from the next oldest, and so on until we refill the top barrel with new rum to mingle with older aged rum. For the next aging interval it happens all over again. The benefit is a natural blending process for consistent taste and quality which gets better each time we harvest a batch. The result is delicious Bayou Reserve Rum.

What the Experts Are Saying...

gold 2016 best in class award for rum, american distilling institute
Category Winner
World Rum Awards, 2016
gold 2016 best in class award for rum, american distilling institute
Best in Class
Miami Rum Festival Rum XP Award, 2016
gold 2016 best in class award for rum, american distilling institute
Best of Category
American Distilling Institute, 2015

How Our Rum Is Made

Bayou® Rum is distilled from locally grown sugarcane in southern Louisiana, USA. Our molasses comes from the oldest family-owned and operated sugar mill in the United States. Every batch of Bayou Rum is distilled in copper pot stills, aged mostly in Bourbon casks under a solera system and bottled in house.