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Review: Bacardi Banana Rum

Bacardi Banana Rum was just released.  This is one of ten flavored rums in their current product line.  If you thought they had more, they did at one time, but several flavors have been dropped.  Bacardi Banana starts with a rum base made from molasses, and a single strain of yeast, Le Levadura Bacardi.  After fermenting for 30 hours in closed fermentation tanks, the fermented molasses is split.  Some is column distilled, and some beer distilled.  Each is aged separately in charred American white oak barrels previously used to age bourbon.  Once mature the rums are blended and filtered through a mix of charcoal made from tropical woods and coconut shells.  Natural flavors are infused before bottling at 70 proof.  While this is Bacardi’s first banana flavored rum I have already reviewed 7 other banana flavored rums.  I can’t wait to see how Bacardi Banana Rum compares with the others. Read more »


Review: Toppers Banana Vanilla Cinnamon Rhum

toppers-banana-vanilla-cinnamon-rhum-copyToppers Banana Vanilla Cinnamon Rhum is one of six handcrafted rhums produced on the Island of St Maarten at the Topper’s Distillery.  Rhum is the French spelling of rum.  The other varieties include their unflavored Caribbean White, Coconut, Mocha Mama, Spiced, and White Chocolate Raspberry.  The rhums are based on recipes Melanie Daboul has been perfecting since 1994.  They were given as a complimentary after dinner drink at the two restaurants owned with her husband Topper.  A partnership was later formed with good friends Mike and Thelma King and a distillery was build.  Unfortunately the Kings were killed in a random home invasion and robbery shortly before Topper’s Rhum was first released for sale November 2012.  One of Mikes brothers Todd took his role in the company.  Toppers Banana Vanilla Cinnamon Rhum is handmade with natural ingredients and hand bottled in St Maarten. Read more »


Review: Tortuga Banana Rum

Tortuga Banana Rum - CopyTortuga Banana Rum is one of five rums made in the Cayman Islands by the Tortuga Rum Company.  The Tortuga Rum company was founded by Cayman Airways Captain Robert Hamaty and his wife Carlene, an inflight supervisor.  The other flavors include Coconut, Spiced, Gold, and Light.  The company is also know for its world famous Tortuga Caribbean Rum Cakes. Read more »


Review: Blue Chair Bay Banana Rum Cream

Blue Chair Bay Banana Rum Cream - CopyBlue Chair Bay Banana Rum Cream was just released along with a Vanilla flavored rum.  While Vanilla joins their previous four year round rum varieties, Banana Rum Cream is a limited release, following their Coconut Rum Cream which was offered last fall and winter.  It is crafted with their white rum that is distilled and aged in oak barrels at the West Indies Rum Distillery in Barbados.  Real cream and caramelized banana flavors are then blended before bottling at 30 proof. Read more »


Review: Whalers Big Island Banana Rum

whalers big island banana - CopyWhalers Big Island Banana rum is one of eight flavored rums they create with rum made according to an old Hawaiian recipe.  Whalers is one of five rum brands owned by their parent company Heavan Hill in Bardstown Kentucky.  It is triple distilled before natural banana flavor is added. Read more »


Review: Cruzan Banana Rum

cruzan banana - CopyCruzan Banana rum was introduced in 2000.  It is one of 15 flavored rums Cruzan creates in St. Croix with tropical rain water and high quality molasses using a five column distillation process.  After the fusil oils are removed, a step most rum distillers skip, natural banana flavor is added before bottling at 55 proof. Read more »


Review: Malibu Tropical Banana Rum

Malibu tropical banana - CopyMalibu Tropical Banana rum was introduced in 2008.  It is one of 13 flavored rums they create at the West Indies Distillery in Barbados.  The rum starts with molasses from the finest sugarcane.  Malibu is distilled three times before natural flavors are added and it is bottled in Canada. Read more »


Review: Blue Chair Bay Banana Rum

blue chair bay banana rum - CopyBlue Chair Bay Banana rum was just introduced.  It is one of four rum flavors created by country music star Kenny Chesney and Mike Booth the master distiller at the West Indies Rum Distillery in Barbados.  This is the same distillery where Malibu and Cockspur rums are made.  As the sole owner, Kenny Chesney put up millions of dollars to launch Blue Chair Bay rum last year.  How has his investment paid off?  He just introduced another flavor, so I’m guessing quite well. Read more »