GSN Presents: Our Most Popular Articles of the Decade

Good Spirits News been writing reviews of spirits, cocktails and mixology for over ten years. On the last day of the decade, we thought it would be a fine time to share the 25 most popular articles we’ve written.

Cheers! See you in 2020!

  1. Colina Colada
  2. Nikka Miyagikyo Yoichi Single Malt Whiskies
  3. Olmeca Altos Tequila
  4. McKenzie Bottled in Bond Bourbon
  5. Chicken Cock Double Barrel 10-Year Old Whiskey
  6. Mr. Boston Black Cat Cocktail
  7. Michael Godard Vodka and Gin
  8. Drumshambo Gunpowder Irish Gin
  9. Bacardi Anejo Cuatro, Reserva Ocho and Gran Reserva Diez Rum
  10. Hochstadters Slow Low Rock and Rye Whiskey
  11. Mi Campo Tequila
  12. Woody’s Northwoods Bourbon Cream
  13. Basics of Mixology: Modifiers
  14. Koskenkorva Vodka
  15. Bumbu XO Rum
  16. Tequila and Mezcal Jarritos Glasses
  17. Black Tears Spiced Rum
  18. Tabu Absinthe
  19. Capel Pisco
  20. Cointreau versus Hiram Walker Orange Curacao
  21. Collaboration Bourbon
  22. Elijah Craig Barrel Proof Bourbon
  23. 2018’s Best of the Best
  24. Shaker Spoon Cocktail Club
  25. Deep Eddy Peach Vodka

GSN Review: Bumbu XO Rum

Bumbu Rum Company recently announced Bumbu XO, a small-batch ultra-premium rum aged up to 18 years in bourbon barrels and finished in white oak sherry barrels from Andalusia, Spain. Bumbu XO is distilled and aged at a 120-year old Panamanian distillery and proudly uses only local sugarcane and pure spring water.

Bumbu Rum is based on original 16th and 17th century recipes used by West Indian sailors. Made using spices native to the Caribbean along with sugar cane from the islands as well as South America.

See our review of the flagship Bumbu Rum here.

Bumbu XO (80 proof)
Visual: Dark copper.
Nose: Oak, nutmeg, cinnamon, vanilla bean, green banana, browned butter.
Taste: Rich spirit appointed with a vanilla wash that quickly fades into dry and well-balanced oak.
Finish: Long with a slightly bitter vanilla edge at the tail end.
Overall: This is a very dry rum, that makes it perfect for tiki-style cocktails. This will cut through the fruit juice and syrup, giving a full bodied kick to your libations.
GSN Rating: A-

For more information go to: Bumbu