We’ve wanted to do a bay rum for years, but it took a while to get things the way we want.
This is a tropical bay rum – quite different than most bay rums on the market today – this one actually has a bit of a rum kick to it and is spiced up with ginger and lime to give it a lighter more tropical feel.
Contains the following notes:
Jamaican Rum – this accord is a blend of natural and artificial scent oils, and smells a lot like a traditional oak-aged spiced rum.
Bay leaves – not the ones from Mom’s kitchen! This is 100% essential oils from the traditional west indie’s bay leaf pimenta racemosa
Bergamot – Essential to a tropical bay rum scent, this gives a nice citrus kick that isn’t too sweet. Bergamot is probably best known for giving earl grey tea it’s distinctive flavour.
Lime – Gives a fresh kick to an otherwise somewhat dark scent
Clove – Every bay rum needs a bit of clove, though this one is understated and blends in rather than taking centre stage like clove will tend to if not reigned in.
Cinnamon – A bit of warm spice
Ginger – This kinda sets this apart from most bay rums. Initially, you get a nice strong hit of ginger which quickly mellows out to a more traditional dry down.
Black pepper – This grounds the scent nicely giving it a bunch more refinement.
Vanilla – for a nice mellow smoothness – it really ties things together.