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A Rum For The Ladies


Apparently rum is making a comeback. I wasn't aware of its disappearance, but with the development of many new high-end brands, rum is definitely coming to a bar shelf near you. Processed in the same manner as super premium vodka, Bambu rum is the bottle with the most hype. Made with hand picked sugar cane, it's quadruple distilled and triple filtered. With its chic little bottle and bright pink label, Bambu is touting itself as the "first and only rum designed with women in mind."

Founder David Kanbar got the idea to create a female friendly rum after his wife complained about the harshness of rum cocktails. I always thought Malibu was the female friendly rum, but wouldn't mind giving this luxury liquor a sip.

What do you guys think? Do we women need our own rum? Has anybody tried Bambu yet?

Source: Gourmet Newsletter

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Clooney2000 Clooney2000 9 years
Thois is great. I' drinking some right now. smaklhing, oops smashing clean taste and I'm hoping less of a hangover... Seriously, become a star..you simply can't go to the store and get this unless you live in NY...which would be a fun trip, granted. better idea for the internet girl on the go to Astor wines.com..they will ship it right out to you We taste tested with head to head with Bacardi and Meyers Platinum -no contest.Not just a label totally better drink foranyone tired of the medicinal flavor of Vodka... Lvoe this site!
kristine13 kristine13 9 years
I agree with dkdc77, I prefer dark rum, but I would certainly give this a try!
PinkEsq PinkEsq 9 years
Most rums give me bad hangovers after even one drink... maybe this one will be different...
The_coffeegirl The_coffeegirl 9 years
That's just a marketing thing. I think of Rum as a women's drink in general, and have a fabulous rum punch recipe (we change it's name depending on the event, but it is often called Pirate Punch, since Pirates also love rum). I see lots of things marketed to women - or the same thing put into packages with different names. I applaude the idea of selling the same thing to people under different labels, but special labelling for women doesn't often win me over.
dkdc77 dkdc77 9 years
nice bottle - but i much prefer dark rum. st croix has great cruzan rums (they also come in multiple flavors) and i can't be without my tortuga rum (perfect for baking and flambe's)...
LaLa0428 LaLa0428 9 years
The bottle is cute. I like rum well enough to give it a try.
allymaedesign allymaedesign 9 years
i'm more of a vodka girl myself. is this a flavored rum? is this like the rated x vodka/fusion liquor? i've had it once or twice and have to admit it was good- though very sweet and very PINK.
Rigatoni Rigatoni 9 years
hey, that looks cool and all, but what's wrong with good ol captian morgan??
crystallyn crystallyn 9 years
My husband said, "Could you wash down a Luna bar with that?" He gives me a bad time whenever I buy "women's" food. He refuses to eat anything marketed toward women (because he might grow breasts). I do tend to agree though, jacking up prices to create a "special" food/drink item for women--by putting it in a cutesy girly package is pretty damn annoying in my book. 99% of the time there is no difference.
ALSW ALSW 9 years
I'd love to try a new rum. I love the stuff! But I don't really care that it's labeled towards females. I mean, what's the difference really?
mominator mominator 9 years
some rum sounds good right about now.
BelovedAmI BelovedAmI 9 years
I was just thinking about trying to make a Rum Baba - I'm not sure what it is but it sounds really good - and this just might be the secret ingredient!
piraterie piraterie 9 years
I really don't think there's a need for rum - or any alcohol - marketed to women. A pink label is not going to make me like something - the taste is. That said, I'm not one to ever turn rum down, so I'd give it a try.
joannakm joannakm 9 years
I am not a big fan of any liquors/spirits/wines etc marketed directly to women. I just don't get why they need to create sweet or pink drinks or labels with puppies or names like "bitch" to attract us. I feel like we're smarter and more discernible than they give us credit for....that said I would love to try a new high-end rum!
Brians-Girl Brians-Girl 9 years
i would give it a shot! but hey i actaully like all rum!! haha sooo im down for whatever! and i do sometimes find malibu toooo sweet!
books-and-shoes books-and-shoes 9 years
The bottle is so pretty and I agree that Malibu is girly imo. But I love a rum and coke, so I'll check this out next time I'm at the liquor store :)
chiefdishwasher chiefdishwasher 9 years
Hand picked sugar cane. Does that mean they are paying some poor third world kids pennies to pick it. Don't think it will make the rum taste any better.
bookgirl bookgirl 9 years
I'm so trying this when I get paid this weekend, plus the bottle will look pretty next to my liquor in my dining room.
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
Mmmmm I'm not a HUGE rum fan, but I think I might have to try this one out! :)
SugarCat SugarCat 9 years
I'm never one to turn rum down.
laurafox laurafox 9 years
I love it! I'll go try it and let you guys know!
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