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76 /10028 ratings

Facts about the rum

South Africa
Made from
Sugar cane juice
Pot Still

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The Bushfire was produced in South Africa at the MHOBA distillery. It was distilled from Sugar cane juice with a Pot Still. The rum has an ABV of 55%.

28 community members rated this rum with an average of 76/100. The rum smells like Smoky, Bacon and Ester, and on the palate there is Smoky, Bacon and Meaty.


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76 /10028 ratings

What does this rum taste like?

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Nosing associations

Smoky Bacon Ester Woody Banana Burnt Dried fruit

Taste associations

Smoky Bacon Meaty Woody Ester Funky Vegetal

Finish associations

Smoky Woody Toasted Peat Burnt Banana Burnt sugar

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Community comments

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pures bbq! rauchig, speckig und alles was dazu gehört, keine Ahnung wie das geht ohne fatwash etc aber das Ding ist der Knaller. aber auch nur wenn man auf Fleisch steht 🤣

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Toto je ulet. Muj prvni rum, ve kterem citim uzene a salam

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This was an interesting one. The nose is relatively muted, but comes to life on the mouth. Lacks the normal Mhoba elements of tropical rotting fruit and leads with something more whisky like, with venison and biltong notes at the back of the mouth - not something you find often. The smoke is reminiscent of a Laphroaig or similar but more BBQ in nature and builds as if you have inhaled BBQ smoke. In terms of taste it’s not perfectly balanced, with some red wine notes alongside the meat and smoke. I don’t love it but can appreciate the experimentation and glad to have tried

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Very unique dram. Funky high esther spirit with dry smoky braai wood and a vegetal/greenhouse taste (like the a-typical 2000s Clynelishes). I never tasted anything like this before and its weird...but its good weird you know.

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Haaa, le nez est atypique. C'est un mélange entre jus de canne, fumées et BBQ. C'est plutôt étrange mais intriguant (positivement). En bouche, les 55% font le boulot, c'est chaud comme de la braise. On retrouve des notes bien lourdes et viandeuses : du bacon bien grillé, de la viande sortant du fumoir, c'est salé et très aromatique. La finale est très longue sur le cendré-brûle. On retrouve également une petite touche de banane flambée en dessert. Je ne sais pas ce que Mhoba a bien pu faire pour tirer ce profil aromatique, mais c'est sacrément surprenant et réussit.

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Sacré goût de barbecue.. Alcool pas super intégré par contre..

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Bois à bbq en macération

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On the nose a nice surprise. On the palate my first impression was too much smoke. Don’t like too smoky flavours in my drink. But after a few sips it mellowed out and became more pleasant.

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About the distillery

The distillery MHOBA is located in South Africa. Rums from MHOBA have been rated 456 times with an average of 82/100.

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