Bumbu is an ultra-premium rum crafted from top-quality sugarcane expertly selected from eight countries throughout the West Indies. It is made in the Caribbean island of Barbados, known as the “Rum Island”, where the spirit originated over 400 years ago. Bumbu is blended with some of the world’s purest water and aged in oak barrels to create a fine rum with a taste as complex as the brand’s rich history. On the nose, Bumbu offers complex aromas of soft caramel, Madagascar vanilla and toasted oak. The palate is medium bodied with notes of cinnamon, roasted nuts and allspice, leading up to a slightly sweet, smooth finish.
|Kenneth Juhasz and his wife and partner Laura are proprietors of this boutique label, concentrating on Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Growing up in North Carolina, Juhasz paid his way through college working in fine restaurants and at a local wine retailer. He first developed his winemaking talents in Oregon's Willamette Valley working with veteran winemaker Ken Bernards of Ancien Wines . He also spent time in the Central Otago region of New Zealand's South Island helping to launch Hinton Estate. In 2002 he settled in Carneros as the winemaker for both the Robert Stemmler label and The Donum Estate.
The focus of Auteur is on vineyard designated wines from cool microclimates in Oregon and California. Juhasz's winemaking philosophy is "to maintain the dualism between the varietals' masculine and feminine character." Grapes are currently sourced from the Willamette Valley (Shea Vineyard), Sonoma Coast (Durrell), Los Carneros and Mendocino Ridge.