Itís hard enough to believe such a great Bay Rum is made in Nebraska but what makes it even tougher is the fact that the owner, John Marquis, started making in his basement about five years ago. Currently itís being sold in over 40 countries around the world and offers a variety of products including, shaving soap, deodorant, candles and even dog wash. I found a great video interview with John from a few years ago talking about the business and how it got started. It's always nice to see someone come up with a good product and making it successful.
I put Bay Rum into two categories, with cloves and without. Ogallala is definitely a ďwithĒ recipe. Along with Original there are also a Sandalwood, Limes & Peppercorns and Sage & Cedar versions. In my opinion they are all excellent but please check out what others are saying in the reviews section. The scent is great although not as long lasting as I'd like. For skin care I consider it somewhat neutral. Not drying but not overly moisturizing. Iím not going to try and recap the hundreds of threads discussing the virtues and shortcomings of all the Bay Rums available but I will say if you havenít tried Ogallala you may be missing out on a great aftershave.
Priced at $10 - $16 depending on the bottle size.
Ingredients: Witch Hazel, Alcohol and Bay Rum Essence
** I couldn't find an official ingredients list. If you have one please post it.