Plantation - XO Barbados 20th Anniversary Rum 70cl, 40% ABV
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Plantation Grande Reserve is a blended Caribbean molasses rum that blends pot and column distilled Barbadian rums. It is then aged in Barbados’ hot and humid conditions, in casks formerly used for American whiskey and sherry.
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Plantation Single Cask rums are limited releases of double-aged Haute Couturerums. All Plantation rums mature in a two-stage ageing process, beginning in the tropics where they age in bourbon casks, and then at the Château de Bonbonnet in France to mature in Ferrand barrels. Plantation Single Cask rums then benefit from further maturation in carefully selected beer, wine or spirit casks, each selected to enhance the rum's unique characteristics. Every Single Cask rum takes its own ageing path to greatness, and each bottle is personalized and numbered. Only a few barrels of these unique reserve rums are bottled annually, making them a prize for collectors. the TERROIRS OF RUM Vďaka tomuto dlhodobému procesu získa Plantation 20th svoje jedinečné vlastnosti, ktoré dokážu oceniť úplní začiatočníci, ako aj pokročilí rumoví vychutnávači. Ak spoznávate svet rumu, Plantation XO 20th Anniversary je povinnosť ochutnať. Pomer ceny a kvality je jeden z najlepších na trhu. Plantation Rum is made by France’s Maison Ferrand, who also own Ferrand Cognac and Citadelle Gin, among other brands. They buy up West Indian rums and give them extended ageing in oak barrels in France. Since 2017 they have also owned Barbados’ West Indian Rum Distillery, which also part-owns two historic Jamaican rum distilleries. Is Plantation Rum Good?I I grew up on a farm, I live on one now, and what fascinates me above everything else is the agricultural aspect of our spirits. The name Plantation aims to reflect the major terroirs and cultures of rum.
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This cookie is set by Rubicon Project to control synchronization of user identification and exchange of user data between various ad services. There will still be those who most will recommend the infamously sweet rum from Spanish speaking countries like Diplomatico (Venezuela) or Ron Zacapa (Guatemala). But these are likely those who like sweet drinks and don’t think much of transparency, or don’t care about being lied to by brands via fake age statements and unlabeled dosing of rum.Disappointing. So disappointing and disgusting. I am actually sad I thought very highly of them one time. If this is the future standard of Barbados rum, then I will not buy anymore Barbados rum in the future. Score: 3/10 The rest of the ageing period is performed in ex-cognac “Ferrand casks” in France. This rum provides a kaleidoscope of tasty tropical notes and the aroma of pipe tobacco too! Travel follows passion and soon Alexandre Gabriel is creating a dedicated distribution network of equally passionate partners. He builds on his values and vision for the House. Twenty years later, most of his founding team are still together.
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On the other camp is Maison Ferrand (MF) whose rum arm is Plantation. Plantation used to only be an IB rum bottler. Then MF acquired the West Indies Rum Distillery (WIRD) in Barbados in 2017. They are now distilling and aging Barbados rum in WIRD. They still continue to source rum from countries like Fiji, Panama and Trinidad. Along with that acquisition were shares in Jamaican distilleries Long Pond and Monymusk/Clarendon. I’ll add that they also want to make changes with the already established Jamaican GI.
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The paragraph with the statement: “But they just can’t call whatever they make in WIRD Barbados rum” is a little one sided. You’re right that rum that is sent over to France, to be second aged and treated to their dosage process of adding “aged sugar” (their words not mine) shouldn’t get to call it Barbados rum, based on the GI that’s been proposed by the majority of the distilleries on the island. But, in theory, there shouldn’t actually be anything to stop WIRD producing Barbados rum, which could meet the proposed GI and therefore be able to call it Barbados rum. Of course whether they’re willing to do so is a different matter.