An exquisite molasses rum released to celebrate PlantationÃ¢ÂÂs 20th anniversary.
This has been sourced from runs aged between eight-and-ten years in the tropical Barbados climate, which have been distilled through both pot and column stills. They are then transferred to France where they are further matured in a range of casks Ã¢ÂÂ virgin oak, ex-bourbon and ex-cognac. That second maturation can last between two and ten years, depending on the cask.
Beautifully balanced and poised, thereÃ¢ÂÂs milk chocolate, vanilla, freshy coffee, sticky date pudding and coconut. Certainly tastes like it should be in a higher price bracket.
In 1989 the Maison Ferrand cognac house was taken over by Alexandre Gabriel, who planned to return one of the regionÃ¢ÂÂs oldest spirit brands to the height of its powers. Starting with cognac and then moving into other fine spirits, Gabriel scoured the Caribbean throughout the 1990s in source of rum.
From those trips the Plantation brand was born. Rums are transferred to France, where they undergo final maturations in a variety of casks.