A classic five-year-old Barbados rum from the French Plantation house.
Initially matured in ex-bourbon casks in Barbados for three-to-four years, it is transferred to France where it sits in ex-cognac casks for a year or two.
Distilled from molasses in both pot and column stills, fermentation is between three and five days.
A fantastic premium sipper, there’s lots of vanilla and coconut, but then tropical white fruits.
In 1989 the Maison Ferrand cognac house was taken over by Alexandre Gabriel, who planned to return one of the region’s 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.