An intense Jamaican rum from Plantation that epitomises a lot of what the country is famous for.
This was distilled in 2005 at the Long Pond and Clarendon distilleries and is a mix of Plummer (five day fermentation, medium esters) and Wedderburn (one week fermentation) and high ester (two week fermentation) spirit. It was distilled through pot still.
It was matured in ex-bourbon casks for 12 years in the Jamaican tropical climate, then for a year in ex-cognac casks in France.
Nose: Big, intense. Gourmand nose with aromas of fresh fruits and a hint of overripe roasted bananas with woody notes.
Palate: Full bodied, bitter-sweet and pasty like, the mid palate on peaches, prunes and walnut. Dry wood, cloves and vanilla in the finish.
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.
- Long Pond