A limited edition Jamaican single vintage rum bottled by Plantation.
Part of Plantation's 'Four Hands' program, this was distilled at the Clarendon Distillery with the casks chosen in consultation with Cellar Master Assistant Luce Satage.
This spent 16 years maturing in 200 litre ex-bourbon casks in the tropical climate of Lionel Town, Jamaica, before it spent another year in the continental climate of Javrezac, France, in 350 litre ex-cognac casks.
Distilled from molasses in pot still, this fermented for two weeks. Matured for 17 years with no dosage (added sugar), it has been bottled at 49.5%.
Nose: Pronounced fresh, fruity and encaustic notes mixed with passion fruit and green banana, elegant woody notes, prune, vanilla with bitter almond and fresh fig.
Palate: Dry and long with mango, candied fruit, date and prune finishing on floral notes.
Finish: Pepper, red berry ending on vanilla and banana flambee.
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.