An exceptional single cask Trinidad rum bottled exclusively for Sydney.
This 2002 vintage spent 10 years aging in an ex-bourbon cask in the tropics before it was transported to Europe. It was then transferred into a Pierre Ferrand ex-cognac cask for four years and then a red pineau cask forÂ 12 more monthsÂ before being bottled as 15-year-old.
An outstanding cask, this was bottled in collaboration between Sydneyâs renowned Burrow Bar and legendary local rum identity Saint Paul.
Previously only available through the bar, we had many enquiries for this bottle when we snuck one in to our 2018 Plantation masterclass, but May 2019 is the first time weâve been able to offer this through retail sales.
Very limited allocation as thereâs not much left.
Nose: Rich, it starts with orange peel and hazelnut. Honeycomb and molasses get more present with time.
Palate: Round and elegant on red berries, lemon, pear and a distinctive rancio touch.
Finish: Very long and sweet finish, nougat and nutty. Touches of citrus and mint.
In 1989 the Maison Ferrand cognac house was taken over by Alexandre Gabriel, who planned to return one of the regionâs 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.
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