An excellent rum from Guatemala available in Europe thanks to the links between the distillery and Cognac Ferrand (the owners of the Plantation brand), who have been trading casks and rum for years. This rum was transferred from Guatemala to Cognac where it was filled into Cognac casks for up to a year before bottling. 5/5 in Class Magazine's August 2011 issue.
One of our favourites in the Plantation range, Panama 2002 knocked our socks off when we first tried it at 2011's Rumfest, and it wowed the judges at the Miami Rum Festival in the same year, scooping the Best Gold Rum under 12 years gong. Soft and smooth, with toasty vanilla and banana aromas and flavours - this is a star.
A very handsomely presented decanter-style bottle of Plantation Extra Old rum from Barbados. Unusually, the rums are initially aged in the Caribbean in ex-bourbon casks, before being trasported to Charente (home of the bottlers, cognac producer C. Ferrand) and undergoing a second maturation in small French oak casks. 94 points from the Beverage Tasting Institue in Chicago.