Plantation Extra Old Barbados Rum
20th Anniversary

70cl / 40%
Plantation Extra Old Barbados Rum / 20th Anniversary
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A handsomely presented decanter-style bottle of Plantation Extra Old rum from Barbados. The rums are initially aged in the Caribbean in ex-bourbon casks then transported to the Charente (home of Plantation's owner, Cognac producer Pierre Ferrand) and undergoing a second maturation in small French oak casks.
Country
Barbados
Style
Plain
Type
Molasses
Colouring
Yes

Character

  • Nutmeg Nutmeg
  • Cinnamon Cinnamon
  • Cherry Cherry
  • Coconut Coconut
  • Dark Chocolate Dark Chocolate
  • Toffee Toffee

Plantation Extra Old Barbados Rum Reviews

Tasting Notes

  • Tasting Notes by The Whisky Exchange

    Nose: Flambéed bananas, toasted coconut, marshmallow, and spice. Cherry and vanilla develop.

    Palate: Balanced spice and oak, with black pepper, sweet cream and dark tobacco notes.

    Finish: Very long, with sweet spice and toasted oak fading to reveal fruit.

  • Tasting Notes by Stuart P

    Nose: Rich, tempting aromas of flambéed bananas, toasted coconut shavings, a touch of marshmallow and a faint grassy note. Then aromas of spices waft up through the glass – cinnamon and nutmeg – as well as juicy cherries, vanilla and toffee.

    Palate: Superb balance between spice, toasty oak and a creamy, peppery note. Sweet and luxurious, but with more savoury notes of tobacco and dark chocolate, creating lovely balance. The complexity builds, with layers of spice growing over time. Beautifully soft texture.

    Finish: Very long lasting, with the sweet spices complementing the toasty oak and fruit.

    Comment: I would defy anyone not to enjoy this. Easy to drink, but tons of complexity, and  a rum that rewards slow sipping. Excellent.

32 Customer Reviews

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  • 5
    12 May

    Crazy good, filling like a pirate sailing through the Caribbean sea.

  • 5
    10 February

    Awesome rum. Very very smooth and don't put too many ice with it as doesn't need watering down. Will definitely buy again.

  • 1
    6 February

    Garbage, overpriced, and full of sugar, it tastes very artificial like it's been filled with sweetener.

  • 5
    28 January

    Wow wow wow, super smooth, sweet, delicious. 6 stars!

  • 5
    17 January

    Right up their with my favourite rums. This bottle was a present - the next I’ll buy myself.

  • 5
    30 December 2017

    Bought as a present for Christmas. Loved the rum. Exceptionally smooth, with real depth of flavour. Will buy again. Highly recommended.

  • 5
    27 September 2017

    Lovely rich taste

  • 5
    25 June 2017

    Diplomatico was my favourite tipple until I tried Plantation.This rum is so full of flavour and has a smooth,creamy silkiness about it.Best rum I have tasted.

  • 5
    15 January 2017

    Had a glass to finish a lunch yesterday. Served neat in a cognac glass, it was a revelation. Several leagues ahead of the Diplomatico I'm drinking now.

  • 5
    22 December 2016

    The most delicious rum I've ever had.

  • 5
    22 November 2016

    The perfect rum to sip away an evening

  • 5
    2 November 2016

    Possibly the most dangerous rum I have ever had - so easy to drink, complex, delicious

  • 5
    1 April 2016

    Extensibility smooth

  • 5
    28 February 2016

    Superb

  • 5
    24 February 2016

    This is a very complex rum with a creamy feel with notes of oak, coconut, spices, toffee and chocolate. Everything is perfectly balanced from the sweetness to the smooth taste which all builds up to a fiery finish from the alcohol giving you a strong warmth as you swallow. The taste also lingers in your throat for a good while after. Its also not as dark and heavy as some rums and has a lighter feel to it on the taste front. I can't see how rum can get much better than this. Wow!

  • 3
    19 January 2016

    I recently bought a bottle of this and was hoping for great things. In fact although it's a pleasant and easy to like spirit it wasn't in my opinion as great as expected. For me it is too sweet tasting almost as though sugar has been added to the spirit. Worth noting that this scored only 50/100 last week on a well respected website. I chose to use the rum for spicing in the end (adding orange peel, cloves, etc etc) which I felt would better suit it's taste profile. This worked out quite well but I won't buy any more of this particular expression - it's just sweet to extreme levels.

  • 5
    14 January 2016

    This rum is my new best friend ,I've tried lots of rums some very expensive and this rum is the best I've tried well reccomended w.exchange

  • 5
    15 June 2015

    Delicious, smooth, tasty and moreish

  • 5
    19 May 2015

    Exceptional, just as good as the XO champagne cognac which was nearly twice the price

  • 5
    30 March 2015

    I have never left an online review for any product, as I am a bit of a Luddite, but this plantation rum really is the best I have tried. I agree with the other reviewers, concerning taste . Drink neat only to appreciate the flavour. Enjoy

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