Plantation Extra Old Barbados Rum
70cl / 40%
- Dark Chocolate
Plantation Extra Old Barbados Rum Reviews
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.
17 Customer Reviews
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.
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
Delicious, smooth, tasty and moreish
Exceptional, just as good as the XO champagne cognac which was nearly twice the price
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
I was given this rum as a gift and it is without a doubt one of the best plain style rums I have tried. Its smooth in the palate and the aromas of light coconut, vanilla and subtle toffee and banana are delicious. Its a rum which shouldn''t be spoilt with mixers, neat or with ice.
Brought this for my father, he is a whiskey man but is not adverse to a good rum And wow what a great rum his is, seriously one of the best we have had and for this price it makes it a stunning deal!
This is the best i have tryed so far
Amazing! Superbly smooth and easy to drink, can have it plain or with ice (too good for a mixer) its hard to stop at just one!
This was my first premium rum purchase as I wanted to branch out from whisky. Absolutely stunned by it on first sip. So smooth, beguiling flavour, amazing mouth-feel. I have tried a lot of whiskies and I will be trying a lot of rums after this. Banana, date, vanilla, gentle oak, but more than the sum of its flavours.