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Beautiful, rich body. A warm and sweet rum. Perfect for whisky and Bourbon lovers
Bottle: I like its shape 1/1
Colour: Dark amber
Aroma: Very rich. A lot of vanilla and chocolate with some coconut. 2/2
Taste: It is not very sweet, just like dark chocolate should be. Chocolate flavour is the most distinguishable there, maybe with some nuts. If I take into account aroma, taste and aftertaste it is really complex rum and I wouldn't guess it was just 5 years in cask. 4/5
Aftertaste: Smooth, sweet and little bit woody but pleasent 2/2
Generally it is the best regular sipping rum I have tasted (the best of the best for me is Plantation XO 20th Anniversary) and I always have bottle of this one in my cabinet, or rather two.
Great straight up as an after dinner drink with a fine cigar. The price is a great value for such an enjoyable rum.
“Mon amie laissez le bon temps rouler!”
Delicious, rich, sweet and with a myriad of delicate notes - just great!
Plantation Gran Anejo Guatemala was such a hard bottle to find in the US that it took me over 4 years of searching and scouring and finally a bottle emerged from Germany, so I had to grab one. Plantation Gran Anejo Guatemala offers a lot of exciting flavors and very clear but sweet flavors like raisins, it hardly has any burn at the end, but a very long and lingering sweet taste in your mouth. Having a back-to-back taste testing with the Plantation Gran Anejo Guatemala versus the Plantation Gran Anejo Guatemala & Belize and you will not find even the smallest amount of difference. They must be a different bottling year for the exact same rum. Plantation Gran Anejo Guatemala is still a long distance away from the amazing Barbados XO 20th Anniversary rum, but comes as a good second best Plantation rum in my books.
Here's my top 30 list:
1. Ron Tres Loco de Vinos from Vinoble Skanderborg
2. Ron Esclavo XO Cask Strength
3. Legendario Gran Reserva 15y
4. Cubaney Centenario 25-30y
5. Companero Panama
6. Ron Esclavo XO
7. Ron Millonario XO and 15y
8. Plantation Barbados XO 20th Anniversary
9. El Dorado 25y
10. Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva and Single Vintage
11. Presidente Marti 23y and 19y
12. Cubaney 18y
13. Pusser's 15y
14. Black Tot
15. El Pasador de Oro XO
16. Bavaro Black Ultra Premium
17. Punta Cana Esplendido
18. Edmundo Dantes 15y
19. Pampero Aniversario
20. Bacoo 12y
21. Ron Esclavo 15y and 12y
22. El Pasador de Oro Gran Reserva
23. Brugal Leyenda
24. Exquisito 1990 and 1995
25. Koloa Kaua'i Coconut
26. Plantation Gran Anejo Guatemala & Belize
27. Unhiq XO
28. Ron Hero 21y Solera
29. Punta Cana XOX
30. Ron Cartavio XO
This Rum is so beautifully balanced in alcohol, body and natural sweetness with perfect notes of wood, and slight notes of chocolate and plums. A lovely piece of distilling work, satisfying the sipping afficionado with a taste for balanced, mild spirits.
A very pleasant sipping experience. Relaxing, soft. Beautiful work.
En af de beste rom jeg kender til prisen. Go at nyde med ikke rom kender.
This was an exellent buy!
I liked the richness of flavours, really nice and the colour was great, lookd good with ice cube in it hah! Price also is really good compared to the quality and availebility we have in finland so, one of my fauvorites for sure!
One of the latest addition in the Plantation portfolio, the updated version is actually a blend of rums from neighbouring Guatemala and Belize. Guatemala at least produces their rums using fermented sugar cane honey (evaporated sugar cane juice) instead of the traditional molasses. Guatemala also uses a mix of bourbon and sherry cask for aging in their own solera system. This makes it quite difficult to put an age statement on the label, and was confirmed by the Ferrand/ Plantation brand ambassador at a tasting event last November.
I went through a bottle of Gran Anejo with some of my friends last summer paring it with some nice cuban cigars. Montecristo no2 to be precise. Honestly the cigar was a bit overpowering, and maybe a lighter Hoyo de Monterrey would be a better match. Even then, the rum was delicious, with some dark chocolate aromas and flavours, and a distinctive licorice finish.
I bought another bottle :)
Some of the best rums I've tasted are elaborated by cognac Ferrand's Plantation. Another hit. I simply love this one. Is It the double aging process ?
Probably. It is not the most expensive or aged, but It is great. I must point that the bottle I have says that It is a mix of rums from Guatemala and Belize, wich I'm not sure this rating applies to the same rum.
Subtle, sweet just enough, beautiful color, perfect nose, I love It.
One of my all time hits with some many bottles finished in my bar
Good sipper with quite a woody after taste. Better than Bacardi 8 in this price range.
Can immediately tell this is another quality Plantation rum. Nice oak, tobacco and a bit of licorice in the finish.
An excellent rum that I enjoyed very much.
Strong after taste.
I was a bit surprised when I smelled it in the glass. The taste was also very different from the Grande Reserva and the 20-year old. I missed the smell and taste of something that's in the other 2. I always think of raisins, but I'm not very good at naming ingredients in drinks or food. But after that surprise I'm still able to appreciate this rum. Very full-flavoured, heavy taste. Sweet with a nice (I guess) woody after taste. I had the feeling to light up a cigar with it, even though I don't like cigars much.
Pretty good for its price!
Great rum one of my favorites. Try it! Sweet but not to much.
Despite we lost to Germany at euro 2016 I've decided to try something new. And once again I don't regret. Rum is definitely best drink in the world and with this one you can be only happy. Nice aroma, good middle and sharper finish. Just the way I like it.
Just wow. This is a really well crafted rum and a perfect initiation to the Plantation brand.
(39.00 CAD in Dec 2016)
In contrast with my review of plantation barbados, we really enjoyed this one. Pleasant sipper.
Such a pleasent sipper. A single ice cube, a more than generous shot every half hour and the afternoon drifts by. Not too sweet but cognac like. Worth the price and easily available.
Det var nummer to plantation jeg har smagt vildt overrasket, dufter dejligt af frugt og kokos vanilje og smager også af frugt, kokos, vanilje faktisk Rom til prisen
Ikke smagt. .
Ich schmecke Minze, Kokos, etwas Orange, Feige, Bitterschokolade. Sehr komplex, langer Nachhall.