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On my tops list for sippable rums with lots of flavor.
For the 12 € I paid for this I got a lot of Rum. I think they somhow updated the original Dark, because it has a new lable now, which says that it also contains some jamaican Rum now and it is possible to taste the typical Jamaica notes now. So if your standard is not to high this one can already be a great sipper.
I find it most enjoyable in the right mix. Don't use to much. In the right amount it's great in a coke.
perfect mixing rum! I use it as my pouring dark rum
Excellent nose and taste for good money. Recommended!
Great smell to it and it's pretty tasty too. Makes a great Cuba lebra.
Here in Quebec, the Original Dark from Plantation is only available via private import, which means you need to buy at least one case at the time and go through an elaborate ordering process.
Luckily for me, I have some very Rum enthusiastic friends, and so last summer I ordered two cases that we shared together.
Priced at 30$ CAD, I personally think the only other product that matches its quality price ratio is the El Dorado 8 yo. All of my friends agree that it is very tasty and extra smooth. I went through practically an entire bottle with one of my friend the 1st time I tasted it, just sipping it on the rocks (beware, it then becomes extra smooth and dangerous, with delicious coffee and chocolate milk flavours).
Since then I used it in Painkillers and to bake some Rum cakes for the Holidays.
Vzhledem k ceně není nejhorší, trošku ostřejší ale stále chutná
I have'nt tried the old version so i cant really make a comparisson between the two. This new one is said to contain some rum from Jamaica and is double aged in different barrels.
Nose: warm and sweet with fudge, chocolatte and vanilla.
Mouth: first tastes like cognac, (guess its the jamaican part) then it gets spicy with a sweet lingering flavour.
Very priceworthy, i like it :-)
This rum has a great flavor going on but is not in the cask long enough to really give it the full statement that it's looking to make. This is first aged for 3-5 years with some 8 year blended in. After that is is put into ferrand Cognac casks for another year to a year and a half. This finish comes through quite strong on this one you get a lot different bolder tasting yet very smooth and not spicy at all. This one I rank down because the presence of alcohol is fairly heavy for something even just aged for about 5 years. Bold, slight oak, slight smoke.
Overall for sipping I give this an 8, for not appearing to be artificially sweetened or colored it has a little bit too much alcoholic bite/nose going on. For mixing easily a 10 but I rate my spirits on neat tasting not mixing. I tried the planters punch on the back of the bottle and it was excellent.
A classy all around rum at this excellent price point.
Just another one for collection purpose, I cant have money in my pockey, they burn hole :) So better spend them on rum!
This stuff tastes like it is of much higher proof than it actually is, so if that's your game this one for you. Very affordable and I like it quite a bit as a "Dark & Stormy". The ginger ale cools it off and allows for the back flavors to come out. I got floral and orange flavors while my buddy said he got almonds and caramel, go ?
It’s my favorite cheap rum
It has great mix-ability for tiki cocktails or an old fashioned and it can be a cheap sipping rum.
It is quite smooth and sweetie. You will recognize Jamaica from the first sip. But it is really good for just drinking in company or mix. Slightly fruity afterburn..
god smak med et lite hint av røyk, som jeg liker veldig godt i Rom
You can feel the Plantation koncept but keep in mind there are a lot of better variants i.e. Plantation Barbados XO but also to dubbel the price.
Tasty rum. Very good to make an good Rum Old fashioned.
Very impressive rum for its price! Quite strong and quite sweet. With a great flavor of citrus, carnation and of course.. banana!! That's very unusual for rums to be with banana flavor. Its prefect to drink it pure, with no ice or cola.
But there is one thing. This description is only applicable for Original Dark with date of bottling 2014! The bottle should have this ticket!
One to enjoy. not quite to the standard of some of the better proof rums but good value none the less.
Solid results in dark and stormy and rum and coke. This rum added complexity and body and improved the quality of these drinks significantly. A bit more expensive than typical choices and well worth the extra cost.
Darkish rum medium thick body. However finish disapears a bit fast.
Plantation original dark is a great go-to for so many cocktail recipes. It was not designed to be a sipper, but rather a base for cocktails, which it does exceedingly well. It's great in a Mai Tai.
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