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Very good rum for the price. Smooth, light and tasty, close but not has good as Plantation XO 20th Anniversary.
After an escapade with the fantastic El Dorado line, I was doubtful there were rums that could match them (El Dorado) in cost-to-quality. However, I decided to give this Plantation a go because I heard great things about its more expensive counterparts, and am happy that I did!
As far as the taste goes, it's pleasantly light and extremely approachable--much like what Japanese whiskey is to its respective genre. I catch mild hints of lemon, cinnamon and tropical fruits on both the nose and palate. It's very smooth going down. Flavor does dissipate instantly once swallowed, which I find interesting.
Overall, Plantation Grande Reserve is better than the El Dorado 5-Year, and about on par with the 8-Year as the best rum in its price bracket. Great sipper, great mixer, and should appeal to both the experienced and inexperienced rum drinker.
For the price this is one of the best rums on the market. Not one for the purests. But it really is a lovely rum. Heavy on the malasis but smooth as at the same time. If you just want to go home have a nice glass of rum with a cheep cigar this is the one.
smell is a bit dull, but the taste and flavor is quite OK
A nice rum, great substitute for bacardi in cocktails
Nice, light golden rum. Butterscotch smooth, sweet and balanced. Easy drinking!
This is extremely good rum, especially considering price. It is high on my favorite list.
Very well balanced rum. On the nose, molasses or burnt sugar, with coconut, vanilla and warming spices in the background.The palate follows with a little sweetness and wood with a nice, smooth finish. Great sipper and bar stocker for cocktails. For around $20 it’s hard to find a better value.
This was the first plantation rum I ever purchased...and I was very impressed. Tasty and mild as how I would describe it. No complaints.
Kdyz jsem si tuto lahev koupil byl jsem zklaman. Lihovost a ostrost mne odrazovala. Nyni je lahev temer dopita a musel jsem zmenit nazor. Nyni je zacatek sladky pak jde do rozinek a lihovost je pryc trosku to konci whiskou. Vubec to neni na skodu.
A nice smoother smell then the 3 star. This one has a great taste, nice and smooth with a long pleasant aftertaste. Quite enjoyable neat.
Comfortably one of my favourite rums consumed in the last year. Simply sip with a single piece of ice. Not too sweet, honeysuckle notes and vanilla toffee apple. Well recommended and extremely good value for money and the bottle looks great. About to order another bottle later as I'm about to finish this one.
This is a quality product. Very smooth, sweet, but not overly so, wonderful flavours, and for me it has a short lived spicy aftertaste like pepper or chilli, as opposed to alcohol burn. Just a joy to sip on this neat. I am guessing the smoothness comes from the 2nd aging in Cognac barrels in France. A wonderful Rum at a reasonable price.
Yet another fine rum in the Plantation line from Barbados. Smooth and flavorful making this an extremely versatile rum that is great for mixing or enjoyable straight up.
Nice bottle presentation...
Rond sans être trop sucré, un bon Plantation, j'aime beaucoup
This rum isn’t anything to write home about, but don’t count it out. Great flavor, little sweetness, smooth finish. Good while drinking neat or as a mixed drink.
The title says it all. Hard to believe that you can buy a ‘good’ sipping rum for under $30 (Canadian). Very smooth on it’s own with just a hint of alcohol astringency. At the price there’s no shame in mixing it either if that’s your thing.
Dobrý, běžně dostupný, levný rum. Pokud jste dosud netušili, odkud se kdysi dávno vzala chuť tresti v lihovině, přejmenované na příkaz kulturtrégrů 4. říše na "tuzemák" (a která se v pravých rumech jinak prakticky nevyskytuje) zde máte možnost na to přijít.
Lehký, příjemný, voňavý a asi moc nedoslazovaný destilát, v němž sice nepochybně nenajdete nic whiskařsky sofistikovaného, ale zase také naprosto nic nepříjemného.
K pravému potěšení někdy může být třeba několika panáků, abyste se vpili, ale rozhodně nebudete litovat.
Litrové balení kupodivu není o nic horší než sedmička (jak bývá u podobných "budget" verzí často špatným zvykem), takže s cenou kolem 600 Kč je v poměru cena/výkon asi tím nejlepším, co je v rumech standardně na našem trhu k dostání.
Warm flavors of oak, candied oranges, dark chocolate, tobacco leaves and a splash of pepper
Plantation brand is above average
The smell is more alcoholic, but it is still very good rum. The taste is intense, warm and very specific, perhaps due to aging in bourbon barrels and then in Pierre Ferrand cognac barrels. I do not even know what I would compare it to. In this price range with the Plantation Barbados Grande Reserve, you certainly will not make a mistake, although I do not seem to be among my favorites.
Not the best horse in the stable but friendly to drink, pour a drop of water in it to break the Esther, nice one.
A lot of rum for the price you pay. Plantation is a great rum, nothing fancy but just the right sweetness and smoothness. Buy two bottles while your at it, because it will disappear quicker than you’d expect.
This is A perfect introduction to the world of rum. This is an easy to like rum and it wants you to start to explore.