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Plantation Barbados Grande Reserve rum

Plantation Barbados Grande Reserve

Caribbean | Aged

6.5/10 (157 ratings)
Tasty, but not quite great

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Posted 6 months ago by Pollux from Canada with 138 ratings

Rhum à boire en drink ou avec un accompagnement, peut-être avec juste une glace pour les plus intrépide.

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Posted 6 months ago by Metalli from Finland with 12 ratings

I just don't see whats the big deal with this rum. It's kinda okay in a sense. The alcohol taste is quite strong and so are the rum notes, however it's not too enjoyable to sip. A good rum to drink straight from the bottle, but i wouldn't bother with including this in a rum tasting. As a saving factor the bottle is good looking, if you're into using bottles as a decoration.

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Posted 6 months ago by Helle from Denmark with 5 ratings

Til trods for at det “bare”’er en Grand Reserva er den yderst interessant. Frisk og sød på een gang - tydelige citrus toner.

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Posted 7 months ago by Markus Lehto from Finland with 35 ratings

Quite ok, but that’s it. Boozy, sweet, lick of honey.

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Posted 7 months ago by Ingevar from Sweden with 5 ratings

Too smooth and gentle to be a good cheap rum, and not complex enough to be a decent mid-priced stuff. May go well in a mix, but why should you pay more for a mixer?

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Posted 7 months ago by Inshore from Poland with 51 ratings

Yeah! Plantation rums are really good for me. It is my 8 bottle from Plantation, this one is best quality for best price.

Ok. Aroma coco and bannan, as Barbados rum should be. A bit of alcohol also present. Because this is cheap rum. Ok. Taste are good enough for sipping. Truly Barbados style of rum. There is sweetness at first, then coco, banana and after that a bit fruity cask finish. That finish making Plantation mark.

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Cognac barrels are not good for every style of rum! Mixed with Jamaica rum thats dosent work. Panama, Guatemala, Belize, Cuba, that's great taste. But with Barbados rum style, Cognac cask finish are greatest mix in the world! Thats truly great idea. Just Try Plantation 20. The greatest.

This one is similar version, but its much younger. They said 1 up to 3 years in Burbon cask, and 1 year in Cognac. But probably it is untrue. Could be 1 year in Burbon and half year Cognac. Any way that is still enough for rum in that price. This double aged are making the party great. But this is cheap version.

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it is a bit spicy in finish, thats great! but aroma disappear fast form glass. Still Have no idea how its taste wit ice or mixed.

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Posted 7 months ago by Rasmus from Denmark with 137 ratings

Barbados and rum can be a thing of beauty in its most pure form, but tamper just a bit with it and you can have a mess on your hands. Plantation almost gets into hot water with this one, but saves it in the nick of time.

Nose: Ripe banana, baking spices, orange zest, vanilla and coconut
Taste: Ripe banana, chocolate, coconut, vanilla and almonds
Overall: This is not a special rum, but it can serve a good purpose. It tastes just fint and is not overly sweet or dry. If you have found a liking to the sweeter rums, but want to try something a bit more dry without goint to far, then this might be the rum for you

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Posted 7 months ago by Philinarium from Russian Federation with 25 ratings

Аромат - лёгкий, коньячно-фруктовый, с примесью сахарного тростника, мягкий, но не выдающийся. Вкус тоже с коньячными (всё же это фишка Plantation - довыдержка в коньячных бочках - и лично я не сказал бы, что мне она нравится, хоть я и люблю коньяк), фруктовыми и древесными нотками, но резковат и сильно чувствуется спиртяга, которая остаётся в послевкусии.

Aroma is light, cognac-like and fruity with some sugarcane notes, smooth, but nothing special. Taste is also cognac-like (well, it's a special feature of Plantation - additional ageing in cogniac casks - and I can't say I like it very much, although I like "real" cognac), fruity and oaky tones, but it's rather harsh, spirit presence is high and stays in aftertaste.

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Posted 8 months ago by Patricebru (PREMIUM) from France with 38 ratings

Rond sans être trop sucré, un bon Plantation, j'aime beaucoup

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Posted 8 months ago by Andreasx from Canada with 25 ratings

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.