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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.
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.
Very good rum for the price. Smooth, light and tasty, close but not has good as Plantation XO 20th Anniversary.
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.
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.
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.
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 extremely good rum, especially considering price. It is high on my favorite list.
A nice rum, great substitute for bacardi in cocktails
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.
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.
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.
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...
smell is a bit dull, but the taste and flavor is quite OK
Vôňa nie je výrazná, farba svetlá, fľaša pekná "reprezentačná" (asi aj dôvod prečo som si ho kúpil) :). V chuti je cítiť dub (až bourbon - po zrení v sudde), trošku vanilku a pre mňa akurátnu jemnú nasladlosť. Na konci to prechádza až na jemné trpnutie jazyka, úst a hrejivý pocit :) Rum som kúpil za 17€/fľaša, neurazil, stojí za ochutnanie, ale napr. Pampero Aniversario mi prišiel zaujímavejší.
Nice vanilla aroma, taste is smooth and sligthly sweet (only low added sugar) with hints of raisins, no afterburn. Generally very good 3Y old rum, moreover for a fantastic price. I will definitely buy a few bottles for ocassionally visitors who are not familiar with rum - should be a perfect starter.
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.
Nice rum. Good for the price. Very smooth and easy to enjoy. I like this one.
I bought a 1l bottle of this rum and when i first taste it was like... strange i kinda expected more. But now (1 year later) bottle is half empty and dont ask me how is this possible but it tastes great.
Nice, light golden rum. Mostly used for mixing in my house
It´s fine sweet daily rum. Taste is little thin and short but good. Color is not very dark.
Nice colour, pleasant aroma and a taste that makes his my everyday rum while I save the XO for special occations.
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.
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.