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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.
Smells wrong. The smell bites like a nail polish remover. Tastes like too many things. Cinnamon, apple, pineapple, and something bitter? I don’t mix, so not sure what to do with this. It also weirdly bites the tongue, not as if it was alcohol, but an old liquid.
I have got Plantation Barbados Grande Reserve as a gift from my teammates and it was probably one of worst rums I have drunk yet, flavour seems OK, but taste is horrible, I can not detect fruits because taste is very peppery, I really do not like it.
Nyanserad, kryddig smak med fatkaraktär, smaker vanilj arrak
If they did not tell me on the label, I would not know this to be a Barbados rum. The sweetening and the cogac casking hides its identity, as usual, and makes it bland and sugary. Yuck.
I remember very strong apple and cinannmon flavour..not good.
Very good rum for the price. Smooth, light and tasty, close but not has good as Plantation XO 20th Anniversary.
Rum má zajímavou vůni, kterou jsem nebyl schopen přiřadit. Chuť je výrazně sladká v závěru je hodně patrné koření.
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.
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.
Light, not complex good sipper, light golden colour, good price value, smells kind fruity, good aftertaste nice rum for thè price as expected from plantation. Great mixer for cocktails too. But also good to sip when u like light and not too complex rum! I like it!
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.
One of the better rums that I've tasted that are not super spiced or dark. Maybe I buy a one bottle more, and who knows, maybe I change my mind and raise this a one rank up. In any case, this rum left a good impression.
Nice colour, pleasant aroma and a taste that makes his my everyday rum while I save the XO for special occations.
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.
This is one of the plantation rums which is poor but not obviously amazing ... Decent flavour
Спиртуозность умеренная. Вкус сладенький, слабый - ничего интересного. Послевкусия практически нет.
Однако, напиток добротный - неприятия не вызывает, просто, "никакой". Как, и зачем его употреблять, не понимаю...
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.
Pri tomto rume som mal vacsie ocakavania a ostal som trosku sklamany. Prekaza mi i prerazajuca chut alkoholu. Hodi sa mi viac do drinkov ako na samotne pitie.
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.
Vcelku kvalitný produkt. Neviem sa zbaviť pocitu anízu v ňom.
The smell reminds me of dictador 12, flat taste, bit too alcoholic, good to try bot not to buy a whole bottle
Very sweet artificial head. First touch is sweet, vanilla, some coco? Goes down easily and not much burn. But does not offer very much excitement. It’s sippable...but it definitely does not work with coke - too sweet. Havent tried it in coctails yet...and probably won’t, because it’s a dull bottle overall. A regular white agricole offers much more excitement and power. Torn between 5 and 6.
Taste of rum and whiskey, had to try this series of rum...
Actually very good after few sips, just go for some more. Nice, though.