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Posted over 1 year ago by Dmitrov from Belgium with 9 ratings

Good rum with fine taste for the very good price. Not the best but certainly not the worst

Posted about 1 month ago by András Péter Balogh from Hungary with 41 ratings

In my opinion, this is the best of the rums lined up at Plantation. Value for money anyway.
Pleasantly sweet, but the spiciness floats on the surface and has a slow and persistent finish.

Posted 4 months ago by tortemd from Germany with 50 ratings

Gute Wahl für Einsteiger. Nicht zu komplex, jedoch kann man beide Regionen klar schmecken.

Posted over 1 year ago by Razia from Netherlands with 12 ratings

Good and enjoyable rum. Smooth in it's own way. The one you open on that not so special day.

Posted about 3 years ago by Klaus from Germany with 61 ratings

Weich, etwas Vanille und ein Hauch Kokos. Preis/Leistung gut.

Posted almost 2 years ago by ripperussr from Czech Republic with 96 ratings

Tasted on my vacation in London. Rough alcoholic aroma, quick alcoholic bitter start then going to gentle smoouthness.

Posted almost 2 years ago by Tomas from Czech Republic with 135 ratings

One of the stronger pices with significant burn during the entire experience. I can not describe the smell as my nose is always getting burnt by the alcohol.

Posted over 3 years ago by Ludo Marley from Netherlands with 41 ratings

Een bijzondere rum uit Guatamala & Bélize die een prachtige donkere kleur en eigentijdse robuste uitstraling heeft.. Deze unieke Anejo Reserve is dan ook met veel passie en tijd verworven. De rum word met dubbel casking gerijpt wat in de wereld van rum nog niet heel bekend is, de rum heeft een rijping gehad in het caribisch gebied en word voor het laatste jaar naar Frankrijk gebracht om het laatste jaar te rusten. Hierdoor krijgt men bijzondere smaak explosie's met nieuwe en rijke invloeden. Vanille is het voornaamste in deze rum te proeven gevolgd door zacht fruit waaronder hints van banaan en andere fruitige smaken. Erg fijn en zacht met een licht zoetje op de achtergrond.

Geschiedenis Plantation rum:

Oorspronkelijk uit Azië , werd suikerriet in de Caribische geïntroduceerd door de Spaanse kolonisten tijdens Christoffel Columbus ' tweede reis in de late 15de eeuw .

De eerste schriftelijke vermelding van rum is afkomstig van Barbados in 1647 , maar het is bekend dat rum werd gemaakt op het eiland aan het begin van de 17e eeuw . In de Franse Antillen kwam de uitvinding van rum later en wordt toegeschreven aan Père Labat in 1694 , als een geneeskrachtig middel .

Van slechte kwaliteit en goedkoop te maken, was rum in eerste instantie alleen voor de plantage slaven. Duurdere cognac en sherry waren gereserveerd voor de kolonisten . Het werd ook de drank van zeelieden en piraten, maar rum begon niet te groeien tot de 18de eeuw, toen de reële vooruitgang met destillatie technieken werd gemaakt om zich te verspreiden naar Europa en Noord-Amerika .

Vandaag de dag rum is de meest geconsumeerde gedistilleerde alcohol in de wereld . Het is gemaakt op elk continent , in Azië , Latijns-Amerika , Oceanië , Europa en zelfs Afrika en het Midden-Oosten , maar de meest gewaardeerde rum komt ongetwijfeld uit het Caribisch gebied .

Posted almost 2 years ago by Josifiend from Australia with 10 ratings

This is a light and sweet rum not overly sweet for me but noticeable. This is a watching Sci-fi on Netflix sipper not a blockbuster sipper. There are fruit and spice notes but overwhelmingly more toffee, caramel and toasty variations thereof.
Don’t mind if I do...

Posted over 3 years ago by SP3000 from United Kingdom with 8 ratings

This rum is way to whisky-esque in my opinion. Having been mostly a whisky-drinker, I just recently got into rum. I think the fun thing about the rum world is that there is absolut confusion and differing opinions about what makes a good rum. My impression is that a lot of rum makers in an attempt to establish rum as a 'serious' drink go 'the whiskey route', hence dry, whisky-esque rums (this one has a very spicy & alcoholic finish).

This rum is one of those. I would spend 10 bucks more and get the XO 20th anniversary which has a lot more to offer in my opinion.

Posted about 2 years ago by B.P.O. from Netherlands with 51 ratings

I’ve found a few Plantation Rums have a similar smell (including this one). Light, sweet and something along the lines citrus & pineapple.
Light on the pallet to start. Then the spices kick-in and linger for some time.
Overall: 7.5

Posted about 2 years ago by Laurent Lapierre from Canada with 59 ratings

A découvrir, gout vraiment bon, mais l'alcool est trop present, pas cher alors a essayer

Posted about 2 years ago by Mephisto from Germany with 36 ratings

Brown sugar is in the nose as well as in the body. Further, the aroma of some caramel, vanilla and banana. After a while, some salt appeared, especially on the lips after drinking. Nice one!

Posted about 2 years ago by mattrensa (PREMIUM) from United Kingdom with 20 ratings

Well purely in the name of research I have opened the signature blend.
Having read some reviews I let this breath and warm up in the glass before trying. Initial aroma on opening was strong rum scents with smokey oak notes, not unpleasant at all, totally different from the natural rum sweetness found with El dorado.
First taste you know it's rum but with burbon/sherry/port notes coming through. Some say it's not dry but I found the oaky finish just right with a dry note at the end. Not much burn as its young and I normally drink 12 to 21yr old rums found the intensity of the finish to not last too long but even after 3 minutes the sweet rum tobacco notes are still there. Sometimes you read a label and think what were they smoking, but this one does what says on the tin.
Is it a classic? No, is a keeper, Yes. Need to try it out in a Freddie G and report back. Would I buy it again, Yes and it's nice to have something different on the shelf in 'me Rum shap'
Good price and value.

Posted about 2 years ago by Charles M from United Kingdom with 126 ratings

Plantation tend to add a good dose of sugar to their rums, and while I do like this rum, I do prefer them to be drier. But it is easy to drink with a gently burn from the alcohol that cuts through the sweetness of the mid palate to give a slightly drier medium length finish. However, the purity of the rum is a little lost. Still it is quite complex and has a nice amount of oak.

What I do find a little interesting from the tasting notes on the back of the bottle. It states that it is double aged in Bourbon and then shipped to Ch Ferrand to be aged in "small Ferrand barrels" - presumably cognac, which gives them their trade mark flavours. However the tasting note states that on the nose there are "beautiful sherry notes" and that on the palate there are "old port notes". Interesting given that the rum has been aged in Bourbon and Cognac casks!!!

This is more a 6½ than a 7, but as the bottle is new and yet to open up, I have rounded up.

Posted over 2 years ago by Rene Rum from Switzerland with 341 ratings

Schönes sattes Bernstein im Glas.
In der Nase, leichte Düfte von getoastetem Holz und weisen Früchten, ein wenig wie Grappa. Der Geruch ist kaum wahrnehmbar und verliert sich mit der zeit, sehr speziell.
Im Gaumen kommt dann dennoch Freude auf, da treffen die sperrigen Bélice Aromen von Harz, Holz, Rauch und weisse Trauben auf das liebliche, süsse Karamell, Toffee und Vanille aus Guatemala. Eine spannende Entdeckungsreise für die Zunge.
Im Abgang zuerst richtig feurig, gebrannte Creme, Holz, Karamell, Kakau, Calvados, sehr elegant.
Ein spannender Plantation Rum für Agricole Entdecker und Geniesser mit Zeit. Vielleicht eher ein Sommer Rum. 7+

Beautiful full amber in the glass.
On the nose, light scents of toasted wood and white fruits, a little like grappa. The smell is barely perceptible and gets lost over time, very special.
On the palate, however, then comes joy, as meet the bulky Bélice aromas of resin, wood, smoke and white grapes on the sweet, sweet caramel, toffee and vanilla from Guatemala. An exciting journey of discovery for the tongue.
On the finish first really fiery, burnt cream, wood, caramel, chocolate, calvados, very elegant.
An exciting plantation rum for Agricole explorers and connoisseurs with time. Maybe more of a summer rum. 7+

Posted over 2 years ago by Janis from Latvia with 14 ratings

Mild aroma of nuts, caramelized cane. Taste is smooth in all stages, wodden notes, choco nibs and some herbal vanilla/stevia blend in lower notes

Posted almost 4 years ago by Marc Cardinal from Belgium with 401 ratings

This is the new version of the Plantation Gran Anejo Guatemala available since 2015. Matured in casks for 3 years in Guatemala, and finished in ex-cognac caks in France. Vanilla is very present with almond, marzipan and honey. Well balanced with cocoa, woody vanilla notes. Elegant finish.

Posted over 3 years ago by J. E. Clapham from United Kingdom with 5 ratings

This is a very enjoyable sipping rum. The flavour has complexity, though I must agree with other reviewers: the bourbon casks haven't left much elbow room for the subtler, tropical rum flavours. In fact, I'm planning to get some of my Jack Daniels-drinking friends to taste this stuff blind, tell them it's Tennessee whiskey, and see whether they smell a rat. Having said that, the bottle doesn't seem to be lasting all that long, which always seems to happen with Plantation rums in my cabinet...

Posted 6 months ago by rkralik89 from Austria with 21 ratings

Zu wenig definiert, etwas scharf. OK, aber kein Highlight.

Posted 4 months ago by Mike (PREMIUM) from Czech Republic with 118 ratings

For its price is really great. Not that good like xo or panama 2004 but still very good. In aroma you can feel that was aged in cognac casks. Other flavours you can smell are vanilla and nuts. In taste continue vanilla with oak, cocoa and fruit.

Posted 7 months ago by rišo from Slovakia with 20 ratings

good, xaymaca is better if I compare them, but this one still good.

Posted almost 3 years ago by Pierre from Canada with 86 ratings

I was expecting a simple agricultural rum but I ended up with a fresh elixir with a hit of green apple. It is still rum mind you, no doubt.

Posted over 1 year ago by Reeb Barbill from Isle of Man with 31 ratings

Honestly, I expected more from this. There just wasn’t a lot going on, it was kind of flat. I know it’s a blend maybe that’s why, but it tastes young for something with Big Age written on it in such big letters.