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Unlike Plantation's 73% ABV Original Dark Overproof comprised solely of Trinidad rums, O.F.T.D. (Old Fashioned Traditional Dark) is a new 69% ABV blend of rums from Jamaica, Guayana and Barbados. It tastes of burnt caramel, dark molasses and has a smokiness not usually found in rums. While this wouldn't be my first choice for a sipper, I think it will become an indispensable staple for the tiki repertoire.
Overproof rum is a world on its own, and it is certainly not for the faint of heart. With that being said, if you enjoy the burn, then you will probably love this edition from Plantation.
Nose: Plum, caramel and a light funk infused with banana bread
Taste: Very rich taste of maple, overripe fruit and a nice smoky body. Long warm aftertaste that spreads from the mouth, not only to the throat, but the whole body.
Overall: This rum is really something special. The 69% abv is something, that will scare of some people, and that is understandable, but if you are up for it you will get a tasting experience like no other.
Didn't know what to expect when I tried this one, but after tasting it, definitely more than I expected. Great flavor profile, amazing after taste, hardly any burn. I will for sure keep this on hand for parties.
I think I will not get myself on this boat again, but that was a nice experience. Pirates would definitily kill for its power and taste, and strong influence on body;)
Final verdict: Maybe some day I will giv it another shot
Toller overproof. Explosion im Mund!
Nur pur zu genießen.
Really has a punch... After the initial burn I was very pleasantly surprised by the good and full taste.
Dark overproof blend consisting of Jamaica, Guyana and Barbados rums. This rum has very interesting history involving the developing group consisting of the most respected tiki bartenders including Martin Cate, and also cocktail historian David Wondrich who was also involved in making the excellent Plantation pineapple.
Nose: strong cinnamon, nutmeg, sweet tropical fruit.
Taste: Strong cinnamon clove and nutmeg, vanilla and light oak. Dark slightly charred molasses.
Demerara rum flavours dominate this overproof blend, jamaican and barbados flavours are just complimentary elements on the taste.
Finish: spicy, quite dry and lightly oaky lots of kick when sipped neat but no alcohol.
From what i have read this rum doesnt have any added sugar in it so extra points for that.
It can be sipped on its own even though it isnt aged(for long at least), has plenty of strong spicy demerara goodness flavour in it.
Is amazing in tiki cocktails. You could replace the cornerstone lemon hart 151(which is almost impossible to find) with this overproof.
Extremely recommended for tiki lovers.
Some sweetness, spiciness, fruits, thin taste, maybe little dry & after that a huge burn make you say Mexican drink or what?.... Stop read coments dont buy it you drink & pay pure alcohol a marketing fraud....
Cette bouteille est a mon sens la réponse, en toute simplicité, a la question "qu'est ce que le rhum".
Une attaque franche et fraîche , des notes épicées et légèrement caramel.
Une grande réussite a mon sens
One of the finest oaked overproof blends, and an incredible value. I picked this up for $26 / liter. It has an incredible high ester note, rich notes of dark caramel, raisins, brown sugar, and a satisfying burn. Diluted half and half with water, it still proves a bit potent for sipping, but that's not the intent in this blend. This is The Go To for all things cocktail. It will leave an indelible mark on cocktails. It is an overproof blend that should be present in any committed rum collection.
Plantation may not make the rum they bottle, but I have yet to find a company that is better at the art of blending.
I use this to make the Zombie and other tiki drinks that call fir Lemon Hart 151 and Jamaican/demerara blends. I recently made a simple mix with fresh lime juice and sugar syrup and I swear there was cinnamon in the mix but that’s because the lime, ice and sugar mellows out the high proof and lets those notes stand out. Sipping it is only good if you are Gene Simmons and plan to breathe fire!
Strong, yet complex in flavor. It’s interesting and as I finiah the bottle hard to really describe. It mixes really well. It’s rally good overall, but not much of a sipper w/ ice.
nose – vanilla, butterscotch
taste – vanilla, leather, cinnamon, toffee
Can stand up on its own versus 151 counterparts. Made Zombies with this and Hamilton 151, very acceptable replacement.
I’m new at rum tasting, so please forgive me for being so shallow. I’ve tried a few rums until now and it’s usually the same commercial stuff: Appleton Estate V/X, Saint James Rhum Agricole, Brugal Ron Anejo, Barcelo Anejo, Abuelo Anejo, Havana Club 7, Bacardi 8... Nothing gets close to Plantation O.F.T.D.
At first, I’d say that it’s not so much for rookies. You have to know a bit about alcohol to be able to enjoy sipping it as is. Whether you come from a whisky, a cognac or a vodka tasting background, this one is nice to have to start with. It has obvious flavors. Obviously, you’ll find the molasses deeply rooted in the liquid. You’ll also find some caramel, some burnt sugar, some dried fruit and maybe some hints of fruit jam.
Some will mix it. Personally, I already have enough of other brands to mix cocktails. This one will remain well hidden behind bottles which are easier to get. I’ll save this liquid for cigar nights. Maybe I’ll add a few drops of water to mellow a bit the taste and find other hidden flavors.
I had the chance to try stuff as Zaya 12 and Zacapa Centenario 23. I can tell you that, even if I’ll have as much fun sipping all of those, I won’t get the same kind of pleasure. While the first two are mellow and easy drinking, full of delicate flavors, the Plantation O.F.T.D. 69 goes straight to the point with no tenderness. If you can hardly handle 40%, don’t go for it. If you can easily handle 40%, you’re good to try something new and you can find it, go for it.
Over here, it’s CAN$40.25 (about US$30.35). According to me (and I will remind you that I’m a rookie), this rhum is worth every penny.
This was a pleasant surprise as I was expecting some more burn with the very high proof and lack of an age statement but a great sipping rum for those who like high proof.
Nice aroma -must breath in glas longer time. Too strong to enjoy straight. Heating very long time and dry aftertaste.
Nose not bad for overproof. I put on ice and let it breathe. Not typical gasoline as expected and can be consumed as sipper but not recommended. Had Cuba libre and definitely way to go. It doesn’t have flavor like typical plantation. Overall ok. Prefer something with flavor. If looking for no real bite and extra alcohol mixer this is your drink
Use it in swizzles as a base rum with Fee falernum. "I'll drink to that" for some recipes. Beautiful to replace Smith & Cross, with an even higher proof. Blends are difficult to analyze, but his one seems to have the right ratios. Don't sip, mix it!
Raisin, and some.... more Raisin. If you like Raisin then this may be your rum. For everyone else, just skip this one. You could buy stroh rum just as well.
5/10 (I'm not into raisin as you might have guessed)
Un rhum de marin qui réchauffe !
Il faut, selon moi, le laisser un peu s'ouvrir dans votre verre avant de commencer à le déguster. C'est donc un rhum puissant en alcool et en arôme.
Débutants, passer votre chemin... vous êtes prévenus !
Taste like a better version of Pusser's Blue Label.
Cognac overtones wash through to vanilla, nougat aftertastes. Amazingly smooth, a definite sipper. Worth the cost to a T.
I recently purchased a Plantation Overproof O.F.T.D. rum as it was highly recommended to me by a SAQ employee. I was leery of purchasing a Plantation rum as most are overly sweetened post distillation, which I don’t enjoy.
This rum comes in at 69% ABV which, in my opinion is too strong to consume neat. My previous experience with overproof rums had been limited to Lemon Hart 151 rum (75% ABV) which I really enjoyed when blended in equal parts with a 40% dry rum (Newfoundland Screech), diluting the concoction to a robust (57.5% ABV) but enjoyable and flavourful blend.
As was the case for the Lemon Hart 151 rum, I sampled the Plantation Overproof O.F.T.D. Rum straight and found it too strong to enjoy as a sipper. Once again, I diluted this rum in equal parts with 40% rum (Newfoundland Screech) lowering the ABV to an acceptable 55.5% and the result is absolutely amazing. This blend, in my humble opinion is as good, if not better than the Lemon Hart 151 blend. The Jamaican funky taste (which I did not enjoy in he Appleton rums) blends well with the Bajan and Trinidad rums that also form part of this delicious rum.
Whether you enjoy sipping on an overproof rum, dilute it with water or another rum, this is definitely worth trying.
At $40.25 CAD in my area this is definitely a worthwhile Purchase.
Dark, fruty and powerful rum.
Scent: coffee, orange, plums, jams and tryffles