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Tasty, but not quite great
I love this double aged rum. It has a nice dark taste to it and excellent on the rocks. If you're looking for something different but not too overwhelming this is a great choice. One of my favorites.
Finally a plantation rum that I appreciate and love the flavour is complex and amazing aftertones aswell, very nice to drink on the rocks and would definitely buy a bottle ...
This is actually a pretty nice rum and it's big upside is you can find it in box chain grocers and the like in that 19.99 range. In a pinch it will do and then some. Mixes well but has a nice deep, mellow flavor which makes it more then enjoyable to sip with a good cigar.
Edit: After tasting it against Flor de Caña 12 and Mount Gay XO I noticed how inferior this rum is mostly due to the sugar content. It’s way too sweet compared with other rums with not that much difference in price.
I could easily turn it Into an everyday sipper, it is flavourful, smooth and reasonably cheap. Toasted pineapple, caramel and aniseed are the dominant notes on my palate, a tad too sweet but not cloying and the smooth burn makes it a nicer sipper for my taste.
One thing I have to say is that this rum tastes very much the same as the Plantation Overproof but obviously without steroids, I loved both of them, specially the Overproof version which is prob my favourite rum at the moment. That’s not a bad thing and I might be wrong but it really felt like it to me.
Regardless, I really like this rum and I will probably buy it again and I won’t mix it with anything because I am not a big fan of cocktails anyway, neat all the way.
Plantation barely put a foot wrong imo. Some might complain about sugar and sweetness, but this here is perfect example of what an entry level sipping rum looks like. will make a decent cuba libre, but this one for me is the place to start on 'quality' rum, and is fairly inexpensive too. My favourite way to drink is with a couple of rocks and a squeeze of citrus peel
I wouldn’t really call it dark rum , its a little lighter, which to me makes it easy to drink neat, or preferably with a dash of lime or angostura bitters and a single ice cube.
Good mixer you can taste the difference.
I tried their white rum which I found a little sweet which put me off trying any other of their many offerings, I finally couldnt resist at £20 on sale at asda , and I was glad I did !
I prefer this ti the flor de cana 12 yr old I also bought at asda for £35, which I regret a little.
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