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Well over 700 aged dark rums enjoyed and Plantation XO 20th Anniversary is easily on my Top 5 list after 15 years. It is sublime, super smooth, no burn at all and contains plenty of amazing flavors. If you haven't tried yet Plantation XO 20th Anniversary, go quickly and get a bottle since it will set a brand new benchmark for your personal rum list.
Nose: Hints of spicy oak on the nose with guava, plenty of coconut and dried banana.
Palate: Spiced, creamy palate entry, with sweet vanilla notes and a lot of caramel.
Finish: Caramel. Toasted oak. Caramel.
Damn near perfect. One of the finest rums I've ever had the pleasure of enjoying, fantastic sipper. A wonderfully balanced rum with just the right amount of sweetness and thick caramel finish.
Tones of amandel and anijs. Sweet and fresh. Real tastebomb. Love it
I wrote a much longer description but it kicked me off before I could submit it. Not doing that again. I will just say this... this is my new favorite rum and it will be hard to top for me. The perfect combination of complexity and hint of sweetness.
First. Found for $42. Neat : Aromatherapy in a bottle. toasted coconut followed by maple,vanilla. Mellow burn. A 9 on my book.
Plantation have quickly become one of my favourite rum makers, from Stiggins Fancy, to their Aged dark rum, their expertise really shines. When I saw this in a shop in London, I couldn't resist to try it out, and WOW, it's hard to imagine rum being better than this. Super smooth with mix of flavours.
Unfortunately The most expensive Rum I have personally tasted only costs around £90, but I can certainly imagine that the Plantation XO 20th Anniversary is punching well above its price tag. Would certainly be interested in being proven wrong, but for now, this will be my go to special occcasion Rum.
This one is one of my favorites! Great sipping rum that has a very complex and nicely balanced taste.
Very pleasant to the nose with sweet vanilla, caramel and a nice balace of alcohol.
Tastes very lean and pleasant. Sweet but with a dark taste in the bottom.
Great oak/caramel aftertaste.
Every time i drink it, it's a fantastic experience!
For those who like sweets rum, i think that this is the best.
On the nose i smell vanilla, a lot of coconut, a litle bit of banana and alchol.
On the palate it's not to smooth, but it's very sweet and pleasant.
I will surely buy another bottle.
Such a good blend of pineapple, banana, honey and coconut. The flavors are complex. The golden hue is regal and a slight inhalation by the nose will tell your brain it should be excited.
Un de mes rhums préféré. Doux et riche. Il vaut le coût d'être goûté.
One of my favorite rums. Sweet. Caramel and butterscotch coming through. Smooth medium bodied. My one complaint would be it could be more full bodied with longer lasting flavors. Overall plantation rums are fantastic blenders and all great rums for the price.
The very first thing I noticed about this was the coconut taste.
The label on the bottle mentions this, along with vanilla and banana notes.
I get the vanilla if I look for it, but the banana, not so much :-/
The more I drink of it, the less I notice the coconut, which is odd.
This rum is very smooth with very little tongue-burn, though the finish can be a little hot in the throat.
The finish is quite oaky, but in a good way. It sort of refreshes the palete for the next initial note of honey and caramel.
All-round, I really like this. This is the second variety from Plantation which scores well for me, so I expect to try some other ones ... and it looks like there are quite a few different ones.
Beaucoup de douceur de rondeur et de saveur.
Un rhum équilibré qui manque tout de même de force
By far my favourite rum of the moment, cheap enough to buy an drink copious amounts . Still have a small reserve of Pyrat Cask 1623, that I drink on special occasions which now due to Plantation might not see the light of day!
Just at the beginning of the bottle but a smooth sipper so far. Probably too good to mix
Den här var söt och len. Kola och kokos. Blir sällan besviken på Plantation.
Smooth, no excessive burn. Great as a sipper or with ice. Like liquid brown sugar, just beautiful for my pallete and the best I've tasted thus far.
Out of all the rums I've tried, this has to be my favorite by far. Very smooth, not too many sweet tastes. Definitely a hint of vanilla on the palate and no harsh alcohol tastes. Definitely top of my "will buy again" list.
Excellent choice for a cold evening by a fire. Wonderfully full nose. On the body, slight sweetness and just a hint of oak. Not overly complex. Pleasant finish. Overall a nice experience.
Love this stuff, have had a couple of bottles now and would say it’s definitely my favourite rum so far.
The Carmel and vanilla flavors come through in this smooth fruity aroma rum. A great value for something of this quality, perfect for the fire pit up neat...
Really great after dinner rum. Smooth and tasty. Almond and anis. Really enjoy it everytime
Really great sipper. Almond aroma, caramel taste. Recommend to all