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Plantation Barbados 5-Year rum

Plantation Barbados 5-Year

Caribbean | Aged

Plantation Barbados 5-Year rum is distilled from molasses and aged 5 years in bourbon casks before being transported to France for further 'finishing' in Cognac casks.

Plantation rum is owned by the French company Cognac Ferrand, which was founded in 1989 and produces wine, gin, and other spirits to sell in over 40 countries. The Plantation range includes 7 vintages from different Caribbean countries and 3 blends of multiple regions.

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Posted 1 day ago by MaxMunafo from United States with 10 ratings

For around $30 USD where I live, this is a killer deal. I keep a bottle on my bar at all times, with a backup down below. Yes, I use it primarily for mixing, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy it neat too!
Nose: Some ethanol burn, quickly dissipates into semi-sweet vanilla and caramel with a hint of fruit.
Palate: Molasses, butterscotch, vanilla. Nice amount of oak character. Dig deeper and you find a hint of ripe banana and fresh fruit.


Posted 2 days ago by Borisz Duliskovich from Hungary with 5 ratings

I bought a bottle for a vacation to mix whit it and I was amazed how good it is. We drank half of it neat.

It can be a little sweet for some people but i don’t think it is too sweet.

Very good value for money!
I will definitely buy more.


Posted 13 days ago by Derek Harris from United States with 40 ratings

I can get this on the shelf at my liquor store for 20$ a bottle. For that price? What is beating this? Almost nothing.


Posted 1 month ago by mikethecactusguy56 from United States with 6 ratings

Around 7 years ago my wife came home with bottle of this for me to try. What a surprise. A 5 yr rum that drinks like 7 or 10 year rum Inexpensive at $16.00 And with a cube, very smooth. its not my favorite, Pyrat is, but a bottle stays around for backup or when I just want to enjoy something else.


Posted 1 month ago by Pedro1987 from Portugal with 11 ratings

Sometimes its good sometimes don't. Like everyting else, if you drink without high expectations it can be great , in my opinion its for that price you cannot ask for much more.

Cold shot glass , with coffe with a small cohiba after a great dinner in a summer nigth , it goes from a poor 6 to a big 8 .


Posted 2 months ago by Seko from Czech Republic with 134 ratings

For the same price as Doorly's 5y, Plantation Barbados 5y sports similar smell, but this the last positive news here. The taste is much more shallow than Doorlys, of course sweetened as is the Plantation tradition, which in case of Bajan rum which gets some natural fruity sweet notes without any additives seems kind of superfluous to me. Besides being shallow, the taste profile is also significantly less smooth than Doorly's. The taste has certain trait which I observe in Mount Gay rums (Black Barrell, XO), it is something like hoppy bitterness, like and aftertaste of a good Czech beer, but very subtle, this trait is not good nor bad, but just this kind of thing that popped up in my mind. This Plantation is not entirely bad, but Doorlys just beats it in every aspect. Add a star or two if you like sweetened rums.


Posted 2 months ago by Quilty from United States with 11 ratings

Straight down the middle Barbados-style rum that is perfect for cocktails. Fair price and easy to find.

I don't think the XO is really much better.


Posted 2 months ago by Teemuh from Finland with 24 ratings

Similar to grande reserve but more peppery and less vanilla. Also a bit smoother. Better for sipping but maybe not justified for mixing in comparisson.


Posted 2 months ago by Rhoffer97 from United States with 38 ratings

Like all Plantation offerings very solid. Ligjt color,, Slightly sweet taste initially but quickly settling in nicely. Not much nose in my opinion, smooth going down and no back end. Nice lingering taste


Posted 3 months ago by Whyistherumgone from United States with 6 ratings

Good on the rocks with orange twist or mixed in a pina colada. Tasty and versatile.