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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 almost 4 years ago by Brantley from United States with 23 ratings

very smooth rum drink it straight also mixes well and the price not too steep


Posted almost 4 years ago by DOMINO from Switzerland with 19 ratings

Very tasty, fresh and not too heavy. My favorite mid aged rum.
And it works also with coke very well. Just Fantastic and better than most heavy/burbon tasting rums.


Posted over 8 years ago by rafeener from Canada with 25 ratings

Can have this anytime day or night. Beautiful mix. Great all alone with ice or a splash of dark cola. Real treat to drink.


Posted 4 years ago by Chris from United States with 2 ratings

I'm a wimp. I gag a bit when I drink most rums straight and my benchmark for a superb rum is one like this. It goes down like silk, very sweet and smooth with a tasty vanilla flavor. This is definitely in my top 10 rums


Posted over 2 years ago by acschiller25 from United States with 5 ratings

Love this Rum. Very smooth, smoky and almost has a hint of scotch taste to it.


Posted over 1 year ago by Dave D from United States with 8 ratings

I find nothing at all wrong with this rum. It has minimal sugar. No Solera which people complain about. It doesn’t just taste like oak wood tea. It’s 40% which is fine. I’m not using it to strip paint. It’s finished off in France. I love cognac. It has a beautiful color, nose and palate. I love it. Even in the morning neat. Like now. I’ve had it in my Stok cold brew coffee and milk which is also fine. After trying American whiskeys, scotches, Irish whiskeys and other rums, this is at the moment top of my list.


Posted 10 months ago by Dbenatti from United States with 1 rating

Excellent, smooth. Easy on paladar and a nice kick afterwards


Posted 4 years ago by Captain Ron from United States with 9 ratings

This is my standard rum for smoking cigars. Great flavors that always complement the tobacco. The price is perfect since I go through it so fast!


Posted almost 5 years ago by Guy Jones from United States with 2 ratings

This is my go-to dark rum, rivaled in terms of quality-for-value only by Haiti's Rhum Barbancourt Five-Star. Plantation 5-Year Barbados rum is a fine Bajan offering from the house of Cognac Ferrand. The rum is aged for three to four years in bourbon casks in Barbados and is then shipped to France for a period of one to two years' additional aging in casks that previously held Pierre Ferrand cognac. I don't know of any other spirits producer who goes to this amount of time and effort to produce a rum that is available at a price point of roughly $22.99 per bottle.

The nose offers hints of vanilla and caramel. The taste on the palate is smooth, but, full of molasses flavor. This is probably the best value available in a quality dark rum, this spirit excels in cocktails and makes a fantastic "Dark 'n Stormy."

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Posted 5 years ago by Andy (PREMIUM) from United Kingdom with 113 ratings

I always forget how much I like this rum, it's like an old friend that I forget how much I miss. Nose is butterscotch and vanilla, slightly fruity. Taste is medium spice, high sweetness, and same vanilla notes as nose continue. Finish is a lingering medium.

This really is a winning rum. Not overpriced or hugely aged, but really delivers a great experience. Highly recommended on your shelf.