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Plantation Barbados 5-Year rum

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 3 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 almost 3 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 1 year 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 7 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 2 months ago by Dave D from United States with 7 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 almost 3 years ago by Brantley from United States with 20 ratings

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

Posted about 7 years ago by Scott from United States with 16 ratings

Plantation is one of my favorites on the rocks. Great aroma of vanilla and not overly sweet. I like to let the ice melt and blend in for a few minutes and it's oh so smooth. Even straight up it's very good without any burn. For the price I don't think it can be beat.

Posted over 2 years ago by Christoffer Erlandsson from Sweden with 2 ratings

Sweetness in the start followed by a short taste of the casket with a burning sensation in the end.

Posted about 1 year ago by Duvi1974 from Belgium with 1 rating

Sweet body with a sharp ending. Hints of vanilla. Great value for money! And a bottle with a cool esthetic to place in your bar!

Posted almost 3 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 11 months ago by Ifitsbrokenfixit from United States with 12 ratings

Seriously! I added this to my wishlist because of all the reviews and WOW you guys did not disappoint. This is the first rum that I can say I can drink neat or on the rocks. Let it sit for a few minutes and once the vapors disperse, MY GOD, it is absolutely delicious! I can taste the caramel and Vanilla and all the deliciousness! I added a splash of coke (Literally less than .5 oz) and HOLY MAMA it took it to a ridiculous new level. Hands down my FAVORITE rum. I can not wait to try their XO. Thanks everyone for the suggestion, I love you guys!

Posted almost 5 years ago by Ghandimaster from CZ with 29 ratings

It is wonderfull and very unique sweet rum. Full of tropical fruits like banan and mango. Great value for the price and good for beginners too.

Posted 6 months ago by DjaiBi from Germany with 5 ratings

Fit me the best Rum with a affortable price you can enjoy in Parties. It's flavour ist very rich yet not too sweet nor spicy. It ist very smooth to drink.

Posted about 1 year ago by SKB97 from Denmark with 9 ratings

When I got this bottle I expected it to be barely drinkable on it's own, but it is surpricingly good! It's not a very complex rum, but it still deliver some nice flavours. This is the rum where my rum-adventure started, and I recomend this as a possible beginner rum. For me it's not to sweet or to dry, it hits perfectly in between.

Posted over 6 years ago by Rongo Tiki from United States with 20 ratings

A good sipper, but I love it in mixed drinks

Posted almost 6 years ago by JE Tressler from United States with 18 ratings

I like the aroma, the rich vanilla aftertaste and the price! Delicious 20 year old rum at a very reasonable price.

Be cool,

“Mon amie laissez le bon temps rouler!”

Posted about 1 month ago by Adiazjr23 from United States with 1 rating

The taste is so smooth. I have tried different rums but nothing is quite like this.

Posted almost 6 years ago by Torresi Alessandro from Italy with 6 ratings

Beautiful color,great nose, great taste. Vanilla is much present.

Posted almost 2 years ago by Ronn from United States with 1 rating

First time trying this rum!! Very smooth and citrus y I am impressed for a rum that cost 25.00. I am no expert, but this is very enjoyable and looking forward to buying more!! I highly recommend this !!!!

Posted almost 4 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."

Posted almost 7 years ago by Brandon from United States with 18 ratings

Don't drink this straight - there's much better for that. This is an ideal choice for simple cocktails that let the rum flavor stand out. I suggest cuban daiquiris (aka, the original daiquiri) - one lime, cane syrup, a shot of this. Shake with crushed ice and strain (rather than blend). Crowd favorite every summer night. Thanks Plantation.

Posted about 4 years ago by Andy from United Kingdom with 138 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.

Posted 9 months ago by Harry from South Africa with 37 ratings

Finally managed to find some Plantation Rum in South Africa! Absolutely amazing! Definitely has similar notes to the Plantation XO and very smooth, rich mouth feel! Vanilla scented, rich dark taste - this is exactly what rum should taste like!!!

Posted about 4 years ago by James from United States with 17 ratings

This is the perfect mixing rum. It's like the 2001 Barbados only lighter. When I mixed it with cola, its' flavours are all still present and very noticeable but don't overpower the drink (unless you over-pour).

Smell: Hot/Warm light butterscotch and banana,
same with the taste, but are very light flavours and a good warming finish on the back of the throat.