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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.
Dnes si představíme další rum od Plantation, a to Grande Reserve 5y Barbados. V Karibiku zraje 5 let v sudech po bourbonu, pak se převezou do Francie, region Cognac, části zvané Grande Champagne, kde se již namíchané scelují ještě v sudech po koňaku Pierre Ferrand XO Grande Champagne.
Alkohol: 40 %
Aroma: Ve vůni je nejzřetelnější kůže a rumové pralinky, přesněji jejich náplň. K tomu ještě lehce kakao. Vůně je taková tenčí. (83 b)
Chuť: V chuti výrazně náplň rumových pralinek, k tomu kakao a lehce snad i káva, plus špetka muškátového oříšku. Na jazyku je tenčí, dost nasládlý. (83 b)
Shrnutí: Tento rum jsem ochutnal během dvou týdnů hned dvaktrát. Jednou během degustačního večera s Millem v mladoboleslavské hospodě Neuberk, podruhé jsem dostal vzorek od kamaráda.
V hospodě jsem měl body v poznánkách 84b., po přechutnání doma jsem upravil na 83, ovšem je to tak mezi. Zaokrouhlil jsem dolů kvůli tenkému tělu. Ovšem s přihlédnutím k tomu, že se jedná jen o pětiletý rum, a s cenou zhruba za 500,- Kč, si myslím, že to není vůbec špatné pití. Svým pralinkovým výrazem mi částečně připomíná i středoevropské rumy, včetně našich tuzemáků, samozřejmě k tomu výrazu přidává něco navíc. Z toho důvodu by mohl být obzvlášť vhodný pro ty, kterým třeba i tuzemák chutná, jako takový spojovací článek mezi Střední Evropou a Karibikem.
Light golden, sweet, caramel rum with some vanilla and banana aroma. Goes down easily. I have a soft spot for barbados rum.
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Nice light golden brown color. Sweet caramel aroma. Smooth sweet caramel tones smooth going down. A must for those who have not tried it.
I found this a little heavy on the vanilla.
Beautiful color,great nose, great taste. Vanilla is much present.
This is something to try. As far as i have tasted Plantation rums, this is the best value rum. It is bit too sweet but really nice on the rocks. If you have tasted on Plantation you have tasted them all, if we talk about aged rums.
22 g/ltr of added sugar according to the Swedish national list. Despite having half the sugar of El Dorado 12 yr, it seems sweeter to me. Still a nice rum for $15 I paid for it, with a decent robust flavor that is not overwhelmed by the added sugar.
If you want to see what this is like without the added sugar, try Doorly's 5 yr.
A nice sipping rum and also a nice mixer even though a bit too mild for tiki drinks but for a daiquiri it´s good. Mild, sweet, vanilla...and smooth.
This rum is great for shots as it is very light, mild,sweet, with obvious hints of vanilla. This rum gave me a slight hangover so it must have artificial chemicals/additives in it to enhance flavor.
Very mild, with a delicate & noble sweetness, this is one of my most favorite light rums so far. Really very nice and enjoyable! Goes well straight or on the rocks, also has great taste with cola.
This rum is my favorite at this time, great taste, good value, and it is good straight up and mixed as long as you keep the mix light!
Fin lille smag, ikke dårlig som sådan, Men bliver nok fremover brugt som mixer, heller ikke særlig dyr.
Ikke et genkøb.
This is a very easy rum to sip. The flavor is light and sweet with the burn being a bit stronger than the taste. This may be a nice rum for those just starting to enjoy it neat.
A good sipper, but I love it in mixed drinks
Good rum for mixing, a bit harsh straight.
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.
Sorry, I wasn't that impressed with this one. While it was only $15, I've had other rums for the same price, that I thought were better. Had a little too much burn for me, not smooth enough.
I enjoy sipping it. It has nice dark colour which makes it beautiful just look at it before drinking. The aroma is little bit aggressive but my opinion may be influenced by the fact I know the Plantation XO 20th Anniversary. However, I like its aroma of vanilla and coconut and some fruit. The taste is little bit sweet but not too much. The sweetness fades away just in the moment the alchohol kicks in but it is balanced so sipping is very pleasant.
Summary: Very nice drink and for the price it is definitely a buy.
I'm a huge fan of the Plantation XO 20th Anniversary but, at $45 (NYC price), I can't afford to drink it every day. It turns out Plantation's own Barbados Grande Reserve is a fine stand-in. Not as awesome in the nose, but wonderful on the palette with a smooth, soft finish. In my view, incredible value for money ($18 in NYC)
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.
Can have this anytime day or night. Beautiful mix. Great all alone with ice or a splash of dark cola. Real treat to drink.
Nice golden-amber aged rum from barbados. Tastes similar like the 20th Anniversary but is less heavier and has a lighter profile. However it is neat in sipping glass as well as in cocktails.
This is good stuff, a bargain that can be enjoyed straight, however I've seen the price go up by at least $3 a bottle over the past couple of years.