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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.
I'm a big fan of the Plantation brand. This is their first product that does not appeal to my taste. It tastes like gingerbread flavored rum. Yes it is smooth, so smooth even my wife loves it (she's generally appalled by rum). If you like sugared cinnamon potpourri, you'll be delighted by this rum.
(36.50 CAD in Apr 2017)
Has a very "confectionery" nose to it. Like walking into a candy store. Flavor has some sweetness to it but it's not syrupy. Very "bourbonish" which makes sense if it's aged in bourbon barrels. Vanilla, caramel, short finish. Overall very pleasant when drank neat. Made some air mails with it that were good too. I think this over ice would be amazing. Really enjoying it. For $24 I'd buy this all day everyday!
I bought the big bottle to use this as my (home) well gold rum. Lovely in cocktails, and respectable enough neat. A good value.
Paid $18.99 in NYC. XO for me is the benchmark for a really good aged rum. To me this 5 year came very close, and for less than 1/2 the price of XO. Very smooth and nice flavor. I think when I find XO and 5YO on the liquor store shelf side by side, I'll pick the 5YO and save the XO for special occasions. It's that good.
This one's an instant favorite! Nose has slight notes caramel, along with spices and skins of tropical fruit (pineapple and papaya come to mind.) Much of the same comes through in the mouth, with the caramel and fruit becoming more pronounced. Overall, not too sweet and taste is rather light. Is this rum anything mind-blowingly special? Nope. But it serves as an easy sipper, a great mixer, and is light on the wallet, which is really all you need sometimes!
This rum is darn good. For price you can't beat it. I prefer to sip Zacapa Solera, Diplomatico Reserva Exclusive and Rumson's Grand Reserve, but anytime I am looking for something good and at a value this is it. I recommend this and Rumson's Grand Reserve rum more than any other rum's out there. Plantation for great taste and value and Rumson's Grand Reserve as just the best sipper I have had.
Like most of the other Plantation rums I have tried this is really quite good, especially for the price. Yet another rum from Barbados that I like, makes me think a trip there soon might be a good idea.
A very sweet and easy rum. No pronounced taste, but some banana, oak, smoke.
If you seek aromatic complexity , go away . Don't try to find aftertaste. It is not the purpose of this 5 years blend. But you can glimpse the assembly work from Plantation which has very good rum in its range. Good for beginners.
Vanilla and toffee = sugar added to enhance the flavor. Hard to take this rum too seriously.
I bought this room once on vacation out of desperation. However I was not terribly disappointed. Not a bad rum for the price.
Rund, weich, leicht wärmend alkoholisch, moderate Süße mit leichter Bitternote.
Etwas zu viel Schärfe, aber mit Geschmack. Um den Preis OK, aber könnte mehr sein...
Love this with orange and pineapple juice. Very smooth.
Clear bright Amber in colour. A light nose with hints of toasted sugars. A perfectly balanced flavour with a bit of sweetness, age and vanilla. Very smooth neat and better without ice. At $45 Can, i expected a mixer but got much more. I bet it is an excellent mixer too.
Can't say you don't get what you pay for. but unless mixed it lacks dimension. Sweet, smooth ish. Not too pricey.
This is the type of rum that works as a sipper as well as for drinks. Not a top rum but a very good allrounder. Nice taste of vanilla but a little bit too much taste of alcohol.
It’s like single cane has met danish navy rum. Just the perfect sweet and perfect bitty.
Den funkar helt okej som en vardagsrom för att stilla sina smaklökar, räcker till och med med några droppar i köttmarinaden.
Påminner lite om XO:n fast lite tunnare.
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!!!
Been looking at this bottle on the shelf for a few years now ...
Took the plunge..as my partner on the road trip to the East coast ...
Had to buy another one in PEI for the ride home...
Was NOT disappointed!!!
Price was right too!
Egentligen ingen drickrom utan en blandform men i brist på annat går den sippa på med stor mängd is. Prisvärd , bra att blanda med och bra doft.
If you vanilla you will like this. Definitely has some oak to it too but really got vanilla with first sip. Easy to drink, easy finish. You can share this rum anywhere with anyone, especially your recently divorced buddy Doug