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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.
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 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.
I love the smoothness of this rum. I drink it with club soda so the taste really comes thru each sip! I do add a lime too just so I ward off scurvy! The molasses comes thru as a vanilla finish. I’ve been to Barbados and gone thru the tour. Another great Barbados rum is Mount Gay! I prefer the Black Label version which is stored in Jack Daniels used blackened barrels. I think that name is awkward. Especially when I wear my shirt from there - people stare at me. I’m straight and I have many gay friends - that’s not the point. Both rums are hidden treasures!
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!
Not an authentic Barbadian rum due to some heavy dosage post distillation. However, pop this for the non rum snob and they’ll beg for more
Good rum for the price. As a sipper it's a bit hot for my palate. Sweet upfront with vanilla and sugar but it dries out in the finish and is not too sweet by any means. Not as complex as I'd have imagined. I think this would be fine as a mixer. At less thena $20 it's a good rum and could be served over ice with a twist of lime as well. A really good all purpose rum!
pretty strong alcohol bite, decent when mixed. fruity and pretty sweet rum, I gave it a 6 for good value.
You know when the plain looking librarian takes off her glasses and you say wow? And she’s a cheap date to boot! Lucky lad.
Se podría decir que es el hermano menor del 20th. Pero en cierto sentido es mas sincero que el hermano mayor. Me gustó mucho el impulso alcohólico, me gustó también que no sea tan dulce como el hermano mayor y me gustó mucho el sabor frutado.
Sans être aussi exceptionnel que le 20eme anniversaire, rhum agréable à prix correct.
If you’re looking to get into age statement rums, this is a great start! Plantation 5yr is a good balanced semi dry rum good for drinking neat, on the rocks or in your choice of cocktail.
Bought it for EUR 20,00 and it seems to be an ok value. A good contender against 10 year old rums,...even though it is a 5 year one :) The smell is average, burns a bit in the nose...even after 15 min. It tastes like a standard mixer...pleasant us the vanilla like "going down" without a burn. As a mixer with Coke, I must say it is not dominant enough to really stand out.
If you have the money, settle for the XO and not try less...one if my all time favorites.
Nice 'n sweet rum for on the rocks or neat enjoyment.
Nice smooth rum with a little sweet caramel and vanilla finish that I liked. Good to drink neat.
Smooth, a little plain but just enough flavor to stay present in a mix. Decent enough to drink straight, nothing offensive. This isn’t your prized sipper, nor should it be — this bottle bears the brunt of your Friday, so come Saturday, the good stuff is still there even when your dignity isn’t. A great standby for the home bar — better than most at this price.
First let me say that my very favorite rum is the Plantation XO 20th Anniversary. After trying this 5-year, it's obviously not as good as the 20th, but it's getting close and it's still a very good rum. For the $22 I paid for this bottle, I have not found anything better. It's got a sweet taste which I like, and a very slight bite but really not bad at all as far as that goes. For a 5-year aging, this is a really excellent rum.
I am no expert, so this is just my Personal opinion without much to compare it to.
Nice and smooth, good flavour. You probably won't buy this one again after tasting the XO 20th anniverary.
It is really good fruity rum that is a good subtitute for Plantation XO when miss those vibes of XO do not want to spend so much money for it, I prefer rums with more wodden flavours but this is one to go on the fruit direction and lower budget
Final verdict: Maybe some day I will giv it another shot