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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.
A nice smooth rum with a very nice vanilla taste. Perfect for beginners.
Heck the more i drink rum the more i find that Plantation is doing a great job. This rum is very nice, you can drink it neat, on the rocks or a quite tasty Rum and Coke. Good stuff for the money spent.
This has everything you would want a mid-priced rum to have. It really is not that far removed from the Plantation XO - it's not as smooth, but it has more bite and tang. I guess it depends what you like. Both have a hint of sweetness and are great to sip. This one is much better value for money, and as has been pointed out elsewhere, if you are in the UK, the Marks and Spencers Bajan XO is more or less the same stuff, a fraction cheaper with a different label.
The predominant tastes are molasses and very subtle caramel and vanilla. The aftertaste is warm with a slight alcohol burn...but of the type you'd want, not the type that might make you splutter.
It's definitely a sipper and best drank straight or on the rocks.
A little strong in alcohol, but super worth to sip pure, great complex aroma, super value for money, you can order it for below 20€.
Easy to drink, not to strong. Great rum. Difficult to find in some countries
For the price of about €29. This is a great rum! It has all the texture and flavour of a rum you want, without the harshness or over sweetened taste that you get for regular cheaper rums. This may not be the best in the Plantation line, but it still has a great nose and careml taste.
This is our “house” sipping rum. It is smooth with lots of caramel and just goes down. The most you could be upset about is it might not be overly complex, but after 2 or 3 who cares!
Maybe not the best for drinking neat, very good with coke. Price is cheap as well, only about $21 at my local store. Very good for value
It's hard to rate this because every year there's a new bottle and a new style. It's definitely been getting sweeter and sweeter. When I first tried this it was phenomenal and such a good price point. Now it's drifting, like so many other rums into the diplomatico, el dorado, ron zacapa, over sweet "aged" rum whirlpool.
very smooth rum drink it straight also mixes well and the price not too steep
Nice smell and taste of vanilla but a little bit hot for me. I was sipping it and it seemed to have just a little too much burn for me. I would be alot more forgiving beacause of the price but today I just had the vizcaya 12 year and for 20 bucks its insanely good and smooth
This rum is very impressive for the price. Easy to drink but not too sweet. Equally good for either aperitif or as after-diner drink. A must have for the liquor cabinet.
Plantation Barbados 5 year old is aged in Kentucky Bourbon barrels and the Bourbon flavors have overtaken the delicate rum flavors a long time ago. If you like dry rums or Kentucky Bourbons, then you will like this, but don't assume to get an amazing aged rum with this bottle. Barbados 5 year is million miles away from Barbados XO 20th Anniversary rum, but only a fractional price difference.
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.
Most bang for the buck. It is sweet but not to sweet. Good taste. Works well as a sipping as well as mixing rum.
Very good. Smooth, sweet (but not too sweet), and pleasant. Good sipper and mixer. Can take a little water or ice but doesnt need it. Ripe fruit, caramel, and butterscotch.
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Great for the money, good taste, definitely not sweet but also not dry like bourbon and no taste of dry alcohol. Spicy, kind of dark flavor going close to cognac as well
It is a smooth rum, wel balanced and a bit dry, but i don't like how the alcohol comes out in the aftertaste.
Plantation has done it again and with an affordable price tag to match. Can be enjoyed neat or mixed with your favorite beverage. Nice balance of sweetness due to the aging in bourbon barrels followed by the additional resting in cognac casks in France.
When I first tried it neat, it was a bit harsh. On the rocks however, all the flavors really came out and tastes rather fruity. I liked it with a squeeze of lime to complement the sweetness. Also good with coke but definitely worth it as a sipper. Will buy again!
Slightly sweet, especially coming out of Barbados, but that's the fun with the cognac process that makes Plantation. Decent for sipping, especially on ice. Tried it in a daiquiri but came out too sweet, even at 6-4-1. Is one of my go-to runs when buying as a gift.
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!
After reading several reviews I finally managed to get a bottle, £28 delivered,Drinkshop.com.
Price will no longer be a guide when choosing a new rum. At the price I would imagine that this is very near unbeatable. I've certainly paid a lot more for rums that are not a patch on this golden brew.
Great on the nose, a proper "rummy" smell, very smooth on the tongue with a pleasant burn and a lingering after taste.
This will certainly gain a place on my shelf for many years to come.