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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.
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.
Somewhat pale in colour compared to the XO Anniversary, which is all I have to compare it with. Lighter in taste and of course in price. I drink most of my rum at home neat so I notice this does not have as much going on as the XO, but brushing that aside, I am perfectly happy to drink this rum, there are better, but it's tasty.
This is my favorite rum. Smooth and buttery and the price cant be beat. Far better than many rums costing much more.
Vanille, angenehm süß, weich, etwas Bitterschokolade und Kaffeebohnen, aromatisch, gut ausgewogen. Für den Preis super! Ungefähr halb so teuer wie der XO 20th Anniversary, für den ich 9/10 gegeben habe.
a rum that will not disappoint you, really good for the price,
Similar to the slightly cheaper Grande Reserve this one has a gentle sweet taste but definitely a bit of spicy alcoholic taste when compared to the XO 20th Anniversary.
You will be able to taste vanilla and enjoy a very balanced rum that you can use for both mixing and sipping.
However, when I compare it to the Grande Reserve I am having a hard time justifying the slightly higher price point. Don't get me wrong: The rum is well worth it's money but it's cheaper sibling is so similar in taste that I probably won't buy it again.
Épicé, droit. Une finale sucrée/caramel (mais pas trop!) et une belle sensation de chaleur.
Bezcharakterni rum, vubec nic v nem clovek neciti... Neurazi, ale ani nenadchne. Ocenil bych plnejsi chut, ale jemny je s lehce trpcim dozvukem
Not as smooth as I was hoping compared to other things I have had in the plantation label.
This rum surprised me! Given that Mt. Gay Eclipse had long been my go-to mixing rum, I was expecting something similar. Now I understand both producers better, and these two rums embody their differences pretty well.
This particular Bajan rum is creamy and unbelievably smooth, with a strong aroma of banana accompanied by vanilla, butterscotch, and caramel. In short, it's delicious.
I have one major complaint: the sweetness. I think a big part of why this bottle is so tasty (apart from the fine raw materials and thoughtful aging) is the high sugar content; it's a bit like rum candy. For those of you who like it sweet, you've hit the jackpot! For those like me who prefer a more balanced spirit, it's a bit much. The vanilla-crème-brulee tends to dominate and can be cloying. At this price-point, however, it's hard to complain—it's more something to keep in mind when mixing and imbibing, so you craft a balanced drink and not let the sweetness trick you into forgetting the kick. And there are benefits, as well: the sugar (along with its flavor profile) makes it ideal for adding to treats like milkshakes, desserts, or coffee, and helps make it more than passable neat. Indeed, as a dessert rum I see no better value today. (For a budget sipper, RL Seale's Finest takes the top spot.)
Originally I gave this an 8 because it really is a spectacular value. But eventually I decided that all this sugar hurts more than it helps (after all, you can always add your own sweetener—but you can't take away what's already there); cutting it by a third or a half could do wonders (one would hope)... or it could reveal shortcomings with the raw material. I'd love to see it compete more with the likes of Doorly's, rather than Zaya. (And this critique applies for many of Plantation's fine offerings.)
In sum, this makes for an excellent all-around mixer, is good with desserts, and also holds up to sipping. Its sweetness and strong flavor have garnered it many fans, but I could only take so much. I highly recommended it to beginners, and wouldn't bat an eye at being served this in a drink.
Ce seul nom suffit comme gage de qualité. Ça se boit tout seul
What can I say. Just another fine rum.
Don't be afraid to buy this baby, it almost always is going to work out.
Une attaque plutôt moyenne mais une longueur en bouche plutôt faiblarde. Très bien pour mixer, pas mal à sec.
For this price point what a good rum. I enjoy rum best on the rocks and is quite good. Is unlike any rum I have had from Barbado. Has a demerara quality to it and almost seems like an El Dorado light.
For a five year rum, I'm impressed by the flavor.
Best with cola
Surprisingly sweet palate entry, with molasses and hints of leather.
Becomes very sweet on the finish.
Just sugar, so sweet that even the typical Barbados taste disappears, no complexity.
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."
This is my second review, and this is going to have to be mixed in some cola.
En dejlig rom med dejlig smag men stadigvæk med en kant der gør den spændende. Denne her er købt som HIK Rum hos Prima beer i Hobro- DK med eget logo
This rum was a bit disappointing at first. It had a strong nose on ethanol and the first taste was somewhere between rum with an aftertaste of vodka. But after a few days the taste changed and became much more pleasant.
A lot of flavors are in every sip of this rum. I was surprised with how well blended the notes are in an inexpensive bottle. It's great for mixing and straight up. Smooth, sweet, and has a bite at the end!
Plantation Barbados 5 års, er en positiv oplevelse, lidt flad, men god smag og ok eftersmag.
Issu de l'assemblage de différents rhums de la Barbade vieillis en fûts de bourbon dans les Caraïbes, puis affinés dans de vieux fûts de chêne français au château de Bonbonnet. Son nez gourmand, typique du style de la Barbade, révèle des notes de coco grillé, de fudge et de vanille boisée.
Au niveau du prix, c'est clair que c'est imbattable pour une "bonne qualité", mais j'ai été un peu surpris par ce Plantation que j'imaginais plus rond en bouche. Il n'est certes pas mauvais, à avoir dans son bar si on aime un vieux rhum de base.