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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.
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.
Un bon rhum, trés parfumé, bon goût de vanille, je le recommande.
This rum comes has a great presentation, with it's twine rope ladder packaging, and I had high expectations with its double aging (Barbados and France) process... The rum is a light golden amber color, with only a hint of sweetness and alcohol in its scent. It has a mild caramel - citrus flavour with a gentle burn. Less complex in colour and flavour than I expected, however it makes a great light refreshing Rum and Cola!
I got this rum for like 4 or 5 years ago, just wanted something nice and not too expensive to mix with ginger ale and lime but I had a sip before mixing and damn it was sublime. It was the first aged rum I've tried and I loved it from the first sip. Lots of arrack, toffee, caramel, vanilla. Medium+ sweet.
Back then it was below $30 here in sweden and now it's over $35 (yeah alcohol is expensive here). Still worth it of course even though I don't buy it anymore. It's still a solid nice rum to sip but now I've realized that there is so much more great rum out there.
I always forget how much I like this rum, it's like an old friend that I forget how much I miss. Nose is butterscotch and vanilla, slightly fruity. Taste is medium spice, high sweetness, and same vanilla notes as nose continue. Finish is a lingering medium.
This really is a winning rum. Not overpriced or hugely aged, but really delivers a great experience. Highly recommended on your shelf.
He XO stuffs little bro... Good flavour - coconut, dried fruit and banana with a aesthetically pleasing bottle. Not amazing straight but, a quality mixer. Similar to Mount Gay Eclipse but, lighter.