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Plantation XO 20th Anniversary rum is a combination of pot-stilled and column-stilled Barbadian rums that are initially aged in the Caribbean in ex-bourbon casks for 12-20 years. They are then transported to France for a second 12-18 months aging in small French oak casks.
The first bottle of Plantation XO 20th Anniversary was created for the head of Cognac Ferrand Estate Alexandre Gabriel to honor his 20th year running the company. This special gift has resulted in the bottling we see today.
+ long time spicy and caramel taste, color, vanilla and "XO" flavor
- maybe more expected for Anniversary Rum, for me unbalance flavor, too much "something"
Despite recommended rum
This is truly an amazing rum. Very smooth, and although there is a very noticeable vanilla and coconut flavor, it is not too sweet. Great for sipping neat. At $48 it is towards the top of my price range, but definitely worth the money. I try to save this and drink cheaper rums more regularly, but this is a rum I will always on stock. Absolutely one of my favorites and is probably worthy of a 10, but I don't give away perfect scores too easily.
an easy to drink rum. With no real burn. Best enjoyed on the rocks but equally delicious with a splash of coke and slice of lime.
There is nothing negative that I can say about this rum. The packaging is awesome and flavors inside do not disappoint. I would definitely recommend this one to anyone looking for a great sipping rum under $60!
"Plantation" is quite well known, and so I thought, I might as well try one, too. Unfortunately, it doesn't live up to its fame.
It is excellent in the nose - vanilla and coconut dominating.
Coconut dominates in the palate first, too. But then there comes some burning kind of acid which kills the rest. No aftertaste, either.
So, it's ok for an evening with friends you want to introduce into rum. Or as a "digéstif", as the French call it. But it is no rum you would want to stay a whole evening with.
Mon rhum préféré à ce jour, très doux, goût de vanille assez fort, toutes les personnes à qui je l'ai fait gouté l'ont adoré.
Smooth, sweet, long aftertaste. I had a small sip of this rum and I very liked it. Price is not so pleasant, but I think, it is worth to pay. Definetly getting a bottle soon.
Né à la barbade, finit en Charente. De la douceur, des fruits mûres, banane, vanille et très marqué coco, un pur délice, acheter sans crainte.
Great sipper. Velvety mouthfeel. Slightly sweet with a nice nuttiness. My favorite rum so far.
this is a complex blend of very old rums.
A warm wave flows thrue your mouth with each sip.
Spicy notes of vanilla and chocolate and some fruites, hints of sugar cane comming through with even Some coconut on the finish.
pre mna trochu nevyrazny rum. Mozno sa k nemu dostanem este niekedy a zmenim nazor. Prvy dojem bol ale trochu sklamanie
til pengene er dette et mesterværk af en rom, dejlig smag og rigtig lækker næse.
Denne rom har en god smag, hvor der bliver kælet for smagsløgne. Den går rigtig godt til en kop god kaffe og mørk chokolade, fordi den ikke er for sød eller sprittet.
One of my favorite. Plantation XO is a sweet and silky rum. I'm not a coconut fan and was afraid of not liking this rum reading some of the reviews. However I thought it was more dominated by chocolate flavour and some nuts and hints of oak, whereas coconut taste was really subtle. Well balance rum. A must try !
This is a slightly flavored rum, as it has hints of coconut and vanilla. But the main flavor is the aged rum, and the hints of added flavor complement the aged rum perfectly, without overpowering it. It tastes wonderful. A good rum value; at only $64.99 from BevMo! (2015), it's better than a great number of more expensive rums I've tried. One of the best rums I've had, period!
God this stuff is good. Perfect balance. I could drink this all day if only I had the money.
Plantation has easily the most consciousness marketing department that existed. All the way from the box to the bottle no corners were cut. I could write a mile long summary on that alone but that's not why we are here. Opening the bottle and sniffing it gives you a bunch of wonderful hints, first the cask then some coconut, spices (maybe cinnamon) and a very nice sugar smell. In the glass its a very dark amber, tasting it neat is a very warming rum, extremely well balanced. The coconut is a unique surprise that i'm not used to in aged rums and it makes a very nice addition to the collection. Noting its balanced you get hints of chocolate (probably dark chocolate), oak cask, alcohol,the coconut and vanilla. The coconut after taste lingers for a long time. In cola its good but not as good as straight up. Since its balanced the cola kills some of its unique hints, still very good however. I can see this bottle being a mega hit at a holiday party.
8.5 on rum and .5 bonus points on packaging/bottle.
Fantastisk rom med noter af mango, kokosnød, vanilie og brun sukker. Sødmen er tilpas afbalanceret. Elsker denne fantastisk rom.
It's like a pina colada in a small glass. A very distinguish note of coconut, vanilla and a hint of pineapple. But very very well balanced. Not too sweet with the smoothest finish ever. Straight up or with max one ice cube
I'm not fond of the nose. The coconut flavour is too strong for me.
The taste does it a lot more credit. Smooth, sweet, rounded. But again a bit too much coconut. Loong aftertaste.
I am a bit divided on this rum. I find if I ignore the coconut, this is a very good rum. I would probably buy it again, because it varies a bit from my normal taste.
Denne rum har alt hvad en god rom skal have efter min mening.
Perfekt indpakning, flasken er mega flot
Perfekt næse, den dufter dejligt af kakao, vanilje mm.
Perfekt smag, ikke for sød ikke for stærk og et fint mix af alle de søde dejlige ingredienser
Perfekt eftersmag, der holder
Denne flaske SKAL altid være repræsenteret i min samling.....
I received Plantation 20th Anniversary as a Father's Day gift. I must say that this was the best gift I received! This one is very well balanced, wonderful bouquet witha hint of sweetness. Once you taste it, you know you're tasting something just incredible. Extremely smooth, with hints of vanilla and a great finish. Man, it's just so damn good you just want to savor it.
Being quite new the world of rum (been drinkin Bacardi, Captain Morgan etc) and yet have a lot to discover I have to say this is the best so far (quality/price)
At about 40 euros on the Stena Line border shop it's a true bargain...i paid roughly 30 euros for the standard Plantation at the swedish monopoly. Highly recommended!
I just finished my first bottle of this; very nice.
When I drink it neat I notice vanilla first and coconut second.
When I drink it on the rocks, coconut seems to come out first then vanilla.
I am not a huge coconut fan but as a whole this is a very smooth, easy to drink rum.
Time to go out and purchase another!!