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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.
Now this is some good stuff
Excellent rum at a good price point, probably the best before prices become stratospheric! Toffee, nuts, fruit, vanilla and milk chocolate malt.
Fantastic rum. It will satisfy both beginners and more experienced rum sippers. Aging it a second time in cognac barrels gives it an extra dimension.
After reading do mamy favorable reviews I was expecting much more. The alcohol notes are very strong. It's quite sweet and definetly burning. After the first alcoholic hit some more pleasant notes appear - vanilla, chocolate, spices.
Finish is short.
It's still not a bad rum but there are better ones in this price range.
I was recommended this by a few people and after trying it myself I find it a let down for the price. I drank it at room temp with 3 cubes of ice and even tried cold stones but wasn’t what I expected. Good to have in the cupboard but not the top end for the price.
It depends on the bottle!
The last one was not the same as now. A light sweetish uncomplicated rum with vanilla... I recommend it to try.
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