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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.
Tasty, to sip and mix with. The bottle is also very stunning. (not the flat one, the other one) That said the so called "dosage" or in plain words - added sugar, takes down my rating.
Nice sweet summer rum, light and pleasant, but a little bit too sweet as for me. Nice notes of coconut and tropical fruits beautifully combined with gentle oakiness. A good sipping choice.
Nose: Light, creamy, coconut notes, vanilla, fruitiness (apricots, lychees), toffee, white chocolate
Palate: Sweet, hint of ginger, vanilla butterscotch, apricots, melon, a bit of oak
Finish: Short, sweet, slightly nutty and oaky, orange zest, coconut water
One of my favorite rums. Sweet. Caramel and butterscotch coming through. Smooth medium bodied. My one complaint would be it could be more full bodied with longer lasting flavors. Overall plantation rums are fantastic blenders and all great rums for the price.
Had high hopes for this one but came away slightly disappointed. After a little time in the glass, it opened up nicely and offered a nice flavor profile. Still had just a bit too much rough edge to it to get me seeking it out regularly. Definitely an interesting, flavorful option...just think it could have been more.
By far my favourite rum of the moment, cheap enough to buy and drink copious amounts . Still have a small reserve of Pyrat Cask 1623, that I drink on special occasions which now due to Plantation might not see the light of day!
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