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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
Incredible high end rum without the high end $
I prefer this with a small ice cube, allowing it chill for 5 minutes.
Your senses are greeted with vanilla a hint of banana, sugar cane and coconut. The flavor remains like an old friend with no burn.
I admit I'm not a rum connoisseur. My favorite rum so far has always been Diplomático Reserva Exclusiva which I also rated 9. But this one beats it in color, flavor (a touch of banana, caramel and coconut) and smoothness. I can hardly imagine anything better (well, I have a bottle of El Dorado 15 which I haven't opened yet). I don't rate it 10 for the same reason I don't rate restaurants 5 on Trip Advisor, just in case something better comes up in the future. But this one comes close to 10. I'll give it a 9.5.
This one is a bit sweet for me, surprisingly sweet actually for a barbados rum, but it's a distinctive and seductive drink. Coconut water and caramel on the lead, transitioning into vanilla and a delightful warmth from the alcohol and spices working together, with a lasting, pleasant finish.
Incredibly smooth, eminently drinkable. Beautiful to behold, and doesn't break the bank. There's no reason not to let a bottle of this into your life at least once.
To date, this is the best rum I’ve had. Incredibly smooth, barely feels like you’re drinking alcohol. Quite sweet, with notes of caramel and dried berries. Only reason I’m giving it a 9 is because I am leaving room for other rums, but even so I don’t think I’ll find a better one
Rare that you find a bottle of rum that looks great in the bottle, tastes great and for such high quality is not badly priced at US$50 duty free. This and Mr Gay XO are my two top Barbados rums. Both are must haves for the serious rum connoisseur. Hints of oak and burnt caramel, silky going down with light burn and nice fruity taste.
Improved my opinion of Barbados rum greatly. Fresh taste with coconut and other tropical flavours. Smooth with a little tingle. I'd give it a 9 but that would be a touch generous. Would highly recommend. Not too expensive either.
Smooth. Very smooth. I expected more flavor as the rest of the plantation family but what it lacks in flavor it makes up with in velvety character. Mild Honey sweet
A very good sipper
Very smooth rum
Too much coco though
Long after taste
I’ve bought this bottle for my bar,but I end up drinking it
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