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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
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!
Like the vanilla hint and fruit. On some days too sweet though, but great rum to have for visits which never tried any sort of rum. For the price great "tasting" rum
Got this in a fantastic gift-wrapped set. The packaging and bottle blow your mind, sadly the rum less so. As with the diplomatico reserva, this is endorsed all over the web, lavishly praised by drinkers worldwide. To me it just tasted overly sweet. I've tried quite a number of plantation rums, most of them half the price of the XO and I prefer every single one of them to this, the big daddy. Maybe it says more about my taste buds than it says about the rum, but I'm not buying this again.
Everything I love in a rum. Goes down way too easy. Sweet, refined, little to no burn. Caramel and brown sugar up front with a lingering coconut and oak backbone. This is perfection. So glad I finally got to try this. This is the gold standard of sipping rums
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