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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.
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
Un de mes rhums préféré. Doux et riche. Il vaut le *coût* d'être goûté.
Beautifully complex rum that I’ve been enjoying for a few years now. Easily the most consumed within my collection (9th bottle)
A quite balanced and not that sweet rum. The warmth is hard at the start, but not unpleasant. Long lasting after taste. Exceptional value!
I really love this rum very easy drinking
A touch of sweet for sure with an under tone of toasted coconut
This is the smoothest and best rum I've been privileged to try.
It is SO sweet. Sugary, candy sweet. I know that rum is sweet, but this is just too much.
If you have some money to spend, this is a great rum to go with. I would only sip this one, mixing or drinking it on the rocks would be a massive waste. The double aging process really asserts itself here; if I could describe it in one word, it would be "balance". Smooth yet strong, sweet yet not overwhelmingly so. Perfect balance of sweetness, fruitiness and spice with a pleasant, long, oaky finish, all in a stylish bottle. Avoids common rum distillers' pitfalls like too much vanilla, too much caramel, too much alcohol etc. Very easy to drink. An instant favorite.
This plantation has some very very good flavours in it. The bottle is a beautiful bottle which holds some sweet and flavourful content. Sipping this one for too long, makes me los interest. But take a glass or 2 or 3 and it stays wonderful.
Cool looking bottle with miracle inside. Sweet and super smooth. Taste with hints of vanilla, coconut and milk chocolate.
First tried this at Longboards on St John and loved it. It is always in my rotation now as I'll try something different, then come back to this. Just a perfect sipping rum.
When I think of great quality rum I’d put this one on the list. Sweet, but dangerously smooth. Wouldn’t drink this any other way but neat. This would be a good candidate to bust out for friends or fam not sure about rum and watch their faces as they say “Oh that’s good!” If you don’t like the taste then aesthetics of the bottle are beautiful. A must have for the collection.
Although a little sweet, this is one of the few rums I can drink the whole evening.
Good value for money sweet sipper which most people seem to like, lots of caramel
This is a good rum for those who like sweet and smooth rum. Not at the top but a good choice.
A very Nice top Rum, perfect for sipping and a very fine Rum for The money 😊
Plantation XO 20th Anniversary rum has a smooth taste and is easy to drink. The high quality gives this rum a must have position in any rum collection.
Smooth, vanilla, Caramel. My favorite sipping run to date
This rum is ridiculously smooth. It’s smoother than drinking water. It has a very velvety sensation and perfectly balanced aromas. The first time I tried it it blew me away.
Always like Plantation and thought I’d try this having not seen it before. As with some rums, even the highly rated ones, this was not to my taste. I picked up a lot of cinnamon spiciness, sort of a sweeter Fireball. Some may enjoy just not me
Nice bottle with net and gold inside the bottle. Exocit in the nose. Long caramel finish.
This is a perfect choice for me. Smooth tasting, not too harsh and only gets better when you let it breathe.
I am still at the beginning of my rum journey but this rum has to be almost smooth as it gets. Dangerously easy to drink without any throat burn.